MV Wight Sun

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Wight Sun berthed at Lymington
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Name: MV Wight Sun
Operator: Wightlink
Route: Yarmouth to Lymington
Builder: Kraljevica, Croatia
Yard number: 552
Launched: 29 June 2008
Christened: by local schoolgirl, Stefani Nadoh
In service: Spring 2009
Homeport: London

IMO Number: 9490416[1]
MMSI Number: 235064777

Callsign: 2BBW9
Status: In service
General characteristics
Tonnage: 1,500 GRT; 360 DWT[2]
Length: 62.0 metres (203.4 ft)
Beam: 16.0 metres (52.5 ft)
Draught: 2.3 metres (7.5 ft)
Installed power: 4x Volvo D16MHs (6 cylinders)
Propulsion: 2x Voith Schneider 21 R5/135
Capacity: 360 passengers, 65 cars

MV Wight Sun is a new ferry built for the British company Wightlink.


MV Wight Sun was built at the Brodogradiliste Kraljevica, Croatia and launched on 29 June 2008. After fitting out, she sailed the 3071 miles to Lymington in March/April 2009[3] and entered service with Wightlink in Spring 2009.[4]


MV Wight Sun joined the Wight class fleet on the Yarmouth and Lymington service. Her two sisters, MV Wight Light and MV Wight Sky entered service in February 2009.