FERRY: Trimline delivers Red Eagle an extensive modernization

 

 

Marine interior specialists Trimline has completed the latest in a line of major interior refurbishments for Isle of Wight Ferry company Red Funnel. The new look Red Eagle has been revealed following its £3m transformation and now has a bright, modern and stylish interior.

 

 

 

Signature lounge entrance Signature lounge visitors Signature lounge pink lighting Signature lounge towards window

Images: NEW Red Eagle Signature Lounge

Having previously carried out similar upgrades to Red Osprey and Red Falcon in recent years, Trimline had a thorough understanding of the technical challenges and were able to call on this experience to deliver an outstanding interior refurbishment to Red Eagle.

Premium lounge dog friendly Premium lounge Premium lounge banquet

Images: NEW Pet-friendly Premium Lounge

During the refurbishment, over 60 Trimline tradespeople carried out the comprehensive scope of work to significantly increase the number of seats from 300 to 550, as well as install a new galley, new toilets, a new pet lounge and a purpose-built Signature Lounge offering a premium club experience.

Modern seating and tables, subtle colours and clever LED lighting create new contemporary spaces. High-capacity Wi-Fi, USB charging points, air conditioning and digital entertainment are just a few of the new features that are now available to passengers on board.

Bar Restaurant Lounge seating

Images: New look restaurant and bar

Kevin George, Red Funnel’s chairman and chief executive commented: “Red Eagle marks the culmination of a £7m+ investment programme to provide our vehicle customers with a fleet-wide travel experience that matches the best in the UK ferry industry. Red Eagle’s interior is now right up-to-date with a stunning contemporary new look. Having worked with Trimline on previous major refits, we were confident in their ability to deliver a complex, high-quality project in a short time window.”

Michael Oliver, Trimline Co-Chairman commented “Trimline and Red Funnel have worked together for several years now, so we feel we have a thorough understanding of their brand. We are delighted with the outcome of the refit and feel that the new look Red Eagle now offers a much-improved customer experience.”

 

ADDITIONAL READING:

BBC Radio Solent coverage including Mike Oliver being interviewed http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0612y6c

Cruise & Ferry International http://www.cruiseandferry.net/articles/red-eagle-returns-to-service-following-1633-million-interior-refit

Southern Daily Echo http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/16090250.Red_Funnel_ferry_back_in_service_after___3m_refit/

Maritime Journal http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/vessel-build-and-maintenance/vessel-repair-and-maintenance/new-look-red-eagle-returns-to-service

Isle of Wight County Press http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/red-funnels-red-eagle-has-returned-to-service-on-southampton-to-east-cowes-route-319353.aspx

Passenger Ship Technology http://www.passengership.info/news/view,red-funnel-flagship-finishes-3m-refit_51122.htm

Island Echo https://www.islandecho.co.uk/new-look-red-eagle-returns-to-service/

Baird Maritime Cruise & Ferry International http://www.cruiseandferry.net/articles/red-eagle-returns-to-service-following-1633-million-interior-refit

Breaking Travel News http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/red-eagle-returns-to-southampton-following-refit/

News Broadcast Network https://newsbroadcastnetwork.com/red-eagle-returns-to-southampton-following-refit-news/

Travel Daily Online http://www.traveldailyonline.com/1372833/red-eagle-returns-to-southampton-following-refit/

Passenger Ship Technology http://www.passengership.info/news/view,3m-refit-of-red-funnel-ropax-is-underway_50683.htm

Marine Log http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=28255:southampton-marine-service&Itemid=257

Isle of Wight County Press http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/PICTURES-Red-Funnels-3m-ferry-refurbishment-underway-317941.aspx

Business South https://www.businesssouth.org/news/red-eagle%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98new-look%E2%80%99-taking-shape/

BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-41414343

Southern Daily Echo http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/15560364.Solent_ferry_to_undergo___3m_refit/

Passenger Ship Technology http://www.passengership.info/news/view,red-funnel-announces-3m-ired-eaglei-refit_49307.htm

Isle of Wight Radio http://iwradio.co.uk/2017/09/27/3-million-refurbishment-for-red-funnel-ferry/

Insider Media http://iwradio.co.uk/2017/09/27/3-million-refurbishment-for-red-funnel-ferry/

Isle of Wight County Press http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/Red-Funnel-announce-3-million-refurbishment-of-Red-Eagle-ferry-316622.aspx

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