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Quality Marine Surveys And Professional Services – ROD TWITCHIN MARINE

Quality Marine Surveys And Professional Services – ROD TWITCHIN MARINE

After dedicating numerous years to a maritime career aboard luxury yachts and contributing to the former Australian Superyacht Committee some 15 years ago, RTM has reconnected with Superyacht Australia. Since then, RTM has been actively engaged in servicing the luxury yacht sector, providing an extensive array of professional offerings which encompass:


The company is enthused to once again immerse itself in the luxury market, evident through its ongoing endeavors. This is validated by RTM’s recent appointment to provide consulting services for a 184-foot (56-meter) luxury motor yacht stationed in London.

Notably, RTM has been designated as a service hub for the esteemed Ferretti Group within Australia. The Ferretti Group boasts an exclusive portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Riva, CRN, Custom Line, and Wally. The exacting standards of support demanded by the Ferretti Group and its clientele are confidently entrusted to RTM, reflecting the company’s prowess. RTM is eagerly committed to maintaining and advancing its services for the foreseeable future.

As an on-site service provider at The Boat Works, recipient of the 5 Gold Anchor & Superyacht Ready certifications, RTM stands as the optimal collaborator when contemplating marine professional services during your yard period.

Over the past quarter-century, RTM has cultivated robust alliances with various industry professionals, enabling the assembly and supervision of a proficient project team to fulfil all necessary tasks during your refit or maintenance interval. By aligning your yard period ahead of your arrival, RTM assures project timelines and financial parameters.

Recent projects have seen RTM’s role in varied positions including, setting up of the project prior to the yacht’s arrival and transition to crew management, then occupying an assistant role. Other projects have seen RTM spearhead project initiation prior to the yachts arrival and provide ongoing assistance to the crew throughout the project, or assume full comprehensive project management responsibilities for their clients.

RTM, founded and operated by marine experts Rod and Renee Twitchin, specialises in delivering top-tier marine surveys and professional solutions. Their proficiency extends across a diverse spectrum of vessels, spanning from small boats to expansive superyachts.

The marine realm has constituted Rod Twitchin’s principal professional arena since his apprenticeship in 1984. Rod’s journey began with formal accreditation as a smaller vessel skipper in 1993, progressively expanding to encompass roles as Engineer, Ship’s Master, and Commercial Surveyor. Noteworthy certifications in Vessel Valuations, Mechanics, Open Water Diving, and his background as a general manager and project manager of significant refit and repair enterprises make Rod an ideal candidate for any task involving vessel handling, inspection, or restoration. CERTIFICATIONS & AMSA ACCREDITATIONS: Trade Certificate – Mechanical (1987)


Trade Certificate – Mechanical (1987)

Commercial Boat Licence (1993)

AMSA Coxswain (1997)

AMSA Engineer (1999)

AMSA Master (2000)

AMSA Surveyor (2012)

Ships Valuer (2014)

Proud Members of:

Superyacht Australia

Marine Surveyors Association Inc

Boating Industry Association

Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyors


For all your marine inquiries, please contact RTM at 07 5556 0035 or email



Published in print October-December 2023