British excellence wows the superyacht world

The Red Arrows will perform at the Monaco Yacht Show this year.

The performance will form the highlight of the British presence at the show, designed to exhibit what the domestic industry can offer the superyacht world.

The award winning Royal Air Force display team will be performing a 30 minute routine in front of the outer breakwater at Monaco Harbour. The event will be followed by the chance for those attending to ‘Meet the Pilots’ at a SYUK evening reception.

The initiative has been driven by Cornish superyacht yard Pendennis and supported by Superyacht UK.

The Superyacht industry in the UK employs more than 3,000 people and had a turnover of £300m pounds based on 2006/7 figures.

Toby Allies, Head of Sales and Marketing at Pendennis, said: “I always thought that having a Red Arrows display at the Monaco Yacht Show was just a pipe dream, but after some hard work behind the scenes it has become a reality.

“For us personally having the Red Arrows at Monaco provides yet another highlight for our 20th anniversary year – following on from the success of the Pendennis Cup in August and our reception at the St Barths Bucket in March.”

Tom Chant, International Commercial Manager for Superyacht UK added: “The Red Arrows are a powerful symbol of British excellence and it is fantastic for the industry that they will be appearing at this year’s show.”

The display is currently scheduled to take place on Thursday 25 September at 15.30 outside the outer breakwater of Monaco harbour.