Emerald Gen 2 vessels
The new addition to the Sydney Ferries fleet, the three new Emerald Gen 2 have been purpose-built to operate the Manly to Circular Quay route, with a reinforced hull able to handle Sydney Heads swells.
These vessels are also fully accessible, significantly reduce carbon emissions and will allow for more weekly services to be added to this busy route to better suit the needs of customers.
The new Emerald Class Gen 2 ferries are named after the popular Sydney Harbour beaches, Fairlight, Clontarf and Balmoral.
Emerald Gen 1 vessels
With Sydney’s transport needs growing and changing, six new Inner Harbour ferries were introduced to meet this demand. The new Inner Harbour ferries were designed by Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd, and have the following features:
The names of the new emerald class ferries were chosen by the public as part of the Name Your Ferry competition. The six ferries were named the Catherine Hamlin, Fred Hollows, Victor Chang, Pemulwuy, Bungaree and May Gibbs. All vessels entered service in 2017.