Frequently technical problems are detected by the new owner after a boat was bought.
These problems than lead to unpleasant and time consuming disputes with the seller. We as marine surveyors get called in to survey defects that could have been detected much earlier and before the handover of the yacht.
It is not unusual that brand new boats are delivered to their new owners with defects or lack of performance. Some buyers trust in the assertion of the sales men rather than getting advice from a independent surveyor, before purchasing a leisure craft.