Together we discuss your requirements. After inspection of your vessel, we will advise you on the sales price.
Step 2: Advice
Our consulting services include the entire landscape of our inland shipping industry. We’re glad to advise you on financing, pricing, purchase and anything else.
Step 3: Search
In consultation with you, we advertise or search within and outside our own international network for the right buyer or vessel. Our extensive network in the shipping industry ensures maximum exposure so you’ll always find your match.
Step 4: Inspection
As soon as a potential client or vessel has been found, we make an appointment for inspection with all parties concerned.
Step 5: Negotiations
After a positive inspection, the prospective buyer submits a purchase proposal. We will advise you throughout the entire negotiations. A solid, well thought through negotiation strategy can make or break a deal. After an offer is accepted, further arrangements are made, such as condition on delivery, delivery period, financing period, any other arrangements.
Step 6: Surveys
After financing is confirmed by the buyer’s bank, appointments are made for the various surveys of the vessel on offer:
The loss adjustment agency arranges the required technical survey of the hull
The Dutch Shipping Inspectorate or the loss adjustment agency carries out the safety survey in all accessible areas of the vessel
An independent valuer draws up a complete report of the vessel
An inspection body assesses the vessel’s moving parts (main engine, bow thrusters, generators, etc.) to gain a perspective of the condition of the engines.
Step 7: Civil-law notary
Once all surveys have been completed and the agreement has been reached, an appointment is made with the civil-law notary in the Netherlands. The deed of transfer of title and the mortgage deed drawn up by the civil-law notary are signed at their office. At this point the sale or purchase is a fact.
Stap 8: Handling
As soon as all legal matters have been completed, we’ll handle all ship’s papers. At this concluding phase, the following papers are transferred: tonnage certificate, bilge book, certificates, and sailing hours log.
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