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Wightlink launches udderly fabulous Easter colouring competition

Wightlink is giving passengers a chance to have their artwork immortalised on a life-size cow with an udderly fabulous colouring competition this Easter half-term. The competition, being launched on 2 April 2015, celebrates the upcoming opening of The Herd, a new art installation at Tom’s Dairy at Tapnell Farm, Yarmouth. The new visitor attraction, scheduled […]

March, 31st 2015 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink Ferries unveils St. Clare refurbishments

Flagship returns to service after dry-dock Wightlink Ferries, the ferry company of choice for those travelling to and from the Isle of Wight, has unveiled the enhancements made to its flagship, St. Clare, following the latest phase of its £800,000 investment in the passenger areas on board. St. Clare, which sails the daily route from […]

March, 23rd 2015 Read full Press Release »

Third time “friendliest venue” win for Wightlink’s Yarmouth team

For the third consecutive year, the exemplary customer-focused attitude of the whole team at one of Wightlink’s terminals has been recognised with a tourism industry award. Wightlink’s Yarmouth team have, for the third year running, won the “Friendliest Venue” category at the annual Visitor Attraction Association (VAA) Awards. The award was presented at the association’s […]

March, 20th 2015 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink has launched a new and improved version of their website, designed to enhance the experience of customers living on the Isle of Wight.

Once logged on to www.wightlink.co.uk visitors to the site are offered the choice of which version of the site they wish to see; Island or mainland. It means that the site now delivers the information which is most relevant to Island residents, such as the status of services leaving from the Island and Island specific […]

March, 11th 2015 Read full Press Release »

The Isle of Wight is an Easter Eggstravaganza this April

Wightlink Ferries, the ferry company of choice for those travelling to and from the Isle of Wight, is helping families to escape the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy some quality time together on the Island this Easter. Departing from either Portsmouth or Lymington, Wightlink’s car ferry service transports passengers over to the Isle […]

March, 9th 2015 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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