What is the biggest CalMac ferry?

MV Loch Seaforth
MV Loch Seaforth, at 116 m (381 ft) in length the largest vessel in the fleet, operates on the Ullapool to Stornoway, Lewis crossing. MV Caledonian Isles has the highest passenger capacity and can carry 1000 people on the Ardrossan to Brodick, Arran crossing.

Is CalMac owned by the Scottish Government?

CalMac Ferries Ltd (CFL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of David MacBrayne Ltd, which is wholly owned by Scottish Ministers.

How old is the CalMac fleet?

24 years old
The CMAL / CalMac fleet of major vessels is now on average 24 years old. The oldest, MV Isle of Arran, was built 36 years ago. Our own MV Isle of Mull is now 32 years old.

Do you need ID for Calmac ferry?

No, we do not require your passport for travel on the ferry.

Can you smoke on Calmac ferries?

Is smoking allowed anywhere on board? Yes – outside, at designated smoking areas on the passenger deck. You can’t smoke on the car deck or in internal passenger areas.

How old is the Arran ferry?

MV Isle of Arran (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Arainn) is a drive-through ferry owned by Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited and operated on the west coast of Scotland by Caledonian MacBrayne. Built in 1983, she served on the Arran service for ten years before being moved to Kennacraig.

Does CalMac make a profit?

Value. While continuing to improve services, CalMac is committed to maximising benefits from the Scottish Government subsidy to ensure best value for the public purse. It returns to the Scottish Government any profit we achieve over and above the £1.8 million pre agreed profit level.

Is CalMac Subsidised?

Calmac has now written to operators in the tour industry to say it is withdrawing the subsidies, which companies claim are vital for the financial viability of their businesses. The reductions are understood to vary depending on the volume of passengers and whether the method of travel is by car, coach or on foot.