Regular users of the Red Funnel hi-speed service, Red Jet will be pleased to hear that very soon they’ll be travelling on a super duper new Red Jet vessel.
The new Red Jet, which arrives in the UK at the end of May and will be ready for service by July, has set the company back £2m and we hear, sports air conditioning and a brand new interior (we’ll have an artist impression following in the next week).
James Fulford, Red Funnel CEO comments “We were extremely fortunate that this vessel came on to the market at the same time a buyer approached us for Red Jet’s 1 and 2.
“The new craft will offer a superior travel environment and is ideally suited for service in the Solent. The additional passenger capacity will also put an end to occasional shut-outs when either Red Jet 3 or 4 are undergoing maintenance.”
Those who haven’t been on the Island long might not realise that Red Funnel was the pioneer of cross-Solent high speed ferry services, with services dating back as far as 1933.
You can watch videos on their history over on the Red Funnel Web site.