THE Sandbanks Ferry is likely to be out of action for another week due to its refit.

Its operators said that application of the vessel’s new paint in Southampton had been delayed by the weather.

They plan to return it to Poole on Saturday, November 27, restarting the service to Studland the following day.

A spokesman said that the timetable was still subject to change because of the weather.

“We apologise to all our customers for the inconvenience caused, but will do our utmost to return the ferry to Poole Harbour and resume service as soon as possible,” he said.