With Sydney transport needs are growing and changing, six new Inner Harbour ferries where introduced to meet this demand. The new Inner Harbour ferries were designed by Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd, and have the following features:
The names of the new emerald class ferries were chosen by the public as part of the Name Your Ferry competition. The six ferries were named the Catherine Hamlin, Fred Hollows, Victor Chang, Pemulwuy, Bungaree and May Gibbs (briefly known as Ferry McFerryface) . All vessels entered service in 2017.