Not owning an ocean-ranging booze-guzzler like @FourZeroCharlie, mine have cost me quite a bit less than that; £200 for a 25'3" Fisher three years ago. I actually bought the present one from the chap who did the survey on the Fisher; a former MM Chief Engineer, and got the survey included in the price (attested, don't panic). He's well regarded throughout Ireland, and not just the bit in the North.Whats the going rate for a survey?
It was subsequently found that he'd used navigational charts as gaskets on the engines (a common practice, I'm told, on cheapskate merchant ships) and had managed to drive one of the engines with a twist on one of the belts (not a common practice). It's said that you'll pay out 10% of the purchase price in the first months of new ownership on repairs and upgrades. I passed that in July; good thing that the final price was 20% less than the asking.