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We met with Compass Tenders and superyacht PR and marketing firm Hillier & Hughes at Goodwood Motor Circuit today, to learn more about this year’s plans for The Superyacht Suite at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Superyacht Suite is now in its third year and for this year’s edition the capacity has been doubled. Compass Tenders and Hillier & Hughes have collaborated on the organisation of The Suite to expand the hospitality and networking opportunities and heighten the event’s profile.

Companies represented at the 2019 edition included Baltic Yachts, YCO, H2 Yacht Design, Pendennis Shipyard, Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design, Clyde & Co Law, Breed Media, Southern Spars, Compass Tenders and Benetti.

“We’ve attended the Goodwood Revival in a corporate capacity for the last seven years and in 2018 we started taking a hospitality package at Goodwood Festival of Speed as well. Always unique and fantastically run events, we identified how well the day facilitates client networking,” comments Richard Faulkner, Founder and CEO Compass Tenders.

“We wanted to bring like-minded people together in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere to talk superyachts and admire the design and engineering of some the world’s most notable cars.”

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The Goodwood Estate encompasses some 12,000 acres of organic farmland and runs a wide array of annual events across the site, utilising the estate’s motor racing track, racecourse and numerous properties. The estate also boasts two championship golf courses, one of England’s oldest cricket grounds and an aerodrome. Sporting event highlights include the Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival and Qatar Goodwood Festival (formerly Glorious Goodwood).

I asked Caroline Butler, Goodwood’s Senior Business Development Manager, what makes hospitality at Goodwood so special, “We pride ourselves on bringing a contemporary and innovative twist to centuries of tradition. What makes the hospitality packages at Goodwood so unique compared to other sporting events is the variety of things to see and be enjoyed throughout the course of the day, and that it is a full day as opposed to a couple of hours at a sports game or similar. We position guests trackside; right in the heart of the action, to give them the greatest experience possible.”

The 2020 edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the event’s 26th year and over the course of the four-day showcase is expected to attract in excess of 220,000 people.

On Thursday July 9th, the organisers of The Superyacht Suite invite you to skip the queues and take a front-row seat to some serious motor power. The Suite is a private room in the Hill Pavilion, located on the first bend of Goodwood’s notorious Hill Climb – offering one of the best viewing locations in the park and easy access to the other static displays. The exclusive and air-conditioned space has an exterior balcony and adjacent private car park.

Table applications are now open, allocated on a first-come, first-served basis with limited places remaining.

The package includes:
– General admission to Goodwood Festival of Speed on Thursday 9th July
– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Traditional afternoon tea
– Unlimited house wine, beer and soft drinks throughout the day
– Event programmes, race cards and ear-piece radios
– Superyacht Suite goodie-bag

Please contact Roxanne@hillierandhughes.com for prices and further details.

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