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

Ferry company awarded ‘gold star’ certificate for sustainable transport

red funnel goes green

The Visit Isle of Wight Green Star scheme acknowledges and rewards businesses that actively promote the use of sustainable transport to protect the environment and enhance customer experience on the Island.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 6:08pm

By Lisa Norman with one comment

Ferry company to sponsor this year’s Cowes Week fireworks

Cowes Week Fireworks

To celebrate 50 years of continuous high-speed service between Southampton and West Cowes, Red Funnel Ferries will be sponsoring this year’s Cowes Week fireworks.

Monday, 1st July, 2019 3:59pm

By Lisa Norman with 2 readers' comments

Red Funnel’s new freight ferry arrives

Alwyn Rees, Head of Marine Operations, Red Funnel

Red Kestrel will operate between Southampton and the Isle of Wight and will officially enter service in May.

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 9:59am

By Lisa Norman

Red Jet 3 says farewell to the Solent and heads off to Croatia

Red Jet 3

Red Jet 3 was one of the original Solent Class Hi-Speed catamaran ferries and has ferried millions of passengers across the Solent over the last 20 years.

Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 9:30am

By Lisa Norman