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Established in 1972 David M. Cannell & Associates provide naval architecture, surveying and consultancy services to clients worldwide, ranging from shipyards and vessel owners to Lawyers, Underwriters and Finance Houses.

DMC&A work mainly with craft up to 170m length in steel, aluminium alloy, FRP and timber construction including both pleasure craft (superyachts) and commercial vessels.  Mega and super yachts form a significant part of DMC&A's work.

The range of design services available includes not only design of new vessels but also design for modifications and refits as well as restoration of older vessels.

A significant part of the work undertaken by David involves litigation and in particular Expert Witness services in a wide range of cases in the UK and internationally.  Increasingly, David Cannell is named in new build contracts to provide “Expert Determination” on any technical matters in dispute during the build, or after the build, or refit of vessels – largely super yachts.  Mediation and Arbitration services are also provided.

DMC&A regularly act for owners during new building projects, providing advice and technical services from Specification and Contract stages through overseeing construction to sea trials and Acceptance.

DMC&A surveyors undertake pre-purchase condition surveys on vessels worldwide as well as surveys for insurance, valuations for finance, damage surveys and MCA Certification surveys.

Consulting and technical services include structural and stability assessments both for normal operations and in case of damage and salvage, advice on Classification and MCA Codes of Practice matters and powering and performance prediction.

Principal, David Cannell is a Fellow and Past Chairman of the RINA Small Craft Committee and Past President of the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association.

Address:    3 Bawley House
                    Walter Radcliffe Road
                    Essex, CO7 9FG
                    United Kingdom

Tel:             +44 (0) 1206 823337


Contact:     David Cannell



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