Des Kearns

Australian Des Kearns was born in Sydney 4th August 1944. Educated at Epping Boys High School and King Edward Nautical College, UK. He is a professional mariner and author. He immigrated to Canada in 1972; moved to Singapore in 1988; currently resides in Thailand.


⦁ Certificate of Competency as Master Mariner. CCG Certificate #12677V
⦁ Member of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners.
⦁ Member International Institute of Marine Surveyors UK. #K180
⦁ Member Singapore Institute of Marine Arbitrators (SIArb). UK Associate.

Summary Experience.

Circumnavigation of the World Under Sail – 1962 to 1968.
Author: World Wanderer – 100,000 Miles Under Sail
Condition and Valuation Surveys of Asia’s better yachts since 1988.
Master: Ocean-going Tugs and Drillships in the offshore oil and gas sector.
Principal Surveyor with the Noble Denton World Wide Group – Marine & Engineering Consultants and Surveyors. Postings in London, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. Marine Warranty Surveyor on behalf of Oil Majors. Specialist at emplacement of the world’s largest oil structures.