Sydney’s new ferry named Ferry McFerryface

Ferry McFerryface is officially the name of new ferry in Sydney Harbour.

Hundreds of Sydneysiders voted for the name in a public competition, with NSW Public Transport revealing the official title on social media overnight.


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Ferry McFerryFace was the second most popular choice, with the most votes actually going to the name Boaty McBoatface.

Boaty was the notable title Brits voted to call a UK research vessel last year, so Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said they went for Ferry McFerryface instead.

“Given Boaty was already taken by another vessel, we’ve gone with the next most popular name nominated by Sydneysiders,” he said.

“Ferry McFerryface will be the harbour’s newest icon, and I hope it brings a smile to the faces of visitors and locals alike.”

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).