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Useful Links for Seasteading Business

If you would like to establish a business or community on an ocean-going vessel, but have little to no maritime experience, your first port of call should probably be a ship management service.

 

Ship Management

 

Intermanager – http://www.intermanager.org/
International trade association of shipmanagement industry

 

V.Ships – http://www.vships.com/portal/site/shipman/
“World’s largest supplier of ship management and marine outsourcing services”

 

V.Ships Leisure – http://www.vshipsleisure.com/portal/site/leisure/
“Largest supplier of management and outsourcing services to the maritime leisure industry”

 

V.Group – http://www.vgrouplimited.com/portal/site/vships/
Parent company of V.Ships

 

International Shipping Partners – http://www.isp-usa.com/
Dedicated passengership manager

 

COLUMBIA Shipmanagement GmbH (Germany) – http://www.csm-d.com

 

COLUMBIA Shipmanagement Ltd. (Cyprus) – http://www.columbia-shipmanagement.com

 

Cruise Advance Jens Huhse – http://www.cruiseadvance.de/

 

Cruiseship Portal: Concessionaires & Shipmanagement Links –
http://www.cruiseshipportal.com/categories/other/concessionaires-shipmanagement.html

 

Maritime Web Portals

 

Lloyd’s List – http://www.lloydslist.com/
“Lloyd’s List’s editorial mission is to provide information, analysis and knowledge for business decision makers in the global shipping community”

 

Infomarin – http://www.infomarin.info/

 

Maritime-Database – http://www.maritime-database.com/

 

Maritime Sun – http://www.maritimesun.com/
Hellenic Shipping Portal

 

Cruise Ship Portal – http://www.cruiseshipportal.com/

 

Cruise Industry News – http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/

 

Ship Brokers

 

Association of Shipbrokers and Agents (USA) – http://www.asba.org/
“ASBA is an independent membership trade association, established in 1934, that brings together member Ship Brokers, Agents  and Affiliates with offices in the United States and Canada”

 

Jon I. Stie Shipbrokers A.S – http://www.stie.no
Norwegian shipbrokers and offshore marine services

 

Cruise Ships for Sale and Charter

 

Ships4ever.com – http://ships4ever.com/

 

Work Boats International – http://www.workboatsinternational.com/cruise-ships-for-sale.html

 

The Yacht Market – http://www.theyachtmarket.com/static/boattype_cruise__passenger_ship_1.html#

 

Ship Finance

 

DVB Bank – http://www.dvbbank.com/en/solutions/shipping/index.html

 

Nordea – http://www.nordea.com/

 

KfW IPEX-Bank – http://www.kfw-ipex-bank.de/ipex/en/Business_Sectors/Shipping/index.jsp

 

Deutsche Schiffsbank – https://www.schiffsbank.commerzbank.de/en/home_1/homepage_3.html

 

Credit Agricole CIB: Shipping Finance –
http://www.ca-cib.com/business-lines/credit-agricole-cib-an-inescapable-player-in-shipping-finance.htm

 

BNP Paribas: Shipping Finance –
http://cib.bnpparibas.com/Products-services/Financing-your-business/Shipping-Finance/page.aspx/159

 

Den Norske Bank: Shipping, Offshore & Logistics
https://www.dnb.no/en/corporate/industry-expertise/shipping.html

 

HSH Nordbank: Shipping –
http://www.hsh-nordbank.de/en/homekundenbereiche/shippingkunden/profilshippingkunden/shippingkunden_1.jsp

 

Marine Money – http://www.marinemoney.com/

 

Financial Times: Shipping News – http://www.ft.com/intl/companies/shipping

 

Tufton Oceanic – http://www.tuftonoceanic.com/
“Fund management firm for the maritime, energy related and the wider global transportation and infrastructure sectors”

 

Ship Finance Business Directories:
http://www.infomarin.info/compe/finance.shtml
http://www.maritimesun.com/news/shipping-world/management/ship-finance/banks
http://www.maritime-database.com/activity.php?aid=26

 

Legal Services

 

Norton Rose: Shipping http://www.nortonrose.com/expertise/shipping/

 

Holman Fenwick Willan: Ship Finance- http://www.hfw.com/services/ship-finance

 

Holman Fenwick Willan: Shipping – http://www.hfw.com/sectors/shipping

 

Holman Fenwick Willan: Cruise – http://www.hfw.com/sectors/travel,-cruise-and-leisure

 

Offshore Accommodation Vessels

 

Intership Ltd – http://www.barges.com/
Offshore accommodation barges

 

Sanderson Maritime – http://www.sandersonmaritime.com
Shallow water accommodation barges

 

SEATEL Offshore Hotel – http://www.seateloffshore.co.uk/

 

ALMACO Floating Accommodation http://www.almaco.cc/business_segments/floating_accommodation
Includes apartments, offices, shopping malls and luxury hotels

 

Workboats International http://www.workboatsinternational.com/accommodation-work-barge-floating-hotels-for-sale-charter.html
List of accommodation vessels for sale

 

Derrick Offshore – http://www.deroff.com/offshore-accommodation-units.html
“World’s leading international shipbroker specialising in the offshore energy and subsea cable industries”

 

Prosafe – http://www.prosafe.com/
“World’s leading owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation and service rigs”

 

Floatel International – http://www.floatel.se/Home__.html
“Owns and operates two DP [dynamic positioning] semi-submersible accommodation vessels”

 

Equinox Offshore Accommodation Ltd – http://www.equinoxnrg.com/
Accommodation and Repair Vessel (ARV) that functions as a floating accommodation, work platform and logistics support facility

 

Jon I. Stie Shipbrokers A.S – http://www.stie.no/stie/vessels_for_sale/barges__1
List of basic flat-top barges

 

Jon I. Stie Shipbrokers A.S – http://www.stie.no/stie/positions_availabilities/flattop_barges/coastels_flotels
List of Coastels and Flotels

 

Retrofitting

 

ALMACO – http://www.almaco.cc/
Provider of accommodation and food handling systems

 

V.Delta – http://www.vdelta.net/
Passengership conversion and refurbishment

 

Further Education

 

Cambridge Academy of Transport Distance Learning Courses – http://www.catz.co.uk/distance/

 

Interesting Ideas

 

http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/hotelier-of-sea.html
Article about converting decommissioned oil rigs into offshore luxury hotels

 

Post on the Institute’s blog about an oil rig for sale in the North Sea

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Posted on June 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm

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