List of Hobart Ferries

This is a list of ferries that service (either currently or previously) the River Derwent and surrounds (such as the Huon River, Tasman Peninsula, and D'Entrecasteaux Channel.

NameYear BuiltBuilderInitial OwnershipCurrent Ownership / FateMax. Passengers
MV Cartela 1912Purdon & FeatherstoneHuon, Channel & Peninsula Steamship CompanyFranklin, Tasmania500
MV Bundeena1946W Holmes BrosCaptain Robert RyallLavender Bay, Sydney[1]198
Surprise1889Tom PurdonUnknown
Success renamed Kathleenc.1880Jacob Bailey ChandlerUnknown
ResultUnknown
Victoryc.1880Jacob Bailey ChandlerUnknown
Silver Crown1889Bayes Bros, William BayesUnknown
Enterprise1872John ClarkUnknown
VS Kangaroo1903Lt-Governor William DenisonBellerive, Tasmania – Sank 1929[2]
SS Derwent1905Unknown590
SS Rosny1913
SS LindisfarneUnknown
SS Reemere1910Purdon & Featherstoneseen trading in Vanautu in 2010
Lurgurena1926Unknown
SS Lottah1901John WilsonUnknown
SS Ronnie1903Unknown
SS Breonec.1910Frederick MooreUnknown
Bass1911Frederick MooreUnknown
SS BeagleUnknown6 vehicles
MV Emmalisa (Formally Regent Star, Nowra, Challenger Head, Kangaroo)1947Hobart Historic CruisesPort Huon, Tas
SS MaranaPurdon & FeatherstoneBecama a fishing trawler
MonarchSank at lime Kilns
EmuP Degraves & J GraySank New Norfolk, Tas Bridge 1897
Maweena1913Purdon & FeatherstoneBurnt Bellerive, Tas 1929
SS Togo renamed (HMAS Phillip)1905Fred MooreJames Rowe & SonsDecomm. 1931 – Gutted Mt. Direction, East Risdon 1946[3]500
MV Excella1912John DalgleishJames Rowe & SonsUnknown
SS Mangana previously George Peat1930Tasmanian Steam Navigation CompanyUnknown37 Vehicles
Ray Larsson1970Tamar Steel Boats, LauncetonUnknown
O’Hara Booth renamed Sydney1974Port Jackson120
PhoenixUnknown
SS Kosciusko1911David Drake Limited, SydneySydney Ferries LimitedPrince of Wales Bay – Burnt[4]785
Lady Edeline1913GA WashingtonSydney Ferries LimitedSank Mortlake, Sydney 1988
Lady FergusonDavid Drake Limited, SydneySydney Ferries Limitedrotten and broken up 1975
Wakatere (hovercraft)1973Hovermarine, SouthamptonMatiatia, Wakatere, NZ – Scrapped
MV Matthew Brady1973Sullivans Cove Ferry CompanyUnknown
MV James McCabe1974Sullivans Cove Ferry CompanyUnknown
Lady Wakehurst 1974Carrington SlipwaysPublic Transport CommissionSolomon Islands[5]800
MV Martin Cash1975Bob CliffordSydney[6]
MV Jeremiah Ryan1977IncatUnknown
MV James Kelly1979IncatUnknown
H20 ExpressHobart Water TaxisBrisbane[7]30
SS Awittaka1910Huon, Channel & Peninsula Steamship CompanySold to the administration of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate
SS DoverUnknown
Rowitta1910Purdon & FeatherstoneFlagstaff Hill, Vic – Demolished[8]
ML Gayclitec.1943Unknown
ML Tarunac.1910Charles Harold McKayUnknown
Melba1921Wilson BrosUnknown22 Vehicles
MV CommodoreUnknown
MV WandererUnknown
MV Lady JaneCaptain Fells Historic CruisesAbandoned[9]
Ena (MR1 (Mona Roma)) 2015IncatMonaMona251
Freya (MR2)2018Richardson Devine MarineMonaMona
MV Marana2002Richardson Devine MarineNavigatorsPort Arthur Historic Site
MV Excella (MR0) 2001Richardson Devine MarineMona80 [10]
Peppermint Bay II2003Richardson Devine MarineGordon River CruisesPeppermint Bay Cruises167
Spirit of Hobart previously Southern Cross1982Hobart Historic CruisesHobart Historic Cruises150
MV Mirambeena 1991SeaLink Travel Group74 Vehicles
MV BowenBackspring Pty LtdSeaLink Travel Group30 Vehicles
MV Moongalba 1974Stradbroke FerriesSeaLink Travel Group30 vehicles
MV Harry O May previously Man On1952Hong Kong United Dockyard, Hong KongLaunceston, Tas48 vehicles

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