Ship Valuations

Ship Valuations

Many Sale & Purchase Shipbrokers have built up a sufficiently good reputation for their services to be engaged to act as Ship Valuers. There are several purposes for which an independent expert opinion of a ship’s value at a specific time may be required such as:

  • Law cases and arbitration.
  • General Average (where the ship’s value is needed to determine the owner’s contribution to the Average settlement).
  • Salvage awards. Insurance claims.
  • An independent check when the purchase is being made by a government.
  • Revaluing assets in a company’s accounts.

Such Ship Valuations establish the market value at a particular time and should not be confused with a survey. The Ship Valuations given by Sale & Purchase Shipbrokers are always given with the qualification that it is assumed the vessel is in good trading condition appropriate to her age.

Ship Sale & Purchase Market

Ship Valuation is by no means easy because, although Ship Sale & Purchase Market fluctuates like the freight market, it is seldom that two ships are identical. Giving an expert opinion, therefore, which will not be demolished under cross-examination requires a high degree of expertise.