Originally Posted by AJ.
Chris - out of interest as you have been there what are you looking at cost wise for a survey of a 5m RIB?
My survey was for sailing yachts in the region of 8m length, and if I remember correctly cost was approx £500 each survey. In one instance it stopped me buying an unseaworthy vessel, and in the other instance it enabled me to get the seller to fix various faults that cost far in excess of the survey fee.
So in both cases the survey paid for itself. If I was spending more than £10,000 on any boat I would always have a survey. Under £10k I may just take a chance and inspect it myself.