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.

Rod Twitchin Marine Pty Ltd (RTM) was established by Rod Twitchin in 2011 after 25 years of previous industry experience, both shore and sea based.

RTM is conveniently located within Office/Factory G4, The Boat Works, Coomera.

RTM’s unique business suite of services allows us to utilize the offices to conduct our professional services, manage all operations, and complete typical administrative works. Our generous sized factory which incorporates a full-size mezzanine floor allows our qualified and very experienced marine team of professionals’ adequate room to perform a variety of works inhouse.

Our professional services include all types of vessel surveying from pre-purchase survey to insurance condition reporting, vessel valuations, project management & consultancy to expert witness and all things in between.

Our vessel refit and maintenance division has managed & conducted countless varied projects large and small. Our experienced team specialise in complete boat maintenance including, repairs & painting, fibreglass & wood works, fine finished cabinetry & fitout, servicing & installation of machinery, servicing of ancillary & propulsion systems, along with partially or fully refitting vessels, of all types and sizes.

We work with recreational & commercial boat owners, crews, and operators. Our professional and refit services offer virtually everything a boat owner, or boat operator requires for safe, reliable boating and smooth management.

RTM is proudly a family run business, and Rod’s wife Renee is an integral part of operations, supporting both the professional & refit divisions.

RTM are your perfect partners for your entire lifecycle of boating.

RTM's Owner and Founder

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

The marine industry has been Rod’s main working platform since starting his apprenticeship in 1984. Rod’s first formal AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) accreditation was in 1993 to skipper smaller vessels, then Engineer (1999), Ships Master (2000), & Commercial Surveyor (2012).

Certification in Vessel Valuations, a Trade Certificate in Mechanics, Open Water Diver, along with shore-based positions as General Manager and Project Manager of large refit & repair companies make him perfect for just about any job that involves handling, inspecting, or repairing vessels.

In 2011 Rod established 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 personal and old-fashioned service. The “berth” of RTM also offered Rod a new direction that included marine surveying, which was a great fit to his already strong suite of professional marine services.

The introduction of RTM’s refit division was inevitable given Rod’s sound background in refit and has really defined RTM as industry leaders offering Rod’s clients a full complement of marine services.


Rod’s experience on the water:

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

AMSA Accreditations:

Rod’s enviable CV includes:

Spending over 10 years at sea and visiting many shipyards for annual maintenance and refit works as the client, coupled with working within a shipyard environment as the project manager, has shown Rod both sides of the marine industry and has forged an unlimited level of service and a great understanding of the meaning of ‘time, quality and 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


Rod Twitchin Marine Professional Services




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 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.




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