Class: Emerald Class
Speed: 26 kn
Length: 36.38 m
Displacement: 40 t
Route: Eastern Suburbs, Inner Harbour
Origin of Name: Named after the Aboriginal explorer and leader, Bungaree.
Bungareewas was an Aboriginal Australian from the Kuringgai people of the Broken Bay area, who was known as an explorer, entertainer, and Aboriginal community leader. He is significant in that he was the first person to be recorded in print as an Australian.
The Emerald Class Ferries are the latest addidtion to the Sydney Ferries fleet. Built by Incat in Tasmania, they are designed to look similar to the iconic First Fleet class vessels. Six were ordered and entered service during 2017.