RTM located at The Boat Works Gold Coast

about Rod Twitchin Marine (rtm)

Bringing your boat to RTM isn’t just a responsible approach to boat management: it’s a guarantee of Complete & Superior Service.

RTM (Rod Twitchin Marine Pty Ltd) was established in 2011 by Rod Twitchin and operates out of The Boat Works on Queensland’s Gold Coast Marine Precinct.

RTM’s team of qualified marine professionals have been operating in the commercial and leisure sectors of the marine industry for over thirty years and exhibit workmanship that sets the standard for the industry.

We are extremely proud of our proven track record of successfully managing 1000’s of projects including marine surveys, boat refits, repairs, vessel maintenance programs and full marine project management for clients with boats of all sizes.

The depth of our experience and qualifications gives us an unrivalled advantage to expertly assess your requirements and professionally meet your needs.

ABOUT ROD TWITCHIN
RTM's Owner and Founder

It’s been said that they key to a successful career is doing something you love.

Rod Twitchin, owner and founder of RTM, took this advice early when he started his apprenticeship in the marine industry in 1984.

Since then, there was never any question that the marine industry was his calling.

Rod was virtually raised on the water so boating became one of his major passions, and over the years has accrued countless sea miles and experience on both power and sailing vessels, large and small.

Rods’ vast experience on and off the water, coupled with his formal qualifications and passion for unparalleled quality and service is what distinguishes RTM from its competitors.

Rod’s experience on the water:

  • Ships Master
  • Ships Engineer
  • Over 10 years at sea including countless coastal passages and ocean crossings.
  • Project managing annual maintenance & refit works

He has also held an array of shore-based positions including:

  • Harbour Master
  • Marina Manager
  • General Manager and Project Manager for large refit and repair companies specialising in superyachts.

Rod’s enviable CV includes:

AMSA Accreditations:

  • Coxwain: 1997 – Current
  • Engineer: 1999 – Current
  • Master: 2000 – Current
  • Surveyor: 2012 - Current

Certifications:

  • Ships Valuer
  • Trade Certificate - Mechanical
  • Commercial Boat Licence: 1993
  • Bronze Medallion - Volunteer Life Saver

In 2011 Rod recognised the need for full-service marine business that assists boat owners, boat buyers, boat sellers, commercial operators and insurers with virtually everything required for easy, safe boating and smooth management.

Hence Rod founded RTM (Rod Twitchin Marine Pty Ltd) and chose popular marine hub, the Gold Coast as his base.

The “berth” of RTM also offered Rod a new direction including Marine Surveying which coupled with an AMSA accreditation allows him to assist with recreational and commercial vessels.

Rod’s experience working with refit and maintenance specialists, in shipyard environments all around the world, has given him a deep understanding of the expectations held from both the client and contractors point of view.

It has helped him understand the importance of time and budget and has forged his vision for RTM in providing unparalleled quality and service. 

RTM’s business model is founded on the idea that excellent service comes from a company having what you need when you need it.

Simply put: having the right information, the right parts, the right tools and person to get the job done on time and within budget.

Rod Twitchin Marine SERVICES

We offer our customers a complete service model in an industry that expects nothing less than the best.

No matter what aspect of your boat we are assisting you with, we pride ourselves on providing you with the most comprehensive, complete and precise service & information possible.

Rod Twitchin Marine Marine Surveyors

MARINE SURVEYING

  • Commercial Vessel Surveying
  • Pre-purchase Condition Surveys
  • Insurance Condition Surveys
  • On & Off Hire Surveys
Rod Twitchin Marine Professional Services

OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Project Management & Consultancy
  • Vessel Valuations
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Vessel Operations Manuals
Rod Twitchin Marine BOAT REFIT GOLD COAST

REFIT & MAINTENANCE

  • Partial & Complete Vessel Refits
  • Vessel Maintenance & Servicing
  • Vessel repair works
  • Engineering, Fabrication, Shipwright, Electrical

We are based in Shed A5, The Boat Works on the Queensland’s Gold Coast but often travel nationally or internationally to your destination to offer assistance, please call or contact us for any enquiry large or small.

OUR CUSTOMERS

Our clients know to expect reliability and professionalism as we meet their specific requirements and exceed expectations.

Our customers are discerning boat owners with vessels from 10ft to over 200ft who understand how important it is to properly maintain their vessel to ensure smooth and safe operation along with protecting the value of their asset.

With our team’s vast experience working on boats, owning boats and managing boats, both power and sail, large and small, we pride ourselves in our passion and love for boating.

Regardless of the size or value of your boat, the RTM team will care for and respect your vessel like it’s our own.

We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients and become your trusted, expert partner for the entire lifecycle of your boat ownership. Our service continues long after the final invoice has been paid.

Contact us, we’d love to discuss your next boat, maintenance plans or surveying project.

ACCREDITATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

AMSA ACCREDITATIONS

  • Coxwain: 1997 – Current
  • Engineer: 1999 – Current
  • Master: 2000 – Current
  • Surveyor: 2012 - Current

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Ships Valuer
  • Trade Certificate - Mechanical
  • Commercial Boat Licence: 1993
  • Bronze Medallion - Volunteer Life Saver

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