Red Eagle’s ‘new look’ taking shape
The major £3m refurbishment of Red Funnel’s ro-pax ferry Red Eagle is now well underway in Southampton. The ship was dry-docked at A&P’s yard in Falmouth earlier this month to facilitate her annual survey and the painting of the hull and superstructure. The opportunity was also taken to strip-out the existing passenger lounges in preparation for the main part of the refurbishment which was awarded to Southampton based Trimline Ltd.
The fabrication of the aluminium shells which will form the two new lounges on A Deck was entrusted to Wight Shipyard Co, another local supplier based in East Cowes. Today, the two lounges have been transported by barge to Southampton in preparation for being lifted on board in the next few days.
The refit of Red Eagle will bring the interior right up-to-date and provide customers with a class-leading travel experience. The project will see a significant increase in the number of internal seats as well as a new galley, new toilets, a new pet lounge and a purpose built Signature Lounge offering a premium club experience.
Modern seating styles and tables, subtle colours and clever LED lighting will create contemporary spaces which are perfect for socialising, working or just relaxing. High-capacity Wi-Fi, USB charging points, air conditioning and digital entertainment are just a few of the features available to everyone on board.
Red Eagle’s new look will be revealed in early March when the ship returns to service between Southampton and East Cowes.