Projects

About our marine surveying projects

From the smallest jobs to live aboard skippering, we have the team and expertise to assist you. We offer a broad range of marine surveying and project management services designed to make boating safe and easy for owners and operators.

Here are some typical examples of the types of projects undertaken on the Gold Coast by Rod Twitchin Marine, but not limited to. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any inquiry you may have, big or small!

Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Maritimo 60

MARITIMO 60′ Rod Twitchin Marine was engaged to conduct a pre-purchase aboard for our interstate client, once the vessel was purchased RM Interiors was engaged to carry out interior works including decorating, flooring throughout including carpets and vinyl flooring, bedding, and final detailing.

Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Emerald Lady

EMERALD LADY Rod Twitchin Marine was engaged to supply the Safety Management System reflecting the commercial operations including assisting the crew with the Operational Monitoring conducted by Marine Safety Queensland.

Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | North Star 1

NORTH STAR 1 Rod Twitchin Marine was engaged to supply the Safety Management System reflecting the commercial operations including assisting the crew with the Operations Monitoring conducted by Marine Safety Queensland.

Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Sunseeker 60' Manhattan

SUNSEEKER 60′ MANHATTAN Rod Twitchin Marine recently travelled to Sydney when we were engaged by our clients to provide a Pre-Purchase Inspection and Report for this 60′ Sunseeker Manhattan.

Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Monte Fino 86'

MONTE FINO 86′ Our interstate client engaged Rod Twitchin Marine to conduct a Pre-Purchase Inspection on his behalf when purchasing the 86′ Luxury Motor Vessel ‘Mystique’. The client wanted the same attention to detail and level of expertise during the extensive refit works and therefore utilized our Project Management & Consultancy services in early 2017.We look forward to providing a tailored and complete Vessel Operations Manual upon completion of the works.

Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Ensign 50'

ENSIGN 50′ After providing a comprehensive Pre-Purchase Inspection and Report, Rod Twitchin Marine was engaged to produce a detailed full Vessel Operations Manual.Additionally, we are proud to be involved as Project Management & Consultants during the maintenance period and upgrades of the 50′ Flybridge Cruiser ‘Broken Promises’ in early 2017.

Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Wave Piercer Xl

WAVE PIERCER XL In late 2016 Rod Twitchin Marine undertook a pre-purchase inspection on the Luxury Motor Catamaran ‘Ultimate One’.Our international client then engaged us to provide consultancy services as the vessel was submitted for commercial survey in Papua New Guinea as well as utilizing our project management expertise for refit works in early 2017.

Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | 8 Horizon 100' 1
HORIZON 100′
Rod Twitchin Marine is proud to have been engaged to carry out an insurance valuation on this Horizon 100′ vessel.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | 9 Caribbean 32'
CARIBBEAN 32′ We provided a pre-purchase inspection report on this Caribbean 32′ vessel recently and Rod Twitchin Marine then assisted our overseas client through the purchasing process by liaising with the broker to co-ordinate repairs prior to settlement and export of the vessel.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Lagoon 570 Sailing Catamaran
LAGOON 570 SAILING CATAMARAN Rod Twitchin Marine recently carried out an insurance condition survey on this Lagoon 570 sailing catamaran located on the Gold Coast.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | New Ocean 64'

NEW OCEAN 64′ Rod Twitchin Marine have recently completed a major refit aboard this New Ocean 64′ including but not limited to ~

  • Repairs to the exterior fairing and full exterior painting
  • Full interior refit
  • Installation of TRAC “At rest ~ Underway” Stabilization
  • Additional Genset
  • Underwater lighting
  • Satellite Television ~ Communications
  • New navigation package
  • Remote docking incorporating stern thruster installation
  • New salon window arrangement modernising the vessels aesthetics
  • Vessel badging and illuminated signage
  • New bimini arrangement and soft furnishings inside and out
  • New antifoul system
  • Altering the hard fitout offering a gloss finish
  • General engineering works
  • Project Management and Consultancy
  • Supply of a full Vessel Operations Manual
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Seadeck Passenger Vessel
SEADECK PASSENGER VESSEL Rod Twitchin Marine recently travelled to Sydney to carry out a valuation on the stunningly refitted Seadeck 53m Passenger Vessel.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | 16.5m Sailing Yacht
16.5m SAILING YACHT Rod Twitchin Marine was contracted to carry out a condition report for the purchasers of this 16.5m Sailing Yacht.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Eagle Catamaran
EAGLE CATAMARAN 55′ Rod Twitchin Marine was engaged to carry out a pre-purchase survey aboard this 55′ Houseboat that presented like a show home.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Sunseeker 30m
SUNSEEKER 30m Rod Twitchin Marine was engaged to conduct a pre-purchase Inspection aboard this 30m Sunseeker in Sydney.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | My Corroboree
MY CORROBOREE Rod Twitchin Marine has completed a new Safety Management System for this vessel and will be commencing with the full Vessel Operation Manual after Easter when she returns to the Gold Coast.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Tug And Barge
TUG and BARGE Rod Twitchin Marine conducted an “OFF HIRE” condition report on this Tug & Barge arrangement.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Clansman 30'
CLANSMAN 30′ Rod Twitchin Marine conducted an Insurance Condition Report representing Club Marine for our client.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Pegiva
PEGIVA Rod Twitchin Marine conducted a pre-purchase inspection for our interstate clients.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Descarada Ii

DESCARADA II Currently assisting with Project Management of an extensive refit including the replacement of all machinery, upgrading to a four fin “at rest” Naiad stabilizer system and install of a gyro stabilizer system, reconfiguring of the crew and guest accommodation areas, reconfiguring of the hull aft areas, construction, and fabrication of a hydraulic swim platform to lift 2.5tonne, painting, upholstery, electrical, shipwright, and much more.Supply of Safety Management System (SMS).

Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Mv Sahana
MV SAHANA Currently upgrading the Operations Manuals in the vessels Safety Management System (SMS) to reflect the modifications within the extensive refit.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Mariner 39'
MARINER 39′ Recently conducted an inspection and provided an Insurance Condition Report for insurance renewal.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Larson 370
LARSON 370 Recently conducted a Pre-Purchase Condition Report for our client.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Bali Hai
BALI HAI Constructed and supplied a Safety Management System (SMS).
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Atlantic Princess

MV ATLANTIC PRINCESS Recently managed annual works on the hardstand at the Gold Coast City Marina. Rod Twitchin Marine currently conduct weekly vessel checks aboard which entails.

  • Flashing up of main engines and gensets
  • Operation of systems
  • Ensuring shore power is on and battery voltage is correct
  • Ensuring no water ingress to bilges
  • Inspection & tensioning of mooring lines as required
  • Managing of works conducted as required
  • Skippering services to and from the shipyard and for Chartering when required
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Investigator

MV INVESTIGATOR Currently consulting with the owner with future upgrades including Gyro stabilization, hydraulic swim platform, works to the superstructure and painting. Also working on a Vessel Operations Guide.Annual maintenance program at shipyard and additional projects throughout the year. Rod Twitchin Marine delivers the vessel to and from the shipyard making for a pain free maintenance period for our client.

Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Riviera 430
RIVIERA 430 Conducted a Pre-Purchase Inspection
Supply of a Vessel Operations Guide.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Mv Dreamtime
MV DREAMTIME Rod lived aboard this vessel for 8 years as Engineer/ Watch-keeper & relief Master and travelled most of the Australian waters along with the South Pacific including New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Louisiade Archipelago, and the Solomon Islands.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | My Soul Seeker 105' Sunseeker

105′ SUNSEEKER Rod held a live aboard position aboard this vessel as Master and Engineer. Typically cruising the Queensland coast between the Gold Coast and Lizard Island.

Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Magical Miss 82' Sunseeker
82′ Sunseeker Rod assisted with the commissioning of the vessel for the owner when new and managed the installation of extra systems including, Desalination, Satellite Television, and Communications. Rod then prepared for sea, Skippered the vessel in a live aboard position and cruised extensively between Sydney and Port Douglas prior to Rod disembarking.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | 31 Mv Lady Carmen
MV LADY CARMEN Annual survey inspection and maintenance works for Commercial Registration.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Last Mango

MV LAST MANGO Assisted the owner with vessel handling and basic seamanship tuition.Pre-Purchase Inspection

Performed pre-purchase inspection for prospective buyer.

Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | Affinity Two
AFFINITY TWO Conducted a valuation for insurance after an extensive refit was conducted.
Supplied a Vessel Operations Guide capturing all the new systems and componentry aboard.
Marine Surveying | Pre-Purchase Boat Inspections | Marine Consultancy | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine | L'attitude
L’ATTITUDE Skippering tuition and general consultancy.
Supplied a Vessel Operations Guide.
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