Makeover for flagship Fishbourne ferry

The yacht being towed to Gosport. Credit: GAFIRS

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WIGHTLINK is giving its flagship St Clare a new look for the summer season.

The ferry, which sails on the Portsmouth to Fishbourne route, is undergoing £200,000 of refurbishments with specialist marine company BluMarine during May. It will means new accommodation on deck five will be installed including chairs and sofas.

Lighting will be improved to save energy and there will be better access to the outside decks for disabled customers who use wheelchairs.

An onboard business centre will include tables where commuters and other business people can work easily, equipped with charging points for mobile phones and 

There will also be more charging points near the Costa coffee shop.

Operations director Elwyn Dop: ‘We are sure our customers will appreciate the increased luxury on board St Clare.

‘This investment is good news for commuters, regular passengers and holidaymakers alike as they travel across the Solent in style.’