Frequently asked question

Shipselector.com is founded to bring buyers and sellers of professional marine vessels, ship designs and services together. Our goal is to create an international platform for all parties interested in chartering, selling, auctioning or procuring these vessels. Shipselector.com is not a broker. We simply offer an easy to use and secure platform where buyers can browse a wide selection of professional ships, designs and services that registered sellers can offer.
Partially. Without an account, you can browse all offers with limited information. With a free visitor subscription, you are able to do much more. You can view prices and view seller details. Need more? Upgrade to our registered seller account and save your search queries and make use of our network of sellers. If you want to sell your designs or sell/charter/auction a ship you need a Sales account.
Ship Selector aims at the professional marine traffic. The main selection of our offers consists of oil tankers, fishing vessels, tugboats, ferry’s etc. We are not looking for privately owned small ships, speedboats or sailing vessels. If in doubt, please feel free to contact us through our chat service or send us an e-mail at inqueries@shipselector.com.
You need to be a registered user in order to view the broker details of a particular offer. We offer a free registration for this. As soon as you are registered, you can view the contact details of any offer on our website. You can contact the seller yourself. Ship Selector is not a broker and we do not handle any financial or legal transactions.
You need a sales account to sell, auction or charter your ships or sell your designs. We provide several types of sales accounts. You can choose one that suits your needs best. Our Entry level sales account gives you all regular visitor functions and lets you place three offers. You can Upgrade your account anytime you like if you need more placements.
If you want to sell a ship design you can make use of one of the four suggested sales plans.
Yes, it is! You can sell, charter or auction ships AND sell your designs when you subscribe to one of our sales plans.
Yes, you can! You can upgrade or downgrade your subscription any time you like. Simply log in to your account and choose the “subscription” tab in the dropdown menu. Here you can switch to any subscription type you like. When you upgrade, your account is updated immediately to your new subscription type. You pay pro-rata. So, if you upgrade in the middle of the month, you only pay the new monthly fee for half of that month. The next month will be billed in full. When you downgrade, your account will be updated on the first day of the following month.
Yes, you can. Of course, we’d be very sad to see you go, but if you want to cancel, just log in to your account and choose “subscriptions” from the dropdown menu. Here you can find the button “Cancel subscription”. Your subscription will be cancelled at the end of your subscription term.
Yes, you can. If you want to delete your account, you can do so by clicking on the “Delete account” button in the user menu. Please note that all data, including recent offers etc. will be completely deleted. If you want to downgrade to a free plan or cancel your subscription, you can do that here. You won’t be billed anymore but your account will be there in case you need it again in the future.
With a paid buyer account, it’s possible to create a list of favorites. These favorites are stored in your personal account. Also, you are able to create a search profile. You can provide different criteria in your search profile. When a vessel offer is published that matches your search profile, you will be notified immediately by e-mail. Also, can view the latest additions in the search results, three days before the vessel is displayed within the search results of users with a free account.

Furthermore, if a search result doesn’t match any vessels on our website, you are offered to inform our network of brokers of your search query for absolutely free.
No. Ship selector is not a broker. We bring together supply and demand. We do not ask for any additional fees except for your subscription. We’d be grateful when, if you’ve sold/charted/auctioned your vessel with the help of Ship Selector, you would state this when you remove your vessel from our website. That’s all!
A premium offer is a powerful tool to attract more attention to one of your ships or designs. A premium offer will be placed on the homepage and will be shown at the top of any applicable search results. Your premium offer will also be shown when applicable on the vessel detail page.

Example: If you sell a tugboat as a premium offer, your tugboat offer will be displayed first within the search results of visitors that have searched for tugboats. When they click on a tugboat from their search results, your premium offer will be shown as an alternative on the vessels’ detail page.
Yes, you can! Just edit your existing offer and opt in for the premium features in the “pricing and placing” window at the bottom of the screen.
The Ship Selector application makes use of an API connection with MarineTraffic.com. When the IMO number is not in their database, we can’t get the correct information.
The Ship Selector application makes use of an API connection with MarineTraffic.com. All information comes from this service. We cannot check or control the validity of this data. You can edit the information as you see fit.
The IMO field is the main identifier for Ship Selector. Through the IMO number we can check the validity of the vessel. By using the IMO number we know for sure that the vessel that is offered is compliant with the vessel specifications that we want to show on our website. The IMO field is not mandatory for designs.
No. You can also enter the IMO number without using the Marine Traffic button. We will check automatically if the IMO number is valid.