Come September, megayachts employing Peters & May’s services can now head directly to Australia from American and European waters. The sailings from each destination to eastern Australia are a first for the two-decade-old yacht-transport company.
Peters & May already picks up and drops off yachts and megayachts in more than 150 ports worldwide. The company says the new routes are the direct result of an increase in inquiries for transport Down Under. The inquiries have come specifically from the U.S. East Coast and the Med. They have further risen over the past year. Peters & May is therefore offering the route with its Australia-based agent Aurora Global Logistics. Aurora has 16 years of experience, focused solely on yacht transport. In fact, it works with a number of Australia-based yacht builders and dealers.
Peters & May foresees a good number of bookings. Robert Blades, the company’s global sales and marketing director, says, “We are confident these services will become annual successes for both Aurora and Peters & May.”
Megayacht owners aren’t the only ones who will benefit, either. “With the implementation of these part charter sailings, both Aurora and Peters & May are able to offer alternative transport options for yacht owners, dealers, race yachts, and commercial craft alike,” explains Jason Roberts, Aurora Global Logistics’ marketing director. Both Aurora and Peters & May regularly transport racing yachts, not just private yachts.
Peters & May’s first sailing will depart Palma, Spain, in late September. The transport ship will stop in Genoa, Italy, then head straight to Australia. The American departure will be from Fort Lauderdale toward the end of September or beginning of October. Specific dates are not yet set.
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