Red Funnel

Red Funnel provide ferry services to the Isle of Wight.

A high-speed catamaran service runs between Southampton and Cowes for foot passengers and between Southampton and East Cowes for vehicles.

Below are some of the articles featuring Red Funnel.

Red Funnel switching to Winter timetable three weeks early

red funnel VOITH removed

Three days of reduced service then straight into Winter timetable

Friday, 11th October, 2019 6:10pm

By Simon Perry

Ferry that lost its anchor taken out of service, leading to disruption

Red Eagle ferry sailing out of Cowes

There is major disruption to the Red Funnel schedule after one of their vessels lost one of its two anchors

Friday, 11th October, 2019 8:06am

By Melissa Piercy with 2 readers' comments

Red Funnel support Mountbatten’s ‘Go Yellow’

bumble bee car with two women and red funnel fery in background

Red Funnel will be donating £20 for every yellow car, motorcycle or van booked to travel under a special offer between Friday 4th October (the official Go Yellow Day) through until Sunday, 13th October 2019.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 12:04pm

By Enya Lumley with 3 readers' comments

Revised timetable on RedJet tonight (Monday)

red jet in southampton

The revised timetable comes as a consequence of having to remove Red Jet 7 from service due to mechanical issues

Monday, 16th September, 2019 5:36pm

By Sally Perry

Pro-Link supporters meet with Lord Adonis to discuss funding for Solent Tunnel feasibility study

carl feeney and lord adonis

Lord Adonis was Secretary of State for Transport from 2009 to 2010, and Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission from 2015 to 2017. He met recently with Pro-Link members to discuss the feasibility study.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 1:00am

By Carl Feeney with 18 readers' comments

Poor visibility affects cross-Solent travel (updated)

Town-Quay-fog-Red-Funnel cropped

If you are crossing the Solent this morning, expect delays due to poor visibility.

Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 7:52am

By Sally Perry

Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service awarded to Isle of Wight ferry company CEO

Fran Collins- Red Funnel CEO

The award recognises those who have set an outstanding example to others and made contributions in the areas of maritime safety, training, efficiency, welfare, and saving lives at sea.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 8:44am

By Melissa Piercy

Red Funnel relocation to Pier 50 in the balance after Royal Pier plans scrapped

Royal Pier

The ambitious redevelopment plans have been scrapped. OnTheWight asked Red Funnel how it would affect their relocation plans.

Friday, 30th August, 2019 5:23pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Southampton’s Royal Pier deal scrapped

Artist impression of Southampton Royal Pier

Southampton's Royal Pier development – which was due to sit on the current site of the Red Funnel ferry terminal - has been scrapped. Details within.

Tuesday, 27th August, 2019 7:19pm

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter

Red Funnel shortlisted for Maritime UK’s Award for supporting British shipbuilding

red jet 7

As well as having two catamarans built here on the Isle of Wight, the ferry company also awarded a £10 million contract to a Birkenhead company to build its new state-of-the-art freight-only ferry.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 11:42am

By Lisa Norman with 8 readers' comments

Quick actions of Red Funnel crews leads to the rescue of a man in the water after dinghy overturns

Red Eagle ferry sailing out of Cowes

The quick actions of the crew on board the Red Eagle led to the swift rescue of the man in the water.

Wednesday, 21st August, 2019 11:48am

By Melissa Piercy with one comment

Red Funnel opens its archives as it celebrates 50 years of high-speed travel

Shearwater on the Solent

During the last five decades, the Isle of Wight has seen 13 high-speed vessels come and go to the Red Funnel fleet, starting with the hydrofoils, through to the waterjet propelled Red Jet fleet.

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 2:16pm

By Lisa Norman with 2 readers' comments