is a well established shipbroking company
with many years of experience in the
sale & purchase and newbuilding contracting
of seaships of all types as well as chartering
of ferries, roros and passenger ships.


Macholl & Specht GmbH was founded in October 1965 by the shipbrokers Horst J. Macholl and Helmut W. Specht in Hamburg, and is, since 2004, being led by Angelika Nieder, daughter of the co-founder Helmut Specht.

The careful handling of information and honest advice as well as the follow up on all contracts (post fixing) is an indispensable part of our work.
Our personal contacts with many clients and brokers around the world create trusted relationships, which result in productive cooperation.


Sachsentor 6
21029 Hamburg / Germany
Phone: +49 40 790 1100

Angelika Nieder
Mobile: +49 171 8101969

Ferries / Passenger Ships / RORO

A main emphasis of our work lies with the sale & purchase brokerage of ferries and passenger ships. We are, in this field, one of the leading brokers worldwide.
In this segment we are broking

  • Ferries
  • RoRo / RoPax Vessels
  • Fast Ferries / Catamarans
  • River Ferries
  • Cruise vessels
  • Day-passenger Vessels

Cargo Ships

As Sale and Purchase Brokers we are involved with several types of cargo ships, mainly minibulkers/coasters.


Since 2003 we engage ourselves in the brokerage of vessels for the offshore wind industry.
Here we work mostly with Passenger/Crew Transfer Vessels.


Since 1977 we support our clients in yard selection as well as contract negotiations and have brokered numerous newbuilding contracts for ships such as

  • containerships
  • minibulkers/coasters
  • passengerships (day-passenger vessels, ferries and fast ferries) and
  • crew transfer vessels/CTV
  • workboats for authorities


Since the early days of our company chartering has been a main field of activities.
Today we are active in the chartering of ferries, ropax vessels, roros, passenger ships, cruise ships and catamarans.