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Yacht Stevedore Solutions completing the successful lift of its most complex yacht to date, Benetti 144 Justa Delia.
Yacht Stevedore Solutions completing the successful lift of its most complex yacht to date, Benetti 144 Justa Delia.

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Yacht Stevedore Solutions Granted a 10-Year Non-Restrictive Stevedore License

Having successfully completed its first year operating within Port Everglades, Yacht Stevedore Solutions (YSS) is granted a 10-year non-restrictive stevedore license. As the only company to completely specialize in yacht handling and logistics in Port Everglades, the license extension opens up business opportunities for YSS and the prospect of company growth, pursuing business beyond just yachts.

Commenting on the future for YSS, Operations Director Chris Perez said “2023 has started extremely well and with the extension into a 10-year license, the future looks to be very promising for Yacht Stevedore Solutions. The extra freedom that comes with this license will allow us to provide stevedoring services beyond Peters & May, expanding into other cargoes too.”

YSS reported a strong and successful first year completing 16 vessel operations with many more already scheduled in for months to come. Operating under its terminal handler’s license in its first year, YSS assisted customers with LCL (Less than Container Load) work, from loading smaller boats to flat racks, to discharging them from containers. However, its previous license was restrictive and limited the experts to only pursue business leads brokered by global transport and logistics expert, Peters & May.

Peters & May launched YSS in January 2022. Its technically qualified loadmasters work very closely with YSS’s pool of highly skilled labor and together recently completed the successful lift of its largest and most complex yacht to date, Benetti 144 Justa Delia.

“The initial startup of YSS was for me, the greatest highlight of 2022. The successful execution of what started as ‘just an idea’, was so exciting. To be operating in such a competitive port like Port Everglades is a great accomplishment.

“Stevedoring is so intertwined with our industry that launching the company was a natural progression. We knew the company had potential and as the first of its kind, it feels good to now have a successful year under our belts. We are looking forward to the future of YSS and all it can achieve.” Said Perez.

Since Fort Lauderdale is known as ‘The Yachting Capital of the World’, it made perfect sense for Peters & May to evolve the YSS business model within Port Everglades. With the most robust and rigorously tested cranes, slings, shackles, and other cargo-handling equipment available to load and discharge vessels, YSS can provide customer-tailored yacht transportation solutions unsurpassed by Peters & May’s competitors.

Services offered by YSS, with its new license, can now be accessed either through Peters & May or on an independent basis.

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Notes for Editors

For further information or to arrange an interview with Chris Perez, please contact:

Kristina Webster
Peters & May


Megan Liggett
Saltwater Stone

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Yacht Stevedore Solutions

Established in January 2022 by industry leaders, Peters & May, Yacht Stevedore Solutions (YSS) operates within Port Everglades and specializes in yacht handling and logistics. Working closely with Peters & May, which leverages 50 years of shipping expertise, YSS uses the most robust and rigorously checked cargo-handling equipment available to provide a unique and unmatched stevedoring service.


Megan Liggett

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