• Computer scan of most EFI inboard/sterndrive engines, as well as, most Yamaha O/B and Mercury Verado.
  • Full engine & transmission Oil Analysis.

Michael J. Davidson, SAMS®-AMS #1228

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 40-year industry veteran has.

Affiliations & Credentials:
Michael is a member in good standing of the society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) and the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey.

He is a Master Technician of the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC); a graduate of Chapman’s School of Seamanship/Survey, a Certified Mercury Marine and MerCruiser Technician and a retired USCG licensed Captain.


I am writing to recommend the Marine Survey services of Michael J. Davidson, SAMS-SA. Michael recently surveyed a 23 foot center console vessel for me and he did a fantastic job.

Michael is extremely thorough and his 37 years in the marine industry really shine through. His experience, background knowledge, and specialized training helped him identify any latent or patent problems with our boat. Michael was very easy to work with and went the extra mile to help us accommodate a very tight timeline for this survey. In addition to his inspection of the boat on dry land, Mike returned on a separate trip to participate in a thorough sea trial. During this on-the-water test, he monitored the boat’s performance against a standard set of criteria and observed for any out of spec or undesired symptoms on the mechanical side. The final survey report was also exceptionally well done. It was clear, concise, and pointed out any issues and recommendations for correction no matter how minor.

In summary, I was extremely pleased with the service and support I received from Michael’s Marine Inspections, LLC. I would strongly recommend his services to anyone considering the purchase of a used boat of any size.

With kind regards,

Thomas W.

Michael--I just want you to know I received the Survey and think it is very thorough--nice job. I enjoyed working with you on Wednesday and I appreciate your advice. 

Thanks for your help. 

John K.

I want to thank you for your Service, Professionalism and Expertise.

Brett Kamen Prestige Yachts

Thank you for a very thorough and professional survey of the Monterey I am purchasing.

Aram H.

Let me start by thanking you for the beautiful presentation and professionalism you displayed in both meetings and your report. 

Thank you so much. And I really liked that shirt with the American Flag on the back too.

John & Kim C.

Thank you so much Michael. We had a great time, and we definitely appreciate all your hard work and patience! Thanks again.

Miguel M.

Just wanted to thank you for your help and work on the boat. I’ve bought it – good price! – and have a guy from up at my marina heading down next week to pick her up.

Looking forward to seeing her and getting out on the water. Thought you might like to see what I’m selling. A 20 footer fully restored with 185 Volvo. She really goes and has been my baby since I restored her back in 2007. 1967 and a head-turner – will miss it but lots of buyers lined up and I have a new (old) one to work on.

Thanks again – will send you pix sometime.

Jim A.

What a comprehensive report…amazing! I didn’t see that coming. Great job. Thanks for the kind words. Dianne and I, along with the kids, are going to enjoy our Bayliner. I hope I get a chance to refer you to someone.

Loved the picture too. Probably will have a few questions later.

Dave & Dianne G.

What a great report. We really enjoyed meeting you and thanks so much for all the information. We will definitely be calling the Captain you referred! Thanks for the offer. I hope we see you again soon. We will definitely stay in touch.

Best regards and many thanks.

Brett F.

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