Our Services

US Shipbrokers is a competitive passenger vessel broker. Our expertise is derived from years of executive service & ownership in the Cruise & Ferry Industry. Unlike all conventional brokers, we bring an operational clarity and understanding to all of our clients needs. Our relationship does not end with the sale or charter of a vessel. With our knowledge, US Shipbrokers has developed a diverse network of world wide contacts in all areas of the passenger vessel industry. This is why we have been among the few brokers to have had the privilege to serve both the U.S. and Foreign Governments in their passenger vessel needs. Both for short term emergency needs to long term pre-planned requirements of passenger transport services. In this regard, we are proud to be marketing Fjellstrand Catamarans in the North & South American Hemisphere. This high-tech Norwegian ship builder was established in 1928 and has produced the highest quality of passenger and non-passenger vessels ever since.Today, we are able to provide our clients with total marine management and consultancy for all of their maritime needs. We are happy to provide you with references to many of our well known Governmental and Non-Governmental clients

Sale & Purchase

Our vast Sale & Purchase experience goes beyond that of conventional brokers, as our team has knowledge of both sides of the equation. The principals of US Shipbrokers has more than two decades of ship owning and ship operational experience behind them and today still consults on passenger vessel operations. We therefore understand the complexities involved and thereby give an unparallel view of the entire transaction. This is why we have been privileged to serve as brokers and consultants for start up cruise and ferry lines as well as assisting large established passenger vessel operators in acquiring clients for their retiring tonnage in emerging markets. Our clear understanding of the entire transaction and its needs beyond, is what sets us apart from all others.


US Shipbrokers involvement in the passenger charter market has included emergency housing charters that has received World Wide attention. We have had the privilege to serve both the US and Foreign governments including the U.N. in their passenger vessel needs, both in short term emergency housing to pre-planned operational lines. We have acted on behalf of owners on charters around the world and thereby understand what type of charter party would be best suited for each particular charter. Passenger vessel charters are often complex transactions that requires the experience and attention that US Shipbrokers knowledgeable team will guide our clients thru.


We have an integrated team of consultants and marketing professionals that know how to get results.

The principals have Master Degrees in Business and Marketing and an extensive experience from corporate functions as well as consulting. With a combined experience in shipping spanning over 60 years, we can assist in the presentation, economics and research of any new maritime venture...

Crisis Management
We specialize in crisis assistance and management. The principals have years of experience in the passenger ship operation, sale and charter. as well as the crisis handling aspect. This experience dates back to the “Scandinavian Star” fire where one of the principals where in the midst of the insurance settlement management task force, appointed to compensate passengers for loss of life, vehicles and personal belongings.
We have assisted the Federal Emergency Administration and state emergency authorities to assist in housing and continued business after the hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, to sustain operation for two Universities. Two cruise ship where chartered to accommodate housing for students and staff in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Surveys and appraisals
We have technical and market monitoring personnel that can perform a professional buyers survey or appraisal for your vessel.

Insurance Claims
Having years of experience from insurance and ship operations, we can assist you in any insurance matter. We have worked closely with US Insurance companies as well as European companies, and can assist in the technical and economic aspect of a loss.

Ship Management
US Shipbrokers work with several reputable ship management companies and can assist in selection and contract negotiation to get the best fit for your operation. We can also provide you with management services as well as consult in establishing your own ship management department through our affiliated company, US Shipmanagers, LLC