Class: RiverCat Class
Speed: 22 kn
Length: 36.8 m
Displacement: 41 t
Route: Parramatta River
Origin of Name: Named after the tennis player, Evonne Goolagong.
Evonne Goolagong AC MBE is an Australian former World No. 1 tennis player. She was one of the world’s leading players in the 1970s and early 1980s, during which she won 14 Grand Slam titles: seven in singles (four at the Australian Open, two at Wimbledon and one at the French Open), six in women’s doubles, and one in mixed doubles.
The Sydney RiverCats are a class of catamarans purchased from NQEA Australia, in Cairns, between 19992 and 1995. They operate the Parramatta River services, replacing the First Fleet class ferries, allowing services to be extended to Parramatta wharf. All seven were named after famous Australian female athletes.