MV Collaroy in service between Circular Quay and Manly
|Owner:||Government of New South Wales|
|Operator:||Harbour City Ferries|
|Port of registry:||Sydney|
|Route:||Manly ferry services|
|Builder:||Newcastle State Dockyard|
|Class and type:||Freshwater class ferry|
|Displacement:||1,140 tons (loaded)|
|Length:||70.4 m (231 ft)|
|Beam:||13.06 m (42.8 ft)|
|Draught:||3.35 m (11.0 ft)|
|Notes:||Double ended single hull of welded steel construction. Welded aluminium alloy superstructure.|
MV Collaroy is one of four Freshwater class ferries that operate the Manly ferry service between Circular Quay and Manly on Sydney Harbour. The ferry is owned by the Government of New South Wales and operated by Harbour City Ferries. It is named after Collaroy Beach on Sydney's Northern Beaches.
Collaroy differs from its class mates in having been equipped with underwater stabilisers and enhanced radar for use ocean cruises. The stabilisers were removed during the vessel's last major overhaul and the control systems upgraded to match that being fitted during overhauls of the other Freshwater class. Collaroy can no longer do ocean cruising.
- Tom Mead (1994). Manly Ferries of Sydney Harbour: The Seven Mile Ships. Sydney: Dolphin Books.
- "Ferry Safety Investigation Report: Systemic Investigation Into Incidents of Collision Involving Freshwater Class Vessels Operated by Sydney Ferries Corporation" (PDF). Office of Transport Safety Investigations. 26 October 2006. Retrieved 2008-03-03.
- MV Collaroy II ferriesofsydney.com