MV Wight Sun
© Derek Sands (Yarmouth, 19/07/2011)
Steel twin ‘Voith Schneider’ motor vessel “W-Wight Class” built in 2009 by Brodogradiliste Shipyard, Kraljevica, Croatia (Yard No 552) as a Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship
- Length: 62.4 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 16.1 m
- Depth: 4.5 m
- Draught: 2.3 m
- Tonnage: 1495 gross/614 net/360 deadweight
- Engines: 4 x 16 litre 6-cylinder Volvo D16MH diesels
- Power: 2208 kW/HP
- Speed: 12 knots
- Propulsion: 2 x Voith Schneider 21 R5/135 propeller units
- Capacity: 360 passengers/65 cars
- Crew: 10
- Call Sign: 2BBW9
- IMO Number: 9490416
- MMSI Number: 235064777
- Official Number: 914851
- Port of Registry: London/UK
- Sister-Ship: Wight Light, Wight Sky
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© Chris Hunsicker (Kraljevica, 12/04/2008)
June 29th 2008: Launched.
April 2009: Wight Sun delivered to Wightlink, London, England.
© Daniel Ferro (Gibraltar, 07/04/2009)
April 14th 2009: Arrived in Lymington.
© Ray Goodfellow
May 25th 2009: Services between Lymington – Yarmouth.
© Andreas Wörteler (Yarmouth, 22/08/2009)
July 2015: Transferred to the Portsmouth to Fishbourne route as a relief ferry. The WIGHT LIGHT, which was the relief ferry after the ST HELEN was withdrawn from service, transferred back to the Lymington to Yarmouth route in its place.
Portsmouth, June 2017 © Ray Goodfellow
Portsmouth 10/08/2018 © Robert J Smith
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Daniel Ferro, Derek Sands,Chris Hunsicker, Robert J Smith and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.