BlackPond Marine Consultants is Australia’s most experienced marine consultancy providing leading solutions to commercial vessels, recreational boats and superyachts globally.

3-axis cnc machine - now operating!

Blackpond is now offering 3-axis CNC machining. This incredibly versatile tool enables boat builders to create precise and complex parts with ease.

Our state-of-the-art CNC machine alongside our extensive CAD knowledge allows us to offer highly customized, high-quality parts at a competitive price point, helping us meet the unique needs of our customers and deliver exceptional value.

SERVICES INCLUDE (but not limited to):

We can work with a variety of materials, comprising of plastics, composites including carbon, timber, and soft metals, to produce parts that meet the specific needs of our customers.


BlackPond Marine Consultants was established in 2007 by Joe Akacich and is comprised of an experienced team of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Qualified Engineers and Accredited Naval Architects.

We provide expert advice to boat owners/managers and marine industry operators in both the private and commercial sectors globally.

As an AMSA Accredited Marine Surveyor with decades of experience, Joe Akacich has earned a solid reputation as one of the most highly credible, trusted marine consultants in Australia.

The depth of Joe and his teams experience combined with their straightforward approach, gives BlackPond Marine Consultants an unrivalled edge in their ability to quickly and accurately assess your requirements and provide you with expert advice and timely solutions in all marine operations and maritime matters.


We specialise in providing impartial, expert advice across a full range of marine services.

AMSA Survey for Domestic Commercials Vessels in various categories

Expert Witness Services – Marine

AMSA Accredited Naval Architect

Gap Analysis for Initial Survey

Pre-Purchase Surveys

Project Management / Guidance – Refit and Repair

Laser Scanning and 3 D modelling of existing vessels or components

Owners Representative – New Build or Extensive Refit

Insurance Condition & Valuation Reports

Australian Builders Plate – Measurement and Calculation

Vessel, Team and Crew Management


Ask us how we can bring our experience, industry knowledge and capabilities to your next marine project.

contact us


Unit G50, Gold Coast City Marina
76-84 Waterway Drive.
Coomera, Queensland, 4209.

PO Box 490,
Nerang, Queensland, 4211



Surveyor: +61 419 153 153
Naval Architect: +61 422 226 203
Administration: +61 400 153 153

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