A Emerald Class vessel in Sydney Harbour

Emerald Class

The new icon of the Harbour


Emerald Class vessels

The new icon of the Harbour

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.

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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:

  • Capacity for up to 400 passengers
  • Two wide walk-around decks
  • Accessibility for the less mobile and young families
  • Bicycle and luggage storage
  • Wi-fi access
  • Real time journey information
  • 12 wheelchair spaces
  • Rapid and safe boarding
  • Reduced travel times

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.

The Fleet

Bungaree

Picture of Bungaree.

Emerald Class

Sydney Harbour Ferry

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Catherine Hamlin

Picture of Catherine Hamlin.

Emerald Class

Sydney Harbour Ferry

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Victor Chang

Picture of Victor Chang.

Emerald Class

Sydney Harbour Ferry

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Fred Hollows

Picture of Fred Hollows.

Emerald Class

Sydney Harbour Ferry

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May Gibbs

Picture of May Gibbs.

Emerald Class

Sydney Harbour Ferry

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Pemulwuy

Picture of Pemulwuy.

Emerald Class

Sydney Harbour Ferry

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