MV Wight Light

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Name: MV Wight Light
Operator: Wightlink
Route: Yarmouth to Lymington
Builder: Kraljevica, Croatia
Yard number: 550[1]
Launched: 26 January 2008 by 7 year old Nevie Pravdica
In service: 25 February 2009
Homeport: London

MMSI Number: 235064784
IMO Number: 9446972

Callsign: 2BBX5
Status: In Service
General characteristics
Tonnage: 2546 GRT; 360 DWT
Displacement: 1,495 tonnes
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)[1]
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 is a car and passenger ferry built for the British ferry operator Wightlink. She is in service between mainland England and the Isle of Wight.


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,[2] 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.[3]