Red Jet 7 was built in East Cowes by Wight Shipyard Co in 2018 and represents a £7million investment by Red Funnel in upgrading its West Cowes-Southampton route.
An annual service is required by Flag State requirements and the opportunity is also used to undertake planned maintenance and carefully selected upgrades.
The scope of work carried out on Red Jet 7 includes a service of the navigation systems amongst other things including an overhaul of the vessel’s waterjets, a survey of the lifting equipment and AC and dehumidifier servicing. An annual survey and service of the firefighting equipment and life rafts was also carried out in accordance with the latest IMO and SOLAS regulations.
All works were completed in accordance with Class and Flag requirements and with COVID-19 precautions taken to protect the safety of all involved. The refit was carried out at Hythe Shipyard and was completed in February 2021.
Jo Daly, Cheif Operating Officer of Wight Shipyard Co, said:
“It’s fitting that we get to service Red Jet 7 which we had the privilege to build.
“There can be no better endorsement than a customer coming back time and again. It signals belief in our product and the quality of our work.”