Aurora Offers Transport For International Racing
Published: Monday, 22 August 2016
Aurora Global Logistics, specialising in worldwide boat transportation to and from Australia, in conjunction with its network partner Peters & May Racing, will offer complete transport services to and from major international yacht racing events, including the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
(Photos: Aurora Global Logistics - Wild Oats XI)
Aurora Director Jason Roberts says the service will focus on the three events: Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Dec 26, the Transpac Race 2017 Long Beach to Hawaii July 3 2017 and the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race 2017 Oct 18 2017.
“We have put together a calendar covering the major international racing events, which works out more cost-effectively for clients,” says Roberts. “We have the runs on the board with successful shipping and handling of iconic vessels such as Comanche and Wild Oats XI.”
Aurora has a specialist team with the expertise to carry boats from 30-feet to 200-feet, many of them with delicate components that require extra care.
“Race Yachts and their riggings are expensive delicate pieces of cargo which require specialist care and knowledge regarding international transport,” says Roberts. “There are unique insurance requirements and then there are the race deadlines and other delivery parametres set by Owners. Their boats have to arrive in plenty of time to prepare them and their crews ahead of such high-profile events.”
At each end, Aurora handles the Customs and Quarantine formalities, and the discharging of yachts directly to water.
Roberts reports increasing demand for racing yachts to and from Australia, momentum led primarily by Australian agent Peters & May, the largest global boat transport and marine logistics provider for race teams, superyacht manufacturers and private boat Owners.
For those yachts planning to compete in the European season, depending on client demand, Aurora and its network partner Peters & May Racing will accommodate clients for the 2017 circuit.
Established in 2001, Aurora Global Logistics is a privately owned Australian company based in Brisbane, Queensland. With a global network of agents, and over 10 years of experience in transporting and customs clearing everything from speed boats to superyachts, Aurora specialises in tailor-made solutions, providing full turnkey services and advice in all facets of the job.