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2 May 2018

Is this boat built to survey?

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This is a common question used in commercial vessel parlance and can pose problems for a prospective buyer or seller. The better question to ask is: “Does the boat have a current Certificate of Survey (COS)?” or for a new build, “Will the boat have…

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23 Apr 2018

Why wear a lifejacket?

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Most drownings in boating accidents involve craft under 6 metres. All passengers on board boats under 6 metres should wear a lifejacket, unless the skipper has assessed this is not necessary, due to the low risk at the time (but we recommend that non-swimmers and…

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19 Mar 2018

Recent AMSA Updates

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Transitional arrangements for existing vessels. In January 2018 AMSA updated some safety equipment requirements for existing vessels that you should be aware of. In most cases you will have 4 and 5 years to have the updated safety equipment, however some items will take immediate…

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14 Aug 2017

Regulated Australian Vessels (RAV) and Domestic Commercial Vessels (DCV)

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Regulated Australian Vessels (RAV) and Domestic Commercial Vessels (DCV) Whether purchasing or selling your Superyacht, considering a new build, through to the running of your Superyacht Maritime Survey Australia can provide highly specialised advice in all maritime and superyacht matters. Maritime Survey Australia provide the…

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