Swan ferries being built
SOUTH Perth man Kevyn Townley will be launching two purpose-built electric ferries on the Swan River in November.
The ferries are under construction and are aimed at coinciding with the Elizabeth Quay development. At 10 metres, they will carry up to 12 passengers each around a route on the Swan River and CBD area.
Linking East Perth from Claisebrook Cove to Coode and Mends streets and the Lucky Shag jetties with Elizabeth Quay, passengers will be able to hop on and off the boats along the scheduled route.
As they cruise the shoreline passengers will get a live commentary on Perth City focal points and significant indigenous places on and around the river.
“The service will target tourists and locals, providing an opportunity for people to experience Perth (on) a luxuriously-appointed Edwardian styled electric boat,” Mr Townley said.
He said he was impressed with the boat’s ability to cruise without noise, air or water pollution.
The ferry will be able to carry up to 12 passengers each.