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Wightlink launches Make Tracks on the Isle of Wight campaign

Wightlink has launched a major promotion to attract cycling visitors to the Island. The Make Tracks on the Isle of Wight campaign will encourage visitors of all ages to make use of the Island’s cycling amenities whether on or off-road. The campaign was launched this week to coincide with the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival […]

September, 27th 2017 Read full Press Release »

Young angler Liam lands first Wightlink award

A Ryde Academy student is the winner of a new annual trophy awarded by Wightlink to recognise responsible fishing from Ryde Pier. Liam Forbes, 12, a member of the Vectis Boating and Fishing Club, received the Wightlink Award for Most Responsible Angler from Operations Director Daryl Palmer at the historic Pier. Each year, the Vectis […]

September, 20th 2017 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink’s £45million investment in the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route improves punctuality

Statistics from August 2017 – the busiest month of the year – show Wightlink’s terminal improvements have made a significant difference to punctuality on the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route. The numbers of sailings arriving on time this August on Wightlink’s busiest service increased by more than a third, compared to August 2016 levels. This is because staff […]

September, 19th 2017 Read full Press Release »

Bring your heirlooms to the Isle of Wight this week with Wightlink

Wightlink is supporting the BBC’s ever-popular Antiques Roadshow at Osborne, Isle of Wight in the programme’s 40th anniversary year. Many of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists will be on hand on Thursday 14 September 2017 to offer free advice and valuations to Islanders and mainlanders. Everyone is invited to raid their attics and […]

September, 14th 2017 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink supports Island marine apprentices to learn new skills

Four trainee boatbuilders at Wight Shipyard are getting some extra help with their Apprenticeship thanks to Wightlink Ferries and the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) Foundation. Jack Powell, Toby Wilcock, Josh Hiscock and Scott Thomas of Wight Shipyard in East Cowes are about to start their two year Level 3 Diploma in Marine Engineering course at […]

September, 4th 2017 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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