Client: Removed for privacy Date of report: July 16, 2015
Address: Removed for privacy Our file #: 15 – 28543
Location: San Diego
Builder: Catalina Yachts Doc. #: Removed for privacy
Model/type: C-34 / sloop Engine # & MFG.: Universal M-25 XP
Year: 1989 H.P. per: 24
Length: 34′ Serial #: Removed for privacy
Draft: 6′ 4″* Type of instal. Diesel, 3-cylinders, inboard
Beam: 12′ * Hailing Port: removed for privacy
Vessel Name: removed for privacy
HULL & STRUCTURE
Engine’s external surfaces appear satisfactory and exhibit no significant rust, oil or coolant leaks. Engine hour meter exhibits 1,200 hours. Motor mounts appear satisfactory. Cooling systems appear satisfactory. Fuel system and components appear satisfactory. Exhaust systems and components appear satisfactory. Electrical systems and components appear satisfactory. Engine control systems appear satisfactory and
shaft logs appear satisfactory. Steering control system was not inspected. Propulsion
components appear satisfactory. Waste system and components appear satisfactory.
General service seawater systems appear satisfactory.
Engines external surfaces appear good and exhibit no significant rust, oil or coolant leaks. Engine hour meters exhibit 147 hours. Motor mounts appear good. Cooling systems appear good but there are signs of the raw water pump starting to leak. Fuel systems and components appear good. Exhaust systems and components appear satisfactory – good. Electrical systems and components appear satisfactory. Engine control systems appear good and shaft log appears good. Steering control systems appear good and rudder port appears satisfactory (minimally accessed). Propulsion components were not inspected externally. Waste systems and components appear satisfactory but the head system is not equipped with anti-siphon valves. General service seawater systems appear satisfactory but below waterline hose connections are not double clamped.
There is one 20 gallon aluminum tank located to port. Fuel tank surfaces, where visible,
appear satisfactory and the securing mechanism appears good. The fuel fill, vent, feed
and return lines and components appear satisfactory.
The AC shore cords, inlets and connections appear satisfactory. The AC wiring and
outlets appear satisfactory. The AC main feed are protected with circuit breakers.
Battery arrangement appears satisfactory. Battery is equipped with a disconnect
switches. DC wiring appears satisfactory. Circuit protection for the AC and DC branch
system appears satisfactory. Wire terminations and connections appear satisfactory.
Wire organization and arrangement appears satisfactory.
SAFETY AND LIFE SAVING
Vessel has two – 2004 portable fire extinguishers with expired certification. Vessel has
no fixed fire suppression system. The safety components include: several PFDs and
unknown throwable PFDs; distress flares with expired certification; 33 lb Bruce and
Fortress (inbox) anchors with chain and line rode that appears satisfactory. Navigational
and anchor lights appear satisfactory (not inspected). Other safety equipment includes:
406 MHz EPIRB (2008 battery), canister airhorn, ship’s bell.
LP GAS SYSTEMS
Vessel is equipped with LP gas, which fuels the galley range and cabin heater. Tank
external appearance is satisfactory and it is properly secured. Ventilation appears
satisfactory. Tank valves were opened and an odor was not noticed. Feed line is
equipped with a reducing regulator, a pressure gauge and an electric shut off solenoid
and feed lines appear satisfactory.
Accessories include: Transom boarding ladder, solar panel, radar post, airXmarine wind
generator, insulated backstay, dodger, engine instrumentation includes: tachometer with
hour meter, temperature and volts meters, fuel level gauge, audible engine alarm, CPT
autopilot, Ritchie compass, Furuno 1622 radar, Horizon speed, wind and depth
instruments, cockpit table. Icom AT-1300 antenna tuner, four (4) winches, handheld
VHF, keel stepped mast, two (2) deck vents, spinnaker pole, foredeck flood light,
Simpson Lawrence manual windlass, anchor roller, Harken Series 1-388 roller furling
head sail assembly, roller furling jib, mainsail, 30 amp shore power inlet, two-burner lp
gas range, Adler Barbour refrigeration, double galley sink, water pressure pump, head
includes manual head and sink with shower fixture, shower sump pump, electric fuel
pump, Racor fuel filter, Simrad CP 33 plotter, Icom IC-M710 HF transceiver, Kenwood
KMR-440 V stereo, chart plotter, Horizon Intrepid LE VHF, GFCI outlet, waste Y valve,
Link 10 battery monitor, plastic holding tank, electric macerator waste discharge pump,
electrical distribution panel includes: main AC circuit breakers, DC voltmeter, lap top
computer, LG tv, shop’s clock and barometer, oil temperature, Paloma LP gas water
The vessel is a production fiberglass sailboat equipped with a diesel engine. The vessel
was manufactured in Woodland Hills, CA. The client purchased the vessel in 2010 in
Marina del Rey, CA. The client states that the engine and transmission are original. He
has no idea of the age of the standing rigging or sails. He has replaced the propeller
shaft, refrigeration and auto pilot. The vessel was inspected while hauled and briefly
while afloat. The engine was not test operated and no sea trial was performed. The
vessel is basically structurally sound. The vessel is well maintained. The vessel is
suitable for its intended purpose as a near coastal cruising vessel.
Overall Summary: Satisfactory – Good
ACTUAL CASH VALUE – $39,000
NEW REPLACEMENT VALUE – $185,000
INVESTMENT – N/A
The actual cash value is the value that our research approximates the selling price of this vessel should be, at the time and place of our inspection. The actual cash value is best determined by a thorough market search to determine what vessels are available on the market, followed by negotiations between the interested parties. Consideration is given to vessel’s condition, geographic location, published listings and guides, comparable sales and listings, and market conditions. The new replacement value is the cost of this or a similar, new vessel, comparably equipped. The investment is the reported investment including purchase price and significant upgrades. No values include maintenance costs, storage or tax.
C & V Form Key: All systems are rated based upon their appearance, ratings include: Not examined, Not applicable, Faulty, Marginal, Satisfactory, Good, Excellent.
1. Replace the fire extinguishers with new fire extinguishers. Maintain the fire
extinguishers per NFPA recommendations. Inspect and tag or replace fire
extinguishers in 6 year intervals.
2. Provide federally required, approved and current distress signal flares.
3. Replace the battery in the EPIRB and maintain the EPIRB per the manufacturer’s
4. Service and prove the bilge pump functional in the automatic mode.
5. The vessel is equipped with a propane heater, the client states that he never
uses the heater. If the heater is to be used, exercise extreme caution. We
strongly encourage the installation of a propane alarm and a carbon monoxide
6. There are wires connected directly to the battery which are smaller than normal.
Determine their purpose, increase size as necessary to eliminate any liabilities.
Comply with A.B.Y.C. (or similar) standards.
1. Several of the windows are cracked, one is in the process of being replaced.
Replace cracked windows as necessary.
2. There is moderate corrosion on the engine and heat exchanger, service as
necessary to eliminate any weeps or leaks. Remove corrosion, prepare and
paint to allow detection of any future weeps or leaks.
This survey sets forth the condition of the vessel and components, as specifically stated only, at the time of inspection and represents the surveyor’s honest and unbiased opinion. The submitting of this report should not be construed as a warranty or guaranty of the condition of the vessel, nor does it create any liability on the part of Christian & Company or the individual surveyor. No part of the vessel was disassembled or removed and no assumptions should be made as to the condition of concealed components. Specifics were obtained from sources available at the time of inspection and are believed correct, but are not guaranteed to be accurate.
Christian & Company, Marine Surveyors, Inc
By: Mr. Kells Christian, Surveyor