Buying or selling your vessel should be straightforward, but very often isn’t.  There are many legal traps for the unwary or inexperienced, including:

  • the Commonwealth Shipping Register
  • the Personal Property Securities Register
  • Commonwealth and State Registration
  • Survey and inspections
  • Unfair contracts

We have acted in many vessel sales and purchases, from multi-million dollar commercial vessels to recreational yachts.  Every transaction has the potential to result in loss or disappointment, and having experienced maritime lawyers in your corner will remove the stress and risk from your transaction.

We also have extensive experience in chartering, from single voyage charters for the export of bulk commodities through to bareboat chartering for domestic commercial vessel operations.

Whatever your transactional needs, we have the expertise and experience to ensure that is smooth sailing.

Contact us to arrange a consultation.