Rorison, Kenneth

Marine Surveyors Ltd.
11416 Sycamore Place
Sidney, BC  V8L 5L2

Phone: 250-655-3425
Fax: 250-655-3415


Incorporated in British Columbia February, 1981 – In excess of 7000 files opened to-date for pleasure and commercial vessels for purchase, damage, insurance, appraisals/valuations and supervision of conversions/repairs/refits/restorations/new construction. Portfolio ranges from multi-million dollar yachts having individual values in excess of $25,000,000; construction supervision of a 220’ commercial ferry; down to 20’ sailboats and runabouts.

Kenneth is a Qualified Expert Witness in the Canadian and US Courts. Kenneth has more than 45 years total survey experience in the UK and in Canada with E.K. Wallace & Son (UK) – Surveyor to Germanischer Lloyd; Kingston Marine Technology Ltd., (UK) – Marine Surveyor and Design Consultant. Kenneth has more than 60 years of racing and sailing experience and has been a boat owner for more than 45 years.


Professional Affiliations:

  • The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (Assoc. RINA)
  • The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS-CMS)
  • The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
  • The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC)



  • Hermitage Secondary, Helensburgh, Scotland
  • Keil Boarding School (Secondary), Dunbarton, Scotland
  • James Watt Memorial College, Greenock, Scotland
  • Current Professional Continuing Education Meetings, Seminars, Webinars, etc.


Seven year Apprenticeship with:

  • Wm. Denny and Bros. Ltd., Design Ass’t. Experimental Tank Division
  • McKellar Slipway Boat Builder and Rigger
  • McGruer & Co. Ltd., Yacht Designer and Marine Surveyor