MV Wight Sun
Wight Sun berthed at Lymington
|Name:||MV Wight Sun|
|Launched:||29 June 2008|
|Christened:||by local schoolgirl, Stefani Nadoh|
|In service:||25 May 2009|
|Tonnage:||1,500 GRT; 360 DWT|
|Length:||62.0 m (203.4 ft)|
|Beam:||16.0 m (52.5 ft)|
|Draught:||2.3 m (7.5 ft)|
|Installed power:||4x 740bhp (552kw) Volvo Penta D16MH 16 litre 6cyl diesels|
|Propulsion:||2x Voith Schneider 21 R5/135|
|Speed:||11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)|
|Capacity:||360 passengers, 65 cars|
MV Wight Sun was built at the Brodogradiliste Kraljevica, Croatia and launched on 29 June 2008. After fitting out, she sailed the 3071 miles to Lymington in March/April 2009 and entered service with Wightlink in Spring 2009.
MV Wight Sun joined the Wight-class fleet on the Yarmouth and Lymington service. Her two sisters, MV Wight Light and MV Wight Sky entered service on 25 February 2009. In July 2015, she was transferred to the Portsmouth to Fishbourne route as a relief ferry. MV Wight Light, which was the relief ferry after MV St Helen was withdrawn, transferred back to the Lymington to Yarmouth route in its place
- "Wight Sun". Vessel Tracker. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
- "Wight Sun". Vessel Assessment System. Retrieved 12 April 2009.[permanent dead link]
- "Captain's Log". Wightlink. Archived from the original on 3 April 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
- "Wight Sun". Wightlink. Archived from the original on 27 March 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
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