Red Jet 7 Specification

Red Jet 7 was ordered by Red Funnel in August 2017. She is being built by Wight Shipyard in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight and is due to enter service in early summer 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. 

  • wifi
  • accessibility
  • children-welcome
  • Coaches welcome
  • dog-friendly
  • facility-wc
  • cafe
  • tv
  • electric-included
  • sea-views
  • all-weather

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

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