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Safety Management System (SMS) Template for Fleets <35m

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)


Create a Safety Management System for a fleet of vessels by completing the interactive SMS template with pre-written procedures and policies suitable for almost all operations.


SKU: SMS-Fleet Category:


Easy and Intuitive Fleet SMS Creation

For a Fleet of Domestic Commercial Vessels that operate within the same Company

Now you can easily produce a fully-functional SMS for your fleet of vessels in an acceptable format for regulators without the need for expensive consultants.

The Safety Management System (SMS) template for commercial vessels from Ocean Time Marine is an interactive PDF document that guides you through the writing of a safety management system for your domestic commercial vessel operation. All you need to begin is the information already in your head. The template takes care of the rest. Enter details about your vessel, complete a risk register, choose from over 40 pre-written procedures and then print your SMS to maintain safety aboard your vessel and for submission to government regulators. It couldn’t be easier.


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The Interactive SMS template is designed for:

Commercial Fishing
Fishing Charters
Commercial Yachts
Charter Yachts


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Developed Exclusively for Maritime

The Ocean Time Marine SMS template has been developed solely for the maritime industry over the last 10 years, so we understand how the industry operates and the challenges associated with compliance and safety management for vessel operators.

Easy to Use

Makes short-work of developing a fully-functional, tailored SMS for your maritime operation in just a few hours. Simply follow the template, filling in relevant questions about your vessel and operations.

40+ Pre-written Procedures

Select from 40+ operational pre-written procedures, customise them or add new, styled blank pages to copy in existing procedures or draft new ones, ensuring your SMS stays relevant as your operations change.

Prints as a Document

Because the SMS is written via a document-style PDF template, you can easily print it for submission to government agencies or easily extract the document from the software for use digitally such as sharing by email.

Comment & Mark-up Tools

Call Attention to parts of your SMS by using all the tools included in the world’s best PDF document viewer from Adobe®, including commenting tools, drawing tools and all the other Adobe® tools available in latest free version of the Adobe® PDF reader.

“The Software saved me time and money and was very user friendly. The follow up support and info we have received since has been great. I’ve spoken to a few operators since who had stressed about the costs and time involved trying to comply doing it themselves, which makes this so much more worth it. I have and will continue to recommend this to anyone! -Chaz Kennedy | Sea life Charters, Broome WA


The Ocean Time Marine Domestic Commercial Vessel SMS template for fleets is designed in an acceptable format to assist with compliance for state and federal government authorities such as AMSA (NSCV Part E), MNZ, USCG TC and MCA. No need for complicated software, works right out of the free Adobe® Reader.

Additional information

File Type

Interactive PDF Document

Required Software

Minimum Adobe® Reader® DC, We recommend using the latest PDF reader – free from Adobe®

Required Hardware

Mac or PC

Document Version


Licencing Terms

Can be used for any number of vessels operating within the same company.

8 reviews

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Captain James Weston

    I purchased this a week ago, it took me about 2 hours to complete. It’s contains all the 12 elements and complies with the AMSA Part E. I added about 6 of the procedures and downloaded the risk assessment as well as the flip charts and the log book page.
    I needed a SMS to comply for my commercial fishing and fishing charter business, and this has saved me a heap of time and money. I’d definitely recommend it if you don’t have the time or the knowledge to write it.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Martin Randell

    I purchased one if these for my small ferry business.

    We have 2 boats that take around 40 – 80 passengers in Western Australia. 2C vessels.

    This template steered us in the right direction and made sure we were not wasting our time writing something that would not comply with AMSA.
    I’d recommend the product, we purchased in April 2014 and the newsletters keep us informed of any changes to the national system.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Capt Tim Easterlake

    I have a 15m Passenger Charter boat. In 1D, 2C Survey. I have been using the Ocean Time Marine template since February 14. We use the SMS as a crew induction tool as well. They sent us a nice log book and safety flip chart which is useful as well. The Surveyor like’s it which is the main thing!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve Storic

    Hi all,
    Began to do some homework on a SMS I had to comply with, and have completed for AMSA. Turned out, when I had looked on GOOGLE, and on the AMSA Website to look at the SMS sample I began to see it was a large job and not an easy one. I started to call operators to gain more info, then checked out, the best call I made….! I had left a message, and in no time a contact email followed up by a phone call shortly after put my mind to ease. A small fee and a quick download, I was on my way with creating my own SMS. The team were a great help, nothing was too hard for them they even had checked my progress and also added a few pictures into my SMS set up. I have now sent my SMS to AMSA with no problems they have commented on a great sucsess. If you are wanting top service, need any help or guidence along the way these guys are the real deal to go with. The set up had only taken me a few hours to go over and a few small additions and changes it was complete. Their fees are good, I could not have gotten better service for my money. I have already began to pass on Ocean time marine details to other operators here in SA. Thanks Ocean Time Marine for your help and top job, a happy man right here.

    Whyalla Fishing Charters
    Steve Storic
    South Australia

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Justin Gooderham, Southern Cross Catholic College

    Thanks for all of the info and help getting my SMS together. This is something that I would definitely recommend to other schools.

    Justin Gooderham
    Sports Programs Leader

    Southern Cross Catholic College

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matthew Southwick

    Now all my 3 snapper vessels and 4 long line vessels have SMS thanks to you guys.

    Matthew Southwick
    Operations Manager
    The Fiji Fish Marketing Group Ltd.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dan Kennedy

    I purchased the SMS template for a Commercial boat, we have a fishing charter business in QLD. It’s saved me a heap of time to do it this way. I’d recommend it to any other commercial boat operators out there.
    It is a simple system and looks very professional.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Doug Watt Cruise Sydney Harbour (Rhythm Boat)

    I found Oceantime Marine after googling Safety Management System templates on the internet. This has been the best find I have had in a long time. Not only does it provide a very comprehensive SMS template that can be tailored to your particular vessel, the Cloud based Dashboard provides a perfect environment to keep all your statutory information in one place, and provides easy access to all those that need this information.
    Doug Watt
    Cruise Sydney Harbour (Rhythm Boat)

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