Victoria of Wight

About

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.

  • Wartila engine

    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.

  • Victoria of wight - Lift

    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. 

Routes sailed

  • Portsmouth to Fishbourne

    45 minutes

    Vehicle and passenger ferry

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Virtual tour

Take a look inside Victoria of Wight with our 360 degree virtual tour.

View inside

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.

  • Childrens' 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?

  • calendar 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.

  • location Where is she registered?

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

  • ferry When and where was she built?

    She was built in 2018 in Yalova, Turkey.

  • ruler 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.

  • weight How heavy is she?

    Victoria of Wight has a gross tonnage of 8,041 tonnes – roughly four-fifths as heavy as The Eiffel Tower.

  • person What is her passenger capacity?

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

  • car What is her vehicle capacity?

    She can hold 178 vehicles at a time.

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

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