Davis Marine Consulting Associates LLC Maritime Consultants

Consultant Information


Gregory T Davis, Principal 

Mr. Davis formed DMCA LLC Maritime Consulting in June of 2018.

He formerly was Senior Managing Consultant with Engineering Systems Inc. (ESi) and Director of the Marine Practice Group. Mr. Davis has over 40 years' experience as a professional marine surveyor and investigator, and as the founder and President of Davis and Company, the nation's leading marine survey and loss investigation firm. He is also an internationally recognized expert in marine forensics and marine survey His firm offers professional services to a wide variety of clients, for investigations related to marine accidents that range from recreational and commercial watercraft design and loss evaluations to marina operations. Mr. Davis is a Fire and Explosion Investigator certified by the National Association of Fire Investigators, and a Marine Surveyor certified by the National Association of Marine Surveyors, Inc., Special Expert on NFPA 303 “Marinas and Boatyards”, and is NTSB training certified in Marine Accident Investigation. 

He is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), serving on their O-45 Fire Protection and Safety Panel and Chair of the MF10 Small Boat Forensics Panel. He is a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), having served on their Board of Directors and currently on the Technical Board, and other professional organizations.

John (Jack) D Flaig, MEng, MBA, Associate Consultant

Mr. Flaig retired from Outboard Marine Corporation as Vice-President Engineering. His duties at OMC included Johnson and Evinrude outboards and recreational boat builders owned by OMC. He was instrumental in development of the two-cycle outboards currently in use. He has served on various industry boards and committees including the NMMA board and the ABYC Board. He served in the US Navy in the engineering division with responsibly in managing ship repair and new construction.

Chris D Barry, PE, Associate Consultant

Mr. Barry has worked at a number of small shipyards, a prime weapon system defense contractor, and various design consultancies in ship and boat design, construction, offshore oil systems, high speed marine propulsion systems and armored amphibious vehicle design, in California, Washington State, Virginia, Maryland and the UK.  

He is an author of the SNAME Hann Award winning paper in ship production in 1997 and have written numerous other papers.  Mr. Barry has two patents in high speed marine vehicle systems and one pending in wave energy conversion. 

He has taught courses in small craft stability and propulsion at IBEX and other venues, . holds certificates in ship corrosion assessment from NACE, and marine standards from ABYC. He has been trained in Level 1 boat accident investigation from NASBLA. He is a member of NACE and ABYC.

Mr. Barry is a SNAME fellow, chairs the Small Craft Technical and Research Panel (T&R), serves on the 0-36 ship economics panel, SD-3 Stability panel and other SNAME panels. He is experienced in Aluminum ship building, Ship design, hydrodynamics, surface piercing propulsion systems, and offshore oil platforms.