New World First Ferry

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New World First Ferry Services
Private company
Industry Transportation
Founded 1999
Headquarters Hong Kong, China
Parent Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (50%)
NWS Holdings (50%)
Website www.nwff.com.hk
New World First Ferry Services (Macau)
New World First Serviços Marítimos (Macau)
Private company
Industry Transportation
Founded 1999
Headquarters Hong Kong & Macao, China
Website www.nwff.com.hk
Fast ferry New Ferry II (type Flying Cat) for Outlying Islands Routes and the Macau service
Fast ferry New Ferry LXXXII (type Austal 48m) for the Macau service
Fast ferry New Ferry LXXXIII (type Austal 48m) for the Macau service
Triple decker ferry Xin Guang
Hong Kong Victoria Harbour First Ferry Xin Guang
Hong Kong Victoria Harbour First Ferry IX

New World First Ferry Services (Chinese: 新世界第一渡輪服務有限公司) (in short New World First Ferry, First Ferry or NWFF) is a ferry service company in Hong Kong. The company was established in November 1999, when it took over the eight licensed ferry routes transferred from Hongkong and Yaumati Ferry.[1][2] It is jointly owned by Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and NWS Holdings.

When the company commenced its service on 15 January 2000, it bought 14 ferries and rented seven hovercraft and catamarans from its predecessor. Since then it has introduced 10 fast vessels on Outlying Islands routes to phase out the rented vessels and to improve services.

It operates the following routes:

Ceased routes:

It used to have a sister company, New World First Ferry Services (Macau), which operated a fast ferry service between Kowloon (China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui) and Macau (Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Pier). The company took up services operated by the Hongkong and Yaumati Ferry in January 2000. In 2011, it was sold to TurboJET.[3]

Fleet[edit]

New World First Ferry Fleet[4]
 Name   Type   Reg   Year Built   Builder   Seats   Notes 
Xin Zhong (新忠) A3763 1982 Hong Kong Shipyard 652 ex-Man Chung (民忠)
Xin Ying (新英) A3873 1982 Hong Kong Shipyard 547 ex-Man Ying (民英)
Xin Xian (新顯) A4083 1982 Hong Kong Shipyard 618 ex-Man Heen (民顯); sold in 2009 as security patrol boat and renamed Glenn Victory
Xin Jie (新傑) A4123 1983 Hong Kong Shipyard 647 ex-Man Kit (民傑)
Xin Xing (新興) Triple deck ferry A3343 1981 Hong Kong Shipyard 1298 ex-Man Hing (民興); sold to Huizhou in 2010
Xin Fa (新發) Triple deck ferry A3623 1981 Hong Kong Shipyard 1138 ex-Man Fat (民發)
Xin Chao (新超) Triple deck ferry A4413 1983 Hong Kong Shipyard 1728 ex-Man Chiu (民超)
Xin Guang (新光) Triple deck ferry A4413 1985 Hong Kong Shipyard 1582 ex-Man Kwong (民光)
Xin Fei (新飛) Triple deck ferry A4623 1986 Hong Kong Shipyard 1582 ex-Man Fee (民飛)
Xin Guo (新國) Triple deck ferry A4773 1988 Hong Kong Shipyard 1460 ex-Man Kwok (民國)
First Ferry I (新輝壹) High Speed Craft A9543 1997 Afai Shipyard 200 ex-Aquan One; sold to Vietnam in 2011
First Ferry II (新輝貳) High Speed Craft A9893 1999 Afai Shipyard 288 ex-Aquan Two; sold to Vietnam in 2011
First Ferry III (新輝參) High Speed Craft A10003 2000 Marinteknik (Singapore) Shipyard 408 ex-Aquan III
First Ferry V (新輝伍) High Speed Craft A10013 2001 Marinteknik (Singapore) Shipyard 408 ex-Aquan V
First Ferry VI (新輝陸) High Speed Craft A10043 2001 Marintekink (Singapore) Shipyard 408 ex-Aquan VI
First Ferry VII (新輝柒) High Speed Craft A10053 2001 Marinteknik (Singapore) Shipyard 408 ex-Aquan VII
First Ferry VIII (新輝捌) High Speed Craft A10153 2002 Marinteknik (Singapore) Shipyard 408
First Ferry IX (新輝玖) High Speed Craft A10293 2003 Wang Tak Engineering & Shipbuilding, Guangzhou 230
First Ferry X (新輝拾) High Speed Craft A10313 2003 Wang Tak Engineering & Shipbuilding, Guangzhou 230
First Ferry XI (新輝拾壹) High Speed Craft A10343 2003 Wang Tak Engineering & Shipbuilding, Guangzhou 230
New Ferry I (新輪壹) N/A 1993 Kvaerner Fjellstrand 433 ex- HKF I; sold to Turkey in 2008
New Ferry II (新輪貳) A9843 1993 Kvaerner Fjellstrand 433 ex- HKF II
New Ferry III (新輪參) A9863 1993 Kvaerner Fjellstrand 433 ex- HKF III; sold to Indonesia in 2012
New Ferry V (新輪伍) A10023 2001 Damen Shipyard 406
New Ferry VI (新輪陸) A10143 2002 Damen Shipyard 406
New Ferry LXXXI (新輪捌拾壹) N/A 2002 Austal Shipyard 414
New Ferry LXXXII (新輪捌拾貳) N/A 2002 Austal Shipyard 414
New Ferry LXXXIII (新輪捌拾叁) N/A 2002 Austal Shipyard 414
New Ferry LXXXV (新輪捌拾伍) N/A 2004 Austal Shipyard 418
New Ferry LXXXVI (新輪捌拾陸) N/A 2004 Austal Shipyard 418
New Ferry LXXXVII (新輪捌拾柒) N/A 2007 Austal Shipyard 418 (Bought by TurboJET in summer 2008 before its launch & renamed Universal Mk 2011 (宇航2011))
New Ferry LXXXVIII (新輪捌拾捌) N/A 2007 Austal Shipyard 418 (Bought by TurboJET in summer 2008 before its launch & renamed Universal Mk 2012 (宇航2012))
First Travel XXXI (新旅遊參拾壹) Tour boat N/A 2003 Austal Shipyard 367 sold to Tianjin in 2007
First Travel XXXII (新旅遊參拾貳) Tour boat A10373 2003 Austal Shipyard 352 sold to Indonesia in 2012
Sado (海榮) HM527 N/A 1984 Hovermarine International 200
Mondego(海華) HM527 N/A 1984 Hovermarine International 200
Tejo(海富) HM527 N/A 1983 Hovermarine International 200
Douro(海貴) HM527 N/A 1984 Hovermarine International 200
Sing Wai 28 Monohull N/A 2002 Henry Shipbuilding, Zhuhai 97 Owner Sing Wai Launch Co
King Dragon 3 Monohull N/A 1995 Cheoy Lee Shipyard 97 Owner Vicky Transportation Co
Hung Wai 11 High Speed Craft N/A 2000 Choey Lee Shipyard 208 Owner Sing Wai Launch Service Co
Laissez Faire 33 High Speed Craft N/A 2000 Choey Lee Shipyard 201
Fiord High Speed Craft N/A 2000 Choey Lee Shipyard 208 Owned by Sing Wai Launch Service Co
Expenses 6 High Speed Craft N/A 2000 Choey Lee Shipyard 207 Owned by Sing Wai Launch Service Co
HEY Ferry Street A8163 1995 Zhuhai Xiang state shipyard 333 Owned by Fortune Ferry
Sing Way 18 Ferry Street A8173 1995 zhuhai xiangzhou shipyard 333 Owner Sing Wai Launch Service Co
Full River Ferry Street A8723 1995 zhuhai xiangzhou shipyard 294 Owned by Fortune Ferry
Sing Wai 6 Ferry Street A8813 1995 zhuhai xiangzhou shipyard 328 Owner Sing Wai Launch Service Co
Lucky Jumbo Ferry Street A8973 1995 Zhuhai Xiang state shipyard 400 Owner : Sing Wai Launch Service Co
Plenty River Ferry Street A8983 1995 Zhuhai Xiang state shipyard 352 Owned by Fortune Ferry
Sing Way 11 Ferry Street A9693 1998 zhuhai xiangzhou shipyard 369 Owner : Sing Wai Launch Service Co
Ming River Ferry Street A9883 1999 Zhuhai Shipbuilding Industry Company 397 Owned by Fortune Ferry
New Ferry XXV(新輪貳拾伍) Support Vessel N/A 1974 Hong Kong Shipyard 45 ex-HYF 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ HK Ferry (Hold) & New World Dev Joint Announcement Hong Kong Stock Exchange 2 November 1999
  2. ^ 1999 NWS Holdings
  3. ^ About Us TurboJET
  4. ^ Guy Photo Collections

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