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.

74 Isle of Wight athletes, from eight to 80, now part of Council’s Talented Athlete Scheme

Talented athletes

From an eight year-old skateboarder to an 80-year-old athlete, 75 gifted sportspeople are being supported by the Talented Athlete Scheme this year.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 5:18pm

By IW Council Press Office

250 Isle of Wight bikes donated to Africa last year

Wightlink’s Barry Southwell and Dan Cross with Sue Bailey from Re-Cycle Isle of Wight

Re-Cycle Isle of Wight say Islanders have donated more than 250 bikes over the last year.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 11:11am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight MP asks Transport Minister to be ‘generous’ with Island Line, and investigate ‘ferry duopoly’

bob seely transport debate

Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely raised several points during a parliamentary debate yesterday about the transport infrastructure on the Island. Details and video within.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 1:18pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Port worker who jumped from ferry ‘never got over’ break-up of 25-year relationship

St Cecilia on a sunny day

Alan Stafford from Southsea was seen jumping from the Wightlink ferry last August and despite an extensive search, was not discovered until six days later further up the coast. The coroner's inquest heard today what had led to his actions.

Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 4:51pm

By Sally Perry

St Cecilia’s biggest fan is ‘Captain for the Day’

Captain Jim Blanch and Ellis Yeats on the Bridge of St Cecilia

Young Ellis had captured the hearts of everyone at Wightlink so was offered to be VIP ‘Captain for the Day’ on the retiring ferry, St Cecilia, last week.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 8:22am

By Karen Woods

Change to ferry service to allow for essential maintenance work

Yarmouth terminal

Advance warning of the changes to the ferry service to allow for essential maintenance work that is planned to start in March 2019.

Friday, 11th January, 2019 1:17pm

By Karen Woods

Wightlink charters foot passenger vessel for Yarmouth commuters

CRC Gladiator

Wightlink charters a vessel to provide a foot passenger service for Lymington-Yarmouth commuters during temporary wind restrictions.

Thursday, 20th December, 2018 3:45pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

Wightlink pledge to resolve 16 months of ferry fleet problems

Keith Greenfield

The latest incident is the third failure of an engine resulting in a fire on Wight Sky over the last 16 months. Wightlink pledge to resolve the problems customers have experienced.

Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 11:02am

By Karen Woods with 5 readers' comments

Update on ferry service, following engine fire

Ferry

The ferry has been withdrawn from the route as engineers from Wightlink, the engine manufacturer and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) continue to investigate what caused the engine failure.

Saturday, 15th December, 2018 6:32pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

Fire crews attend Isle of Wight ferry (updated)

wight sun

Five fire crews from the mainland attended a fire in the engine room of the Isle of Wight ferry.

Friday, 14th December, 2018 9:49am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

MP questions ferry firm over apparent non-payment of UK corporation tax (updated)

Bob Seely

Although there could be a reasonable explanation, Isle of Wight MP, Robert Seely, says that "Wightlink appears to pay no tax on its earnings" and adds that neither do the holding companies. Wightlink respond.

Friday, 7th December, 2018 8:49am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Island Labour pass motion seeking to nationalise Isle of Wight ferries

Wightlink St Clare ferry:

Island Labour have agreed a motion to seek commitment from the Labour Party that they would adopt the policy of returning the ferry companies to public ownership as part of the programme of bringing the railway system back into public ownership.

Thursday, 29th November, 2018 12:31pm

By Julian Critchley with 20 readers' comments