About Us & Our Marine Surveying Qualifications

Salient Marine Surveys founder and lead marine surveyor Mike Newton, AssocRINA says:


“I founded this business on the belief that if I really listened to what my clients said, carried out boat & yacht surveys professionally, diligently and ethically, wrote reports tailored to the clients requirements in plain English, I get to work at something I’m really good at, love doing and I would be adding tangible value to my clients boating experience”.


About Mike:


Since helping his Father build a canoe in the garage as a small boy, Mike has always been fascinated with pretty much anything that floats.

Starting out in dinghies and moving through speed boats, motor cruisers, sailing yachts, river cruisers, and trawler yachts, Mike has owned, built, repaired and sailed thousands of miles in a huge variety of craft, all over the world.


Mike adds:  “Working as a delivery skipper gave me huge exposure to different craft, what makes them tick and what goes wrong.  I enjoy nothing more than knowing that in some way this knowledge has helped a fellow boater”.




Surveying Qualifications:


  • Graduate - Practical Yacht & Small Craft Surveying Course

  • Member - British Marine Surveyors Europe

  • Associate - Royal Institute of Naval Architects

  • Graduate Member - Yacht Designers & Surveyors' Association. Elected in 2014

  • RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Sail & Power, Commercially Endorsed

  • MCA Basic Training (STCW 95)

  • MCA Proficiency in Medical First Aid Aboard Ship

  • RYA Radar

  • RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2

  • MCA Long Range Radio Certificate with Satellite endorsement

  • NCFE Professional Development Certificate of the Outdoor Industry

  • Professional Crew and Skipper Training UKSA