About Mitch

Mitch Witt

Mitch has been surveying sailing and power yachts, and fishing vessels since 1996, Mitch joined SAMS in 2005 gaining AMS accreditation in 2009 he continues to provide detailed, unbiased inspections, applying years of experience with mechanical quality inspection for clients.

Additionally, working for Lloyds affiliates (UK) as well as US Underwriters he conducts thorough damage surveys and detailed claim evaluations, analyzing cause and effect for Lightning, Fire, and Sinking’s along the Gulf Coast, Florida, the Chesapeake and Puerto Rico.  Evaluating extensive repair invoices has shown duplications and excessive labor charges.

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Mitch also assists beginning cruisers with training, yacht evaluation and recommendations for reliability, safety and comfort. "Reliability being an often overlooked consideration in selecting equipment and outfitting for cruising.”

Previously, Mitch has over 25 years experience and training in highly specialized mechanical installation, QAQC and testing of hazardous and life critical industrial processes and was formerly an offshore supervisor providing subsea services supporting offshore petroleum exploration and production. He has held positions in project management, quality assurance and quality control. This experience provides a solid background for marine inspection where offshore safety and reliability are essential.

Vessel Survey training includes instruction by celebrated Author Nigel Calder and Sr Surveyor Paul Coble at the Wooden Boat School, Brooklyn Maine in 1993.  He participates in continuous training through the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, American Boat and Yacht Council and other organizations. 

In 1995, he renovated a 42’ sloop eventually completing two, 2 year cruises to the Caribbean totaling over 16,000 nautical miles.

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Thank you for your inspection last week. I ‘do’ appreciate your work and review of the 39’ Shannon sailboat. I also appreciated and enjoyed you pulling me to your side time to time and pointing out the challenges of upgrading and maintenance. I felt as if you were mentoring me, and I truly thank you for that.


39’ Shannon sailboat

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I imagine that the survey process can be intimidating for people looking to buy a boat across the country. Thankfully, it was not that way for me and my wife. Prior to selecting you, I spoke with a few other surveyors. I am really happy that we decided to work with you.

What stands out to me the most about the survey process was your knowledge, thoroughness, and ability to educate.

George Kindley

Grady White 325 Freedom

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We have been very pleased with Mitch’s services, he has gone above and beyond our  expectations and an altogether superior experience than we’ve had with any previous marine  surveyor.

Steve and Heather Dunn

New Boat Owners from Canada

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From the beginning, we  knew Mitch was a great choice. A great example of hiring a surveyor actually saving the buyer money overall.

Ed Bacon

All NYC Yachts

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The information presented has been thorough and comprehensive providing us with essential information we need to access a vessel's condition and value.

Donald W. Spink CPCU

President Blue Water Insurance

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Mitch has been a real pleasure to work with. He is obviously very skilled and knowledgeable regarding Marine Surveying, reconstruction, and operating systems and was very generous with his time when we had questions.

Bo and Jeannie Benedict

Owners involved in Insurance Claim

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Thank you for all your candid comments and excellent work and professional attitude. I would recommend you to anyone wishing to purchase a boat.

William Brooks

Potential Buyer of a Catamaran

Supporting ASME-BPE, ABYC, NFPA, ASNT and other organizations involved in technical standards and quality.

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