Location: Circumnavigating Australia, currently Darwin
Boat: Seawind 1160
I placed a 38 foot Seawindcatamaran into QLD survey two years back. Cost me around $30K with bugger-all new equipment needed.. mainly fees and charges plus $10K to allow the surveyor to see the commercial-in-confidence plans.
Was a painful process.. and that was for a production boat less than two years old.
I have just fallen over board at seeing those figures i have just had my yacht redone for the uk MCA and with all the surveys and fees it cost me £2160.00 , who controls or regulates the yacht charterlicense in Oz now as its been over 17 yrs since i was last back there