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Bringing passenger shipbuilding back to the Isle of Wight

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.

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