16′ Avon inflatable



Client: Removed for Privacy Date of report:       January 24th 2009
Location: Removed for Privacy Our File #:             09 – 26421

This inspection was performed upon the request of the client listed above on January 23rd 2009 while the vessel was on a trailer at XXXX San Diego, CA 92106.


Builder:          Avon Inflatables Ltd. Doc. #:           Removed for Privacy
Model/type: Seasport 4.90 Deluxe HIN:               Removed for privacy
Year:             2005 H.P. per:       N/A
Length:          4.9 meters/16’ 1” Draft:             1.5’ (approximate)
Beam:           32.8’ Name:           “Removed for privacy”
Engines: One Yamaha 90 h.p. outboard Hailing Port: Removed for privacy


Keel & bottom: Molded fiberglass construction, unknown core, white gelcoat, lifting strakes, hard chines

Topsides & transom: Inflatable tubes, 5 compartments, 7 person limit, 1,820 lb. limit

Decks & superstructure: Molded fiberglass construction, unknown core

Deck hardware: Pop up cleats, bow rail

Longitudinals/stringers: Fiberglass deck cap

Athwartships/bulkheads/frames: None visible, wood transom

Layout/interior components: Run about

Bilge: Holding minimal water

Comments: The vessel was inspected on a trailer. The hull was visually inspected and randomly sounded. The vessel is in excellent structural and good cosmetic condition. There are minor stains (small black spots) on the inflatable tubes. The vessel/hull was apparently manufactured in 2003 and is a 2005 model year. The selling dealer states that the vessel is owned by another dealer (Downwind Marine) it was never used and never sold. The vessel comes with all original warranties. Warranty information is beyond the scope of this survey.
Summary: Excellent


Main engine: 90-hp Yamaha outboard, model F90TLR

Engine application: Gasoline, outboard, 4-cylinders, 4-stroke

Serial Numbers: Removed for Privacy

Transmissions: N/A

Engine controls: Push/pull cables, single lever remote (Yamaha 703)

Exhaust systems: N/A

Propulsion gear/shaft logs: 19K 3-blade stainless steel RH propeller

Steering system/rudder ports: Outboard engine application, mechanical system

Bilge pump: One electric pump aft (not accessed)

Comments: The engine was visually inspected only. It has never been run by the dealer and it was not run at the time of survey. It will reportedly come with all new factory warranties. The engine appears to be in excellent condition. The bilge pump was energized with a toggle switch.

Summary: Excellent


Fuel: Two plastic tanks under midship passenger seats, 2 x 65 liters

Fill & vent: Not visible

Feed: Flexible fuel grade hose, Racor filter

Water: None

Comments: There is very limited access to the two plastic fuel tanks. Where visible they appear excellent.

Summary: Excellent


DC system: 12-volt wet cell battery in secure, covered box, battery switch by battery, 12-volt system

Wiring: Multi-strand wires

Comments: The bilge pump, courtesy lights and navigational lights were tested. They functioned normally. The condition of the battery is beyond the scope of this inspection.

Summary: Good


Portable fire extinguishers: None

Fixed fire system: None

Flotation devices: None

Horn/distress flares: None

Navigational/anchor lights: Separate sidelights, all around/anchor light

Anchor & ground tackle: None

Other equipment: None

Comments: No safety components are currently aboard. The navigational and all around lights are properly functional.

Summary: Faulty


General equipment: Pop up cleats, courtesy lights, lifting bench seat with storage, three bow seats, Yamaha electronic engine instrumentation with tachometer and speed, voltmeter, two fuel level gauges

Trailer: EZ Loader VIN – IZEAAAMC96A010487, galvanized steel, single axle, jack stand, winch, plastic fenders


The vessel is a production fiberglass hulled inflatable runabout. The vessel appears structurally and mechanically sound. The vessel is in new condition. The vessel is well suited for its use as a protected waters runabout.

Overall Summary: Excellent



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. 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.

Standard Form Key: All systems are rated based upon their appearance, ratings include: Not examined, Not applicable, Faulty, Marginal, Satisfactory, Good, Excellent.