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Red Jet Hi-Speed Fleet


Red Jet Fleet

Red Funnel has 3 Red Jet Hi-Speed catamarans deployed in the UK on its cross-Solent ferry route between Southampton & West Cowes on the Isle of Wight. They are all powered by high-speed MTU diesel engines with waterjet propulsion. The vessels speed, manouverability, stopping power and low wash characteristics are all key design attributes for the route.

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  • Route: Southampton T2 <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight
  • Distance: 9.9 nautical miles
  • Crossing time: 25 minutes at 33.5 knots
  • Departures: every 30 minutes during the day & every 60 minutes in the early morning & evening
  • Sailings: 23,700 per annum
  • Miles: 234,630 nautical miles per annum
  • Crew hours: 45,864 per annum
  • Fuel: 4.4 million litres per annum
  • Lube oil: 14,600 litres per annum

Red Funnel Red Jet 3

Red Jet 3

Built for Red Funnel in 1998 by FBM Marine, Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Red Funnel Red Jet 4

Red Jet 4

Built for Red Funnel in 2003 by North West Bay Ships Pty Ltd, Tasmania.


Red Jet 5

Red Jet 5

Built by Pequot River Shipworks, USA. Entered Red Funnel service in 2009.

RedFunnel Address post@redfunnel.co.uk.

Call Centre: Tel (within) UK: 0844 844 9988. Tel (Outside UK): 0845 155 2442. Switchboard: (within UK): 0844 844 2699. Fax (within UK): 0844 844 2698.

Registered in England: 002404, VAT number: GB 902 873131. All Rights Reserved, © 2014 Red Funnel (euwest-1a)(i-6ed4b622)

Isle of Wight Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries, Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RA | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (West Cowes), Fountain Yard, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AR.

Southampton Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries (Terminal 1), Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7 off Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2AR | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (Terminal 2), Terminal 2, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ.

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Red Jet Hi-Speed service
Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight
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Service is operating normally

Passenger Vehicle Ferry service
Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight
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Service is operating normally

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