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Eco-Tourism Vessel Polperro

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Built in 1979 by the Pompei Boat Works boat yard in Mordialloc, the traditional timber vessel, Polperro started her working life as a dive boat and marine research vessel in the Bass Strait, transporting scientists and workers to the islands between Victoria and Tasmania.

A significant piece of Victorian maritime history in her own right, the Polperro, like all other timber vessels built by legendary boat builders Jack and Joe Pompei, was expertly crafted using traditional carvel planked wooden boatbuilding techniques.

Having stood up well against the rigorous conditions of the Bass strait in her early days, she is still going strong, operating as an eco-tourism passenger vessel for Sorento based Polperro Dolphin Swims. The Polperro continues to make a significant contribution to marine conservation work in Port Phillip Bay and is a vital asset to owners Judy, Ben and Troy Muir providing Victorians with an unforgettable experience swimming with dolphins and seals, whilst campaigning for the protection of Port Phillip Bay’s dolphin population.

Maritime Survey Australia recently had the privilege of completing the annual vessel survey for the Polperro, which being an extremely well-maintained vessel, passed with flying colours.

Visit to book you dolphin swim tour or for more information on Polperro Dolphin Swims’ award winning environmental tourism services.

Annual Vessel Survey - Dive Support Vessel

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Our Marine Surveyors are accredited with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), members of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and members of the certifying authority of the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS).

We believe we have the most competitive rates offering the best value to Australian commercial vessel operators. The benefits of using Maritime Survey Australia ensure that the vessel operator has to engage with only one company. Unlike many of our competitors, our Surveyors are experienced Marine Engineers, Masters and Naval Architects accredited for ALL categories including periodic electrical and communication - meaning you do not need to engage with a third party to complete the survey.

The survey is carried out accurately - interpreting standards and guidelines and applying rules and/or regulatory requirements.

The owner will be informed of any deficiencies discovered during the survey of a vessel that requires repair, replacement or action and actions will be recorded on a survey activity report - a copy of which will be given to the owner(s) representative at the time of the survey.

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