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About us

Our Team of Surveyors & Consultants are comprised of highly skilled, experienced and internationally qualified; boat builders, masters, marine engineers and project managers.

Our combined 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…

For you piece of mind and for all your marine surveying or consultancy requirements we have you covered.

We are Vanuatu’s MOST qualified masters, boat builders, boat repair specialists and marine surveyors.

Director: Gary Vasconcellos (AssocIIMS), New Zealand and South Africa qualified boat builder, Yachtmaster Ocean (COC). 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 South African 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 South Africa Gary began the construction of his first yacht. 5 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 as founder and director of 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.

Partner: Justin Jenkin (MCA Master of Yachts 3000 gt)

Justin grew up sailing and captaining boats and yachts of all descriptions. Justin’s maritime career has spanned over 20 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 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.

In addition to surveying for MS&CV and the IYB, Justin handles the day to day operations of his two other marine business: Yacht Services Vanuatu and the Port Vila Boatyard

Justin coordinates the repair and maintenance of commercial vessels, yachts and other craft on a daily basis. As a result of this he has the most comprehensive level of actual experience in vessel repair and maintenance available in the country.

It’s clear to see that the combination of skills and experience that Gary, Justin bring to the table is what sets them apart from the rest.

Marine Surveyors & Consultants Vanuatu are always on standby and ready to respond, 24/7, to assist you throughout Vanuatu and abroad.


Gary Vasconcellos – AssocIIMS (Dip) Ship Surveying and Yacht & Small Craft

Cell: +678 775 0795 OR


Justin Jenkin – MCA (Master of Yachts 3000 gt / IYB Surveyor)

Cell: +678 771 9174

OR simply e-mail us by clicking the icon at the top right of our site, one of our surveyors will respond right away.