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Who Are We?

Founded in 2015, we are the industry leaders in providing detailed Surveys and Mechanical Inspections. Coming from an engineering background, our reports are in a category of their own. Our inspections go far beyond a traditional hull survey – we combine both a mechanical and structural survey into one comprehensive report.

Specialising in inspections only, we get the opportunity to inspect hundreds of boats each year, ensuring that you are working with the most experienced and professional team in Australia.

We hold current memberships with both Boating Industry Australia and Australiasin Institute of Marine Surveyors.

Meet The Team

Aaron O’Donoghue

Trade Qualified Marine Mechanic & Diploma of Marine Surveying

Sydney, NSW

aaron@boatbuy.com.au

Growing up close by to the water, I started boating at age 12 after discovering it was the first license I could get. It was my ticket to freedom, growing up with a small De Havilland tinny fitted with 4hp motor exploring the Lane Cove River. Little did I know it would progress to a life on the water.

By age 15, I wanted to get out of school and straight into an apprenticeship after doing a week of work experience with a Marine Mechanic. I door knocked at a few local boat shops…

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Brett Murphy

Trade Qualified Marine Mechanic

Gold Coast, QLD

brett@boatbuy.com.au

Growing up around the Hawkesbury River in my early teens, I soon developed a love for the water. My weekends and afternoons involved zapping around in my tinny and waterskiing until the sun went down. At age 12 I started waterski racing which continued into my early 20s, before I switched to driving single and twin outboard rigs, V-drive and stern drive race boats.

My passion followed into my work life, completing an apprenticeship with Zigs Marine in the early 2000s. We had a good mix of antifouling boats, building race boats, repairing a mix of inboard and outboards and the odd jet ski. From here I was poached by Pirtek, furthering my career and expertise in diesels, hydraulics and pneumatics which tied in perfectly with experience on some bigger boats and various machinery…

 

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