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Showcasing Isle of Wight food and drink on board St Clare

Wightlink Ferries is celebrating the opening of a new shop, dedicated to selling products produced or supplied by Isle of Wight companies, on board its flagship St Clare on the Portsmouth to Fishbourne route. A number of local producers and suppliers will be on board to meet customers and talk about their businesses on Friday, […]

February, 9th 2017 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink Ferries and Island Brewery toasting a new partnership

Island Brewery in Newport is now offering an increased range of its award-winning products on all Wightlink’s car ferries. The new arrangement is part of Wightlink’s ongoing commitment to increasing the number of Island suppliers and producers it uses. Already this year, the ferry company has announced partnership deals with Wight Crystal, which has become […]

February, 8th 2017 Read full Press Release »

Savour fine coffee on board Wightlink’s St Clare

The irresistible aroma of artisan coffee specially blended on the Isle of Wight will soon be tantalising passengers aboard Wightlink’s newly re-fitted St Clare flagship. Wightlink has teamed up with Newport-based Island Roasted who will supply a locally roasted speciality blend to be served aboard St Clare. It is envisaged that three tonnes of coffee […]

January, 30th 2017 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink installs impressive new technology on the Fishbourne-Portsmouth route

Work will start shortly to install a sophisticated state-of-the-art mooring system at Wightlink’s car ferry terminals in Fishbourne and Portsmouth. This is part of the company’s £45million investment in a new hybrid battery ship for the route and improvements to port facilities. MoorMaster™ automated mooring units from technology company Cavotec will cut turnaround times on […]

January, 25th 2017 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink’s top ten reasons to head to the Isle of Wight in 2017

Music, sports and culture galore – with three fantastic first time events 2017 is set to be another bumper year for events and activities on the Isle of Wight and as the year gets into full swing, Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries has highlighted its top picks from blockbuster festivals, sports extravaganzas and family favourites […]

January, 18th 2017 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries to sell Wight Crystal Water

– Another partnership for locally sourced produce – Wightlink has announced a partnership with Island based company Wight Crystal who will become the preferred supplier of bottled water across all the ferry company’s 12 retail outlets onshore and afloat. Under the deal, Wightlink will become Newport-based Wight Crystal’s largest client, with over 80,000 bottles expected […]

January, 10th 2017 Read full Press Release »

Senior appointment at Wightlink Ferries

Samantha Lucas has joined Wightlink Ferries as Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development. She joins the company from DP World in Southampton and has also held senior roles at Southampton Solent University, which runs Warsash Maritime Academy, as well as the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Marks and Spencer, and the NHS. “I am thrilled […]

December, 5th 2016 Read full Press Release »

Praise for Wightlink staff member who saved a customer’s life

Brian Cowser, who works in the ticket office at Fishbourne for Wightlink Ferries has been awarded the company’s Extra Mile award for helping to save a passenger’s life at the terminal. He sprang into action with the terminal’s defibrillator on hearing that a customer had suffered a cardiac arrest at the gate, carrying out CPD, […]

November, 30th 2016 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink Ferries highlights the off-season charm of the Isle of Wight in the latest free Wightlife Magazine

– Winter 2016 edition out now – Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries has launched its latest edition of Wightlife Magazine. The winter issue highlights the many possibilities for visitors to take advantage of on the Isle of Wight during the coming months. Detailing some of the most exciting activities and attractions the Island has to […]

November, 14th 2016 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink supports the Royal British Legion to help veterans on the Isle of Wight

As Remembrance Day nears, Wightlink Ferries are supporting the Royal British Legion’s Handy Van service to help veterans, serving members of the military and their families to stay safe at home. Handy Vans visit homes across the country to assist people connected to the armed forces with basic tasks such as replacing light bulbs, putting […]

November, 8th 2016 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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