September 15 - UK specialist yacht shipping and project cargo forwarder Peters and May has started to use a gel-coat protector as standard on all its maritime shipments for added protection during movements, says the Southampton-based company.

Peters and May has developed the protector in partnership with UK-based cargo protection product manufacturer Chok-A-Block.

Angus Bruce Jones, Peters and May managing director, says: "Felting is widely used to protect the gel-coat during shipping and we will continue to use this proven method underneath the straps close to the cleats. The plastic gel-coat protector has been designed to keep the straps clear of the gel-coat as well as a preventative measure against the straps vibrating in high winds or rough conditions."

Peters and May annually moves around 8,000 yachts and small boats throughout the world for many of the world's leading boat builders including Correct CraftGulf CraftLarson BoatsSunseeker and Viking Yacht Company.