My Fast Ferries’ new vessel Ocean Adventurer arrived in Sans Souci, Sydney Harbour at 10:30 today. Incat launched hull number 092 a 33 metre 400 passenger commuter passenger vessel built for Manly Fast Ferries on 10 July.
The ferry had been under construction at Incat since late 2017, with a team at Incat working on day and afternoon shifts to construct and fit out the vessel. Manly Fast Ferries was purchased early 2018 by the NRMA Insurance who now market the service with the ‘My Fast Ferry’ branding.
My Fast Ferries Chief Operating Officer Will Ford said “With a service speed of just under 25 knots the new craft will no doubt be as popular as those Incat vessels in the Manly fleet.”
NRMA Chief Investment Officer Rachel Wiseman officially named the vessel Ocean Adventurer with the tradition of breaking a champagne bottle across her bow.
Incat Chairman Robert Clifford will conduct sea trials of the vessel over the next week. Robert Clifford said “It is good to see another Incat ship heading for operation in Australian waters. Our workforce is busy with the next couple of years’ production at Incat focused on large vehicle and passenger ships for overseas clients.”