Maritime Law Center

Our firm works with individuals, corporations, shipping companies and universities in selling and acquiring, transferring and evaluating vessels in all parts of the world.

    Mike Vaughn
    Vaughn Law Offices
    17011 Beach Blvd., Suite 900
    Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    Phone:  562-592-9350


Commercial Ship & Yacht Acquisition & Sale

The investment in a ship or large yacht is similar to the purchase of a home or business. There are a variety of pitfalls that must be avoided to assure that the whole process goes smoothly. We counsel buyers, sellers and brokers so that the transaction is completed quickly and safely for all concerned.

We provide the following services:

  • Draft Purchase and Sale Offers and Contracts.
  • Provide Abstracts of Title and Title Opinions.
  • Resolve Liens and Mortgages.
  • Assist in both U.S. and Foreign documentation and titles.
  • Assemble surveyors, inspection teams and qualified feasibility experts to assist you in making a well-founded decision.
  • Recommend brokers and experts in most major ports of the world.
  • We counsel with your bankers and finance officers to provide security for their investments.

You may also wish to read THE BUSINESS OF YACHTING & SHIPPING or THE MARITIME LAW DESK BOOK, both available in our BOOKSTORE.