HMS Kent in Jersey for boat show this w/e

And Sunseekers for charter if that's more your thing

The Royal Navy frigate HMS Kent will be in Jersey this weekend during the Jersey Boat Show.

Weather permitting, public visits will take place using a liberty boat to shuttle people to HMS Kent’s anchorage.

A full programme of events is being organised which will include a number of VIP receptions on board, and a variety of receptions in support of the show.

Jersey Harbour Master, Howard Le Cornu, says: “Supporting trade and industry is a key role of the modern Navy, and we are especially delighted that HMS Kent is visiting Jersey during the Jersey Boat Show and just before the Liberation Day celebrations.

“As a Class 23 Frigate, HMS Kent is a vital element of the Royal Navy and it will be an honour to welcome the ship to the Island.”

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Commander Simon Hopper, HMS Kent’s Commanding Officer, says: “HMS Kent’s officers and crew are looking forward to visiting Jersey and are particularly pleased that the visit coincides with the Jersey Boat Show and start of the Liberation Day celebrations.”

The Class 23 frigate will arrive in Island waters on Friday 2 May and will stay until Monday 6 May.

The first Jersey Boat Show is being organised by Jersey Harbours in partnership with Collins Stewart and supported by Economic Development.

It takes place from 3-5 May at St Helier Marina.

Sunseeker Charters will have several of their vessels at the show.

Redoutable, a new Sunseeker Portofino 53, which is based in
St Peter Port, Guernsey, will be on show at the event. Also at the show will be Sunseeker Charters’ UK flagship vessel, High Energy, a Sunseeker Manhattan 60.

Other Sunseeker vessels will also be on display.

David Ward, director of Sunseeker Charters, says: “This is not just a wonderful opportunity for us to host our existing clients from the Channel Isles on board some of our top UK charter vessels, but also to introduce prospective clients to the charter concept.” 


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