Service Offering

 

Surveys

Whether you require an inspection for financing, insurance, pre-purchase, risk management, loss control or estate/portfolio management purposes, our marine surveyors will capably meet your needs. Backgrounds rich in both education and experience mean we know our way around just about anything that floats.


Our professional surveyors conduct all varieties of inspections, including:

  • General Condition
  • On /Off Charter
  • Vessel and/or Cargo Damage
  • Proper Repair
  • New Construction Progress and Completion
  • Trip and Tow

We inspect all types of marine assets, floating and land-based, such as:

  • Inland River, Ocean-Going and Great Lakes tugs and barges of all varieties
  • Cargo Ships
  • Luxury Motor Yachts
  • Dredges
  • Dump Scows
  • Cruise Ships
  • Ferries
  • Floating Casinos
  • Ports and Harbors
  • Marinas
  • Repair and Fleeting Facilities

We can be anywhere. Our surveyors have looked at vessels and property throughout the Continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and around the globe, including the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.

 

Appraisals

Accurate, thorough, reliable, fair and professional. Our clients know they can count on us for appraisals that are all that and more.


Marine assets are unique and serve a wide variety of purposes. As such, we take the time to examine the characteristics, conditions and circumstances relative to all equipment or property we value. Using the information collected, we consider multiple standard approaches to valuation and ultimately apply the method or methods that deliver the most complete, most accurate values for a particular asset.


We effectively analyze market and industry trends, past and current, and understand the regulations and factors that affect the value of marine assets. Based on those factors, we develop a reasonable picture of future trends and thereby realistically forecast the future values of your assets. That helps you make more informed decisions when it comes to managing your marine portfolio.


Our lead appraiser, Keith Weber, is an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). No valuation leaves our doors without first receiving his stamp of approval. Having valued over $10 billion worth of equipment and with an extensive background in finance, he has the competence to deliver appraisals our clients can count on.

 

Brokerage

North American Marine Consultants is the logical choice for brokerage services when it comes to marine assets, floating and land-based alike. By keeping close connections to people in all levels of the industry, from small fleeting and transportation operations to global shipping companies, we know who is looking for equipment, what they want, and who has that equipment available.


We arrange a variety of transactions, such as sale/purchase, lease/charter, fleeting services or fleet management for all types of vessels including:

  • Towboats / tugboats
  • Commercial, utility, supply and fleeting vessels
  • Dredging equipment
  • Barges
  • Dry Docks

At North American Marine Consultants, we approach every transaction with our client's best interest in focus. We examine each client's unique requirements and strive to match the right vessels, equipment, and services with the right end users. We present our clients with their best options and negotiate the best deals possible on their behalf, adjusting transaction structures to take advantage of present and future market conditions.


Our comprehensive strategy means our clients can rest assured with 100% confidence in their ultimate decision.

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