Friday, 30 January 2015

Sydney Ferries - the Super Cats

There are only four vessels in the "Super Cat" ferry class:
the Louise Sauvage
the Saint Mary McKillop
the Susie O'Neill, and
Super Cat 4.
The top image shows the "Louise Sauvage" coming in to berth at Circular Quay. The lower image shows "Super Cat 4" motoring past Admiralty House (the Sydney Residence of the Governor General) on its way to Watsons Bay.

These four ferries primarily run the Eastern Suburbs route, F7, which includes Elizabeth Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay, and Watsons Bay adjacent to South Heah. These four vessels entered service between 2000 and 2001. Susie O'Neill was an Olympic swimmer. Louise Sauvage was a paralympic wheelchair-racer. Saint Mary McKillip was a Roman Catholic nun canonised in 2010. Then, I guess they ran out of names ... or something!
See the other ferry posts in this series:
Sydney Ferries - First Fleet Class
Sydney Ferries - More First Fleet Class
Sydney Ferries - The River Cats
Sydney Ferries - the Super Cats


Mr T said...

There's a lot more to Sydney Harbour than a bridge and an opera house isn't there? I hadn't realised until I visited just how much of a transport hub it is with a lot of commuting by boat going on. We took a ferry to Manly and back.

Dina said...

Haha, that's funny if they ran out of names.

William Kendall said...

This type looks quite sleek.

Jim said...

I've managed to capture a couple of these over time.

Joan Elizabeth said...

We caught the Paramatta one once, it smelt sort of musty.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I see I put this comment on the wrong post. Have never caught a Super Cat.

VP said...

I love these Super Cats! I have to check some of these boats...