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Maintaining the highest level of integrity, McGuire Maritime has developed a clientele list for both newbuildings and the sale and purchase of existing ships. 

"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."



McGuire Maritime provides chartering services in shipping sectors where we hold particular knowledge. Examples are Antarctic shipping, roll-on/roll-off, and break bulk cargo carried on multipurpose carriers.

We are happy to consider other market sectors where we can add value to your needs through our particular operational knowledge.

We bring to chartering our extensive fleet knowledge and network of owners and brokers to identify vessels that are able to serve the required purpose. We can also access other resources to source vessels, such as the HIS Seaweb database of all registered vessels and owners. We present options to our clients to consider, including preliminary commercial terms.

McGuire Maritime can also assist clients by using industry knowledge during charter party negotiations. If required, we can provide recommendations on the counteroffers that can be made to ensure the best deal for you. We work to ensure that mutually agreed positions can be established.

Examples of our work include:

  • 3-year charter of the MV Liekut to Searoad Shipping
  • 110-day charter of the BigLift Shipping vessel MV Happy Dragon to the Australian Antarctic Division (2021/22)
  • 110-day charter of the ice breaker MPIV AIVIQ to the Australian Antarctic Division (2021/22)
  • 100-Day charter of the MPV Everest to the Australian Antarctic Division (2020/21)

Sales & Purchase

Whether you are looking to sell or purchase a vessel, McGuire Maritime is able to assist.
Sale and purchase may include second-hand tonnage or newbuildings. Once again, McGuire Maritime uses its global network of owners, shipbuilders and operators to find the correct match for clients.

We are able to identify suitable yards for all newbuilding projects. With experience ranging from 24m aquaculture support vessels through to 210m Ro/Ro vessels, we ensure that your project is paired with the most appropriate shipyard.

Examples of transactions we have assisted with include:

  • Sale of the Searoad Marsey (second hand)
  • Sale of two fish farm tenders (newbuildings)
  • Sale of the Searoad Tamar (second hand)

“Over a number of years, Chris McGuire has partnered with Braemar ACM Shipbroking in delivering maritime consultancy services to clients. With participation involving development and delivery of training at management team level as well as direct interaction with client teams, Chris has delivered a high level of professionalism and strong interpersonal skills.”


Reliable and honest brokerage services.

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide clients with insights into the market, our knowledge of operations and the time we take in the understanding of the client’s business needs.