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Basil M Karatzas Obtains Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV) Certification by AICPA

Updated: Apr 16, 2022


Basil M Karatzas Obtains Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV) Qualification by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

New York City, January 10th, 2020 - Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co., a New York-based shipping finance and ship-brokerage firm, is pleased to announce that Mr. Basil M Karatzas, CEO & President of the firm, has recently achieved the Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV) certification by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), having fulfilled all educational, ethics and exam requirements. Further to the qualification, Mr. Karatzas as an ABV credential holder, has also become a member of the AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Section.

Upon receiving the credential, Mr Karatzas stated: “We are thrilled having obtained the ABV accreditation and becoming formal members of the Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) of AICPA. The new accreditation, in addition to our holding the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) for Machinery & Technical Specialties qualification, allows us to serve our clients in our marine appraisal practice with deeper insight and confidence, both for valuation of shipping assets but also valuation shipping companies. We expect to be building upon our credentials further with more accreditations in the very near future, setting us further ahead from our competitors, in order to provide full coverage for marine survey and marine appraisals for inland and brown-water Jones Act assets to international shipping and complex offshore energy and offshore wind assets.”

About Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.:

Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co. is a New York-based shipping finance, marine survey & marine appraisals and ship-brokerage firm with international clientele in the tanker, dry bulk, offshore, containership and fishing vessel markets, both for ocean-going vessels and also “Brown Water” and Jones Act tonnage. More than 5,000 ship valuations and marine surveys have been undertaken by the firm, and mandates have included acting as Liquidation Trustee for the judicial sale of shipping assets by the High Court of the Republic of Marshall Islands. More info can be found at

For more information, please contact:

Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.

c/o Mr Basil M Karatzas

One World Financial Center, 23rd Floor

200 Liberty Street

New York, NY 10281

+1 212 380 3700

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