We’re proud to introduce our new environmentally-friendly ferry – Victoria of Wight. Her entry into service in late summer 2018 will mark the most significant point in the £45 million investment in our Portsmouth to Fishbourne route, which has also included the introduction of two-tier boarding and a new customer building.
She will be the biggest ferry in our fleet, capable of carrying up to 178 cars over two decks and with room for over 1,000 people across more than 20 lounges and seating areas. She’s a hybrid energy ship, meaning she runs partly on electricity – much like hybrid cars – heralding a new, greener era of travel between the Isle of Wight and the mainland.
Find state of the art facilities on board, including toilets and accessible toilets, separate baby changing spaces, a dedicated pet lounge, a games area, coloured vehicle decks to make it easier to find your car and much more.
Top yourself up at Victoria of Wight’s dedicated food outlets. Sample a piece of the Island at Wight Taste, with its assortment of Isle of Wight-sourced food and drinks, or grab a cuppa and a bite to eat at Costa Coffee.
Our new flagship ferry will be the greenest to serve the Isle of Wight. Her hybrid energy system, which works much like a hybrid energy car, allows her to run partly on electricity when required. Sustainability is truly at the heart of Victoria of Wight.
It’s not just Victoria of Wight’s hybrid energy engine that makes her so eco-friendly. Her lift is capable of generating electricity through kinetic energy, warmth generated by the engine heats water on board and motion sensors are used to control LED lights in lesser-used areas.
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– Deadweight: 890 tonnes
– Length: 89.7 metres
– Breadth: 19.4 metres
– Service speed: 13 knots
– Maximum load: 178 cars, 1208 passengers
– Year of service: 2018
– Built: Cemre Shipyard, Turkey
Victoria of Wight is the biggest ship in our fleet and the first of our ferries capable of handling double decker lorries. This means that businesses carrying goods to and from the Island can do so in fewer journeys, causing less of an impact on our environment. She is powered by four Wärtsilä engines but can run efficiently on just three, so any repair work that may need to be carried out on one engine will not stop her running.
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