My Fast Ferry will be able to transport an additional 280 passengers per peak period between Manly and Circular Quay from today as the NRMA adds a new vessel to its fleet.
The new vessel, Ocean Adventurer, is the largest in the fleet of 11 with the capacity to transport up to 400 passengers at a time.
Ocean Adventurer will add more capacity at both peak times between Manly and Circular Quay starting from today, helping ease commuter frustration by providing more seats, more comfort and more convenience.
NRMA Chief Investment Officer Rachel Wiseman said transporting people on ferries during peak periods had the significant potential to improve road and rail capacity.
“One Fast Ferry the size of the Ocean Adventurer has the potential to take more than 330 cars off the road,” Ms Wiseman said.
“The addition of this vessel to our fleet further demonstrates that the NRMA is very serious about solving transport and tourism challenges on our roads, and on our blue highways as well.
“As Sydney’s population expands so too does the pressure on our roads, motorways and public transport systems and it would be remiss of us not to include our waterways as a solution.
“We can get people from Manly to Circular Quay within 18 minutes during peak travel times, rather than an arduous commute by road of more than one hour. The Manly experience has shown us that if you can offer people a much more enjoyable and efficient transport alternative, they will adopt it.
“We are looking for ways to extend this benefit to more communities in Sydney.
“The Ocean Adventurer is the latest investment in our strategy to utilise waterways as a viable transport option beyond the road.”
The NRMA took ownership of Manly Fast Ferry, now named My Fast Ferry, in January 2018. The investment demonstrated NRMA’s ongoing commitment to use its balance sheet to provide transport solutions to its Members and to support Australia’s domestic tourism.
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