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St Cecilia was built in Selby, landlocked in the middle of Yorkshire! Having been launched sideways into the River Ouse she entered service in March 1987 and has remained on the Portsmouth - Fishbourne service ever since.

Onboard passengers can relax in the comfortable lounges on 2 decks, the lower lounge including full Cafe/Bar facilities. There is also a lift beween the car decks and main lounge.

In 2001 she stared in a Gérard Depardieu film, having been repainted in a fictional "Norselink" livery .

Gross Registered Tonnage: 2968
Length: 77 m
Breadth: 17.2 m
Draught: 2.48 m
Speed: 12 knots
Engines: 3x 6-cyl, Harland & Wolff-MAN
Entered service: 1987
Builder: Cochrane Yard, Selby, England
Power: 1793 kw
Propellers: 3x Voith Schneider
Cars: 142
Passengers: 722
Crew: 10-12
Call sign: MFJT9
IMO Number: 8518546
Registry: London

Saint Class Profile 500

St. Cecilia has had a facelift!

A new shop and cafe has been installed onboard, and her seating areas have been upgraded to feature bright modern chair fabrics and stylish Cornian work surfaces for tables.

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Our Fleet

We have a modern and comfortable fleet of 9 ships operating on our 3 routes.

All our car ferries have comfortable lounges, sun decks and cafe-bars serving a range of drinks and snacks.

Our catamarans have comfortable lounges and even open decks from where you can watch the passing scenery, weather permitting.

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