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.

From customer service to customer saver: Award for saving a passenger’s life

keith greenfield and brian cowse

Brian Cowser's calm and measured in his actions on hearing that a customer had suffered a cardiac arrest has been recognised by his employer, Wightlink.

Wednesday, 30th November, 2016 10:40am

By Karen Woods

New ramps ready for use by St Clare on Fishbourne route by Summer 2017

Cemre chairman Orhan Gulcek hands a souvenir of the steel cutting ceremony to Wightlink Operations Director Elwyn Dop

As well as the steel for the new ship being cut this week. work starts shortly on the new boarding ramps, which will be ready for use by St Clare in summer 2017.

Thursday, 6th October, 2016 1:41pm

By Karen Woods

Wightlink port upgrades: Major changes ahead

Greggs pasty

Watch out for some major changes to Wightlink's ferry services via Portsmouth in the coming weeks. We've got all the details, including the news that Greggs will be closing.

Tuesday, 27th September, 2016 11:09am

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Unexploded bomb causes early morning ferry delays (Update 2)

Wightlink ferry in Portsmouth Harbour

An unexploded bomb in Portsmouth Harbour, discovered overnight, was removed safely this morning, delaying some early morning ferry sailings.

Saturday, 10th September, 2016 9:43am

By Karen Woods with 11 readers' comments

MP raises ferry safety concerns with MCA Chief

Collapsed car deck

Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner, has followed up an apparent lack of enforcement action by the MCA following the serious incident on a Wightlink ferry in 2014, when the mezzanine deck collapsed.

Tuesday, 12th July, 2016 2:39pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 12 readers' comments

Wightlink announce new CEO

Keith Greenfield CEO Wightlink Ferries

Following the sudden departure of Russell Kew as CEO in December 2015, Wightlink announce the appointment of a new CEO to start in June.

Monday, 16th May, 2016 12:02pm

By Karen Woods with 5 readers' comments

New Wightlink ferry will use hybrid battery technology

New Wightlink Ferry

The new Wightlink ferry will have space for more than 1,000 people on board and will use hybrid battery technology, as well as conventional fuel, to reduce emissions and make the vessel quieter.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 1:07pm

By Karen Woods with 27 readers' comments

Ferry company CEO to leave ‘by mutual agreement’

russell kew

The Wightlink CEO, Russell Kew, says, "It is the right time for me to had over the reins as Wightlink continues to invest for the future."

Tuesday, 1st December, 2015 9:58pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Wightlink submit planning applications for £45m investment

Wightlink Ferries planning drawings

Planning approvals will be sought for Fishbourne and Portsmouth ferry terminals in this £45m investment by Wightlink.

Wednesday, 21st October, 2015 12:33pm

By Karen Woods with 11 readers' comments

Petition to regulate Isle of Wight ferry fares launched

Screen grab of online petition

A petition has been launched on the Government Website and calls for "a maximum cap" on Isle of Wight ferry fares. It has six months to reach 100,000 signatures and be considered for debate in Parliament.

Monday, 28th September, 2015 8:16am

By Sally Perry with 31 readers' comments

Wightlink invests £45 million in a new ship and port facilities

Wightlink investment Fishbourne image - 640px

New ferry with 1,000 passenger capacity; Dual deck un/loading on it and St Clare; Hourly service and more.

Friday, 15th May, 2015 12:01am

By Karen Woods with 18 readers' comments

Plan to move Wightlink port going to Portsmouth council Cabinet

Map - Proposed new location for Wightlink port - At International Port

The Pompey councillor proposing moving the Wightlink car ferry port says it could be better for Islanders and visitors, as they won't get caught up in Portsmouth city traffic.

Thursday, 19th March, 2015 5:43pm

By Simon Perry with 57 readers' comments