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Additional Catamaran sailings on Saturday 29 November

With this weekend being one of the most popular for Christmas shopping, as well as good weather forecast, Wightlink are running additional Catamaran sailings between Ryde and Portsmouth on Saturday (29 November 2014). The Catamaran is expected to be very busy on Saturday as many customers head towards Gunwharf Quays as well the very popular […]

November, 27th 2014 Read full Press Release »

Changes to Wightlink’s fleet configuration

Wightlink has announced some changes to its fleet from summer 2015 reflecting changing demand for its services. With customer statistics revealing that the number of people using the Yarmouth-Lymington route has fallen by almost 15% in the last four years, Wightlink will re-locate one of the three W-class ships that operates in the Western Solent […]

November, 24th 2014 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink v Hovertravel for vital charity funds

Wightlink is once again demonstrating its commitment to being part of Island life through a football match in aid of a vital seafaring charity, scheduled for Sunday 23 November 2014. Staff members and crew from both Wightlink and Hovertravel are donning their shorts and t-shirts to raise funds in the fun-packed match in aid of […]

November, 11th 2014 Read full Press Release »

Late night ferries chime well with Pompey fans

A move by Wightlink to run later last catamaran sailings to and from the Island has been welcomed by business and leisure users. Following consultation, including regular customer forums and Meet the Managers sessions, Wightlink has announced the last catamaran sailings will, from January 5th, be 22.45 from Portsmouth and 23.10 from Ryde. Current last […]

November, 7th 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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