MV Wight Sun

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Wight Sun berthed at Lymington
History
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Name: MV Wight Sun
Operator: Wightlink
Route:

Yarmouth to Lymington

Portsmouth~Fishbourne (Seasonal relief vessel 2015 onwards)
Builder: Kraljevica, Croatia
Yard number: 552
Launched: 29 June 2008
Christened: by local schoolgirl, Stefani Nadoh
In service: 25 May 2009
Homeport: London
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics
Tonnage: 1,500 GRT; 360 DWT[2]
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
Crew: 10

MV Wight Sun is an Isle of Wight ferry built in 2008 for the British company Wightlink.

History[edit]

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[3] and entered service with Wightlink in Spring 2009.[4]

Service[edit]

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 MV Wight Light, which was the relief ferry after MV St Helen was withdrawn, transferred back to the Lymington to Yarmouth route in its place

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Wight Sun". Vessel Tracker. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Wight Sun". Vessel Assessment System. Retrieved 12 April 2009.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Captain's Log". Wightlink. Archived from the original on 3 April 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Wight Sun". Wightlink. Archived from the original on 27 March 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2010.