13th July 2016 – Peters & May Group is delighted to announce that it has signed a formal partnership agreement with the J Class Association. While the bespoke logistics business has provided its specialist logistics and shipment service to these legendary and beautiful yachts for decades, the company has now extended its support through a formal partnership with the Association.
The J Class Association was founded in 2000 to protect the interests of the Class, present and future. Secretary Louise Morton said: “We have a long standing working relationship with Peters & May and are delighted to welcome them as a Partner to the J Class Association. The Class relies on their professional expertise to move containers of equipment and stores around the world for the J Class fleet. This new global partnership signals an even closer working relationship with one of our most trusted providers.”
The 2016 season will see J’s including Velsheda, Lionheart, Shamrock, Ranger and the new J8 Topaz racing in America and Europe in the Candy Store Cup in Rhode Island in July, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo in September and finally in St Tropez at the annual Les Voiles de St Tropez regatta. The class will then move on to the 2017 circuit, kicking off with the St Barths Bucket, before setting their sights on Bermuda for the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta swiftly followed by the J Class Regatta.
Craig Stanbury Operations Director of Peters & May Yacht Racing division added: “Our passionate support for marine racing across all classes knows no bounds, from the latest Grand Prix yachts to the historic J Class fleet. Our role, which we relish, is to provide a first-rate bespoke service to owners, crew and the wider team, ensuring that these beautiful yachts and all their equipment reach their destination in prime condition so that fans all around the world can witness their exquisite design and craftsmanship.”
Peters & May will be announcing its 2017 Bermuda sailings to complement the 35th America’s Cup and Superyacht Regatta in the near future. To find out more, visit http://www.petersandmay.com/
About Peters & May Group
The Peters & May Group has provided specialist global transportation solutions by sea, road, rail and air since 1988. A preferred supplier to many manufacturers, organisations and individuals, Peters & May supports its clients with an added value, bespoke and reliable ISO 9001 accredited logistics and consultancy solution.With wholly owned offices in the UK, USA, France, Spain, Hong Kong, China, Italy and Germany and partnership arrangements in Turkey, Australia, Dubai, South Africa, New Zealand, South America, Belgium and Russia, the company’s reach and capabilities are truly global.
Peters & May takes pride in exceeding client expectations with its attention to detail and a personal service that only an independent can deliver. For more information visit:
About Peters & May Global Boat Transport
Peters & May Global Boat Transport, part of the Peters & May Group, ships over 4, 000 yachts and motorboats of all weights and dimensions annually for private individuals and manufacturers. The company has its own specialist boat loaders and surveyors, custom shipping cradles, lifting equipment and has developed close working relationships with ship owners for optimum vessel safety and security.
Peters & May takes pride in exceeding client expectations with its attention to detail and a personal service that only an independent can deliver. For more information visit http://www.petersandmay.com/
About J Class Association:
The J Class Association (JCA) was founded in 2000 to protect the interests of the Class, present and future.
In order to keep the J-Class fleet and races alive and to encourage new build yachts to enter the field, new Class rules were established for the construction of Replica Rebuilds from original plans.
In the present day, there is mixture of refitted surviving yachts along with a number of new yachts built to original hull lines with more yachts in build now and planning to be built in the future. The J-Class fleet currently comprises eight yachts: Shamrock; Velsheda; Endeavour; Ranger; Hanuman; Lionheart; Rainbow and J8 with a ninth, Svea, due to launch in January 2017. The fleet is one of the most celebrated in the world and can be seen at regattas across the globe. For the latest news, events and pictures, please visit: