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Fantasea Palm Beach is a ferry boat company which is based in Palm Beach, a northern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The company operates scheduled ferry services, whale watching cruises and charters.

Fleet

The Palm Beach Ferry service operates a fleet of four vessels:[1]

  • Fantasea Crystal, a 24 metres (79 ft) high speed catamaran built in 2003 with a capacity of 222 passengers
  • Fantasea Spirit, a 24 metres (79 ft) high speed catamaran built in 2002 with a capacity of 222 passengers
  • Golden Spirit, a 18 metres (59 ft) high speed catamaran built in 2001 with a capacity of 163 passengers
  • Myra, a 15 metres (49 ft) timber monohull ferry built in 1985 with a capacity of 150 passengers

The FantaSea boats were used in & purchased from the Whitsunday-based (Queensland) company, Fantasea Cruise Group (http://www.fantasea.com.au/page/about/index.html)

Scheduled services

The Palm Beach Ferry Service operates two scheduled ferry services:[2]

A service from King Street Wharf near Darling Harbour to Bayview Park in Concord was previously run by Palm Beach Ferries. This route proceeded via Abbotsford and Cabarita. The service is now run by Sydney Ferries as part of its Parramatta River services.

Incidents

  • On Sunday, 7 November, 2010, at approximately 4.30pm, a speedboat crashed into the Fantasea Spirit (owned and operated by Palm Beach Ferries, operating for Sydney Ferries) 100m from Meadowbank Wharf on the Parramatta River, injuring six people. The Skipper of the speedboat, a 49-year-old Dundas man, was charged with culpably navigating in manner dangerous causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) and operate recreational vessel negligently causing death or GBH. [3]

References

  1. Our Fleet. Palm Beach Ferry Service. Retrieved on 2008-12-09.
  2. Timetables. Palm Beach Ferry Service. Retrieved on 2008-12-09.
  3. Daily Telegraph Dundas man charged over speedboat crash with Sydney ferry” “Daily Telegraph” December 10, 2011, accessed 15 December 2011.

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