Prices for new anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels and platform supply vessels (PSVs) rose in the first three months, while a greater value for larger PSVs lifted the overall secondhand prices of OSVs.
Clarksons figures show OSV newbuildings at 2% higher at the end of the quarter while secondhand prices are up 5%, compared to the last quarter of 2011.
The price of a new high-specification AHTS vessel with 240 tbp is tagged at $92.5m, up from $91m at the end of 2011. A new large PSV of 4,000 dwt is just over $1m more expensive at $48m.
Five-year old AHTS of 200 tbp is priced at $57.5m at the end of March up just 1% quarter-on-quarter, while the cost of a five-year 4,000 dwt PSV rose 6% to $35m.