Red Jet 7 Specification

Red Jet 7 was ordered by Red Funnel in August 2017 and was launched on 6 June 2018 at Wight Shipyard in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. She was entered into service in July 2018. At 41.12 metres, Red Jet 7 is a sister vessel to Red Jet 6 with capacity for 277 passengers and 4 crew. She has four MTU 2000 series engines and four Hamilton waterjet units to give a service speed of 38 knots. 

Red Jet 7 Overview

  • Builder: Wight Shipyard Ltd, Venture Quays, East Cowes, Isle of Wight UK
  • Type: 40m Catamaran Passenger Ferry
  • Speed: 38 knots @ 85% maximum continuous rating
  • Range: 200 nautical miles @ 38 knot service speed
  • Crew: 1 x Commander; 1 x Mate; 1-2 x Cabin Attendant (max crew 4)
  • Passenger capacity: 275 seated + 2 wheelchairs
  • Length (overall): 41.12m; Waterline length (excluding waterjet): 37.94m; Beam moulded: 10.87m
  • Draught (loaded): 1.30m; Freeboard: 2.50m 
  • Tank capacities: Fuel oil 5,000 litres; Fresh water 1,000 litres; Lube oil 50 litres; Sullage 500 litres; Oil Bilge 400 litres


  • Main engines: 4 x MTU 10V 2000 M72 direct injection liquid cooled turbocharged intercooled diesels each developing 900kW @ 2,250 rpm. Total combined output: 3600kW. Exhaust emissions meet MARPOL directive IMO II
  • Gearboxes: ZF 3050D
  • Propulsion: 4 x Hamilton HM571 waterjets
  • Steering: Vector control of thrust and steering of both twin waterjets
  • Generators: 2 x 55kW 415v 3 phase 50Hz
  • Trim Control: Humphree interceptors to maintain low-wash characteristics

Navigation & Communications

  • Radar: 2 x Furuno FAR2817 radars with 6.5ft open array antennas - 12kW "X" Band. 19" type approved monitors
  • Electronic charting: 2 x Furuno FMD3200 ECDIS system supplied with EC3000 processor. 19" type approved monitors
  • GPS: 2 x Furuno GP170 GPS navigator with Furuno OP-20-23DGPS beacon set
  • Gyro Compass: Simrad GC85
  • Radio: 2 x Furuno FM-8900S class "A" DSC VHF radio telephone with handset
  • AIS: Furuno FA150 class "A" AIS system supplied with FA1502 display unit & transponder


  • Safety video presentation c/w subtitles
  • CCTV: Remote machinery space and passenger accommodation monitoring & recording
  • Liferafts: 3 x Liferaft 151 person open reversible
  • Lifejackets: 295 x SOLAS approved for persons weighing > 32kg; 28 SOLAS approved for persons weighing < 32kg
  • Lifebuoys: 5 x SOLAS approved (comprising: 2 x 30m Buoyant Line; 2 x 4.5kg Bridge Wing for MOB; 1 x Self-igniting light)
  • Electric windlass with recoverable anchor
  • Stern mounted rescue boat


  • Cabin: Separated from hulls by anti-vibration mountings designed to reduce noise and improve ride quality
  • Ventilation: Air handling system including air-conditioning and de-humidifier
  • Windows: Tinted with blown air demisting (electrically heated on bridge)
  • Screens: 6 x LED Flat panel displays
  • Multimedia: 1 x Navaho MediaCat
  • Wi-Fi: High capacity solution with multiple carrier 3G/4G back-up
  • Refreshments: Hot and cold drinks service
  • Toilet: Unisex facilities


  • Lloyds Register High Speed Craft, UK MCA Class IV and Naval Surface Craft July 2014
  • HSC 2008 MCA with exemptions
  • MSN-1823 Safety code for passenger ships operating solely in UK categorised waters – Category D
  • Port of Registry: Southampton, United Kingdom

Download Red Jet 7 Fact Sheet