Ferry McFerryface

 
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: no longer in Sydney
They were silly enough to let the public name a new Sydney Ferry. Apparently Boaty McBoatface won this one too, but they decided that two with the same name wasn't good, so gave it to the runner up.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-13/sydney-ferry-will-actually-be-called-ferry-mcferryface/9146446

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  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Childish!
  M636C Minister for Railways

They were silly enough to let the public name a new Sydney Ferry. Apparently Boaty McBoatface won this one too, but they decided that two with the same name wasn't good, so gave it to the runner up.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-13/sydney-ferry-will-actually-be-called-ferry-mcferryface/9146446
mikesyd
The ship whose name was selected as "Boaty McBoatface" was actually named "Sir David Attenborough"

It shows a sense of humour...

Peter
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
At least 'they' have actually honoured the wishes of the internet and named the ferry Ferry McFerryface. The poor ROV on the David Attenborough was all that earned the true 'Boaty' moniker.
  Clyde Goodwin2 Train Controller

Childish!
YM-Mundrabilla
Ferry Union thinks that too and said they will Blackban it due to the stupid name,Source CH7 4pm news.
  Valvegear The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Norda Fittazroy
They've named others after people like Fred Hollows, Victor Chang et al, and if I was family I wouldn't want Ferry McFerryface to be part of the same fleet. Are they trying to honour deserving people, or they more interested in behaving like school kids?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
They are children - the behavior comes automatically.
  Bogong Chief Commissioner

Location: Essendon Aerodrome circa 1980
So what do ordinary people think of the six new Incat built ferries and what is the management opinion of them?

I keep an eye on the fast ferry industry and Incat have traditionally built large sea going ferries over 100 metres long that carried 1,000 passengers and 400 cars at 100 kmh. They are absolute world leaders in that category.

In recent years they've diversified into much smaller, slower river and bay ferries as well. Because that is a fairly new product category for Incat, there isn't much of a view of what their smaller and slower ferries are like and how they measure up against the competition.

So I'd be grateful to hear peoples gratuitous personal views (as well as considered rational thoughts). Thanks. Smile
  wobert Deputy Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
So giving the bird to authority in Australia is out of order now, how dull and boring we've become. The larrikin is dead.
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

Manly McManlyface would be a better name IMO.

But I like ferries.  Much cheaper than building a $14 billion Northern Beaches toll road and tunnel that would cost $1 million per meter to build!
  michaelgm Chief Train Controller

Would a particular fast food "restaurant" have a vested interest in names along that vain?
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Would a particular fast food "restaurant" have a vested interest in names along that vain?
michaelgm
Subsidies could be reduced or a dividend paid if they were simply able to pay for the naming rights rather than infiltrating online polls.

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