About Us

About our marine surveying and marine consultancy

Rod’s AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) accreditations as a Ships Master, Engineer, and Commercial Surveyor make him perfect for just about any job that involves marine project management, marine surveying, and marine skippering.

The marine industry and marine surveying has been Rod’s main working platform since starting his apprenticeship in 1984. In this time Rod has held diverse positions including live aboard positions on luxury superyachts as Ships Master and Engineer, as well as shore-based positions ranging from Marina Operations Manager, Project Manager and General Manager of large refit and repair companies.

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In 2011 Rod started Rod Twitchin Marine Pty Ltd which gave him the ability to move away from the desk, hitting the front line again and being involved hands on with his clients and vessels, providing a personal service second to none. The “berth” of RTM also offered Rod a new direction including Marine Surveying, coupled with an AMSA accreditation this allows him to assist with recreational and commercial vessels.

Spending over 10 years at sea and visiting many shipyards for annual maintenance and refit works coupled with working within a shipyard environment, has shown Rod both angles of business and has forged an unlimited level of service and a great understanding of the meaning of ‘time, quality and budget’.

Read about just some of the vessels Rod has lived aboard on our Projects page. Vessel includes the MV DREAMTIME, 105′ Sunseeker, and 82′ Sunseeker.

What makes our marine consultancy special

RTM offer a diverse range of marine services and will travel nationally or internationally to your destination to offer assistance. Call or contact us for any enquiry, large or small.
Our goal at Rod Twitchin Marine on the Gold Coast is to help make boating easy! We do this by offering our expertise and experience along with a range of professional services that cover just about every aspect of buying, selling, and owning a boat.

Here are some of the reasons to work with us:

  • We offer a full range of turn-key services to assist your boating lifestyle
  • AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) accreditations including Ships Master and Engineer, and Commercial Surveyor
  • Expert advice and 35 years industry experience
  • Reliable and helpful service
  • Member of BIA (Boating Industry Association)
  • Member of MSA (Marine Surveyors Association)
  • Locally owned Gold Coast business based at The Boat Works in Coomera
  • We travel both nationally and internationally to provide our services
  • We are open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday 7:00am to 6:00pm or by appointment
  • Marine surveying
  • Vessel pre-purchase reports
  • Insurance condition and valuation reports
  • Commercial ship surveying
  • Project management and consulting
  • Safety management systems
  • Vessel operations guides
  • Vessel handling – services and tuition
  • Vessel maintenance
  • Complete Interior management

Our team is what makes us unique. Like any great business, it’s the people behind it that make it what it is, our crew will make sure you get the very best of our knowledge and experience, coupled with good old-fashioned customer service.