About Us

International shipbrokers specialising in:

  • Sale & Purchase Brokers
  • Fishing Vessel & Licence     Brokers
  • Valuers
  • Marine Consultants & Project     Managers
  • Newbuilding projects




    Dealer Principal - Richard Oakley
  • Established in 1976, Oakley Shipping is located on the waterfront of Victoria's second largest city, Geelong.

    With our extensive market presence - both within Australia and internationally, and through associates in many countries of the world - Oakley Shipping provides the best possible opportunity for both buyers and sellers of all types of vessels.

    Through our links with other international brokers, we are able to assist in offering and procuring available vessels for clients throughout the world.

    We specialise as International Sale and Purchase brokers for tugs, roro, tween deckers, cruise & ferry vessels; Fishing Vessel and Licence Brokers; Valuers; Marine Consultants and Project Managers; and negotiate/contract for newbuildings.

    We aim to provide you with accurate information about vessels for sale and to treat your enquiry in a serious manner in order to supply you with adequate offers without delay.

    We assist in arranging the inspection of ships, as well as in the negotiations of contract terms. We take pride in taking care of necessary documentation in the execution of a deal in a safe and proper way in order to protect all parties involved.

    Upon the placement of your purchase enquiry with us, we will try to find suitable ships for sale, and present their details for your consideration including newbuilding possibilities.

    If you wish to sell your vessel, we will market your vessel among our world-wide customers/connections in order to obtain an acceptable offer to purchase.

    Extensive marketing of available vessels is carried out by utilising the Oakley Shipping website at www.oakleyshipping.com as well as through marine publications, and by direct mail to operators, owners, and other industry related companies.

    The team at Oakley Shipping is viewed highly for its broad knowledge of the market, on both the domestic and international market place, and as such is well positioned to advise on matters pertaining to market conditions and prices. As a result the firm's brokers are often called upon to advise and place a market value assessment on vessels for owners, buyers and lending institutions.

    Through our own expertise we will ensure that whether you are buying, selling, chartering or leasing a commercial vessel or licence, your business will be dealt with in a highly skilled and efficient manner.

    If you would like details of vessels that may suit your operational requirements, please contact us for a no obligation discussion.