Red Funnel places £10m ro-ro ship order from UK yard

Red Funnel, the Isle of Wight ferry operator, has placed a £10 million order for a new ro-ro freight ferry from UK shipbuilder Cammell Laird.
The new ship is designed to provide additional year-round freight capacity for Red Funnel’s Southampton-East Cowes route, which currently handles 53% of all freight movements across the Solent.
Some particulars:

  • Length 74m
  • Capacity 265 lane metres freight and 12 pax
  • Hull shape designed to reduce wash (sensitive operation area)
  • Meeting the latest Tier III emission regulations
  • Rolls Royce azimuth thrusters
  • Crossing time of 1 hour
  • Delivery spring 2019

Photo: Red Funnel