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Friday, June 9th, 2017

A man and his dog and new coveralls

Martin Ottaway has been providing vessel appraisal services to various clients in not only the Maritime Industry but also to Financial Institutions, Investment Groups, Governments, Insurance companies and many others for well over a century.

 

Our in-house vessel appraisal data and resources date back to the late eighteen hundreds with the older data being maintained in journals and hand written ledgers and the newer (1980’s) information in electronic data sheet form.

A typical ship valuation project for Martin Ottaway would be a client requesting the current market value for a maritime asset or asking for the value of a piece of equipment at a date sometime in the past.

 

However in several recent matters we have been asked to use the appraisal resources we maintain to provide statistical data and trends in ship sales over specific time frames.  Not only has this been related to the cost of ships but also to the various vessel characteristics of ships, such as flag, country of construction, classification society and others.

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Recently we were contacted by the son of a past client of Martin & Ottaway from the 1960’s and 1970’s.

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Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Vessel Face-Lift

 

Bayonne Dry Dock & Repair Corp

April 7, 2015

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Friday, October 3rd, 2014

M&O Jeep Fleet

In 1994, M&O leased the then new Jeep Grand Cherokee, with miles per gallon in the 17 mile range.

 

Twenty years later M&O has returned to the Jeep brand with the leasing of the new "Eco Diesel" Jeep Grand Cherokee, which can get some 33 miles per gallon on the highway.

 

 

Stephanie Khadam-Hir of the Freehold Jeep dealership handing over the keys to our new Jeeps

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Friday, September 12th, 2014

N.S. Savannah

M&O took a picture of the N.S. Savannah while at an adjacent pier in Canton Marine Terminal, Baltimore on a recent survey:

 

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Congratulations to Yank Marine and NY Waterway on the rolling out of the hull of the passenger vessel P.V. Molly Pitcher on August 25, 2014.

 

 

M&O provides construction supervision and attended on behalf of Owners.  We caught the roll out on video too:

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Ocean Township Elementary School Science Fair

 

 

Anthony Torchia and Niall Tantrum man the Martin & Ottaway model display at the school science fair on January 28, 2014.  The models were all constructed by the Martin & Ottaway model making subsidiary.

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Day of the Seafarer June 25, 2013

This year's theme for Day of the Seafarer is Faces of the Sea. It is a natural evolution from last yearʼs successful theme of ʻIt came by sea and I canʼt live without itʼ. Fundamentally it moves the theme to bringing the campaign back to the unsung heroes of shipping – the seafarers themselves and literally spotlights the human face of shipping and the sacrifices that seafarers make.

 

Like in previous years, participation will be key to the success of this campaign, which invites you to voice your support using social media. read more »

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Port Engineers of New York Golf Outing

The Martin & Ottaway foursome consisting of Carl, Joe, Padriag and David were successful in their attempt to win the Russ Magna 2011 Annual Golf Outing held at Apple Ridge Country Club, Mahwah, NJ, on September 12, 2011.  The winning putter is shown below:

 

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