New Sydney Ferry Named Ferry McFerryface

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One of Sydney's inner-harbour ferries has been named Ferry McFerryface. One of Sydney's inner-harbour ferries has been named Ferry McFerryface.
What do you get when you give Sydney residents the chance to name a new ferry?

Ferry McFerryface, of course.

It's the name of the latest ferry (did we say ferry?) in a new fleet of inner-harbour vessels.

Hundreds of voters participated in a competition that allowed them to have their say on what they thought the new public transport should be called.

The winner, funnily enough, was actually Boaty McBoatface but sadly, that name already exists. It was given to a polar research ship in Britain last year.

"Given Boaty was already taken by another vessel, we've gone with the next most popular name nominated by Sydneysiders," NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said.

"Ferry McFerryface will be the harbour's newest icon and I hope it brings a smile to the faces of visitors and locals alike."

A staggering 15,000 suggestions were made in the Name Your Ferry competition, with three of the six new ferries having already been christened: Victor Chang (Australian heart surgeon), Fred Hollows (ophthalmologist) and Catherine Hamlin (obstetrician).

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