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Its another Red Jet for Wight Shipyard

Red Funnel has today placed an order with Wight Shipyard Ltd in East Cowes for another 41 metre high-speed catamaran which will inject £7m into the Isle of Wight economy and secure 85 highly skilled jobs. The order for Red Jet 7 marks the first major investment in Red Funnel by the consortium of UK and Canadian pension funds which acquired the cross-Solent ferry operator in July 2017. The decision underpins the new owner’s commitment to Red Funnel’s Southampton-West Cowes route and to the future growth of the Island’s economy. Red Jet 7 will be a sister ship to the highly successful Red Jet 6 which was built by Wight Shipyard on the Isle of Wight in 2016. That order from Red Funnel restarted

Wight Shipyard delivers iconic ferries for London

Sydney has its Harbour Ferries, Hong Kong its Star Ferries and New York the instantly recognisable Staten Island Ferries. Add to that list London, for increasingly the fleet of MBNA Thames Clippers is becoming as identifiable with the British capital as its famous red double decker buses. Wight Shipyard Company is greatly honoured to have delivered to MBNA Thames Clippers the latest, most technically advanced and energy efficient fast ferries in the expanding London fleet; the 35 metre low wash catamarans Mercury Clipper and Jupiter Clipper. Peter Morton, CEO of Wight Shipyard Co says, “The delivery of Jupiter Clipper follows the June launch of her twin sister, which also made the 200-nautic

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