This was taken from the side of the Red Funnel Ferry as we were preparing to leave and head back to Southampton.
She was ordered from North West Bay Ships in Tasmania in May 2002 and following sea trials arrived in Southampton aboard the MV Egmondgracht during March the following year. Christened on 18 June 2003 she entered service on the Southampton to Cowes route on Monday 23 June 2003.
Her main engines consist of 2 x MTU 12V 4000 M70 4 stroke direct injection liquid cooled turbocharged diesels each developing 1740kW at 2000 rpm,this gives a service speed of 38 knots and a maximum speed of 42 knots via two MPJ 65R-DD waterjets.
Stopping distance at 35 knots is noted as being 25 seconds / 183m.
She is 39.88m long with a 10.82m beam, 1.26m draught and a Gross Tonnage of 342 tonnes.
REG - UK, Southampton
IMO - 9295854
Call Sign - V113
Built - North West Bay, Margate, TA
L 39.88m x W 10.82m
GT - 342
Year - 2003