Everybody aboard Ferry McFerryface Down Under
The last of a new fleet of Sydney Harbour ferries will be christened Ferry McFerryface – Sydney’s second most popular choice after the now famous jokey moniker Boaty McBoatface.
Officials overruled the trend-setting favourite name that was rejected by British officials last year as the name of a new polar survey vessel, New South Wales Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said.
“Given ‘Boaty’ was already taken by another vessel, we’ve gone with the next most popular name nominated by Sydneysiders,” Constance said in a statement.
“Ferry McFerryface will be the harbour’s newest icon and I hope it brings a smile to the faces of visitors and locals alike,” he added.
Ferry McFerryface joins the ranks of Trainy McTrainface, a Swedish express train, and Horsey McHorseface, a Sydney racehorse.