Custom built car ferry

A custom-built car ferry built by Arklow Marine has been equipped with Class 50 DuroWipers, the smallest wipers in the range which are ideal for space-saving applications.

The £2.8m Spirit of Rathlin entered into service in June 2017 working under a 10-year contract with Rathlin Ferry Co out of Northern Ireland.
Its wipers have the DuroWipers unique Patented Twin Drive Shafts and Rotary mechanism giving a smooth and powerful stroke, an imperative piece of kit crossing the stormy waters of the Sea of Moyle.
The ferry operates on the Rathlin Island link with Ballycastle on the Antrim mainland in addition to the passenger-only fastcraft Rathlin Express.

 
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