Basil M Karatzas Obtains Certified Marine Surveyor (CMS) Qualification

Adding to credential list of ABV, ASA, and FICS, Basil M Karatzas achieves CMS by the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS)



New York City, January 28th, 2020 - Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co., a New York-based vessel appraisal, shipping finance and ship-brokerage firm, is pleased to announce that Mr. Basil M Karatzas, Founding Partner & CEO of the firm, has recently achieved the Certified Marine Surveyor (CMS) qualification by the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS), having fulfilled all educational, ethics and exam requirements.


Upon achieving the new accreditation, Mr. Karatzas stated: “We are thrilled having obtained the Certified Marine Surveyor accreditation and becoming a formal member of NAMS. The new accreditation, in addition to our holding the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the AICPA and the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) for Machinery & Technical Specialties qualifications, allows us to serve our clients in our marine appraisal and marine surveying practice with deeper insight and confidence, both for valuation of shipping assets but also valuation of shipping companies. We have performed more than 5,000 bespoke marine asset appraisals and valuations, and personally have undertaken condition survey reports for a diverse range marine assets such as DP2 diving support vessels, self-discharge vessels, cement carriers, and several inland and ocean-going assets in the Jones Act market. Our aim is to provide a full range of advisory services in the marine industry, and ensure that our clients can depend on us for well-educated and insightful advice when it comes to investments in the shipping industry. Our credentials and accreditations, including requirements of complying with perspective Codes of Ethics and maintaining continuous education standards, clearly set us apart from our competitors.”