MV Freshwater at Balmain Shipyard
|Owner:||Government of New South Wales|
|Operator:||Harbour City Ferries|
|Port of registry:||Sydney|
|Route:||Manly ferry services|
|Builder:||Newcastle State Dockyard|
|Class & 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 Freshwater is the lead ship 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 Freshwater Beach on Sydney's Northern Beaches.
Incidents and accidents
- 10 March 1983, ran aground at Manly Cove after computer failure
- 22 June 2013, collision with Manly Wharf 
- 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 Freshwater Ferries of Sydney
- "Collision of the Ferry Freshwater With The Manly Wharf" Manly Daily 22 June 2013, accessed 27 July 2013