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Planning approvals sought for Wightlink’s £45million investment in the future

Wightlink Ferries has submitted planning applications to the Isle of Wight Council and Portsmouth City Council for improvements to its terminals at Fishbourne and Portsmouth Gunwharf to support the company’s proposed investment in a new ship for the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route in 2017. The £45 million investment will be the largest-ever made by the cross-Solent ferry […]

October, 21st 2015 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink Ferries encourage Island Scouts to capture the moment with a picture

Wightlink Ferries were delighted to support Isle of Wight Scouts in their latest photography competition. The winners were Elaine Sharkey (Adult section), Maddy Reeves from 1st Shanklin (Beavers section), Moza Ackroyd from Ryde and Ewan Bramell from Brighstone (Explorer section joint prize winners) Zack Capon (Network Scout section) and Amanda Coyle (non Scout section) – […]

October, 21st 2015 Read full Press Release »

Beat the queues, save money and enjoy the best of the Isle of Wight’s top attractions this autumn

15-30% savings on attractions when booked in conjunction with Wightlink ferry travel 20th October 2015. This autumn Wightlink Ferries is inviting families to beat the queues and save up to 30% on entrance to the Island’s top attractions with its exclusive bundled ferry and attraction tickets fares. With many Island attractions open year round, autumn […]

October, 20th 2015 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink Ferries recognised for helping families to enjoy great holidays

Wightlink Ferries received the Highly Commended Award at the inaugural Family Traveller Awards 2015. Head of Marketing Mark Persad received the trophy in the Best Family Ferry Operator category at the ceremony in London. The Awards, organised by Family Traveller magazine and familytraveller.com, recognise the best family-friendly destinations and providers of holidays and travel in […]

October, 8th 2015 Read full Press Release »

Dare to visit the Isle of Fright with Wightlink Ferries

This Halloween, Wightlink Ferries is inviting families to scare themselves silly in one of the UK’s most haunted hot spots – The Isle of Wight. Staging some fun and spooky Halloween events, from paranormal investigations, to interactive horror encounters and pumpkin carvings, there is plenty of eerie Island activity for everyone to enjoy this half […]

October, 7th 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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