GEELONG FLYER FERRY TO LAUNCH LATER THIS YEAR
Port Philip Ferries says it is on track to commence ferry services between Geelong and Melbourne in early December 2019.
The company has confirmed that it has been working with Incat Tasmania to deliver a new ferry, to be named Geelong Flyer, for the Geelong service. Incat also built the existing ferry, Bellarine Express, which services the Portarlington to Docklands route. According to Port Philip Ferries, that route has seen continuous growth in numbers since launching in November, 2016. Under construction as Incat Hull 095, the 35-metre Geelong Flyer is due to be delivered prior to Christmas, to ensure it is in the market for the Summer peak season.
It will operate a twice-daily service, docking in central Geelong, adjacent to the iconic Cunningham Pier, and Victoria Harbour, Docklands.
“Since our successful trials last year, we have been working closely with the team at
Incat to build a new ferry that will delight the expectations of our passengers. The 400-seat catamaran will feature indoor and outdoor spaces, an on-board licensed café, bike racks, charging stations and free Wi-fi. It will deliver a unique, comfortable and reliable alternative means of travelling between Melbourne and Geelong,” said Paul Little AO, Founder and owner of Port Phillip Ferries.
Incat is also currently building three 110m+ high speed vehicle-passenger ferries; two for Europe and one for Trinidad and Tobago.