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Wight Queen with Cowes Castle

Wight Queen with Cowes Castle

Appearing almost to be racing each other on Southampton Water

(For details about Wight Queen see comments from eddyw below)

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"Wight Queen" (1988, 373 gt) Ex "Virgin Butterfly", Norwegian built sidewall hovercraft operated by Cowes Express, which from 1990 attempted to compete with Red Funnel on the Southampton-Cowes service. Red Funnel introduced fast catamarans in 1991. Cowes Express service ceased 1992. The 'Jumbo-ised' "Cowes Castle" could do 14 knots; "Wight Queen" 47 knots.
 

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