The Team at Marine Surveyors & Consultants Vanuatu are comprised of highly skilled, experienced and internationally qualified; boat builders, masters, marine engineers and project managers.
Our Maritime Qualifications include: Certified Boat builders New Zealand and South Africa, Diploma in Yacht and Small Craft Surveying (IIMS), Diploma in Ship Surveying (IIMS), MCA Master of Yachts 3000 gt (UK) , RYA and SAMSA Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean certification and more…
We are fully qualified masters, boat builders, boat repair specialists and marine surveyors.
For you piece of mind and for all your marine surveying or consultancy requirements we have you covered.
Managing Partner: Gary Vasconcellos (IIMS)
Gary is a New Zealand accredited and South African qualified boat builder. Gary holds two diplomas from the IIMS for Yachts and Small Craft (Hons) and IIMS Diploma for Commercial Ship Surveying.
Gary’s background at sea comes from his days in the navy as a radio officer. After his mandatory term of service Gary sailed off to the Caribbean as crew aboard a small yacht. Upon returning to his home country, South Africa Gary began the construction of his first yacht. Five years on and several more builds later, in 1988, he embarked on a global voyage.
Gary settled in Vanuatu in 1996. In addition to his role at Marine Surveyors & Consultants Vanuatu Gary owns Vanuatu’s top joinery and boat building /yacht repair business, Southern Cross Creations.
Gary’s expert knowledge and experience in the field of timber and composite boat building and repair is significant, he is without doubt the region’s finest craftsman and marine expert.
Managing Partner: Justin Jenkin (Assoc.IIMS)
Justin grew up sailing and managing boats and yachts of all descriptions. Justin’s maritime career has spanned over 25 years. He has worked as captain and engineer on a variety of commercial vessels including sport-fishers, passenger vessels and day charter vessels. Justin then moved over to the large yacht industry and spent 10 full years as captain and engineer on a variety of Superyachts (both Sail & Power)
Justin’s knowledge and experience obtained from his career as captain in the large yacht industry brings another specialist set of skills to further compliment our company.
This experience covers: large yacht surveying, large yacht operations, management, a high level of marine engineering knowledge and large yacht new build and refit management.
Justin is also the regional surveyor for the International Yacht Bureau. The International Yacht Bureau (IYB) is an independent, third‐party organization with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the marine environment.
Justin coordinates the repair and maintenance of commercial vessels, yachts and other craft on a daily basis.
Marine Surveyors & Consultants Vanuatu are always on standby and ready to respond, 24/7, to assist you throughout Vanuatu and Worldwide.
Gary Vasconcellos – AssocIIMS (Dip) Ship Surveying and Yacht & Small Craft
Cell: +678 775 0795
Justin Jenkin – MCA Master of Yachts 3000 gt / AssocIIMS / IYB Surveyor)
Cell: +678 771 9174 (24/7)
OR simply e-mail us by clicking the icon at the top right of our site, one of us will respond right away.