Sea World Management SAM (SWM) is a maritime services firm, established in Monaco since 1990, and offers Investors the Platform of full service functions to manage investments into the Tanker and Bulker segments.

The SWM Management team has in recent years successfully executed research, deal execution, project management, establishment of Owner structures, sourced equity funding and debt finance, as well provided the subsequent full services platform to manage investments into 10 vessel acquisition projects.

The SWM Management team has extensive shipping experience and a strong global network with all stakeholders in the international shipping & finance community, and brings a proven track record, having held senior positions in public and private shipping & energy companies.

Presently SWM provides full Technical, Commercial, and Corporate Management services for 10 vessels built 2001-2006, with single purpose vessel Owner structures in Panama, Malta, and Marshall Islands, with vessel flags of Italy and Panama, and with finance in part being arranged by Banks, Equity & Sovereign Funds. 

In-house Technical expertise is invaluable during both the investment selection process and during active trading. The SWM team ensure all aspects of maintenance and technical management are executed with seamless efficiency and reliability.


The following Presentation is for the sole purpose of providing information regarding the investment and operational capabilities of SWM, and does not constitute an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction to subscribe for or purchase any investment, and is not intended to be relied upon as the basis for a decision to invest.

One of our current projects is focusing on second-hand IMO Product Tankers

Whereas listed Product Tanker companies focus on a modern fleet and generally seek to sell tonnage before reaching the age of 15 years (or even 10 years), this investment case is to pick up the value discounted vessels at age 10 years plus, with a sweet spot likely for vessels aged 12 years of age, giving a certain runway before the vessel has to enter into 3rd special survey dry-dock at the age of 15 years, and then keep trading the vessels towards 4th special survey at age 20 years.

The IMO Product Tanker in the 35-47.000 tdw size are the “work-horse” of the Product Tanker market, will always find employment, with commercial idle time basically non-existent. The vessel size gives access to ports world-wide, and are met with very few restrictions. Versatile cargo capacity enables triangulation trading, and the vessel’s IMO classification makes it possible to trade not only with clean petroleum, but also dirty petroleum, vegetable-palm oils, and “easy” chemicals, offering the possibility to optimize on the laden/ballast ratio.

The target is to acquire quality Handysize and MR IMO Product Tankers (37.000-48.000 tdw) built 2002-2007 with SWM providing the specialized Technical and Commercial Management services for these 10+ year of age sophisticated Petroleum Tankers, thus enabling an owner to manage and operate vessels through 20 years of age.

The SWM Management team has a strong track record from the shipping & energy industry with versatile and complimentary skill sets. Among many accomplishments, our management has been directly involved with:

Senior positions from public and private shipping & energy companies

Experience from product, chemical & crude tankers, dry bulk carriers, LPG & LNG carriers, PCTCs and specialized tonnage

Legal and corporate management dealing with various jurisdictions including corporate structures in Marshall Islands, Bermuda, EU and USA.

Pool management

Commercial management of ships whether trading in spot market, or TC, Pool or BB employment contracts and on Time Charter contracts

Freight derivatives (FFAs) and interest swaps

IPOs on NYSE and Borsa Milano

Debt securitizations in Oslo

Arrangement of multimillion debt facilities and Export credit facilities

Private equity fund raising

M&A, divestitures and JV structures

Financial reporting, IFRS and Sarbanes-Oxley

The Project Management team includes:

Roberto Corvetta

He established Sea World Management SAM/Monaco in 1990 and he is currently the Company’s CEO. Prior to co-founding SWM, Roberto was since 1985 heading up the commercial activities of Societa Commerciale Marittima with a fleet of 40 tankers. Through the years, Roberto has managed more than 240 tankers, with full Technical, Commercial and Corporate oversight, and maintains a special focus on the refined Petroleum, Vegetable and Palm Oil trade.

Michael Valentin

Senior shipping professional with +37 years experience, he previously spend 19 years with A.P.Moller-Maersk, holding various senior positions including Managing Director of Maersk Product Tankers, which in year 1999 included 40 owned/chartered tankers in the 27-110.000tdw size, the Maersk Handytankers Pool, as well the day-to-day management of the Maersk Tankers offices in Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore and New York. In year 2000 he joined d’Amico Tankers as COO and together with the CEO took the Italian family company with 5 older Tankers to a stock listing in 2007 at Borsa Milano with 45 owned/leased modern Product Tankers, JV with Glencore, JV with Mitsubishi, HIGH POOL with Nissho Shipping, long term contracts with Exxon-Mobil and Total, establisment of Tanker offices in Singapore, London and Dublin. In year 2010 he was head-hunted for position as CEO for SIVA Shipping, which in 2012 was involved in 5 business segments, Bulk (30 chartered), Chemical (11 x 19-33.000 tdw), Gas (5 x 7,200-10.000cbm), Tankers (7 x MR, LR1 and Aframax size, as well 23% share in Nordic Shipholding) and off-shore (2 x AHTS and 17% Ownership of a pipe-laying barge), with 45 employees in offices ; Singapore, Mumbai, Dubai, Oslo, Monaco and Houston. In early 2013 Michael together with two ex Maersk colleagues co-founded Celsius Shipping, which by end of 2014 managed a fleet of 8 x 19.000tdw chemical tankers, 25 x Product Tankers and with 12 x Chemical and 6 x Product Tankers on order. Since 2015 he has been part of the Sea World Management team, arranging deal sourcing, project and funding management for the later part of the present 10 x Product Tankers under Sea World Management service contracts.

Thomas Huge-Christensen

Senior finance professional with +18 years progressive experience with finance, strategy and management from the shipping & energy industry. Previous roles include VP Head of corporate finance & treasury with GasLog Ltd., a leading NYSE listed LNG shipping company. Thomas originally started his career at A.P. Moller-Maersk where he was head of Strategic Planning – M&A at Maersk Tankers. He holds a M.Sc. Degree in Economics from University of Copenhagen and has completed courses at Harvard Business School.