MV Collaroy

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MV Collaroy
MV Collaroy
MV Collaroy in service between Circular Quay and Manly
Name: MV Collaroy
Namesake: Collaroy Beach
Owner: Government of New South Wales
Operator: Harbour City Ferries
Port of registry: Sydney
Route: Manly ferry services
Builder: Newcastle State Dockyard
Cost: $12 million[1]
Launched: 1988
Status: In service
General characteristics
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)
Decks: 2
Capacity: 1,100
Crew: 6
Notes: Double ended single hull of welded steel construction. Welded aluminium alloy superstructure.

MV Collaroy is one of four Freshwater class ferries[2] 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.[3] 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.

When Sydney hosted the 2000 Summer Olympics, Collaroy was the vessel used to carry the Olympic torch across Sydney Harbour.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tom Mead (1994). Manly Ferries of Sydney Harbour: The Seven Mile Ships. Sydney: Dolphin Books. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ MV Collaroy II

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