Swan fer­ries be­ing built

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

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.

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