Search the site

St Catherine & St HelenSt Helen is one of four Saint Class vessels built for the Portsmouth - Fishbourne service. She was built in Scotland in 1983 for the British Rail Sealink service between Portsmouth & Fishbourne which later became Wightlink. St Helen entered service in November 1983 becoming the second Saint Class vessel after St Catherine.


St Helen

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.



Gross Registered Tonnage: 2983
Length: 77 m
Breadth: 17.2 m
Draught: 2.48 m
Speed: 12 knots
Engines: 3x MAN H&W
Entered service: 1983
Yard: Henry Robb Caledon Yard, Leith, Scotland
Power: 2025 kw
Propellers: 3x Voith Schneider
Cars: 142
Passengers: 722
Crew: 10-12
IM Number: 8120569
Call sign: GDBB

Saint Class Profile

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.

Secondary Navigation
Our Fleet
Service Performance
Wightlink Facts
Press Centre
Sponsorship & Charities
Customer Forums

Book online

Journey type
Method of transport

E-News Signup

Sign up here for our latest news and special offers

Website version

You are receiving the Mainland UK version of this website. You can change your preference to our Isle of Wight version.

Keep up-to-date

with our latest events, news and competitions by logging on to Facebook or Twitter.

Facebook Twitter