Maritime Survey Australia surveyor James Nolan undertook the initial survey on an 8m Pontoon boat built by G&M Poly in Cohuna Victoria. MSA Naval Architects performed the builder’s plate calculations and undertook the on-water stability test to AS1799.1.
Powered by a 60Hp Mercury outboard, the vessel has HDPE pontoons, and an aluminium deck and superstructure. As AMSA accredited surveyors, MSA were also able to assess compliance with the NSCV Part G in accordance with AMSA Exemption 2 and provide a recommendation to AMSA to issue the Exemption 2 Certificate for the vessel. The owner of the vessel Ward Bros. will operate the vessel as a work boat on inland waters in Victoria.
If you are after a pontoon boat, you can contact Barry or Graham at G&M Poly on 03 5456 2233.
If you are a boat builder and need assistance with your builder’s plate calculations, please contact MSA. Our Naval Architects will be able to provide you with the calculations and any required on-water tests to ensure the capacities specified on your builder’s plates are correct.
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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.