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Wightlink's New Flagship Victoria of Wight is Home in Portsmouth

Published: 10th August 2018 17:11

 Photo by Susan PatersonWightlink's new flagship, Victoria of Wight, braved the blustery weather and came into Portsmouth Harbour half an hour ahead of schedule at 11:13 this morning. She is now tied up at Wightlink's moorings near the FastCat passenger terminal.

The 30m ferry for the Portsmouth to Fishbourne route left the Cemre shipyard in Yalova on Monday 16th July for the 3019 nautical mile voyage. She has sailed through the Mediterranean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay towed by the oceangoing tug. Amber ll.

Chief Executive Keith Greenfield boarded the new flagship once she was safety moored in the Harbour. He says: "We are delighted Victoria of Wight is now home where she belongs. She has coped well with the 3,000 mile journey from the shipyard. Colleagues will be carrying out final preparations over the weekend, including sea trials on Sunday and she will enter service between Portsmouth and Fishbourne later in the summer."

Victoria of Wight can carry up to 178 cars and more than 1,000 passengers. Powered by hybrid energy, from a combination of batteries and conventional engines, Victoria of Wight will be quieter than other similar vessels with fewer emissions.

Wightlink selected Cemre to build its new flagship following a competitive tendering process based on quality, delivery time and price. Although there was interest from many shipbuilders around the world, Wightlink said that no UK yards submitted a tender which complied with their requirements.




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