This week, Four bgb has been working with Red Funnel to announce that the Isle of Wight ferry company will be building a new passenger ferry, Red Jet 6, in East Cowes on the island.
After receiving tenders from shipyards around the world, the company has placed an order for a 40m high-speed catamaran with Shemara Refit LLP for delivery in summer 2016. Costing £6 million, Red Jet 6 will be the first vessel of her kind to be built in the UK for 15 years.
The new ship represents a significant inward investment, underpinning the Isle of Wight’s marine manufacturing sector, creating 40+ new jobs and helping to further grow the economy. When she is delivered next year, Red Jet 6 will be Red Funnel’s largest and most innovative high-speed vessel yet, offering ground breaking levels of passenger comfort, reliability and safety.
For more information, see www.redfunnel.co.uk/redjet6