Victoria of Wight

Victoria of Wight

The newest and biggest addition to our fleet, our environmentally-friendly flagship ferry brings in a new, greener era of travel between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. She entered service on 26 August 2018.

Her entry into service marked the most significant point in the £45 million investment in our Portsmouth to Fishbourne route. She runs on hybrid energy, meaning she runs partly on electricity, much like hybrid cars.

Environmentally friendly

Our new flagship is 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.

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.

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Less fuel

Victoria of Wight is the first hybrid energy ferry in England, setting new standards for cross-Solent travel. She combines battery power with conventional engines to sail between Portsmouth and Fishbourne, using 17% less fuel than the next largest ship on the route, the St Clare.

Generating electricity

It’s not just  hybrid energy engines 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.

Our green credentials

Discover more of our wide-ranging initiatives to protect the sea, land and air that surround us. 

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Facilities onboard

Victoria of Wight has a broad range of facilities including Wight Taste and Costa Coffee outlets, serving hot and cold food and drinks, lifts, toilets and baby changing facilities, outside sun deck and dog-friendly areas. Other facilities include a play-area, movie room and panoramic viewing lounge at the front of the vessel.

Children's play area

We have made a vibrant soft play area for kids to use during the crossing.

Movie room

We have a selection of on board movies available during the crossing.

Food and drinks

We have a wide variety of hot and cold food and drink options from both Costa Coffee and our Wight Taste outlets.

Panoramic viewing lounge

Both decks of our passenger lounges offer panoramic views at the front of the ship, giving you great views out across the Solent.

Did you know

Naming the vessel

Victoria of Wight was the chosen name after 183 suggestions were made by 73 staff members with many ideas reflecting the route’s heritage.

Where is she registered

The Victoria of Wight is registered under the UK flag, in Portsmouth.

How long is she

Victoria of Wight has a length of 89.7 metres – about the same size as the height of The Statue of Liberty.

When and where was she built

She was built in 2018 in Yalova, Turkey.

What is her passenger capacity

Victoria of Wight can hold 1,170 passengers at a time.

What is her vehicle capacity

She can hold 178 vehicles at a time.

Meet the rest of the fleet

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

St Faith

Vehicle and foot passenger ferry

Our eldest member of the fleet, St Faith continues to serve the Portsmouth – Fishbourne route providing a relaxing journey across the Solent.

View the St Faith

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