The Solent is the strait that separates the Isle of Wight from the mainland of England. It is about 20 miles in length and varies in width between one and four miles. The extremities of this chart are from Milford on Sea and east as far as Southsea. Leamington, Calshot, Gosport and Portsmouth can all be seen. The northern part of the Isle of Wight is shown from Cowes as far as Newport.

The Solent is a major shipping route for passenger, freight and military vessels. It is an important recreational area for water sports, particularly yachting, hosting the Cowes Week sailing event annually. It is sheltered by the Isle of Wight and has a very complex tidal pattern.

Cowes on the Isle of Wight is included as is a section of the River Hamble. This is one of many 3D charts that we have been requested to create for this most iconic location for British sailing.


  • Location: The Solent, UK
  • Chart: Admiralty, UKHO, classic B&W
  • Surround lighting: Yes
  • Frame: Black, 600*500mm