What is a survey and how much do they cost?

Inspections on craft are undertaken by independent surveyors who are usually members of professional bodies such as the International Institute of Marine Surveyors (IIMS) or of the Yacht Brokers Designers and Surveyors Association (YBDSA). They carry a professional indemnity insurance cover and work under a strict code of practice. The cost of a survey will vary depending on the surveyor and type of boat they are inspecting but the average price will be around £10 per foot plus the cost of slipping.