Sound of Scarba, Sound of Shuna, Sound of Seil and Sound of Soay
The Sound of Scarba and the Sound of Shuna were both built on the Clyde by Ferguson Shipbuilders of Port Glasgow.
The Sound of Scarba was the first of the two vessels designed and built by the yard specifically for the route. The design was based on many years of operational experience by Western Ferries and included enhanced passenger and vehicle facilities combined with a modern and efficient dual propulsion arrangement.
The Sound of Scarba entered service in May 2001 followed by the second vessel Sound of Shuna in October 2003.
The Sound of Seil and Sound of Soay were built entirely in the UK by Cammell Laird Shiprepairers & Shipbuilders Limited of Birkenhead and entered service in October 2013.
These ferries represent the latest evolution of the proven design concept employed in our earlier vessels, with truly "green" credentials achieved principally by the efficient matching of the hull design to the propulsion package, providing through-life benefit. They also utilise LED lighting technology and enhanced heat recovery to further reduce energy consumption.
These vessels have been warmly welcomed by our customers and staff alike.