Welcome to BlackPond Marine Consultants webpage and blog.

With this page we hope to be able to answer many of your questions about anything Marine.

Joe Akacich is an AMSA accredited Marine Surveyor.
BlackPond Marine Consultants along with our Naval Architect provide the industry with services which include: AMSA Surveys, Pre Purchase Reports, Insurance Inspections and Valuations, Project Management of both new builds and refits.
BlackPond pride themselves on the ability to "problem solve" on projects which may have lost their way.
Having been involved in the Australian Superyacht Industry since the late 1980's Joe has an extremely large network of suppliers and sub-contractors on hand, working alongside him to provide an outcome to the highest standard for the owner and crew of any vessel.
BlackPond Marine Consultants is based at Gold Coast City Marina, providing marine services locally, nationally and internationally.

Past & Present Projects

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In 2015 a boating loving family based in Sydney purchased a Bertram 63 and commenced



Since 2009 Joe has undertaken the role of General Manager of the super maxi "Loyal",


All Occasion Cruises

All Occasion Cruises run 7 charter vessels on Sydney Harbour. BlackPond Marne Consultants provide surveying