On the strength of a flourishing relationship, which was cemented originally in August 2014, the 52 SUPER SERIES has extended their agreement with Peters & May until the end of 2022.
In recent years Peters & May have been heavily involved in the world-renowned grand prix monohull racing series. During 2018, the TP52 fleet were shipped by our racing yacht shipping experts to Croatia as a new racing arena for 2018. The 2018 season was comprised of a demanding racing schedule including five regattas over five months across venues moving from Menorca in the Med in May, to the Atlantic for Porto Sherry, Cascais, Puerto Portals and Porto Cervo. Our teams at Peters & May planned, organised and managed the transport, loading and unloading of the racing yachts, containers, RIBs and equipment at each of the five venues.
Justo Gosalbes, Peters & May General Manager in Spain commented; “As a leading logistics company, we support racing programmes and circuits all over the world. With the 52 SUPER SERIES, it is much more than the commercial presence and business, we enjoy the challenge of what is demanded by the very high level these teams are operating at. And we raise the profile of the company and what we do through the association with the 52 SUPER SERIES. Our biggest job is to keep all the boat captains happy.”
With an in-house freight forwarding team on hand; our teams are especially proud of the role played during 2019’s series when the TP52 Provezza broke her mast on the first day of racing in Puerto Portals, Mallorca.
Justo continues; “I had a call at 1400hrs during a suppliers’ meeting in Valencia and their replacement mast was shipped to Palma that evening and was at the dock, tuned and ready to race at 1700hrs the next day. Similarly, when the storms delayed shipping from Porto Cervo at the end of the season, we were able to charter a replacement ship at short notice. Our connections and contacts are second to none and we have a very, very good hard-working team working with us on the 52 SUPER SERIES,”
Agustín Zulueta, CEO of the 52 SUPER SERIES comments:
“For us there is no doubt that Peters & May are the world’s leading logistics company and we are very proud to be partnering with first-class companies like them. Now the 52 SUPER SERIES is shipping to South Africa and exploring the southern hemisphere, more than ever the logistics required are very important not only with the shipping but also with the customs and equipment delivery. Peters & May have been working with us since the beginning of the 52 SUPER SERIES, so it reflects the good relationship with our partners and the building of a common goal which is to create the best grand prix monohull racing platform in the world.”
Brendan Darrer, boat captain of Quantum Racing confirmed:
“We really do use Peters & May for everything we possibly can. They really care about what they do. For us that included shipping the boat and containers, importing sails from Asia, on which there can be no mix ups, customs, paperwork during the build stages including tax schemes and VAT carnets. It is almost inherent in this business to be able to make late decisions and make it work and Peters & May always pull out all the stops. Justo does not get enough credit for what he and the team does.”
After renewing the agreement with the 52 Super Series for the next three years, excitement builds for the 52 SUPER SERIES 2020. Having just returned from a meeting with the stakeholders and partners in Cape Town; Justo commented:
“Next year will be a big challenge to move the fleet together from the Med in January to South Africa for March and early April and then swiftly back to Tuscany for Scarlino in May. We have to arrive on time. The key part is that nothing can fail.”