Wightlink

Wightlink provide ferry services to the Isle of Wight. They operate car ferry services from two Island ports, Yarmouth and Fishbourne, as well as a foot passenger services from the end of the pier in Ryde.

Wightlink’s Yarmouth car ferry lands in Lymington. The other two services land in Portsmouth.

The ferry service was bought by Australian-based investment bank, Macquarie, in 2005 for just over £230m.

Ferry companies respond to Andrew Turner’s Westminster appearance

Andrew Turner on bench - Ferry debate - Westminster - 13 October 2014

OnTheWight asked the ferry companies what their reaction was to Andrew Turner's performance in the House of Commons the other day. Here are the responses from two of them.

Wednesday, 15th October, 2014 5:44pm

By Simon Perry with 15 readers' comments

Wightlink urges MP to raise issue of Marine Conservation Zones in his Parliamentary debate

Wightlink urges MP to raise issue of Marine Conservation Zones in his Parliamentary debate

The ferry company is urging Isle of Wight Conservative MP Andrew Turner to highlight the dangers of including ferry ports in the proposed Marine Conservation Zone in the Solent.

Tuesday, 7th October, 2014 9:31am

By Karen Woods with 8 readers' comments

Looks like Wightlink have just dropped pricing for some vehicles

Rodney and a pickup - Wightlink

Wightlink say that after customer feedback at Meet the Manager sessions, they've changed the pricing structure for some vehicles.

Wednesday, 1st October, 2014 11:56am

By Chris Cowley with 3 readers' comments

Talk to Wightlink managers this autumn

Wightlink Managers: Russell Kew meeting passengers:

Wightlink Ferries has released the next set of dates for its popular Meet the Managers drop-in consultation sessions.

Wednesday, 17th September, 2014 3:52pm

By Chris Cowley with one comment

Can you believe it? Someone made a Wightlink ferry in Minecraft (video)

Minecrafted Wightlnk ferry

Someone has produced a Minecraft replica of a Wightlink ferry that you can travel around in too. Yes, for real!

Tuesday, 16th September, 2014 8:57am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Eye-witness account, photos and video of the Wightlink Yarmouth ferry incident

Wight Sun ferry by barge full of rocks by Ben Matthews

Ben Matthews, who was onboard the Wight Sun ferry yesterday, gives OnTheWight a full and thorough account of what happened when the ferry lost use of the front propulsion units.

Monday, 4th August, 2014 9:57pm

By Simon Perry

Wightlink paddlers raise £5,000 for Ryde Inshore Rescue

Wightlink staff paddle across the Solent

As promised, staff from Wightlink rose to the challenge, and paddled their way across the Solent on Saturday.

Monday, 4th August, 2014 4:10pm

By Karen Woods

Wightlink ferry makes ‘light contact with a navigation post’

W-class ferry: Lymington Yarmouth route

Wightlink say a ferry on the Yar-Lym route "experienced a technical problem to its forward propulsion system this morning."

Sunday, 3rd August, 2014 5:30pm

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments

Wightlink staff to paddle across the Solent for Ryde Inshore Rescue

Wightlink staff paddle :

Wightlink staff aim to help Ryde Inshore Rescue get back on the water by paddling across the Solent on 2nd August.

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 9:17am

By Karen Woods

Ferry in Friday’s deck incident back in service as of 6:40am

St Helen back in service 25 July 2014

The St Helen has been out of operation since its deck collapsed on Friday evening, while authorities carried out an investigation. Its return seeks to relieve pressure on holiday traffic.

Friday, 25th July, 2014 8:46am

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

Lord Justice says Lymington River Ass/Wightlink appeal ‘should have been given the death a long time ago’

W-class ferry: Lymington Yarmouth route

Lord Justice Sullivan said, “the claimant’s argument is wholly misconceived, it’s a boot straps argument in that the claimant is trying to pull himself up by his bootstraps."

Monday, 21st July, 2014 4:37pm

By Karen Woods with 7 readers' comments

Here’s what a Wightlink boss said about Friday’s ferry incident and the aftermath (Updated)

John Burrows

Wightlink's Chief Operating Officer was interviewed by BBC Radio Solent's Julian Clegg this morning about Friday's deck collapse - the investigations; how the deck works; safety check; reassuring passengers and an apology. OnTheWight has the full transcript.

Monday, 21st July, 2014 8:53am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments