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'One for the kids': Sydney christens new Ferry McFerryface

14 Novembre 2017

For the record, Boaty McBoatface actually collected the most votes in the Name Your Ferry competition, following on from a British poll to name a United Kingdom polar research vessel a few months before Sydney's boat-naming competition.

The results are in and Australians have chosen Ferry McFerryface as the official name for one of the iconic Sydney Harbour ferryboats, according to the New South Wales Public Transport Facebook page.

But it seems that is exactly what has happened.

The last of Sydney's new inner-harbour ferries will be christened Ferry McFerryface - for the kids.

More than 15,000 suggestions were made in the Name Your Ferry competition and three of the six new ferries have already been picked by voters: Victor Chang (Australian heart surgeon), Fred Hollows (ophthalmologist) and Catherine Hamlin (obstetrician).

The name was also shot down by Australian Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance, who told the outlet they didn't want to double up on the name.

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"This one is for the kids."

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.

The title was shut down, in the end, and given to a small research submarine instead.

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.

Watch Andrew Constance discuss the genesis of Ferry McFerryface, below.

'One for the kids': Sydney christens new Ferry McFerryface