MV Wight Light
|Name:||MV Wight Light|
|Route:||Yarmouth to Lymington|
|Launched:||26 January 2008 by 7 year old Nevie Pravdica|
|In service:||25 February 2009|
MMSI Number: 235064784
|Tonnage:||2546 GRT; 360 DWT|
|Length:||62.4 metres (204.7 ft)|
|Beam:||16.1 metres (52.8 ft)|
|Draught:||2.30 metres (7.5 ft)|
|Depth:||4.50 metres (14.8 ft)|
|Decks:||Two Passenger and three Car Decks|
|Installed power:||4 Volvo D16MHs (6 cylinder, 552 kW)|
|Propulsion:||2 x Voith Schneider 21 R5/135 propeller units|
|Capacity:||360 passengers, 65 cars, 110m of Freight Traffic|
MV Wight Light was designed by naval architects Hart Fenton & Company and constructed at the Kraljevica shipyard in Croatia. She was launched on 26 January 2008, the first of three vessels commissioned by Wightlink to replace their ageing ferries MV Caedmon, MV Cenred and MV Cenwulf on the Yarmouth to Lymington route. Her sister ships are MV Wight Sky and MV Wight Sun, both of which are now in service.
MV Wight Light was due to be delivered in late August 2008 arriving in Lymington late on 1 September 2008. She entered service on 25 February 2009.
MV Wight Light is in service between Yarmouth and Lymington. On 12 March 2009 MV Wight Light was taken out of service for repairs to her hydraulic ramp. 35-year-old MV Cenred was brought back from retirement.
- "Wight Light". Vessel Assessment System. http://www.xvas.it/SPECIAL/VTship.php?imo=9446972&mode=CK. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
- "ALL`S WELD THAT ENDS WELD AS VESSEL SHRINKS". Isle of Wight County Press. 1 February 2008. http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/alls-weld-that-ends-weld-as-vessel-shrinks-19113.aspx. Retrieved 2009-04-01.
- "Swan song for ferry after breakdown". Isle of Wight County Press. 13 March 2009. http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/swan-song-for-ferry-after-breakdown-25112.aspx. Retrieved 29 March 2009.