Oct 2018

Wightlink helps couple towards finishing post of charity challenge in aid of the RNLI

Friday 5, October 2018

The final leg of an intrepid charity drive around the British Isles and Ireland by a motoring-mad couple was given a boost by ferry operator Wightlink.

Ryde School students enjoy a right Royal afternoon

Monday 1, October 2018

A dozen sixth form students from Ryde School volunteered to help top Isle of Wight chef Robert Thompson serve hundreds of guests at the Naming Ceremony of Wightlink’s new hybrid energy flagship Victoria of Wight at Fishbourne.

Sep 2018

Royal naming for Wightlink’s new flagship

Friday 21, September 2018

Wightlink’s environmentally friendly flagship, Victoria of Wight, was officially named today (Thursday 20 September) by Her Royal Highness Sophie The Countess of Wessex.

Festival art project supported by Wightlink

Wednesday 19, September 2018

A project to create a mural marking the 50th anniversary of the Isle of Wight Festival is being supported by Wightlink.

Victoria of Wight to be officially named by HRH The Countess of Wessex

Monday 17, September 2018

Wightlink’s brand new £30 million hybrid energy car ferry, Victoria of Wight, is to be officially named by HRH The Countess of Wessex on Thursday, September 20.

Wightlink’s Responsible Angler Award won by Harley Richardson

Thursday 13, September 2018

A year of responsible angling by ten-year-old fisherman Harley Richardson has earned the youngster a special award.

Wightlink’s super commuter takes final journey

Monday 10, September 2018

Super commuter Dr Michael McCabe, whose intrepid trip to work included two separate ferry crossings and a cycle across the Isle of Wight, has undertaken the journey that made him a media sensation for the last time

Wightlink’s Steve Chamberlain is to receive the UK’s top maritime honour for bravery

Monday 3, September 2018

Wightlink Deck Officer Steve Chamberlain, who jumped into freezing waters in Portsmouth Harbour to save a man’s life, will be awarded the UK’s top maritime honour for his bravery.

Aug 2018

Welcome aboard! Victoria of Wight takes her first customers to Fishbourne

Tuesday 28, August 2018

Wightlink’s new £30million car ferry Victoria of Wight carried her first fare-paying passengers on Sunday 26 August, just over two weeks after she arrived in the Solent from the Cemre shipyard.

Wightlink gets the party started – Radio X sounds the Friday Horn on a ferry to launch Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival

Tuesday 28, August 2018

Radio X was on board a Wightlink ferry in Portsmouth Harbour to officially start the 2018 Victorious Festival in Southsea by sounding the horn on board St Clare just before she set sail to the Isle of Wight.

Wightlink helps Blackgang Chine celebrate its 175th birthday

Monday 20, August 2018

Travellers heading to and from the Isle of Wight this summer have been welcomed on board Wightlink’s St Clare ferry by characters from Blackgang Chine.

Victoria of Wight welcomes her first vehicles on board

Monday 13, August 2018

Isle of Wight haulier George Jenkins was the first person to drive on board Wightlink’s new £30million flagship Victoria of Wight.

Wightlink’s new £30million flagship Victoria of Wight is in the Western Channel and will enter Portsmouth Harbour tomorrow morning

Thursday 9, August 2018

Victoria of Wight will be catching the tide to enter Portsmouth Harbour tomorrow morning after her lengthy journey from Turkey. She is already south of the Isle of Wight.

Wightlink’s Vertipools are finalists for a top environmental award

Tuesday 7, August 2018

An array of five artificial rockpools, or ‘Vertipools’ installed on a harbour wall at Wightlink’s ferry terminal at Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight by Island ecological consultancy Artecology, has been shortlisted for a national environmental award.

Police take to the seas to promote crime prevention

Tuesday 7, August 2018

Isle of Wight people and holidaymakers travelling on Wightlink’s car ferry St Faith have been picking up useful tips on crime prevention from Hampshire police officers.

Jul 2018

Wightlink announces sponsorship of new Youth Mental Health Taskforce

Friday 27, July 2018

Wightlink has announced it is to sponsor the Isle of Wight Youth Trust’s newly formed Youth Mental Health Taskforce as part of its ongoing support for the charity.

Isle of Wight bikes set sail for new life in Africa

Wednesday 25, July 2018

An Island charity that collects unwanted bikes and sends them to Africa has received a helping hand from Wightlink.

Wightlink’s crew rescues two boys from a capsized dinghy off Lymington

Wednesday 18, July 2018

The crew of Wight Sky rescued two young teenage boys who had been thrown into the Solent from a capsized dinghy just outside the Lymington River on Tuesday evening.