St Faith

St Faith

St Faith is our third-largest ship. She comes fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable cross-Solent journey, including a Wight Taste outlet and pet-friendly areas. She entered service on 16 July 1990, making her the eldest member of our fleet.

MV St Faith was launched on 28 February 1990 at the yard of Cochrane Shipbuilders, Selby, Yorkshire, by Mrs Jacky Field, wife of the Island’s Member of Parliament at the time.

Facilities onboard

St Faith hosts a wide range of facilities including a Wight Taste outlet serving hot and cold food and drinks, lifts, toilets and baby changing facilities, outside sun deck and dog-friendly areas.

At our outlets and vending machines, please pay using contactless or chip and pin, either with a bank card or Google or Apple Pay – cash is not being accepted.

Dog-friendly area

We have a dedicated area for your four-legged friends, this is where they can feel safe and socialise.

Food and drinks

We have a wide variety of locally-sourced, hot and cold food and drink options in our Wight Taste outlet.

Routes sailed

Portsmouth – Fishbourne

45 minutesVehicle and foot passenger ferry

Portsmouth to Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight is a popular and convenient ferry route, getting you across the Solent in just 45 minutes.

A number of ferries serve this crossing, including our environmentally friendly flagship Victoria of Wight, each coming with spacious passenger loungers, sun decks and food and drink outlets to keep you refreshed.

Check out our TripAdvisor page and see what others have said about this route.

View the Portsmouth – Fishbourne route

Virtual Tour

Did you know

On 7 November 1990

St Faith became the first ship on the route to sail under the new Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries livery.

Where is she registered

The St Faith is registered under the UK flag, in London.

How long is she

St Faith has a length of 77 metres. That’s about four-fifths as tall as Big Ben.

When and where was she built

St Faith was built in 1989 in Selby, United Kingdom.

What is her passenger capacity

St Faith can hold 722 passengers at a time.

What is her vehicle capacity

St Faith can hold 142 vehicles at a time.

Meet the rest of the fleet

Victoria of Wight

Victoria of Wight

Vehicle and foot passenger ferry

The biggest ferry in our fleet – running on hybrid energy, bringing a new, greener era of travel between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. 

View the Victoria of Wight

St Clare

Vehicle and foot passenger ferry

Our second-largest ferry, St Clare is capable of two-tier boarding and comes with a wide range of fantastic facilities.

View the St Clare

Wight Sun

Vehicle and foot passenger ferry

As one of our Wight Class ferries, Wight Sun serves our Lymington – Yarmouth route and, when required, our Portsmouth – Fishbourne route.

View the Wight Sun

Wight Sky

Vehicle and foot passenger ferry

Serving our Lymington – Yarmouth route, Wight Sky is one of our Wight Class vehicle ferries.

View the Wight Sky

Wight Light

Vehicle and foot passenger ferry

One of our Wight Class vehicle ferries, Wight Light serves our Lymington – Yarmouth route.

View the Wight Light

Wight Ryder I

Foot passenger ferry

The first of our high-speed FastCats, Wight Ryder I can get you across the Solent in just 22 minutes.

View the Wight Ryder I

Wight Ryder II

Foot passenger ferry

Our second high-speed FastCat, getting you across the Solent in just 22 minutes.

View the Wight Ryder II