A selection of testimonials from clients.




"I engaged Mike to conduct a hull survey for me on a boat that I am looking to purchase. Not only did he ensure the fastest response possible but he was also very thorough and highlighted a couple of things that require attention and that the marina have since agreed to repair prior to the sale. His report was clear concise and very useful in the purchase of this vessel. I would recommend him and his Company to anyone that is looking for a survey to be done."

A.Beard, Devon.

"Very down to earth report, full explanation of work required, practical ideas and remedies. Would happily use again."

C.Dawe, Dorset.



"What a great man to deal with. I am buying my first proper boat and went to Salient after Google suggested a few surveyors in the area. The survey was thorough and picked up a couple of minor problems, suggested how to fix them and told me what I needed to know. I'm going ahead with the purchase with the "peace of mind" that I needed. Cheers Mike."

M.Davies, Milford Haven.


"Mike at Salient Marine Surveys was brilliant. As well as providing a very clear and thorough pre purchase report he was a genuinely friendly, and obviously had a wealth of knowledge. I was present for the whole survey and I feel he went above and beyond what I expected, happily taking time to go through in detail any work that would need doing and teaching me a lot about the boat in the process. I will definitely recommend him to friends and family in the future."

S.Nye, Horsham.


"I needed a quick turnaround and a dependable survey without me having personally viewed the boat. Salient Marine were extremely flexible, and gave me excellent technical feedback. In addition to a practical survey they were also experienced in engines and engine maintenance which was a useful addition for detail to know I was getting reliable equipment. Needless to say I now own the boat and am very happy."

M.Bate, Middlesex


"Mike was tasked with providing a limited scope survey for me at short notice, this was completed within the day, and the discussion and photos followed in due course. I would happily recommend Salient Marine Surveys to all. And would not hesitate to use the company in the future."

J. Shepherd, Cardiff


"Mike, owner of Salient Marine, has done a number of excellent surveying jobs for me on my Beneteau 36CC. As an example, he was able to spot a number of issues that were missed by an insurance company appointed surveyor after a "mishap" during the Round The Island race and, as a result, the correct work was undertaken and my "pride and joy" restored correctly and to a seaworthy state. Mike is fantastic around boats - really knowledgeable and a really nice guy - if he says it needs doing, then it needs doing. Couldn't recommend Mike and Salient more highly. A true gent.”

D.Langran, Surrey


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