Class: Freshwater Class
Speed: 15 kn
Length: 70.4 m
Displacement: 1140 t
Origin of Name: Named after the Northern Beaches suburb of Collaroy.
Collaroy was originally part of Narrabeen but was renamed after the S.S. Collaroy ran aground on the beach in 1881. It was refloated and later wrecked on the Californian coast in 1889.
MV Collaroy is the final Freshwater class ferry to enter service. It is named after Collaroy Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Collaroy differed from its classmates in having been equipped with underwater stabilisers and enhanced radar for use ocean cruises. The stabilisers were removed during the vessel’s last major overhaul and the control systems upgraded to match that being fitted during overhauls of the other Freshwater class.
When Sydney hosted the 2000 Summer Olympics, Collaroy was the vessel used to carry the Olympic torch across Sydney Harbour.