Chris Oliver
Marine Engine Surveyor
 Office: 410-643-1545
Mobile: 410-591-0308
Email: info@marineenginesurveys.com
Chris Oliver applies forty years experience in the marine engine industry to conduct comprehensive engine and generator surveys of sail and power boats.  He is an expert marine engine mechanic and surveyor for all diesel and gasoline engines and generators.
 
Chris Oliver Marine Engine Surveyor inspects / surveys diesel and gasoline engines and generators throughout the United States for sailboats, powerboats and yachts, specializing in the Atlantic Coastal region, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore Area, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Talbot County, Queen Anne’s County, Kent Island and Stevensville.
 
Chris founded Chesapeake Marine Engines in 1970. As owner and operator of the Annapolis, Maryland based company, he sold and serviced nearly every brand of diesel and gasoline marine engine and generator. Trouble-shooting, repair and maintenance, rebuilding, repowering, surveying, and installation were part of his daily work as he coupled his mechanical and technical abilities with business skills.
 
In 2005, he established Chris Oliver Marine Engine Surveyor, LLC to specialize in surveying. He surveys diesel and gasoline engines and generators for customers throughout the Atlantic Coastal region as well as other locations. Clients include potential boat buyers, boat owners, and insurance companies.
 

Chris also leads weekend engine maintenance and repair seminars for boat owners several times a year, and has taught marine engine classes at a community college in Maryland.

Chris' connection to the boating world reaches beyond the workplace. In his free time, he designs and builds high-performance 1-litre and 2.5 litre modified race engines and races his 2.5 litre modified hydroplane in APBA sanctioned events throughout the country. He has set two world records and won both national and North American high point championships.

Chris' experience in boat building and repair as well as mechanical knowledge provides competent observations. He is a qualified Yanmar, Universal, Perkins, Westerbeke, Farymann, and Lehman mechanic. All GM, Chrysler, Mercury EFI, Mercruiser Yamaha EFI and Crusader (Marine Power) gasoline engines are included in his inspections. Westerbeke, Kohler, Northern Lights, Panda and Onan generators may also be certified.

(410) 643-1545