Sydney harbour ferry named 'Ferry McFerryface' after public vote


Australians voted to name a Sydney Harbour boat Ferry McFerryface.

Sydney has a name for the newest yellow vessel traversing the inner-harbour: Ferry McFerryface.

Fortunately Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance sees the Name Your Ferry competition as a hilarious success.

Over 15,000 names were suggested, but silliness prevailed in the end.

The name was picked by Sydneysiders through the Name Your Ferry competition, which solicited votes and suggestions from the internet at large (never a good idea).

The name "Boaty McBoatface" comes from a public poll the Natural Environment Research Council put to the people of Britain in 2016 to name a $342 million research vessel.

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Mr Constance said they went with the second most popular name, Ferry McFerryface to avoid doubling up.

It's official. We have named the final ferry in the new fleet.

Three of the six already chosen are the Victor Chang (after the late heart surgeon), Fred Hollows (optalmologist) and Catherine Hamlin (obstetrician).

The new fleet has capacity for about 400 customers, improved accessibility for people with disabilities, wi-fi access, luggage and bicycle storage areas and charging stations for electronic devices.

Here's to hoping Ferry McFerryface lives a longer life along the waters of Sydney Harbour.

The cultural impact of Boaty McBoatface has been felt across the world, with a train in Sweden being named Trainy McTrainface and a horse at Sydney's Warwick Farm racecourse being named Horsey McHorseface.