Leader in Yacht Logistics

Global Yacht Transport & Bespoke Logistics

Boat transportation solutions are the core of our business, shipping for private individuals, race teams and marine companies

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Expert providers of global transportation services

Peters & May is one of the world’s leading logistics companies with over four decades of experience.

We are specialists in marine transportation of sailing and racing yachts, motorboats, superyachts and commercial vessels for companies and private individuals. 

We operate an international and domestic freight forwarding and business courier service by sea, road, rail, and air.

The safe, secure delivery of your assets is our priority.

Trust Our Experts

Trust Our Experts

With over 30 years of experience, our trusted team of experts are on hand at every stage of every shipment to offer professional advice and recommendations. Whether it’s a luxury superyacht, equipment for a race team or a private yacht being moved to warmer climes, your shipment will be safe in our hands.

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Paperwork And Docs

Paperwork and Documentation Service

The prospect of completing requisite forms and understanding the legal complexities of the international logistic world is daunting. But at Peters & May we have an experienced team who take on this responsibility for our customers. They will simplify the process and offer professional advice at every stage of the shipment.

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Faq Yacht And Boat Transportation

We’ve got the answers

How can we help you? Here is an overview of the questions we are often being asked when talking about boat transportation.

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Explore New Cruising Grounds

Explore New Cruising Grounds

For a change of scene, why not cast off and ship your yacht to a new home port for a season or two? Explore new destinations aboard your own ‘home from home’ or invite friends and family to your ‘second home’.

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Racing And Rallies

Racing and Rallies with Peters & May

The Racing team at Peters & May will take the worry out of moving your boat to compete in a yacht race, or to take part in that ‘bucket list’ rally. For professional race teams we have all the solutions to ensure yachts, spares and equipment are in place for the start line.

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Project Cargo Transport

We pride ourselves on ensuring the safe and secure transit of any piece of project cargo, whether a wind turbine, helicopter or flight simulator.

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  • Request your individual Yacht Hull Insurance quote from Orbis Risk Partners

    Orbis Risk Partners NV provide tailored Yacht Hull Insurance solutions for owners worldwide.

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    Cover Includes:

    • Hull and machinery cover
    • Yacht damage
    • Third party liability
    • Personal effects/trailers/cradles


  • Customs and VAT

    With many years experience and our very own in-house Customs Advisor, we are on hand to guide you through any international trade service operations, and answer any customs / VAT questions you may have. 

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    Services include:

    • Customs Declaration Service consultancy and guidance
    • Pre shipment Letters of Credit scrutiny and amendment service
    • Full Letter of Credit services
    • T2L Forms
    • Certificates of origin
    • Preparation and presentation of export license application forms


  • Introducing the team loading your cargo

    Our expert full time professional Loadmasters with industry approved qualifications and some with 25 years of experience in military maritime logistics deployment are at the centre of our commitment to provide a trusted and  personal service. 

    Loadmaster role includes:

    • Preparation of all loading / discharge equipment
    • Manage all loading / discharge operations
    • Co-ordination of third parties including divers, ship’s crew etc.
    • Client point of contact on the day of loading / discharge
    • Skills to design lifting gear solutions


  • Technical Support

    Our expert Technical Support Team works alongside our Loadmasters to provide necessary overall support prior to and during all loading and discharge operations. From technical drawings to bespoke cradle designs and welding services, our team will ensure that each loading / discharge is executed safely, efficiently and to industry standards.

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    Services Offered: 

    • Bespoke cradle design
    • Co-ordination of Loadmasters
    • Welding fabrication
    • Technical diagrams – stow plans, loading / discharge diagrams 
    • Onsite cradle / equipment maintenance and distribution


  • Mast, Spares and Equipment

    We understand the importance and recognise the unique requirements that the transportation of specialist equipment such as masts, spares and containers need.

    With our global contacts the team are able to provide the most cost effective and efficient solution to ensure your cargo reaches its destination within your timescales.  

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    Shipment of marine cargo including:

    • Shipping containers
    • Support boats
    • Clothing
    • Specialist camera equipment
    • Urgent spares


  • Request your individual Yacht Hull Insurance quote from Orbis Risk Partners

    Orbis Risk Partners NV provide tailored Yacht Hull Insurance solutions for owners worldwide.

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    Cover Includes:

    • Hull and machinery cover
    • Yacht damage
    • Third party liability
    • Personal effects/trailers/cradles


  • Customs and VAT

    With many years experience and our very own in-house Customs Advisor, we are on hand to guide you through any international trade service operations, and answer any customs / VAT questions you may have. 

    Find Out More

    Services include:

    • Customs Declaration Service consultancy and guidance
    • Pre shipment Letters of Credit scrutiny and amendment service
    • Full Letter of Credit services
    • T2L Forms
    • Certificates of origin
    • Preparation and presentation of export license application forms