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Wightlink to support Mardi Gras in Ryde

Thousands of Isle of Wight young people, family and friends will be enjoying the magic of carnival this summer, thanks to a £2,973 donation from Wightlink through the Isle of Wight Community Fund. The New Carnival Company will use the money from Wightlink to support more than 25 schools and community groups taking part in […]

August, 18th 2014 Read full Press Release »

Helping Yarmouth bloom

Wightlink has stepped in to help restore plantings in Yarmouth to their former glory after reading in the Isle of Wight County Press (July 25) that local people described them as ‘scruffy and overgrown with weeds’. After speaking with Town Mayor Councillor Steve Cowley, Wightlink Head of Operations Sean Millward arranged for the bed closest […]

August, 6th 2014 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink paddlers raise £5,000 for Ryde Inshore Rescue

Wightlink Captain Tom Vincent and his crew of volunteer staff have raised £5,000 for Ryde Inshore Rescue by paddling a spare rescue boat more than five miles across the Solent from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head. They secured sponsorship from friends and family and customers on Wightlink ferries and catamarans also gave money to […]

August, 4th 2014 Read full Press Release »

Listening to customers on Ryde Pier

Senior managers at Wightlink met holidaymakers from all over the world at their latest Meet the Managers event on Ryde Pier (31 July) as well as local people. Travellers from Norway, Russia, Canada and Colombia who had used Wightlink’s Portsmouth-Ryde catamarans to reach the Island said they had enjoyed themselves and would be encouraging their […]

August, 1st 2014 Read full Press Release »

Low vehicles (LV)

Up to 5.00m long
Up to 2.24m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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High vehicles (HV)

Up to 5.00m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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Low passenger vehicles (LP)

5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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High passenger vehicles (HP)

5.01m to 15m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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Low motorhome (LM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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High motorhome (HM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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Low commercial vehicles (LF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Up to 2.24m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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High commercial vehicles (HF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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Freight rigid (FR)

Freight vehicle 7.01m to 12m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Single chassis freight vehicles designed to carry heavy loads.
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Freight artic (FA)

Freight vehicle over 12m to 19m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Tractor-trailer freight vehicle up to 44 tonne GVWR with a split chassis or separate unit designed to carry heavy loads.
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Minibus (MINI)

Passenger vehicles 5.01m to 8m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Passenger vehicles with 8-17 seats.
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Coaches

Because we need to know additional information for coach bookings such as loaded and empty passenger numbers, please visit our Coach page to make your booking
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Motorcycle/trike/quad (MC)

Vehicles up to 3.5m long.
Motorcycles, Motorcycles with sidecars, three or four wheeled personal powered tricycle, TWIZY or quad bike up to 3.5m long.
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Bicycles and mobility scooters

Mobility Scooters must be battery powered.
Electric bikes must retain the ability to be pedalled by the rider.
Pushbikes, e-bikes and battery powered Mobility scooters travel free of charge when a customer purchases a foot passenger ticket.
No need to book separately.
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