After Online Vote, Australian Ferry Will Be Named 'Ferry McFerryface'

Victor Chang Ferry on Sydney Harbour

The new ferry will be named Fery McFerryface, which was actually the second most voted for.

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

The ferry is one of a new fleet to be put to use in Sydney, and joins a trend of copycats since last year's United Kingdom vote - including a Swedish train named Trainy McTrainface and a racehorse, also from Sydney, called Horsey McHorseface.

The name was voted on by hundreds of Sydneysiders in a competition which allowed the public to be part of maritime history.

A publicly-voted competition to find a name for the new vessel resulted in "Boaty McBoatface" being the top choice, but that name was made famous by the Brits, who voted to call a new research boat by that title past year.

Boaty McBoatface was the name chosen by a United Kingdom public vote to name a new polar research ship.

While others said the name makes a mockery of the distinguished Australians who have their names on the ferries.

"Given Boaty was already taken by another vessel, we've gone with the next most popular name nominated by Sydneysiders", Mr Constance says.

They can hold 400 customers, have improved accessibility for people with disabilities, WiFi access, luggage and bicycle storage areas and charging stations for electronic devices. Since then, an express train in Sweden was reportedly named Trainy McTrainface and a racehorse in Sydney was named Horsey McHorseface past year.

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

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