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Wight Ryder I

About

Along with our other FastCat, Wight Ryder II, she is our quickest ferry, getting foot passengers to and from the Isle of Wight in just 22 minutes. She entered service on 29 September 2009.

Both vessels work as a team to provide a regular FastCat service across the Solent.

Routes sailed

  • Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head

    22 minutes

    Passenger only ferry

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Virtual tour

Take a look inside Wight Ryder I with our 360 degree virtual tour.

Facilities onboard

Wight Ryder I has a number of facilities on board including toilets, a dedicated bike storage area, priority seating for passengers who require accessible travel and a sun deck.

  • Sun deck

    Soak up the views of the Solent on board our FastCats. Our sun deck aboard Wight Ryder I will allow you to see all the sights on your journey to or from the Island.

  • Bike storage

    Take your bike across the Solent. We have storage space for up to 20 bicycles on our FastCats.

Did you know?

  • ferry Our third generation

    Wight Ryder I and II are not our first catamarans. In fact, they are our third generation of high-speed FastCats to operate on the Portsmouth – Ryde route.

  • location Where is she registered?

    Wight Ryder I is registered under the UK flag, in Portsmouth.

  • ferry When and where was she built?

    Wight Ryder I was built in 2009 in Cebu, Philippines.

  • ruler How long is she?

    She has a length on 39.5 metres. That’s about seven-tenths the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa.

  • person What is her passenger capacity?

    Wight Ryder I can hold 260 passengers at a time.

  • ferry What is her bicycle capacity?

    She I can hold 20 bicycles at a time.

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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.

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