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Cruising should be fun, stimulating, enjoyable and as anxiety-free as possible. SDMC provides you with the tools to make this notion a reality.


Find the right vessel for you, make sure it’s mechanically sound before your purchase it and then cruise with confidence.



Your impartial advocate for a safer, more reliable, and less costly boating experience


Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc.; Our Mission

For Boat Owners and Buyers:

Making your boating experience safer, more reliable and less costly. To bring the fun back.

SDMC provides support for those buying and having boats built, as well as for boat owners who are undertaking repairs and refits, as well as those who seek support while cruising.

I work tirelessly for my clients with the following goals; To protect their interests, to act as their advocate and guide them in their interaction with the marine industry.

For the Marine Industry:

To raise the technical and managerial professionalism bar; To bring your customers back, again and again.

SDMC provides consulting support for those in the marine industry. Services include managerial and communication training, technical training and product evaluation.

Our Programs and Services

We offer several primary categories of support:

  • Pre-Purchase Guidance, including pre-purchase inspections for used vessels and pre-acceptance inspections for new vessels
  • Vessel and Systems Inspection, for existing owners, to gain a more thorough understanding of their  vessel’s condition and systems
  • Sea Trial; An evaluation of the performance of a vessel you are considering having built or buying
  • Onboard Education and Systems Training, advanced, personalized systems familiarity and troubleshooting training
  • Post inspection compliance support
  • Pre-warranty expiry inspection
  • Vessel Selection Assist
  • New Build Support
  • New vessel fitting out; Guidance for designing, selecting and installing the systems and gear aboard a vessel
  • Annual inspection program
  • Captains’ Club – Annual membership providing ongoing support as you cruise
  • Refit and repair project guidance and advocacy with your boat yard and/or insurance company
  • Inspections prior to placing your vessel on the market
  • Industry Consulting
  • Approved ‘Qualified Individual’ for Marshall Islands Registry Inspections
  • Boat show escort – Walk a boat show with Steve reviewing boats, products and being introduced to his contacts in the industry.

If you are a production or custom boat builder or manufacturer of marine equipment, visit our Industry Consulting page for information on how you can increase everything from the quality of your product to your customer’s satisfaction level.

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SDMC Social Media

Follow the Facebook link to view Steve’s weekly ‘Seaworthy, Reliable and Safe Tech Tips’ and ‘Photos Challenges’.

View Steve’s tutorial and informational videos on his Vimeo Channel.