Marine and Engineering Surveyors and Consultants

About us

In 2014 Des Kearns Marine Surveyors Sdn. Bhd. reopened in Thailand as Des Kearns & Associates Co., Ltd.

During our Thirty-Two years in the Marine Survey business our principal lesson learnt is that surveyors must adapt to constantly changing technology. Today we believe it is no longer possible for a single surveyor to cover it all.

Therefore we have restructured to include a team of independent experienced Associates all of whom have a proven track record and whose collective skills cover a wider range of the marine industry to better serve our Clients.

About our Associates
Capt. Des Kearns - Senior Consultant

Capt. Des Kearns

Senior Consultant

Certificate of Competency as Master Mariner. (Master Class 1)
Member of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners.
Member International Institute of Marine Surveyors (#K180)
Singapore Institute of Marine Arbitrators (SIArb). UK Associate Member.
Circumnavigation of the World Under Sail
Condition and Valuation Surveys of Asia’s better yachts since 1988.
Principal Surveyor with the Noble Denton World Wide Group. Postings in London, Singapore and Abu Dhabi.
Master: Commercial Ships to 492,000 tons displacement.


Experience & Qualifications

Capt Luigi Gargiulo - Malaysia

Capt Luigi Gargiulo


Italian Merchant Marine Master Class 2
Naval Architecture Certificate Lloyds Maritime Academy
Diploma in Marine Surveying with accreditations in Super Yacht Surveying from
North West Kent College and Lloyds Maritime Academy.
Certificate in Marine Accident Investigation from Maritime Training Academy. Member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects. M-RINA.
MECAL (UK MCA Certification Agency) Authorized Surveyor
Composite Laminate Ultrasound Inspections
Worldwide sailing on large yachts

Capt. Graeme Lawrence – UK & Palma de Mallorca

Capt. Graeme Lawrence

UK & Palma de Mallorca

MCA Master IV 3000 GRT.
ISM and DPA auditors course.
ISPS code Ship and Port Facility modules.
Recently completed a circumnavigation of the world as Master of a 52 metre Feadship Super Yacht.
Proven track record in Asian region. Global voyaging. Project management large yachts in Mediterranean, USA and Asian regions. Capt. Lawrence brings a wealth of much needed Super Yacht experience.

Capt. Jory Lord – Thailand

Capt. Jory Lord


Commercial Unlimited Tonnage Certificate of Competency.
Salvage specialist.
Yacht and ship builder with wide ranging experience in vessel restoration, refit and conversion projects.
Worldwide experience in tall ships voyaging.

Sir Ian Collett,  Bt., - UK

Sir Ian Collett, Bt.,


Director – Ward & McKenzie (Yacht Consultants) Limited. UK.
Formerly practicing as a solicitor specialising in Marine matters. Merged his consultancy firm with Ward & McKenzie UK in 1997.
A wealth of knowledge on yacht conveyancing, ownership structures, VAT and Project Co-ordination. Ward & McKenzie are also an international marine survey business specialising in the large yacht market.

Mick Kealy

Mick Kealy

The electrical and electronic side of shipbuilding and maintenance is the fastest developing aspect of ship building, refit and maintenance. Mick Kealy is one of the pioneering electrical contractors in the Asian region.
Knowledge and experience of modern electrical and electronic systems in today’s ever more complex yachts. Ocean sailing experience.

Kanchala Krissadaraksa (Ked)

Kanchala Krissadaraksa (Ked)

Eight years as Project Co-coordinator on large yacht building projects.
Consultant for contracts and Thai Law relating to yachts and marine survey practices.

Kotchaphan Kuapanit (Joo)

Kotchaphan Kuapanit (Joo)

Degree in Accountancy Bangkok University. Eight years Accountant in large yacht projects.


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Contact information


Krabi Boat Lagoon. 181/3 Moo 2 Talingchan.
Nuea Klong. Krabi 81130. Thailand

Phone numbers:
(66) 8 48468869 (English)

(66) 8 6906-2004 (Thai)