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Clipper Point


My husband currently serves as Chief Engineer onboard mv Clipper Point a ro-ro ferry operating between Heysham and Warrenpoint. The Clipper Point is 142m long and has is 14,706 GRT, she carries 120 trailers and up to 12 drivers.


5,200 tonnes DWT; 14,706 tonnes gross


142 m (465 ft 11 in)


23 m (75 ft 6 in)


5.2 m (17 ft 1 in)


2 x Wärtsilä 8L46D diesel engines, 18,480 kW (24,780 hp)
2 x 1,000 kW (1,300 hp) bow thrusters.


22 knots (41 km/h)


120 trailers, 12 passengers

Clipper Point is owned and operated by Seatruck Ferries Ltd based in Heysham and operating to Warrenpoint. She operates back to back with her sistership Clipper Panorama, two other sister ships ooperate between Liverpool and Dublin. The Clipper Pace entered service in February 2009 and the Clipper Pennant is due to enter service in October 2009.

Clipper Point was built by Astilleros de Huelva in Spain and entered service in April 2008. She replaced the ageing Riverdance and Moondance, these two ships had a lower vehicle capacity and lower speed. The crossing time from Heysham to Warrenpoint being reduced from 9 hours down to 6.5 hours.


Clipper Point is designed around the need to fit into Heysham harbour. She has three decks for carrying vehicles, with a headroom sufficient to enable the carriage of taller trailers.The vessel's size has been described as "Heysham Max" - i.e. the maximum size that can be accommodated at Heysham.

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Clipper Point









mv Victoria
Seatruck Ferries, part of the Clipper Group

Clipper Point Model