Chance to name a Sealink ferry

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A new ferry is sail­ing into Wai­heke and Sealink would like the pub­lic to name it.

Sealink has com­mis­sioned a new ves­sel to ser­vice and sup­ply the Wai­heke com­mu­nity and is hop­ing for a name that re­flects the places the ves­sel will go and the work it will do.

Ide­ally, the cho­sen name will en­cap­su­late that or per­haps com­mem­o­rate a sig­nif­i­cant lo­cale, per­son, event or mythol­ogy re­lated to the is­land, the berthing points or the wa­ters the ves­sel will ply in her years of ser­vice.

It is a multi-pur­pose craft which will carry pas­sen­gers, ve­hi­cles and freight and will pri­mar­ily ser­vice Wai­heke.

Built by Ship Re­pair Ltd in Whangarei, the new ferry will be launched later this year.

Sealink would like the name to come from the com­mu­nity they serve and in­vites sug­ges­tions for the nam­ing of the ves­sel.

The cre­ator of the cho­sen name will win a stay at Great Bar­rier Lodge, with ac­com­mo­da­tion, one evening’s meal and travel for car and pas­sen­ger by Sealink to Great Bar­rier Is­land.

The prize is for two adults and up to two chil­dren.

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