Nicole Livingstone

The Parramatta River Service

Nicole Livingstone

The Parramatta River Service

Class: RiverCat Class
Service: 1995
Capacity: 230
Speed: 22 kn
Length: 36.8 m
Displacement: 41 t
Route: Parramatta River
Origin of Name: Named after the swimmer, Nicole Livingstone.

Nicole Livingstone, OAM is an Australian former competitive swimmer. She was a member of the Australian swimming team for twelve consecutive years, and holds the longest winning sequence of any swimmer at the national titles. She competed in three summer Olympics – 1988, 1992, and 1996 – winning a silver medal and two bronze medals.

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.

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