Class: Emerald Class
Speed: 26 kn
Length: 36.38 m
Displacement: 40 t
Route: Eastern Suburbs, Inner Harbour
Origin of Name: Named after the cardiac surgeon, Victor Chang.
Victor Chang was a cardiac surgeon and a pioneer of modern heart transplantation. He helped establish the National Cardiac Transplant Unit, the country’s leading centre for heart and lung transplants and pioneered the development of an artificial heart valve.
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.