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Privilege 39 Twin hull for sale and survey in Preveza

The Privilege 39 twin hull catamaran was built by the French shipyard Jeantot Marine. Jeantot Marine, now known as Alliaura Marine, was a renowned manufacturer of catamarans and other sailing yachts. The Privilege line of catamarans was one of their popular series, known for their luxurious and comfortable cruising capabilities. The Privilege 39 model was introduced in 1994 and was built by Jeantot Marine during that time. Surveying a Privilege 39 twin hull catamaran, specifically the 1994 model, involves a comprehensive examination of various aspects of the vessel to assess its condition, identify any potential issues, and determine its overall seaworthiness.

Here's a small introduction to the survey process:

1. Preliminary Research: We gather information about the Privilege 39 catamaran, including its specifications, construction materials, and known areas of concern for that particular model year. This will provide a basis for understanding what to expect during the survey.

2. Exterior Inspection: We begin by inspecting the hulls, deck, and superstructure. Looking for any signs of damage, cracks, delamination, or soft spots. We check the condition of the gelcoat, paintwork, and anti-fouling. Examine the integrity of the standing rigging, including the mast, shrouds, and stays.

3. Interior Examination: We assess the condition of the interior spaces, including the cabins, saloon, galley, and heads. Looking for signs of water intrusion, leaks, or structural issues. Inspecting the bulkheads, floors, and joinery for any indications of damage or wear. We then test the functionality of essential systems such as electrical, plumbing, and ventilation.

4. Machinery and Systems: We then inspect the engine(s), generator (if present), fuel system, and exhaust system. Check the condition of the sails, winches, and rigging hardware. Test the operation of navigation equipment, instruments, and any other onboard systems.

5. Safety Equipment: We verify the presence and condition of essential safety gear, including life jackets, fire extinguishers, flares, and distress signaling devices. Ensure that safety equipment complies with applicable regulations and is in good working order.

6. Sea Trial: Whenever possible, we conduct a sea trial to evaluate the vessel's performance under typical operating conditions. Pay attention to handling, maneuverability, engine performance, and any unusual vibrations or noises.

7. Documentation Review: We examine the vessel's documentation, including registration, title, maintenance records, and any modifications or repairs undertaken. This will provide valuable insight into the history and maintenance of the catamaran.

8. Survey Report: We then compile a detailed survey report outlining the findings, including any observed defects, recommended repairs or maintenance, and an overall assessment of the vessel's condition. The report can serve as a useful tool for negotiations, insurance purposes, or future maintenance planning.

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