PETERS & MAY TAKES THE LEAD IN
RACING LOGISTICS AND SHIPPING
It’s #1 all the way with Class 1, H1 Unlimited, F1 H20 and P1 Superstock
Peters & May, a leading global boat shipping and logistics company, is #1 all the way in boat racing worldwide, having forged agreements and sponsorship deals with H1 Unlimited Hydroplanes, UIM Class 1, P1 Superstock Championship, and its latest sponsorship with American Champion Shaun Torrente who is set to take on the F1 H2O World Championship series.
The addition of Torrente, racing for Team Sweden in 2011, comes on the heels of agreements with the Union Internationale Motornautique (UIM) — the world governing body for all power boating activities — and the Qatar Marine Sports Federation as approved transport and logistics provider. In addition, Peters & May has a sponsorship arrangement with Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani’s Qatar Team, The H1 Unlimited Hydroplane series and H1 Team U-11 Unlimited Racing Group (URG).
Torrente is an American Power Boat Association (APBA) Hall of Champions inductee, setting four speed records in the SST45 class along with three championships; 2-time F2 National Champion along with 3 APR F2 titles; has won the Formula 1 Prop Tour Championship twice in the U.S.; was named F1 Rookie of the Year; and the first driver to win both in both F1 and F2 classes at the same event. In all, the 31-year-old South Florida resident has 31 career F1 starts, has won a third of his races and sits at sixth overall on the all-time winning driver’s list.
“We are enthused to have a racer of Shaun’s caliber representing us around the world,” said Peters & May CEO David Holley. “His foray into F1, racing nine times in six countries and four times in the States, fits nicely into our marketing and our positioning as a world leader in marine shipping and logistics.”
As for Torrente, Racing the F1 H2O series is the culmination of a life-long dream. “I started out in SST 45 with a goal of beingUIM FI World Champion some day,” he said. “F1 used to be dominated by American races and American drivers. The H2O series is now the place to race, and we want to demonstrate that American racers are still in the game. Peters & May is a world champion in what they do and we intend to give them a World Championship effort that will match the confidence they have place in me and our team,” Torrente said.
Over the past year, Peters & May has broadened its history as shipper for race organizations and individual teams to include sponsorship arrangements at every level of the sport, including entry level classes as a way of “giving back” and helping the sport grow at all levels.
Peters & May Ltd has provided marine logistics, global boat transportation and freight forwarding via air, road, rail and sea for over 30 years, from a global network of 12 offices and numerous exclusive agencies. The company ships 8000 vessels through more than 150 ports in over 60 countries and is the preferred shipper to many of the world’s leading boat builders, including Correct Craft Inc, Gulf Craft, Princess Yachts, Sunseeker and Viking Yacht Company.
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