Hastings Marine and Engineering

Your vision – our solutions – your success” this is our promise to you. No matter how big or how small your vessel, we will put our expertise to work to ensure that your vessel, whether it be a new purchase or an existing one, is one that will provide you with hours of enjoyment and/or becomes an asset that maximises your bottom line. Either way, we are with you every step of the way.

Recreational - Commercial - International

We do pre-purchase and insurance surveys for recreational vessels. We do statutory DCV surveys for AMSA, tow warranty, on-off hire surveys, damage assessment, expert witness reporting within the commercial vessel space.

we supply quality marine surveying services

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Why us?

Visions – Solutions – Success

Our mission statement comes from our belief that by taking your vision for your asset or business, combined with our high quality solutions, we can achieve a high successful outcome that will ensure your asset or business continues to operate at its optimum efficiency.

About Us

What we do

Hastings Marine and Engineering was started by Eric McIlwain in July 2013 to supply quality marine surveying services to ship owners and operators in Australia and the Pacific region.

Eric has more than 30 years experience as a:

  • Marine Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Technical Superintendent
  • Ship Repair Manager
  • Project Manager

Some of What we can supply

Over 30 years experience

Newbuild and existing vessel in-service surveys

AMSA accreditation for NSCV compliant vessels.

Project Management

Newbuilding, refits and dockings and logistics projects.

Hull and Machinery Damage Surveys

Insurance claim surveys. Owner condition reports.


“Eric is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is highly professional, knowledgeable and communicates continually though the course of any projects he is engaged on. I highly recommended his services.

Blair Ferguson
Operations Manager, Bhagwan Marine

“Eric is an exceptionally experienced marine surveyor who goes above and beyond to assist his clients. A pleasure to work with, I highly recommend Eric for all of your valuation and Survey needs!"

Ty Jenkins
Marine and Rail Plant Superintendent
McConnell Dowell

Hastings Marine and Engineering