Thu. Aug 11th, 2022

Isle of Wight Observer News

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First birthday for Red Jet 7

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Red Funnel’s Hi-Speed passenger catamaran, Red Jet 7, has marked one year of service in the Solent, during which she has travelled over 84,000 nautical miles, completed 3,615 round trips and nearly half a million passenger journeys.

Red Jet 7 joined the Red Funnel fleet on July 17, 2018, and like her sister, Red Jet 6, was built on the Isle of Wight by Wight Shipyard Co.

Commenting on the one-year anniversary of Red Jet 7, Red Funnel CEO, Fran Collins, said: ‘The launch of Red Jet 7 was another proud day in Red Funnel’s history. We take great pride in our commitment to supporting British shipbuilding and are particularly proud of the fact that she was built on the Island, for the Island, utilising the skills of more than 85 Island-based expert craftsmen.’