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Wight at the forefront of environmental stewardship – Hybrid Explorer Vessel

UK shipbuilder Wight Shipyard Co is continuing to build on its solid reputation in the commercial ferry build sector by becoming involved with a new company set up to build the most capable and efficient explorer vessels available on the market. Arksen is developing, building and supporting semi-autonomous, hybrid explorer vessels, responsibly designed from the ground up to have the least impact on the environment and take adventurers to the most inaccessible corners of the world’s oceans. Wight Shipyard Co has been appointed to develop the fleet of Arksen series vessels including the Arksen 70, Arksen 85 and Arksen 100, in a team also comprising fellow south coast businesses Humphreys Yacht

Wight delivers first in class to MBNA Thames Clippers

UK shipbuilder Wight Shipyard Co has completed its third and largest vessel for MBNA Thames Clippers, the first Hunt Class Mk3. The 38m Venus Clipper has been built to a ten-month build schedule and is reflective of the increased business the yard has previously predicted in the fast ferry sector. Peter Morton, CEO, Wight Shipyard, said: "One of the most important elements that strengthens this sector is that it is cushioned against the effects of the 2020 low sulphur cap and is actually in a better position than the conventional ferry market.” “This is because it does not have to worry about finding the increased capex to fit scrubbers or face a huge surge in costs by changing to low sulphu

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