On Friday 29th October, we carried out a Pre-Purchase Survey for a customer in Port St Mary, Isle of Man. The weather was not ideal — it rained cats and dogs all morning, and was just 13°.

VIXEN had been in dry dock since the beginning of October. Both the owner and potential buyer were present during the inspection.

Hull inspection

In the morning we went through the interior of VIXEN, noting down all details whilst going through each part of the vessel. Fortunately, by midday, it had stopped raining and we were able to inspect the hull and, after lunch, the mast.

Well organised locker
Port St Mary on the afternoon of 29 October 2021
Propeller and shaft inspection
Mast inspection