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!
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.
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.
ABLE TASMAN III
Following our Pre-purchase inspection Rod Twitchin Marine has been engaged as Vessel Managers for our interstate clients including Crewing, Maintenance scheduling, Voyage Planning & Chartering operations offering a professional turn key service.
Our initial engagement has included her annual slipping for general maintenance, supply a new Safety Management System and full Vessel Operations Manual, installation of electronic engine controls complimented by a Wireless Docking Remote coupled with various other general works.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rod Twitchin Marine is proud to have been engaged to carry out an insurance valuation on this Horizon 100′ vessel.
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.
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.
NEW OCEAN 64′
Rod Twitchin Marine have recently completed a major refit aboard this New Ocean 64′ including but not limited to ~
SEADECK PASSENGER VESSEL
Rod Twitchin Marine recently travelled to Sydney to carry out a valuation on the stunningly refitted Seadeck 53m Passenger Vessel.
16.5m SAILING YACHT
Rod Twitchin Marine was contracted to carry out a condition report for the purchasers of this 16.5m Sailing Yacht.
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.
Rod Twitchin Marine was engaged to conduct a pre-purchase Inspection aboard this 30m Sunseeker in Sydney.
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.
TUG and BARGE
Rod Twitchin Marine conducted an “OFF HIRE” condition report on this Tug & Barge arrangement.
Rod Twitchin Marine conducted an Insurance Condition Report representing Club Marine for our client.
Rod Twitchin Marine conducted a pre-purchase inspection for our interstate clients.
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).
Currently upgrading the Operations Manuals in the vessels Safety Management System (SMS) to reflect the modifications within the extensive refit.
Recently conducted an inspection and provided an Insurance Condition Report for insurance renewal.
Recently conducted a Pre-Purchase Condition Report for our client.
Constructed and supplied a Safety Management System (SMS).
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.
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.
Conducted a Pre-Purchase Inspection
Supply of a Vessel Operations Guide.
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.
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.
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.
MV LADY CARMEN
Annual survey inspection and maintenance works for Commercial Registration.
MV LAST MANGO
Assisted the owner with vessel handling and basic seamanship tuition.
Performed pre-purchase inspection for prospective buyer.
An insurance condition report was conducted for our client.
Conducted a valuation for insurance after an extensive refit was conducted.
Supplied a Vessel Operations Guide capturing all the new systems and componentry aboard.
Skippering tuition and general consultancy.
Supplied a Vessel Operations Guide.
I just wanted to thank you again for all of your assistance with the survey process for the purchase of my 51 Riviera. As I am new to bigger diesel boats, and the complexities that come with them, your involvement in the pre-purchase survey brought significant peace of mind for me. I was greatly impressed by the amount of time you took to inspect the boat, and the level of detail you went into for each element of the hull and machinery. You clearly have an extensive knowledge in your field, and I was grateful for the knowledge you passedRead More
I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND RTM FOR ALL MARINE MATTERS In January 2015 we employed Rod Twitchin Marine to conduct a Pre-Purchase and Survey Insurance Condition Report on the 41.0m Sovereign Yachts, Superyacht "MOON SAND". This report was compiled from a two day along side investigation of all in water machinery and operational safety and system checks, followed by a 12 hour sea trail from Thailand to Malaysia which proved to be an important part of the pre-purchase process in the final negotiation and it was finished off with an out of water vessel survey. Rod conducted himself in a veryRead More
Various Superyacht Services Having used Rod at RTM twice in the last 12 months regarding two separate vessels. First was to compose an Operations Manual for the 88ft Monte Fino "MV SAHANA", the second occasion was for a Pre-Purchase Survey of the 100ft Sunseeker "MY COLETTE". He has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the engineering and systems involved in running these larger vessels. Rods back up and availability for further questions and assistance in running these vessels has been most valuable to me. I thoroughly recommended Rod for his professionalism and knowledge in the marine industry. Yours Sincerely,
I approached RTM based on a recommendation from a friend of a friend. They helped me carry out two pre-purchase surveys of motor yachts that I was contemplating purchasing. By being prepared to go the extra step in conducting the survey of the first vessel I was considering, RTM uncovered two reasonably serious issues that the vessel had been suffering for a period of time. These issues weren’t easily identifiable and may of possibly had more serious consequences on other parts of the vessel. RTM through knowing some history of the vessel dismantled these key areas of the vessel thatRead More
Rod recently acted for me as both surveyor and superintendent in relation to engineering works on my yacht. His level of commitment, knowledge and professionalism is outstanding. You are in safe hands with Rod. I would thoroughly recommend Rod Twitchin to anyone needing marine construction or engineering works.
I would highly recommend Rod Twitchin Marine if you looking for a pre-inspection before you purchase a boat. I found Rod extremely easy to work with, he carried out a very detailed inspection of the boat and explained the report so we had a complete picture of what we were buying. Being new to this style of boating we found Rod took the time to answer any of our questions on the day and gave us ongoing support over the next few weeks even after the deal was done. Should we ever purchase another boat there is no question thatRead More