The Ship Valuer's Handbook
This publication is a guide to the appraisal of ships within their own Class and within their trade.
This publication is a guide to the ship valuation process. It outlines the role of a ship valuer and emphasises the importance of the criteria of assignment. The handbook also discusses each stage of the valuation process, explaining the principles of valuing ships, types of valuation and the terminology used, research and data collection, conducting the valuation and producing the certificate of valuation and the valuation report.
Modern shipping rarely exceeds a working life of more than 30–40 years. The true economic life of most modern ships is probably 20–25 years until such time as technology or economics overtake them and they head to the breakers’ yards.
No matter what the age, size, condition or trade, every ship still has a value. Early insurers of cargo saw the intrinsic value of the hulls carrying their goods and this led to the development of hull insurance against the ‘perils of the sea’. As this market matured, so did the need for reliable appraisals of a ship’s value.
This book provides a methodical approach to the appraisal of ships within their own class and within their trade using statistical and historical data as working tools but, most importantly, recognising the intended use of the valuation.
The introductory chapter outlines the role of a ship valuer and highlights the importance of the criteria of assignment, which is the underlying foundation of all valuations. Among other things, it protects the valuer against improper use of their valuation and against legal action in disputes over the ship’s value.
Subsequent chapters discuss each stage of the valuation process, explaining the principles of valuing ships, types of valuation and the terminology used, research and data collection, conducting the valuation and producing the certificate of valuation and the valuation report.
Valuing requires years of practical experience, but it is hoped that this publication will support valuers with useful advice and information.
Part 1: An Introduction to Valuing Ships
Part 2: The Principles of Valuing Ships
Part 3: Types of Valuations and Terminology Used
Part 4: Research and Data Collection
Part 5: Conducting the Valuation
Part 6: The Certificate of Valuation and the Valuation Report
Appendix I: Valuation Graph (Typical)
Appendix II: Valuation Work Sheet
Appendix III: Ship’s Certificate of Valuation for Insurance (Sample)
Appendix IV: Ship Valuation Report for Finance Security Purposes (Sample)
Appendix V: Certificate of Valuation for Small Ships/Fishing Vessels for Insurance Purposes (Sample)
Appendix VI: Small Ships/Fishing Vessels’ Valuation Report for Finance Security Purposes (Sample)
Appendix VII: Valuation for Bonding Purpose (Sample)
Appendix VIII: Fleet Valuation Summary for New Ships (Sample)
Appendix IX: Fleet Valuation Summary for Existing Ships (Sample)
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- Number of Pages:
- Published Date:
- March 2020
- Binding Format:
- Book Height:
- 245 mm
- Book Width:
- 187 mm
- 0.3 kg