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 political leader and elder, Pemulwuy.
Pemulwuy was an Aboriginal Australian man born around 1750 in the area of Botany Bay in New South Wales. He is noted for his resistance to the European settlement of Australia which began with the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. He is believed to have been a member of the Bidjigal (Bediagal) clan of the Eora people. The Bidjigal people were the original inhabitants of Toongabbie and Parramatta in Sydney.
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.