Wightlink


Overview

Wightlink is a ferry company operating routes between Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in southern England. Wightlink and its forerunners have provided ferry services to and from the Isle of Wight for more than 160 years. The company operates car ferries between Lymington and Yarmouth (40 minutes) and between Portsmouth and Fishbourne (45 minutes). A fast passenger-only catamaran operates between Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier Head, taking 22 minutes.

Wightlink Archive

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MV Freshwater (II) – Past and Present

MV Sound of Seil, ex Freshwater (II) – Steel twin Voith Schneider double ended vessel built in 1959 at Ailsa SB Company, Troon (Yard Number. 505) for British Railways Board, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry

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MV Cenred – Past and Present

MV Cenred – Steel twin Voith Schneider double ended “C Class” vessel built at Robb Caledon Shipbuilders Ltd., Dundee, Scotland (yard no. 562) for British Railways Board, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry

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MV Cenwulf – Past and Present

MV Cenwulf – Steel twin screw double ended “C Class” vessel built in 1973 at Robb Caledon Shipbuilders Ltd., Dundee, Scotland (Yard no. 561) for British Railways Board, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry

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MV Cuthred – Past and Present

MV Mira Praia, ex Clemtyne, Cuthred – Steel twin ‘Voith Schneider’ double ended “C Class” vessel built in 1969 at Robb Caledon Shipbuilders Ltd., Dundee, Scotland (Yard no. 498) for British Railways Board, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry

MV St Catherine – Past and Present

MV GB Conte, ex St Catherine – Steel triple Voith Schneider screw vessel built at Henry Robb Caledon Shipbuilders Ltd, Leith, Scotland in 1983 (Yard no. 534) for Sealink British Rail, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry.