Mr David Cannell

Naval Architect and Marine Surveyor

TAE Accreditations

  • Expert Witness


  • Bachelor of Science BSc (Hons) (1969)
  • Member the Royal Institution of Naval Architects MRINA (1969)
  • Chartered Engineer CEng (1970)
  • Fellow of the Yacht Brokers, Designers and Surveyors Association FYBDSA (1974)
  • Member of The Academy of Experts MAE (1988)
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects FRINA (1998)

Expert Witness Snapshot

I have been employed as an Expert in over 150 cases involving craft up to 170 m length, largely involving super and mega yachts, in the High Court, Admiralty Court and County Courts, together with cases in the USA and EU for over 30 years. I have given evidence in Court in over 30 disputes. I have acted as Arbitrator and Mediator and also have provided informal technical settlement advice to parties in various disputes. I have been selected by builders and buyers to provide Expert Determination in technical matters involving the build of new "Megayachts".

I have been appointed by most of the leading marine lawyers in the UK and some abroad.

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