Back in 1969, in the English seaside town of Poole, Robert Braithwaite dreamt of building a new kind of boat.
Sunseeker are now one of the premier yacht builders of luxury motor yachts, ranging from 50' to 155'.
Due to the unprecedented demand from the international market place for its high quality yachts, Sunseeker International identified a need for the support of an all-encompassing logistics solution for its factory, its dealers and valued clients.
Working in close collaboration with Sunseeker International, Peters & May Group has devised a tailored solution to fulfil Sunseeker’s diverse and sometimes challenging logistical requirements, which not only includes the transport of the finished yachts, multi-modal global freight forwarding support but also the invaluable customs and international trade advisory service provided by Peters & May’s in-house team lead by their Customs & VAT Manager, Simon Beck.
Having worked with Peters & May for decades, the scope of their multi-modal skill set coupled with their level of knowledge and expertise left us with an easy decision to appoint them as the Sunseeker trusted preferred supplier for boat transport, freight forwarding and Customs support to aid us in our international growth.
With a well-established track record and close working relationships already in place this was a logical step. Over the past few months reciprocal site visits have facilitated the meeting of minds of key team members, with focused discussions on how to increase service levels in order to better serve the client’s needs.
A key part of this process was the behind the scenes visit to the Sunseeker International factory by the Peters & May Loadmaster team. The team were able to see yachts in various stages of build which in turn prompted productive technical discussions to find potential improvements in future handling of yachts.
The understanding of each other’s business, product and network has helped us devise a new way of working together with the sharing of information that will see a more focused approach on the collaboration to benefit clients.
Peters & May Group CEO, David Holley, commented “This is a testament to the level of our service and our people, being chosen by one of the premier yacht builders in the world to support their international growth. With our global freight forwarding capabilities and regular sailings providing a strong backbone to our service, by listening to and understanding their requirements we have been able to tailor the service to their business, creating a bespoke logistics solution they don’t get elsewhere.”
He continued “We are immensely proud to have worked so closely with Sunseeker over the years which has brought us to this opportunity and we look forward to continuing to deliver a service that exceeds expectations.”