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Explore the Seas with Peters & May

Embark on a global voyage with Peters & May and discover the world’s most enchanting sailing regions. Whether for leisure or professional needs, our expansive network offers seamless maritime experiences worldwide.

Specialised Sailing Services:

Seasonal Sailings

Offering frequent sailings based on seasonality and events, Peters & May’s core trade routes prove popular with Racing Yacht customers and private individuals looking to transport a boat. As the preferred logistics provider to some of the world’s most prestigious yachting events including Antigua Sailing Week and the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, Peters & May’s Carrier Team tailor their seasonal mast-up services according to demand.

Stopping at various ports throughout the Mediterranean, Westbound Sailings see shipments from Europe to the Caribbean, before heading north up America’s East Coast to major ports including Fort Lauderdale and Baltimore. Following the end of the popular Caribbean Yachting Season, Eastbound sailings transport yachts home back from the US and Caribbean, to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. A popular route with participants of both Antigua Sailing Week and the ARC, Peters & May regularly book record-breaking shipments such as the 52-Yacht Sailing from Antigua to Southampton at the end of the Caribbean Season 2018.

Peters & May Sailings:

  • Eastbound (February to May)
  • Westbound (August to November)

Speak to our Transatlantic Shipping Expert

Transatlantic Services

Peters & May regularly ship yachts across the Atlantic, both Eastbound and Westbound. Running frequent sailings, throughout the year these Transatlantic Shipments are popular with clients shipping their yacht between the Mediterranean, USA and the Caribbean.

Stopping at various ports throughout the Mediterranean, Westbound Sailings see shipments from Europe to the Caribbean, before heading north up America’s East Coast to major ports including Fort Lauderdale and Baltimore. Following the end of the popular Caribbean Yachting Season, Eastbound sailings transport yachts home back from the US and Caribbean, to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. A popular route with participants of both Antigua Sailing Week and the ARC, Peters & May regularly book record-breaking shipments such as the 52-Yacht Sailing from Antigua to Southampton at the end of the Caribbean Season 2018.

Peters & May Sailings:

  • Eastbound (February to May)
  • Westbound (August to November)

Speak to our Transatlantic Shipping Expert

Mediterranean Services

One of Peters & May’s most frequent services, the Mediterranean Southbound Service, transports yachts from Northern Europe, down to various Mediterranean ports – ideal for those looking for a Mediterranean yachting getaway.  Peters & May’s Northbound Service transports cargo from Turkey, through various ports in the Mediterranean before heading towards Northern Europe and the Baltics. These prove a popular sailing with Mediterranean yacht manufacturers, moving new yachts into the Northern European market.

Peters & May Sailings:

  • Northbound (twice monthly)
  • Southbound (once monthly)

Speak to our Mediterranean Shipping Expert

Far East/Middle East Services

With the development of the Far East in recent decades, shipments to and from these regions have become increasingly popular. Westbound Sailings from the region, move cargo from the Far East and Middle Eastern ports, towards select Mediterranean ports. Eastbound Sailings on the other hand, head from Europe to the Middle East and beyond – taking yachts as far as Brisbane in Australia!

Peters & May Sailings:

  • Eastbound (September to December)
  • Westbound (February to May)

Speak to our Middle East/Far East Shipping Expert

 

One-off Sailings

For those looking to transport their yacht to more remote or rare destinations, sometimes scheduled sailings are not suitable. Peters & May also offer one off sailings to ports across the globe. These sailings prove particularly popular with clients looking to transport larger Superyachts and Commercial Cargo where solo use of a vessel is often required. With specialist Loadmasters and experienced teams, Peters & May are able to ship cargoes of all sizes from Wind Turbines to some of the world’s largest Superyachts across destinations worldwide. A great example of which can be seen in the Flo-Flo shipment of 63-meter Superyacht Utopia from Genoa to New York.

Liner Service

Having developed strong relationships with vessel carriers around the world; Peters & May are also able to provide yacht transport to destinations worldwide on a Liner Service, arranging your space on Container Line and Ro-Ro Vessels travelling across the world’s oceans. This service offers great flexibility, with fixed shipping dates on a weekly basis from and to every major port in the world. Working in conjunctions with Peters & May’s sister company Bespoke Load Solutions, Flat Rail & Cat Cradle can offer clients a great way of shipping oversized and awkward cargo at an affordable price. Whether your yachts destination is the Med, Atlantic, Far East or Pacific, there is a liner solution to suit your needs all year around.

With so many routes available to customers, one of the biggest decisions you need to make is choosing the right destination!

Check out Peters & May’s Regional Destination Guides for travel tips and yachting recommendations.

Sailing Schedules

Check our already scheduled sailings across the globe.

Explore Diverse Destinations:

Mediterranean Magic

Experience vibrant cultures and pristine coastlines

Caribbean Charm

Discover tropical paradises with serene waters and rich culture.

Asian Adventures

Explore Southeast Asia's mesmerizing islands and coastlines.

North America Wonders

Sail through diverse landscapes, from rugged Pacific coasts to historic Eastern ports

Northern Europe Voyages​

Trust our reliable services for a hassle-free journey across majestic European waters.​

Australia Escapades​

Navigate the awe-inspiring coasts of Australia, from Sydney Harbor to the Great Barrier Reef.​

Why Choose
Peters & May

Peters & May is your unrivaled choice for seamless shipping solutions. Our wealth of experience, global reach, and dedication to precision make us the preferred partner for all your shipping requirements. Our team of experts ensures your cargo arrives safely and on time, wherever your destination may be. You can trust Peters & May to deliver excellence every time. Join the ranks of satisfied customers who choose us as their trusted shipping partner.

Passion for Yachts

Our genuine passion for yachts transcends mere logistics. At Peters & May, we treat every yacht as if it were our own, ensuring the safety and care it deserves.

Sponsorship

We’re not just a logistics company; we’re an active member of the yachting community. Our sponsorship of prestigious yachting events and regattas is a testament to our deep understanding of the unique needs of yachts and their owners.

Logistics Prowess

Peters & May’s logistics expertise ensures that your yacht’s journey is managed with unrivaled precision. Our team is dedicated to overseeing every detail, providing the highest standard of service.

Unwavering Commitment

Peters & May’s unwavering commitment to excellence extends far beyond logistics. With us, your yacht’s transport isn’t just a service – it’s a journey of excellence.

Useful Information

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where Do You Operate?

    We operate globally, ensuring your superyacht reaches its destination safely and efficiently.
  • How Long Does It Take To Ship A Yacht?

    The shipping duration can vary depending on the destination, the size of the yacht, and other factors. We’ll provide you with a timeline as part of our proposal to ensure you have a clear understanding of the process.
  • How Do I Prepare My Yacht For Shipping?

    We’ll provide you with a comprehensive proposal that outlines the entire process from dockside to delivery, demonstrating the equipment and methods we’ll use. Our experts will guide you on the necessary preparations and handling of your yacht.
  • What Types Of Yachts Do You Ship?

    We specialize in shipping various types of yachts, including sailing yachts, racing yachts, motorboats, superyachts, and commercial boats. We handle a wide range of vessels, ensuring their safe and timely transport.
  • Can You Assist With Customs And Clearance For Racing Events?

    Yes, we handle all customs requirements, ensuring a smooth entry to the race location.
  • 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 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.