St Faith

About

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.

Routes sailed

  • Portsmouth to Fishbourne

    45 minutes

    Vehicle and passenger ferry

    View route

Virtual tour

Take a look inside St Faith with our 360 degree virtual tour.

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.

  • Dog on board St Clare

    Dog-friendly areas

    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.

Did you know?

  • calendar On 7 November 1990

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

  • location Where was she registered?

    St Faith was registered in London.

  • ferry When and where was she built?

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

  • ruler How long is she?

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

  • weight How heavy is she?

    St Faith has a gross tonnage of 3,009 tonnes, four-and-a-half times as heavy as the Christ the Redeemer statue.

  • person What is her passenger capacity?

    St Faith can hold 722 passengers at a time.

  • car What is her vehicle capacity?

    St Faith can hold 142 vehicles at a time.

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What size is my vehicle?

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Please select at least one passenger

Find out the size of your vehicle by entering your registration number

At this time, this feature is only available for cars and vans

Registration number

E.g CU57ABC
Without any roofboxes, towbars, bicycle racks or trailers your vehicle should be:
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Please note: vehicle size data is taken from a third party database and is provided here as a guide. As some vehicles may vary from the designed specifications, please ensure that the measurements are correct before booking.

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Choose your vehicle size manually here, you can find your vehicle height and width at Parkers.

Without any roofboxes, towbars, bicycle racks or trailers your vehicle should be:
Vehicle length

Vehicle height

Please note: vehicle size data is taken from a third party database and is provided here as a guide. As some vehicles may vary from the designed specifications, please ensure that the measurements are correct before booking.

Wrong details? Please click here to enter your vehicle sizes manually

Is there anything on your vehicle which makes it longer or higher than the dimensions shown here, such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan?

Does your vehicle have a trailer or caravan?

Please select which type of vehicle you have

Below you will find all other vehicle types with some information around their size.
We recommend that you measure your vehicle before booking

Dangerous goods (including compressed gas etc. used for medical purposes) must be declared at least 24 hours before travel.

Camping gas canisters must be declared when you arrive at the port.

Please measure your motorcycle from your front wheel to the rear of your bike, including any extras which make the vehicle longer or taller such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan.
Please measure your vehicle from your front bumper to the rear of your car, and from the bottom of your tyres to the roof of your car, including any extras which make the vehicle longer or taller such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan.

What is the length and height of the vehicle?

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This information will be added to your booking