Our Services

Vessel Management

As a vessel owner it can be time consuming to arrange and manage everything required on a regular ongoing basis to keep your vessel in a safe, reliable, functional and presentable condition.

Furthermore, where significant upgrades, repairs or alterations are being undertaken there is a lot to consider. From selecting service providers, arranging work in a logical fashion, overseeing quality and completion of works to name a few.

Our expertise, contacts, and experience in the industry can assist you minimise the time, cost, risk and inconvenience that many people encounter whilst navigating this area.

With more than two decades in the industry, extensive contacts and experience managing construction, repairs, upgrades and routine maintenance, AMS can assist you in this process in the knowledge that your vessel is being cared for and minimising time out of your schedule.

Project Management

When significant upgrades, repairs or alterations are required there are a lot of things to consider and organise.

From selecting service providers to arranging work in a logical fashion, overseeing quality and completion of works to name a few.

This is where the AMS expertise, contacts, and experience in the industry can assist you minimise the time, cost, risk and inconvenience that many people encounter whilst navigating this area.

AMS can assist you with:

Routine Maintenance / Yearly Maintenance

  • Review vessel condition and records, identify areas needing attention.
  • Connect you with service providers and contractors as required.
  • Arrange vessel collection and delivery to yard.
  • Manage communication and co-ordination of timing of works.
  • Ensure works complete and to an acceptable standard
  • Arrange return to water, and detailing.
  • Arrange vessel delivery to it’s mooring and handover to you.

 

Major repairs or upgrades

  • Inspect vessel prior to repair or upgrade and document condition.
  • Discuss required outcomes with you and provide input and advice.
  • Review proposed repair methods with contractors and service providers.
  • Arrange vessel collection and delivery to yard.
  • Inspect works in process as to acceptable quality, method and materials.
  • Inspect works completed as to acceptable standard.
  • Arrange return to water, and detailing.
  • Arrange vessel delivery to it’s mooring and handover to you.
  • Document process for your records and vessel files.

Pre-Purchase Inspections

A Pre-Purchase Boat inspection is to enable you to reach an informed and independent decision about the condition of a vessel prior to committing to purchase. Our Pre-Purchase inspection will provide you with a comprehensive assessment of the vessel including;

  • Detailed Inspection of the condition and integrity of the hull, deck and superstructure

  • Inspection of the condition and operation of deck hardware 

  • Out of water assessment including condition of shafts, rudders and propellers

  • Inspection of Tank installations and plumbing systems

  • Operation of machinery and systems on board

  • Appraisal of the condition of clears and covers

  • Detailed inspection of the condition of the interior and furnishings

  • Attend sea trial and report on performance ​

Our processes use modern technology such as thermal imaging, moisture meters and draws on three decades of experience. During and at the conclusion of the process we will provide guidance, which will document clearly any recommendations and items you should be aware of. I will then guide you through the interpretation of this report.

Insurance Condition Reports

Insurance condition reports, are normally required by insurance companies prior to providing or renewing cover in some cases. They are primarily concerned with the safety and structural integrity of the vessel. Areas of focus include;

  • Condition and integrity of the hull, deck and superstructure

  • Assessment of structural elements of the vessel including bulkheads, frames, stringers and secondary bonding

  • Below waterline assessment of condition of hull and underwater gear

  • Mast and Rigging 

  • Inspection of Fuel systems

  • Mechanical installations

  • Navigation equipment

  • Steering systems

  • Electrical installations

  • Through hull fittings

Our reports are accepted by leading insurance companies and will provide you with awareness of the condition of your vessel as it relates to its structural integrity and safety. 

Valuations

Valuations, as often required to be used in property settlement proceedings, and importation of vessels.

We provide a professional, impartial and timely service as regards to vessel valuations and supporting report and are familiar with the protocol and process involved.

Commercial Vessel Survey

Aquamarine Services Director Scott Cumming is accredited by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority as a marine surveyor to survey domestic commercial vessels for the following categories;

  • “g” Initial survey – construction or alteration – hull, deck and superstructure
  • “h” Initial survey – construction or alteration – machinery
  • “j” Initial survey – construction or alteration – equipment
  • “k” Initial survey – construction or alteration – commissioning
  • “l” periodic survey

 

Scott’s 25 + years experience in vessel manufacturing, design, repairs, and maintenance can assist you in your commercial vessel build, alteration, or periodic survey. 

Capacity Plates

Outboard vessels are typically fitted with a capacity rating for maximum power.

Often customers wishing to upgrade will be limited by this and the majority of outboard resellers and installers will only fit an outboard that is within the capacity plate limit.

We are suitably qualified to assess whether your vessel can be given a higher capacity rating and a new label made and issued.  

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