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KPS MARITIME

Your first point of call for Australian Builder’s Plates and Marine Surveys.

Drawing on more than 30 years’ experience working with powered and sailing vessels of various designs and construction methods, KPS Maritime is the trusted authority by boat owners and dealerships alike.

From 30-metre luxury yachts to 3-metre dinghies, our inspection work and compliance measures – including – are done to exacting standards to ensure the right advice is always provided.

Based on the Gold Coast, KPS Maritime have undertaken projects across Australia and regularly handle work throughout the Pacific and South East Asia.

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Australian Builder’s Plates

If you have built, modified or imported a boat then you may need our help to secure an Australian Builder’s Plate (ABP).

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Marine Surveys

If you own, operate, insure, finance or are purchasing a vessel you need a marine surveyor.

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WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US

KPS Maritime
5.0
Based on 54 reviews
fast, professional, efficient and concise achieving the outcome we are after.
shane griffiths
shane griffiths
03:49 29 Apr 24
Somehow managed to buy a brand new tinny without a builders plate, eventually secured one after a tussle with the seller. But it was a light vinyl replica, apparently this is legal..Looked up KPS Maritime. Took some photos made some measurements and submitted the detail online. KPS replied straight away, professional and straightforward. ABP aluminium plate done, small upgrade on HP rating done. Highly recommended
Greg Gover
Greg Gover
01:24 25 Apr 24
Excellent service, very fast repose timeGreat to deal with, recommend highlyThanks Todd
Todd Oooo
Todd Oooo
01:52 17 Apr 24
Very easy to talk to fast and easy service
Gregory Forbes
Gregory Forbes
07:55 11 Apr 24
Very helpful staff
hayder ridha
hayder ridha
07:15 19 Mar 24
KPS are Excellent to deal with , fast return with requirements, make the time to respond promptly, highly recommended
Peter Quaas
Peter Quaas
11:13 17 Mar 24
Thank you kps maritime for my plate and working out the extra buoyancy u needed yours rhodes frew
rhodes frew
rhodes frew
07:57 04 Mar 24
Very well organized and super quick great company.
Steve Odgers
Steve Odgers
23:16 22 Feb 24
Excellent service and extremely knowledgeable, thank you
Gus Gilkeson
Gus Gilkeson
06:29 22 Feb 24
KPS Maritime provided exceptional service re-rating and issuing a replacement ABP for my 4.8m Stessl. A same day technical evaluation confirmed my options with a revised calculation and plate proof issued the next day. 100% recommended this company for boat load/power rating reviews.
Daniel Wood
Daniel Wood
03:24 13 Jan 24
First rate service and communication.
Michael ENGEL
Michael ENGEL
23:59 26 Dec 23
Fantastic Service. Fast and efficient. Would highly recommend
Steve Kovacic
Steve Kovacic
23:35 22 Dec 23
Verry professional. Prompt and friendly service
max chater
max chater
23:51 16 Dec 23
KPS Maritime are very professional and terrific to deal with I highly recommend them.
David Harding
David Harding
22:37 24 Nov 23
Absolutely awesome service. Nick knows his stuff and working with him to solve our problem in getting our customers boat compliant, was sensation!!
Coorparoo Marine
Coorparoo Marine
03:47 17 Nov 23
Great service 🙂
Rod Kliese
Rod Kliese
01:47 04 Oct 23
Excellent to deal with
Azza 228
Azza 228
07:00 24 Aug 23
Very professional and prompt in their service . Extremely happy with the end result. Thanks again to Nick and the team
Scott Luttrell
Scott Luttrell
05:22 23 Jun 23
I Richard the owner of a blackdog Cat found Nick of KPS Maritime very professional,caring, and understanding my problem solved it in quick response and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to all I know. My son had dealings with Nick for his boat and recommended Nick for my boat.(I live in Melbourne Victoria)Cheers Richard
Richard Dalmau D
Richard Dalmau D
07:24 30 May 23
tanks for the hp upgrade for my 4 metre tinny working really well now very good company to deal with thanks nick and team at kps maritime from mick hurley
Ronnetta Hurley
Ronnetta Hurley
22:38 17 May 23
Thanks KPS MaritimeAbsolute pleasure to deal with, quick on return emails & service
Greg Delaporte
Greg Delaporte
01:48 20 Apr 23
KPS Maritime was one the best company’s I have ever dealt with,, there email communications & service was second to none would & will highly recommended to all I know
DJN
DJN
09:11 15 Apr 23
A friend suggested I try KPS Maritime for a rating revision - Nick & his team have been professional , prompt and helpful in my queries and their application process . Thoroughly recommend them !!
Brian Cridland
Brian Cridland
07:06 29 Mar 23
Excellent and very fast service to revise the maximum Hp of my boat.
Daniel Drury
Daniel Drury
04:28 29 Mar 23
From the very fist contact i was imppressed with the professionalism of this organisation ,there guidance through the whole process was easy to follow and simple pointers on their web page ensured any information necessary from either party was accurate and dealt with quickly .
Rod Watson
Rod Watson
21:37 08 Feb 23
Thank you KPS Maritime your vessel re-rating service is fast and easy to do.Nick addressed all my concerns regarding weight issues going froma 60hp 2 stroke and upgrading to a 75hp 4 stroke outboard with safety and insurancecompliance a priority.
colin locke
colin locke
02:27 22 Dec 22
Nick is extremely good to deal with. Very quick responses. Meticulous explanations, and excellent communication of marine requirements. Helped me update the horsepower on my boat, made it easy to change the Builders Plate.Thank you.
Tony M
Tony M
00:46 21 Dec 22
Great to deal with nice to talk to and very helpfull
Dennis Noffke
Dennis Noffke
19:23 30 Nov 22
Needed a Boat Plate upgrade, Nick and the team at KPS Marine are amazing! Such a simple process and processed in a couple hours. I couldn’t be happier with their service.Highly recommendThank you KPS Marine
Matt Hart
Matt Hart
07:28 17 Nov 22
Very professional engineering style , fast service. Thank you Nick. Needed ABP and insurance survey report, all done within days, awesome. Pricing, nobody can bit, highly recommended
Biking Forever
Biking Forever
09:44 20 Jun 22
Nick and the Team @ KPS are nothing but easy to deal with and very helpful. Super Prompt service.Thanks Again.
James Kinnane
James Kinnane
04:56 20 Jan 22
Nick and his Team are GREAT! Excellent, quick and friendly service. Nick has given me advice and suggestions how to go about to get my tinnie upgraded. I am VERY happy and have NO hesitation to recommend Nick and his Team. Thank you very much KPS Maritime!! Wish you all the very best for the future.
Eddie Roux
Eddie Roux
02:45 26 Jul 21
I used KPS for a sailboat pre-purchase/insurance survey & was highly impressed. Nick was flexible with his time and provided a very detailed report along with tons of quality advice.
Greg Wardlaw
Greg Wardlaw
05:10 13 Jul 21
Nick has gone over and above when it came to our catamaran purchase and refit. Nick has worked in the marine industry his whole life and has so much knowledge on a whole bunch of levels.We had our catamaran surveyed by Nick and he has helped with advise over the last 12 months. I highly recommend his services.Thank you Nick, outstanding stuff. We are ready to go on our trip of a lifetime 🙏
Jason Mustukas
Jason Mustukas
18:12 26 May 21
Despite not being able to upgrade my boats rating Nick was very friendly and helpful in explaining and educating me why this is the case and how to proceed. Many thanks!
Jordy Damsma
Jordy Damsma
21:44 30 Apr 21
Nick from kps made everything so easy very happy customer
Robert Burden
Robert Burden
02:13 28 Jul 20
Outstanding. Cannot recall ever receiving service like this anywhere. Professional, Great Communication, Very Expedient. Extremely Impressed.
VirtusL4A
VirtusL4A
08:42 15 Jun 20
Excellent service in a timely manner. Always a pleasure to deal with.
Mark Williams
Mark Williams
04:07 28 May 20
Fast and excellent service. Thanks for a great job.
Greg Chalmers
Greg Chalmers
21:51 02 Apr 20
Contacted Nick @ KPS Maritime to re-rate my F390 Explorer, Professional propmpt service, no fee for enquiry only if you proceed with new rating. Process explained clearly and prompt delivery of my new ABP.
Stuart Bowen
Stuart Bowen
06:51 07 Feb 20
To Nick and the team thank you so much for the professional and prompt service in supplying the Builders Plate for the Ocean Cylinder Boat.With Nick's wealth of knowledge in the industry it made securing the builders plate a simple and relatively hassle free issue. Thanks again and keep up the good work
Antoine Lotz
Antoine Lotz
03:06 12 Dec 19
Contacted KPS Maritime about possible re-rating of my hull, Nick was very prompt and helpful in his responses. I would definitely recommend Nick and his team at KPS Maritime.
Sam
Sam
05:02 30 Oct 19
Great service and very efficient. Definitely can recommend!
Anastasiia Fedchunova
Anastasiia Fedchunova
01:03 26 Sep 19
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BOAT OWNERS LOVE KPS MARITIME

Fast, obligation-free response

Recieve a response within 48 hours. We won’t charge you unless we can help you. Submit your ABP request today!

Prompt service and delivery

Our Australian Builder’s Plates are processed, manufactured and shipped weekly, within 4-8 business days from order.

Compliant with Boat Regulations.

Our Australian Builder’s Plates are compliant with the Australian Builder’s Plate regulation.

Thousands of happy boat owners

We are the largest (by number) certifiers of Australian Builder’s Plates (ABPs). We supply all states and territories.

30 Years’ Industry Experience

We’ve been in the industry for 30 years and our founder, Nick Lockyer, is the current president of the Marine Surveyors’ Association.

AUSTRALIAN BUILDER PLATES

Need your boat re-rated for power and capacity?

Trusted by boat dealerships across Australia, KPS Maritime is Australia’s leading provider of Australian Builder’s Plates.

If you’re looking to modify the ratings for your boat, including an upgrade of your outboard or wish to carry more passengers – speak to our certifiers to find out your options!

Submit an obligation free application today. If we can’t help, you won’t be billed!

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