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Comprehensive Shipping Services by Peters & May

Your Trusted Partner in Shipping

Embarking on a maritime journey? Choosing the right shipping partner is crucial. At Peters & May, we understand that shipping your vessel involves more than just moving from point A to point B; it’s about entrusting a cherished asset to experts who care as much as you do. With over 50 years of excellence in maritime transport, we stand at the forefront of the industry, offering not just services, but peace of mind.

Whether you’re a yacht owner seeking adventure across seas, or require comprehensive freight forwarding solutions, our global reach and personalized approach ensure that your needs are met with the highest standards of quality and care. Our dedicated team, innovative solutions, and unwavering commitment to safety make us more than a shipping company – we’re your partner in every nautical mile.

At Peters & May, we don’t just transport; we transform your shipping experience. Discover the benefits of booking with us, our service extras, and why countless clients trust us to navigate their maritime needs. Let’s set sail together on a journey of excellence and reliability.

Why Book With Us:

Your Choice for Exceptional Maritime Shipping

Over 50 Years of Unmatched Expertise

At Peters & May, we bring over half a century of maritime shipping expertise. Our extensive experience ensures that we understand the intricacies of yacht transport and freight forwarding like no one else in the industry.

Tailored Shipping Solutions

Every vessel, every journey, every client is unique. We pride ourselves on offering customized shipping solutions that cater specifically to your individual needs. Whether it’s a leisurely yacht voyage or a critical freight forwarding task, our services are designed to fit your unique requirements.

Global Reach, Local Knowledge

Our vast global network is underpinned by local market knowledge, ensuring that no matter where your journey takes you, our team can provide expert advice and support. With agents and offices around the world, we are always close by, ready to assist.

Innovative and Safe Shipping Methods

Safety and innovation go hand-in-hand at Peters & May. From our patented Flat Rail System to our rigorous safety protocols, we continually invest in cutting-edge technology and methods to ensure the safest and most efficient transport of your vessel.

Commitment to Sustainability

We understand our responsibility towards the planet and are committed to sustainable practices. Our initiative to reduce carbon emissions and our partnership with Planet Mark demonstrate our dedication to environmental stewardship.

Unwavering Dedication to Quality and Reliability

At Peters & May, quality and reliability aren't just goals; they are the bedrock of our services. From meticulous planning and coordination to execution and delivery, our team ensures that every detail is managed with precision and care. This has earned us a reputation as one of the most trusted names in maritime shipping.

Our Service Extras - More than Just Shipping

Experience a Seamless Booking Process with Peters & May

Embark on Your Maritime Journey with Ease
Step-by-Step Easy Booking Process:

Begin by exploring our comprehensive range of maritime services. From yacht shipping to freight forwarding, find the perfect solution for your needs.

Contact us through our easy-to-use online form, email, or by phone. Our team is ready to assist you in understanding your options and tailoring a service that fits your specific requirements.

Based on your needs, we will provide a detailed and competitive quote. We believe in transparency with no hidden costs.

Once you’re ready to proceed, we’ll guide you through the final steps of confirming your booking. Our streamlined process ensures everything is clear and straightforward. Please also check out our guides for further information.

We’ll provide you with all the necessary information and preparations for your shipment. Rest assured, we handle all the details, ensuring a stress-free experience.

Dedicated Customer Support at Every Step:

Personalized Assistance: Our experienced customer support team is dedicated to providing you with personalized assistance throughout your booking journey. We’re here to answer all your questions and provide guidance whenever you need it.

Expert Advice: Benefit from the expertise of our team, who bring years of experience in maritime logistics to ensure your booking process is smooth and hassle-free.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Makes Peters & May The Right Choice For Yacht Shipping?

    Peters & May has over 50 years of experience in international logistics and a track record of successfully transporting yachts worldwide. We offer a comprehensive service, handling everything from shipping the yacht itself to equipment, customs, and more. Our clients trust us for our commitment to excellence and passion for the industry.
  • Do You Offer Insurance For Yacht Transport?

    We offer marine cargo insurance to safeguard your yacht during transport. Our experts will guide you through the insurance options available.
  • Do You Handle Customs And Import/Export Paperwork?

    Yes, we take care of all customs requirements on behalf of our clients, making the shipping process smoother and hassle-free. Our dedicated customs team provides advice and guidance on boat customs and VAT.
  • How Can I Get A Quote For Yacht Shipping?

    You can request a quote by contacting us through our website, sending an email, or calling your local Peters & May office. We’ll guide you through the process and provide a competitive quote tailored to your needs.
  • Can You Assist With Customs And Clearance For Racing Events?

    Yes, we handle all customs requirements, ensuring a smooth entry to the race location.
  • How Do You Ensure My Yacht’s Safety During Transport?

    Safety is our top priority. We employ specialized equipment and expert teams to guarantee your yacht’s security.
  • What about the Customs and VAT associated with shipping?

    Customs clearance and documentation can be daunting and complex, varying depending on the nature of cargo transported and geographies of where it will end up. Implications of getting this wrong can be costly. Peters & May are experts in Customs & VAT for imports and exports worldwide. Our in-house Customs & VAT Manager is knowledgeable in all current Customs & VAT legislation including Customs Declaration Service. As such our expert is on hand to support you step by step or take the paperwork out of your hands completely so you can rest assured.
  • Do I need insurance?

    Generally speaking, annual hull insurance only provides cover for normal boating activities and does not cover transportation. Peters & May are however proudly in partnership with Pantaenius Yacht Insurance as one of the world’s leading yacht insurance brokers. Like Peters & May, Pantaenius are renowned for offering first-class bespoke solutions covering all the insurance needs that our customers require, whether you are looking to transport a Leisure BoatRacing YachtSuperyacht or Commercial Cargo. Speak to our experts or request an insurance quote.
  • How much will it cost to ship my yacht?

    Costs for transporting a yacht are based on numerous factors making it difficult to provide a reliable quote without certain information. Factors influencing pricing range from yacht dimensions and shipping destinations, to seasonality and requirements for added services such as divers, insurance and surveys. To learn more read our guide to yacht transport pricing or submit your details to speak to our experts and request a quote.
  • How long is the yacht loading window?

    With all loadings, we give a 15-day window for shipment in which your yacht must be available. The reason for this is based on the consolidation of yachts wanting to ship from A to B during the same period. Through economies of scale we can ensure we offer customers the best rate for shipping if consolidation is an option. Secondly, until all bookings are finalised the vessel cannot be nominated. Vessel schedules can vary, requiring flexibility in loading date.

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