RDM are proud to have built a second Incat Crowther designed, low wash, 24m 2nd Generation Rocket for service on Sydney Harbour. She is named “Mary Reibey” A famous Australian who was transported to Australia as a convict but went on to become a successful businesswoman in Sydney. Mary Reiby will join her sister Elizabeth Cook – which was delivered six months ago and will add to the fleet of ferries servicing Sydney Harbour. Recognised as an ideal vessel for tight turnaround inner harbour services, she, like Elizabeth has been chartered to Harbour City Ferries and will supplement the inner services around the harbour. Designed and structured to NSCV 1C survey she can also do the run to Manly and on good days, venture offshore for possible whale watching expeditions.  The second generation rocket built by Richardson Devine Marine will be a welcome addition to the Sydney Harbour fleet, offering a service for up to 198 passengers for the inner harbour 1D survey service. Up to 128 passengers can be carried for 1C operations. The helmsman has a command position centred in a half in half out pod type wheelhouse with an impressive array of the latest electronic aids to navigation, including Flir night vision. The 55 upper deck passengers will enjoy the Sydney Harbour scenery with the full outdoor panoramic experience. On the main deck there are 116 passengers seated inside with huge side scenic windows, whilst the aft deck caters for a further 27 passengers. Mary’s hulls are narrow and sleek, designed for minimum environmental impact particularly when operating in the upper reaches of the harbour. She is powered by twin Scania 500hp DI 13 070M engines and will operate at a service speed of 22 knots, consuming just 72 litres of diesel per hour.

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