Ferry Friday 4

This week on ferry Friday we will be talking about the new ferries currently being delivered to Sydney Ferries. The ferries were first annouced as part of Sydney’s Ferry Future in 2013.

These ferries will be built by an Australian Shipbuilder, Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd, who were chosen after an international tender process.

The first ferry, named Catherine Hamlin entered service in January 2017, with the remained of the ferries to be rolled out ove rthe rest of the year. 

These are the first new ferries since the SuperCats, deliver in 2000 for the Sydney Olympics. The current average fleet age is 25 years and these new ferries will help to reduce that. In addition, new RiverCats are believed to be in the works.

Pictured: Catherine Hamlin in testing in December 2016 at Circular Quay

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