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Sydney Gets its Ferry McFerryface

14 November 2017

Why should we have expected any less?

Mr Constance said they went with the second most popular name, Ferry McFerryface to avoid doubling up.

"Ferry McFerryface" and the rest of the new fleet will each have capacity for 400 customers, as well as improved accessibility for people with disabilities, wi-fi access and charging stations for electronic devices.

Transport NSW has revealed the name of its newest vessel as Ferry McFerryFace.

Though Sydney's water transit has some restrictions on animals, at least the possibility exists for Australia's own Horsey McHorseface to climb aboard.

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, residents were urged to cast their vote for what the vessel should be named through a website setup for the occasion and by using the hashtag #yourferry.

The new inner harbour ferries are being delivered as part of the NSW Government's plan to modernise and expand Sydney's ferry network.

The silly name was chosen after 15,000 suggestions were made in the city's "Name Your Ferry" competition.

"Boaty McBoatFace" tallied the most votes, but NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance didn't want to copy the UK's decision during a recent public poll.

The original Boaty McBoatface vote ended with the vessel being named RSS Sir David Attenborough, with a smaller submersible taking the title.

Ferry McFerryface joins three other ferries that have already been named by the public - Victor Chang (Australian heart surgeon), Fred Hollows (ophthalmologist) and Catherine Hamlin (obstetrician).

Sydney Gets its Ferry McFerryface