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Fishing Charter Vessel - Poseidon

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Maritime Survey Australia recently completed an initial commercial survey on the 10.3m fishing charter vessel Poseidon, owned and operated by Gone Fishing Charters based in Queenscliff, Victoria.

Designed by Fremantle based commercial aluminium boat designer, Schwetz Design, and built by Wonthaggi based boat builders, Pelagic Boats, the Poseidon is custom-built for maximum comfort and the highest regard for safety to passengers and crew.

Fitted with twin 300HP Suzuki outboards and Furuno & Simrad electronics, the Poseidon, surveyed to Class 2C and 30 nautical miles also boast a fully enclosed toilet and is fully foamed to achieve level flotation if flooded.

Gone Fishing Charters’ current vessel, Masai has served them well and will continue to do so, but in building the Poseidon, they’ve upgraded to a vessel with a large deck space for larger group bookings, keeping a similar look with sleek lines.

Maritime Survey Australia assisted the owner throughout all aspects of the vessel’s design, construction and commissioning.

Services supplied by MSA included:

  • Design plan approval
  • Hull construction surveys
  • Final in-water survey
  • Witness & approval of stability assessment by hull designer, Adam Schwetz
  • Compass swing and provision of a compass deviation report

Gone Fishing Charters have been operating fishing charters for over 15 years in Queenscliff and seasonally in Portland. With the ability to extend local and professional knowledge to clients wanting to fish Port Phillip Bay, Bass Strait and Portland, Gone Fishing Charters offers clients optimal results in their fishing experience.

Visit or phone Chris and Vera Vasilevski on (03) 5278 5274 to make your booking.

Initial Commercial Survey – Fishing Charter Vessel - Poseidon
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An Initial Survey is the inspection of a vessel, generally for the first time, to assess and approve its design and construction against the requirements of the NSCV or other standards that apply under Marine Order 503 (Certificates of Survey National Law) 2013.

Our initial marine surveyors will liaise with the vessel builder and designer to check compliance against the relevant survey standards to minimise delays, or prevent any last-minute headaches, to ensure a vessel is able to comply as a Domestic Commercial Vessel.

Initial survey comprises three phases:

Design Approval Phase - This includes the approval of design drawings for a new vessel, or assessment of an existing vessel structure, against design standards.

Construction Phase - This is the program of inspection during a vessel’s construction against the approved design. The inspections vary for each vessel and includes the inspection of welds, fibreglass laminate lay up, buoyancy foam, materials and equipment, and surveys during the construction of the vessel.

Commissioning Phase - The process by which a vessel and its systems are trialled and tested to ensure the vessel functions as designed and meets applicable standards. This includes trials and tests of the vessel and systems essential to safety, type of safety equipment, assessment of intact and damage stability, and reliability of on-board machinery.