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Captain Tim Smolder

About Us

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Our director, Tim Smolder, has been working in the maritime industry for over 30 years.

His work has taken him to countries around the globe & given him experience as a ships master, a marine engineer, a marine surveyor & a manager of a marine slipway & service facility.

Tim has worked in the following industries;

  • General cargo & coastal trading
  • Offshore oil & gas
  • Tugs & towing
  • Diving & tourism
  • Ship docking & repair
  • Diesel engine manufacturer service agent
  • Commercial fishing
  • Motor & sailing yachts

Over the years, Tim has logged over 100,000nm at sea on commercial & pleasure vessels, He has also built a 45-foot cruising ketch which he lived aboard with his wife & three sons for over 25 years. They still own & on sail her as time permits.

These experiences & a love of all things on & of the sea has given him a wealth of knowledge on the operation, design & construction of vessels of all types & sizes as well as expertise in international & domestic maritime codes, standards & regulations.

Please put this skill to work for you and your business by contacting us to help with your next marine project or survey.

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  • Bachelor of Applied Science - Nautical Science
  • Diploma in Marine Surveying – from AIMS
  • Master Unlimited CoC– issued by AMSA
  • Infrared Thermographer - Level 1
  • Marine Engine Driver 1 – issued by AMSA
  • MSIC
  • Valid Passport
  • Ships Security Officer
  • Master of greater then 200T Yachts – issued by MCA
  • Diesel Fitter trade qualified
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  • Australian Institute of Marine Surveyors
  • Nautical Institute
  • Australian Maritime Officers Unions
  • International Association of DP Operators
  • Cambridge-Royal Institute   of Navigation

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