Ferries

CMAL currently owns 32 ferries. All of these ferries, which are operated by Calmac Ferries (CFL), Rathlin Ferries on routes to the islands and peninsulas of the west of Scotland, can carry vehicles from 5 to 142 cars. The total fleet value is £140m.

Equipped with a wide range of facilities and features designed to ensure safe and comfortable journeys for passengers, all ferries are specially built for the ports they serve yet are still interchangeable, and able to serve different crossings.

Find out more about our fleet using the links to the left.

Fleet facts

Largest ferry

The largest ferry in the fleet is the MV LOCH SEAFORTH which was built by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft MBH and Co KG, Flensburg, Germany in 2014. The MV LOCH SEAFORTH serves the Ullapool – Stornoway (Lewis) route, and can accommodate 142 cars and 700 passengers.

Largest ferry

Most recent addition

The largest ferry in the fleet is the MV LOCH SEAFORTH which was built by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft MBH and Co KG, Flensburg, Germany in 2014. The MV LOCH SEAFORTH serves the Ullapool – Stornoway (Lewis) route, and can accommodate 142 cars and 700 passengers.

Most recent addition

Oldest ferry

The oldest of the fleet is MV Eigg, built in 1974 by James Lamont & Co Ltd of Port Glasgow and in service since 25th Feb 1975.

Oldest ferry in fleet

Under construction

The third hybrid ship, 'Hybrid III' is currently under construction.

In construction