The RNCYC/MYC 2024 8 Metre World Cup organising committee maintains a strong and invaluable partnership with Peters & May (petersandmay.com). Peters & May’s extensive experience in organising and facilitating the global movement of yachts, especially race yachts, has been pivotal to ensuring a seamless and efficient customs process for “Fulmar,” one of the 8M yachts representing the 2024 home club.
Peters & May’s commitment to the unique requirements of racing yachts played a significant role in ensuring the success of these endeavours. Their extensive knowledge of the race yacht community and their dedication to providing tailored logistics solutions have made them the go-to choice for many discerning race yacht owners.
Furthermore, Peters & May boasts a well-established and extensive network of agents and partners spread across numerous countries worldwide. These dedicated professionals are poised to provide comprehensive support to 8M owners when it comes to customs processes and crucial interactions with local chambers of commerce. Together, they ensure that all documentation is meticulously prepared and in full compliance with international regulations.
For most race yacht owners, this process often entails the creation of a “Carnet.” The Carnet, an internationally recognized document, meticulously details the yacht and its contents, accompanied by essential letters of authority. It is a vital component in the smooth and hassle-free movement of race yachts across borders. Peters & May’s familiarity with this process, along with their ability to navigate the complex web of international logistics, makes them an indispensable asset for those embarking on race yacht campaigns across the globe.
For those keen to explore Peters & May’s specialized services for race yachts, we strongly encourage direct contact with:
Global Operations Director
Global Operations Manager
Alternatively, you can engage with the Organising committee liaison person for Yacht transport for the 8M World Cup 2024:
Additionally, The World Cup 2024 Team have negotiated with these companies to offer excellent rates to transport your boat to and from Scotland.
Coast 2 Coast
Marine Transport Limited
Sealand Boat Deliveries Limited
+44 1254 705225
mobile +44 7860642328
The use of a Carnet is the most common method for moving yachts globally when a third party is involved in the transport. The Carnet system is widely recognized and established, and Carnets are utilized for various scenarios, including:
• Yachts being transported by road and ferry across borders for a round trip.
• Yachts on trailers carried onto ferries at one end and picked up at the other end by a different haulage company for a return journey.
• Yachts placed on commercial freighters for port-to-port transfer.
Carnets are typically issued for 2, 6, or 12 months, with the cost determined by the value of the yacht and its contents.
However, Carnets are often not required for:
• Yachts moved by their owners by land/ferry (with an oral declaration at the border).
• Yachts sailed/motored by sea across borders (with an oral declaration upon arrival).
• In certain situations, yachts might be moved on a temporary export/import basis, particularly when the return date is uncertain or exceeds 12 months. This entails a different set of paperwork, with costs similar to a Carnet. Each case requires tailored advice.
It’s worth noting that Peters & May could potentially charter a suitably sized ship for port-to-port transfers, collecting yachts in the same geographic area, such as Scandinavia or the Mediterranean. This would offer a comprehensive pickup service if enough 8M yachts decide to join as one load. If you find this option appealing, we recommend contacting Mike as soon as possible.
Peters & May’s wealth of experience in the race yacht sector ensures that their tailored logistics solutions are designed to meet the unique requirements of racing yachts. Their commitment to delivering the utmost precision and attention to detail has garnered them the trust and admiration of race yacht owners and management teams worldwide.
Please note that the content of this page is provided to 8M owners interested in participating in the 2024 Worlds on a best endeavours basis. RNCYC/MYC, the 8M world organisers, and Peters & May cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. We also encourage race yacht owners to explore other freight forwarding and customs service providers to make informed decisions.