(12 August 2022) Wightlink will be running a revised timetable this autumn during its annual maintenance programme for all eight of its ships.
More than £5million will be spent on the work, which will see all vessels undertaking dry docking using local contractors where possible, including a team from Wight Shipyard.
The 2022/23 refit programme will start with the Lymington-Yarmouth ferries and there will be fewer sailings midweek on this route from Tuesday 30 August.
When the off-peak timetable comes into operation on Monday 12 September, all of Wightlink’s remaining vessels will in turn be withdrawn from service for refit, ready for spring/summer 2023.
Fleet and Operations Director John Burrows says: “Every year, Wightlink embarks on a major investment in the maintenance of our fleet. This year, all of our ships and FastCats will need to be taken out of the water for drydocking so we need to adjust the timetable to achieve this and also allow time for the vessels to reach their refit locations. We apologise if this causes any inconvenience for our customers.” Further details about the revised timetable can be found at www.wightlink.co.uk/refits