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Wightlink’s new flagship Victoria of Wight is launched

At 11:50 local time this morning, Wightlink’s new environmentally-friendly ferry Victoria of Wight went down the slipway at the Cemre shipyard in Yalova, Turkey, to cheers from Wightlink staff and hundreds of shipyard workers. She will become the company’s flagship on the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route. Project Director John Burrows says: “The launch marked a significant milestone […]

February, 7th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Launch of Wightlink’s new flagship Victoria of Wight

Victoria of Wight, Wightlink’s new hybrid energy ferry for the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route, will be launched at the Cemre shipyard in Turkey on Wednesday 7 February 2018. “This will be a proud day for Wightlink as it marks the culmination of our largest ever investment. We have spent £45million on our environmentally friendly new ship and […]

February, 5th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink staff rescue a man from Portsmouth Harbour

The crew of Wightlink’s ferry St Clare took prompt action to rescue a man spotted in the water near the vessel in Portsmouth Harbour just after 11:00pm on Saturday 3 February 2018. The ship was at its berth at the Gunwharf car ferry terminal and preparing to sail at midnight to Fishbourne on the Isle […]

February, 5th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink now sells bread and milk from Isle of Wight producers

Wightlink has signed up Isle of Wight family businesses Grace’s Bakery and Briddlesford Farm Dairy to supply bread and milk to its ferries and terminals. This means that everything on sale at Wightlink’s Wight Taste shops now comes from Island producers and suppliers. Milk from Briddlesford Farm Dairy’s pedigree herd of 150 Guernseys is delivered […]

January, 17th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink staff make it a purr-fect start to 2018 for Nine Lives Cat Rescue

Wightlink Steward Anni Ruecroft has been looking after four legged friends as well as customers over the last few weeks. Cat lover Anni asked her colleagues to donate food for feline residents at the Nine Lives Cat Rescue centre at Wroxall – and was delighted when they handed over more than 100 items. Anni presented […]

January, 16th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink adds more evening sailings and Multilink Pass spaces on the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route in winter 2018/9

Wightlink’s winter timetable for 2018/9 will be open for booking in the next few weeks. Highlights include more evening sailings and 50% more discounted vehicle spaces for Multilink Pass holders. As Wightlink’s £30million new ship Victoria of Wight joins the fleet in summer 2018, services from October between Portsmouth and Fishbourne have been remodelled to […]

January, 12th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Isle of Wight haulier is Wightlink’s first customer at its new Portsmouth terminal building

Isle of Wight haulier Wayne Lightbown was the first driver to buy a ticket at Wightlink’s new customer building at its Portsmouth car ferry terminal. Wayne’s father Mike started the company at Blackwater 40 years ago – it now operates from bases in Merstone and at Eastleigh in Hampshire. Wightlink’s three storey customer centre features […]

January, 8th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink welcomes its first customers at its new terminal building in Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council leader Councillor Donna Jones joined Wightlink Chief Executive Keith Greenfield today in cutting a ribbon to mark the official opening of the ferry company’s new customer building at its car ferry terminal in the city. The three storey centre, housing Costa Coffee and other refreshments sourced from the Isle of Wight with […]

January, 8th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink’s new customer building reflects the history of Portsmouth’s Isle of Wight ferry port

Customers buying tickets and snacks at Wightlink’s new customer building at its car ferry terminal in Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth can now learn more about the history of Isle of Wight ferries and the heritage of the site – the former Camber Dock – for themselves. The three storey building, part of Wightlink’s £45million investment in […]

January, 3rd 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink’s customers see for themselves how ferry travel has inspired songwriters, poets and musicians

The fruits of a creative arts project on Wightlink’s Lymington to Yarmouth route have been shared with Islanders and mainlanders this winter. Wightlink has welcomed songwriters, poets and musicians on board its ships over the last two years to gain inspiration for artworks on the theme of arrivals and departures. An exhibition stand featuring photographs and […]

December, 28th 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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