VE operates and maintains a fleet of four commercially surveyed research vessels (three less than two years old). The vessels have been surveyed for inshore and offshore work and range from 6-9m and with crane capacity, which enable operations in shallow or deep, closed and open waters. Vessels are also equipped for comfortable (wet weather) personnel transportation. All vessels are available 24/7 wet hire with Coxswain and crew, or dry hire if appropriate hire agreement conditions are met. All vessels are road transportable via a four tonne Hino dual cab flat tray also with one tonne crane capacity.

VE vessels operate under a Safety Management System (SMS). The MSQ approved SMS is part of VE HSEQ system and has also been audited by several clients. The objectives of the SMS are to provide for safe practices in vessel operation and a safe working environment in addition to establishing safeguards against all identified risks and continuously improve the safety management skills of personnel ashore and on-board the vessel.

The following vessel specifications apply:






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The three vessels are 8m aluminium open plate with 200kg crane capacity in 2D survey with capacity for eight plus two POB inshore, in addition to 2C with capacity for four plus two POB offshore. The vessels are all weather with enclosed cabin fitted with a galley/mess room including sink, with the addition of a separate toilet. Sleeping capacity is available for overnight stays. The large 3m work deck has a removable side for ease of equipment access and clear work area at the aft end. Powered by twin Honda 150hp outboards the vessels are trailer transportable. ReVision is additionally fitted with a folding aluminium cover over the work deck for all weather protection. Vessels have a cruising speed of 20 to 25k and maximum speed of 30 to 35k. Safety features include fitting with life rafts (RFD), 2 x VHF, Echo, GPS and plotters. All three vessels are less than three years old.

Aqua Vision


The smaller 5.8m aluminium open plate four year old vessel powered by a single Honda 150hp is well suited for manoeuvring in estuaries and creeks as well as the open water. With a restricted 2C (not more than 50nm from the coast) the vessel is registered for 5 POB. Cruising speed is 25 to 30k and maximum speed is 35 to 40k. Safety features include fitting with 2 x VHF, Echo, GPS and plotters. A fold down canopy allows all weather work conditions.