CMAL currently owns 31 ferries plus an additional unit leased from Maritime Leasing Ltd. All of these ferries are operated by Calmac Ferries Ltd (CFL) on routes to the islands and peninsulas of the West of Scotland except for the Canna which is operated by Rathlin Island Ferries Ltd in Northern Ireland.

The smallest vessels can carry 5 cars and up to 143 cars or 20 HGVs can be accommodated on the Loch Seaforth. The total fleet value at 2015 is £138m.

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 most recent addition to the fleet is the MV LOCH SEAFORTH, launched on 21st March 2014 at Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft MBH and Co KG shipyard in Flensburg, Germany.  She will operate between Stornoway and Ullapool.

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.  First Minister Nicola Sturgeon marked the start of construction of Scotland’s third hybrid ferry, during a visit to Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd (FMEL) on the River Clyde on 19 December 2014

In construction