Trade-qualified Shipwright and Marine Surveyor for
the Condition, Operation and Safety of your vessel
Mike Elton has 30 years of experience and knowledge to provide you a thorough survey
Clear, accurate and balanced reports of vessels are provided for your informed decision
Established in 2004, our work includes most production and many custom-built vessels
We service Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens on the mid-north coast of NSW
We could not have been more pleased with the service provided by Mike at E Marine Survey. Our requests were responded to promptly and the survey was extremely thorough. The report came back quickly and included a drop box link to over 400 photos. Would highly recommend Mike. Thank you very much!
Annie McCabe New Zealand July 2019 – Riviera 47 157
“Michael Elton was referred to me by a Marina for a pre purchase inspection. It was my first time to have this done so I was a little concerned and wanted to know as much as possible. Michael stepped me through the whole process and allowed me to assist him and ask as many questions as I thought necessary. He was fantastic and I came away knowing a lot more and being confident with my purchase. He communicated through the whole process and supplied me with a very detailed report way better than I expected. I have no issue recommending Michael and would definitely use him again”
Darron Wolter Sydney July 2019 – Norseman 447
“Michael did a pre-purchase inspection of Subzero in 2004. He was meticulous with his work and provided a very detailed report of the boat’s condition and what would be needed to bring it up to blue water Cat 1 status. Between 2005 and 2018 he completed out-of-water surveys for blue water insurance purposes prior to each of the vessel’s five passages to the south west Pacific.
In 2014 the boat grounded in a storm and one hull was seriously damaged. I appointed Michael, independent of the insurance company and the boat yard to inspect the boat and liaise with the boat yard at critical stages of the extensive repair process. I am completely confident that the boat is as sound now as it was prior to being damaged. Michael is frank and totally honest about shortcomings, if he finds them, and as a result of following his advice re maintenance, the boat, which is now 21 years old, is still in excellent condition. I appreciate very much Michael’s deep knowledge of how boats should be built which is based on his many years of experience as a highly competent shipwright. If I were selling a boat Michael would be the last person I would want to survey it. On the other hand, if I was buying a boat, he would be the only surveyor I would appoint”
Cherylle Stone Port Stephens July 2019 – Grainger 1250M Subzero
“E Marine carried out a pre-purchase survey on a Halvorsen 38 cruiser which we purchased in May 2018. It was an extremely thorough inspection both in and out of water and we were extremely impressed and happy with the service and professional manner it was carried out”
Brian Tyquin RSYS Sydney 17 September 2018.