Peters & May, the UK-based global boat transporter, is showing steady signs of growth after the company reported Q4 as its most successful quarter in two years.

The group is forecasting continued growth in 2014, with Q1 sales expected to rise by 37% compared to the last quarter of 2013. Growth will be driven by established offices in the UK, USA, Asia, Spain and France, but will also be supported by new and existing agency agreements and three new offices.

Peters & May recently opened new offices in Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Le Havre, France and Shanghai, China.

Lee Metcalfe will operate from STP Shipyard in Palma, supporting regular and visiting yachts and motorboats with courier, consolidation and shipping services.

Eric Ferchaud and his team of Terence Lacour and Pascal Cantaix will be based in the new Le Havre office, working with Philippe Olivero who remains in Marseille and Lindsey Ashdown who supports the French market from the UK head office.

Ai Xing has also joined Peters & May and will work from the Shanghai office, alongside Kevin Corfa and Alexis Bizalion in Hong Kong, servicing the growing Asian market.

In the meantime, Aurora Global Logistics, an international transport specialist based in Queensland, Australia, is to concentrate its efforts on working exclusively with the UK firm. Peters & May has also signed a new agency agreement in the UAE with World Wide Yacht Shipping, an established yacht shipping business based in Dubai.

Peters & May has 25 years’ experience in global boat transportation and freight forwarding via air, road, rail and sea. The company ships on average 5,000 vessels each year through more than 150 ports in over 60 countries.