Meet our fleet

Victoria of Wight

Victoria of Wight

The newest and biggest addition to our fleet, our environmentally-friendly flagship ferry has heralded a new, greener era of travel between the Isle of Wight and the mainland.

Her entry into service on 26 August 2018 marked the most significant point in a £45 million investment in our Portsmouth to Fishbourne route. She runs on hybrid energy, so much like a hybrid car, she runs partly on electricity when required. Sustainability is truly at the heart of Victoria of Wight.


She uses 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 ferry on the route, St Clare.

She can generate her own electricity

It’s not just hybrid energy engines that makes her so eco-friendly.

Her lift is capable of generating electricity through kinetic energy while warmth generated by the engine heats water on board. Motion sensors are used to control LED lights in areas that aren’t frequently used.

Beyond Victoria of Wight, we have a wide range of initiatives designed to protect the land, air and see that surrounds us – find out more about our Green Solent Project.

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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Facilities on board

Victoria of Wight has a broad range of facilities including food and drink outlets, lifts, toilets, baby changing facilities, outside sun decks and dog-friendly areas. Other facilities include a play-area, movie room and panoramic viewing lounge at the front of the ferry.

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.

Children's play area

Let the kids loose in the soft play area, perfect for burning off some energy.

Movie Room

Take a seat in the movie room, where you can catch one of a number of films available during your crossing.

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Food and drinks

Choose from a wide variety of hot and cold food and drink options from our We’re Serving Costa Coffee and 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.

Sun decks

Grab some fresh air and take in some of the stunning Solent views on one of the sun deck areas.

Did you know?

Naming the vessel

Victoria of Wight’s name was chosen from 183 suggestions made by over 70 staff members while she was being built. Many ideas reflected the route’s heritage and history.

Where is she registered?

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

How long is she?

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

When and where was she built?

She was built in Yalova, Turkey, and was launched in 2018 before heading home to Portsmouth.

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 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