Michael J. Davidson
Marine Surveyors can see things that are not the way they should be. They have a critical eye that comes with the kind of hands-on experience this 50-year industry veteran has.
Affiliations & Credentials:
Michael is an accredited member in good standing of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS).
He is a Technician of the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC); a graduate of Chapman’s School of Seamanship/Survey, a Mercury Marine and MerCruiser Technician and a retired USCG licensed Captain.
Buying a boat is as much a financial decision as it is an emotional one. A marine surveyor can offer an unbiased opinion about the condition, value and insurability of the boat you are considering purchasing, while offering unfettered documention that will help steer you on the right course to an enjoyable boating experience.
In choosing a marine surveyor, be sure you select one who belongs to a professional organization, which provides training and holds its members to published high standards. An experienced and qualified marine surveyor will have a thorough understanding of National Marine Manufacturers Association, Coast Guard, American Boat and Yacht Council, National Fire Protection Association, as well as insurance, state and federal regulations regarding boat construction and numerous onboard systems.
Always ask about the surveyor's qualifications and references before hiring to be sure you are getting the right person for the job.