Inspecting Narrow Boats is never easy. They are often covered in a buildup of canal crud, which has to be scraped off to inspect the underlying steel, and they are often low to the ground which makes access to the base plate difficult. The interior is usually fitted out with no access to the plating from the inside!
However, Ultrasonic thickness testing and hammer testing from the outside will give an experienced Narrowboat Surveyor a good impression of the vessel.
If you’re buying a Narrowboat, you can really avoid that sinking feeling and carry out a pre-purchase survey! You may think you've found your ideal boat but whether it’s brand new or second hand, but some things can go unseen! It’s always best to be a safe than sorry and book yourself a Narrowboat Pre Purchase Survey.