BY APB Staff on 10 Dec 2020

Peters & May has expanded routes to Australian territories; confirms shipment of 31.4m sailing yacht

Peters & May has successfully shipped the 31.4m Southern Wind 96 sailing yacht Ammonite between Cape Town in South Africa and Newcastle, Australia on the MV Sider Jasmine, a 138m cargo ship equipped with two 80-tonne cranes.

This latest successful shipment marks Peters & May’s continuous expansion into Australian territories.

Ammonite’s owner and operators were delighted to confirm that the yacht arrived safely. Peters & May has extensive experience of transporting valuable and vulnerable yachts of this kind, overseeing, and closely monitoring every stage of the process.

Ammonite represented a particularly precious shipment; a notably elegant high-performance yacht, equally suited to blue-water cruising. With subtle yet striking hull lines by Farr Yacht Design, her coachroof, forward and aft cockpits and coamings are all clad in natural teak. Additionally, fittings such as twin rudders, a fixed bowsprit with an integrated anchor arm and a high modulus carbon mast attest to her high-performance credentials, so there was certainly no shortage of important features to protect en route.

“I’d like to say a sincere thank-you to all the parties involved in the secure delivery of Ammonite from Cape Town to Newcastle,” said Ammonite Captain, Riccardo Benoni. “The yacht’s owner and crew are extremely grateful for everyone’s incredible efforts, which resulted in a smooth and scratch-less operation. We wish the crew of MV Sider Jasmine a safe onward voyage.”

Following the success of this latest chartered shipment to Australia, Peters & May has announced that the next scheduled sailing to these territories will see the MV BBC Emerald departing Pape’ete, the capital of French Polynesia, in early December, bound for Newcastle, Australia. This sailing operates via Auckland, New Zealand so loading is also available from Auckland.

MV BBC Emerald has already been loaded up at ports in the Mediterranean and the USA, but Peters & May would like it to be known that there are still a few last-minute spaces available for owners and operators who require their vessel/s to be transported between Pape’ete and Newcastle or Auckland and Newcastle.