Red Funnel’s new hi-speed flagship vessel was recently named Red Jet 7 by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall at a prestigious ceremony in Cowes on the Isle of Wight with Carswell Gould providing PR support.
The ceremony, at Trinity Landing, was attended by civic dignitaries, invited guests and members of the public including 300 children from local schools in Cowes.
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall broke a bottle of Isle of Wight produced ‘champagne’ on Red Jet 7’s bow and unveiled a commemorative plaque. The celebrations included a short early afternoon excursion aboard Red Jet 7 for members of the public, with all the proceeds going to the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, which is Red Funnel’s Charity of the Year.
Kevin George, Red Funnel’s Chairman said: “We would very much like to thank HRH The Duchess of Cornwall for naming Red Jet 7. It is only fitting that the naming ceremony took place in Cowes where the boat will be a very frequent visitor and in sight of where she was built in the ‘Union Jack’ building. Red Jet 7 represents another significant investment by Red Funnel in marine manufacturing on the Island and the team at Wight Shipyard can be extremely proud of not only building a ship of such high quality but also for delivering her on time and on budget.”
Media coverage for Red Jet 7’s naming ceremony to date in the region has reached 64 pieces reaching 6,253,971 people.