COMMERCIAL VESSELS & SHIPS FOR SALE

Commercial vessels are generally built for specific purposes, including cargo containers, ferries, and commercial fishing. These vessels generally eliminate many of the creature comforts to focus on utility.

Generally made out of sturdy materials such as a steel hull, commercial ships are designed for more than just sunny-day cruising. These vessels need to go out in all types of weather.

Work boats are designed to harvest the sea. Lobster boats are still in frequent use in Maine and have inspired the Downeaststyle recreational vessels. Shrimp boats have plenty of outriggers to drag nets and bring home hundreds of pounds of shrimp for market. Commercial fishing boats troll the waters for enough fish to sell at market.
Transport vessels bring goods between locations. Liquids such as crude oil are transported via tankers while commercial goods come aboard container ships. Barges are for coastal or inland waters where the onboard goods can’t be tipped off.

Many of these large commercial vessels rely on tugboats to navigate tight inland waters.

Another segment of commercial vessels are designed to move passengers rather than goods. This segment includes cruise ships for long distances and overnight trips. There are also dive ships and whalewatching vessels for day trips.

Because of their every day use, these ships and vessels generally have to undergo more rigorous testing and government approvals before they can carry passengers or serve their intended purpose. Some private owners have purchased commercial vessels and converted them into private vessels.
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