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There are 3 key qualities you need in a marine project manager, Experience, Experience, Experience!

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Rod Twitchin and his team at RTM have been operating in the commercial and leisure sectors of the marine industry for over thirty-five years. This gives us an unrivalled advantage to expertly assess your requirements and professionally meet your needs.

Our team have operational experience on all types of marine vessels, of all construction methods, materials and firsthand experience of boat yards and repair facilities the world over.

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we specialise in

  • Vessel Management
  • Project Management & Consultancy
  • Vessel Valuations
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Vessel Operations Manuals

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES MORE INFORMATION

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One of the biggest responsibilities of owning or managing a boat is ensuring regular and ongoing vessel maintenance. As a boat owner, you may feel like you spend as much time taking care of your boat as you do enjoying it.

If that sounds familiar, we’ve got great news for you because Rod Twitchin Marine offers a professional, vessel management, turn-key service allowing you to simply step aboard and enjoy your boating lifestyle.

Maintenance is best done before any major problems arise. Every vessel is different, different hull materials, different age, different uses, therefore the maintenance schedule from one vessel to another also varies.

The team at RTM specialise in creating customised  preventative maintenance and upkeep programmes, so you can enjoy your boat, with 100% peace of mind.

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We look forward to tailoring a preventative maintenance schedule customised to your vessel that perfectly fits with your boating usage.

Good marine project management means smooth sailing.

In the many years that we’ve been offering our Marine Project Management services, we know the one thing our clients love best is that they are able to go about their personal day to day business, worry free, while we take care of all of their boating requirements.

As your Project Managers we take on the responsibility of planning, executing, and completing projects of all sizes.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

After thorough consultation with you to determine your desired objectives and outcomes, simply hand over the helm of your project, however big or small, to RTM.

While you continue with your personal lifestyle and business, we will be accountable for accomplishing your stated project objectives.

For every project we undertake, we create a clear plan with attainable project milestones while managing costs, time, and scope by:

  • Agreeing on a clear set of objectives from the outset.
  • Setting achievable milestones. These will be documented in a simple manner and outline where the project is at, where it should be, what’s been done, and what still needs to be done.
  • Developing an estimated time frame and budget.
  • Risk planning.
  • Gaining formal approval to begin work.
THE BENEFITS OF UTILISING ROD TWITCHIN MARINE’S MARINE PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES ARE:
  • One point of contact
  • One point of invoicing
  • Due to our countless miles at sea including ocean crossings, we have an in-depth understanding of the works involved, and required, and how this reflects the vessel being at sea and not in the safe haven of the marina.
  • Weekly updates and status reports. RTM is dedicated to this key communication element. We generate photographic reports of progress which provide you real-time, easily and rapidly read reports (we know you’re busy), depicting project progress. They will be complete and thorough, with no hidden surprises.

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With all projects, we know you have a timeframe in mind for completion. This will be our priority whilst keeping your budget on track and maintaining quality control.

There are times when you are required to prove the value of your assets, including your boat.

Vessel valuations may be for legal reasons or taxation purposes or in some circumstances an insurance company requests a professional vessel valuation from a marine surveyor.

If you are importing a vessel from overseas you will be required to prove the value of the boat for Australian customs purposes.

RTM’s boat condition and valuation reports can be utilised for insurance, customs, taxation, legal and pre-purchase purposes, they are professionally presented, well descripted, and include colour reference photos.

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Our boat valuation reports are tailored to your needs and can vary from, “in” and/or “out” of water inspections, to desktop appraisals, as determined by your requirements.

All commercially registered vessels require a Safety Management System, or SMS is the vessels bible and it is law.

The Marine Safety Management System is a tool that’s used for helping to keep people and vessels safe, it’s a set of documents that outline how to operate a vessel safely, how to manage and control risks, how to handle an emergency, necessary training, record keeping and more.

Rod Twitchin Marine has assisted many commercial operators by offering our expertise in setting up their SMS, to then formalising the document into a bound folder, and finally representing them aboard during the operational monitoring with MSQ (Marine Safety Queensland) as required.

Our Marine Safety Management Systems meet the requirements set out by AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority).

Given our strong history and experience working aboard commercial vessels as both Master and Engineer coupled with our Commercial Accreditation as a Marine Surveyor, we have the perfect match of experience and qualifications to assist you through this challenging process.

We can sit with the owner and crew to develop a tailor-made document that will meet the requirements outlined by AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) / MSQ (Maritime Safety Queensland). This will ensure your on-board safety and maintenance procedures/scheduling are well documented ensuring persons aboard are safe and that the upkeep of your vessel will be well managed.

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When Operational Monitoring is required by MSQ, Rod Twitchin Marine will also be present to represent our document and consult with the crew and MSQ as or if required.

If you’ve purchased a vessel, you’ll likely need an operating manual for it.

Unfortunately, it’s common, especially on older boats for there not to be an operating manual, or for the existing manual to be damaged and or unreadable.

RTM specialise in creating comprehensive Vessel Operations Manuals tailored specifically for your boat.

Boat Operations Manual

UNIQUE

Our customised bound vessel operations manuals are tailor made for each vessel. That means every manual we produce is made specifically for an individual vessel, it’s not a generic manual for a type of boat.

EASY TO READ

We make sure our manuals read well and each operations guide includes colour reference photos offering you sound knowledge about the entirety of your vessel. With our vessel operations manuals you’ll be able to confidently master your vessel.

COMPREHENSIVE

We leave nothing out! Our vessel operations manuals provide details about Systems and Procedures, Basic Seamanship, Rules of the Road, Vessel Handling, Safety, and Maintenance. Plus, much more.

AFFORDABLE

Our tailored basic publication starts at only $2,000 but handbooks can be customised to your budget.

We can expand from there and build in additional, more in-depth content if you require. We provide vessel operations manuals for any size vessel for private use or commercial use.

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LET US LOOK AFTER THE GRIND, SO YOU
CAN GET ON WITH ENJOYING YOUR BOAT!

Rod Twitchin Marine Surveyors Gold Coast

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MARINE SURVEYING

Commercial vessel Surveys

pre-purchase condition surveys

insurance condition surveys

On & Off Hire Surveys

ACCREDITATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

The diversity of our experience and our collective knowledge provides you with a wide range of expertise and support in all aspects of marine surveying, consultancy, project management, refit and repairs.

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