Join us on the 24th July 2018 for the Royal naming ceremony for Red Jet 7, our brand new 41m Hi-Speed passenger catamaran. We are delighted that the HRH Duchess of Cornwall will name her at Trinity Landing, Cowes. Arrive from 12pm for 1.30pm start - everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event. Alternatively, you can watch live on Facebook from 1pm.


Red Jet 7 was ordered by Red Funnel in August 2017. She is being built by Wight Shipyard in East Cowes on the Island and will enter service between Southampton and West Cowes in the early summer.

Her naming ceremony will be a very special occasion and the public are very welcome to watch proceedings from The Parade in Cowes. For a good vantage point we recommend that you arrive around 12pm.

At 41.12 metres, Red Jet 7 is a sister vessel to Red Jet 6 with capacity for 277 passengers and 4 crew. She has four MTU 2000 series engines and four Hamilton waterjet units to give a service speed of 38 knots. 

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You can also watch live coverage of the Naming Ceremony on our Facebook feed starting at 1pm (24th July) 


12:00 (noon) - Guests start to arrive

13:00 - Facebook Live coverage

13:15 - Naming ceremony starts

13:30 - Naming ceremony concludes

14:00 - Check-in for guests with excursion tickets (see below)

14:10 - Excursion departs

15:00 - Excursion returns

The event will be held on Trinity Parade in Cowes with great viewing points from The Parade (opposite the Royal London Yacht Club).

Getting to West Cowes from Southampton couldn't be easier. There will be Red Jet departures leading up to the naming at ...10.45, 11.15 and 11.45. Return sailings to Southampton will be at 14.15, 15.15 and 16.15...

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Want to get aboard Red Jet 7 on 24 July?

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  • Date: Tue 24 July 2018
  • Check-in: Trinity Landing at 14.00 hrs
  • Depart: Trinity Landing at 14.10 hrs
  • Return: Trinity Landing at 15.00 hrs
  • All proceeds go to Charity
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