Blue Dolphin






Blue Dolphin


Type :
Hovercraft
Launched  :
1973
Builder :
Hovermarine Transport Ltd
Southampton, England
Gross weight :
20,185 kg
Dimensions :
51.0m x 20.0m
Passenger capacity :
62
Speed :
35 knots

Blue Dolphin was the first hovercraft to be operated commercially on Sydney Harbour. She commenced her career in 1975. Blue Dolphin was used for a short time on the Gladesville run in an attempt to replace the failed hydrofoil service. Like them, she also was not a success. She was the operated as a fast cruise service (this time in opposition to the hydrofoils). Ultimately she was a commercial failure and was eventually sold to Hobart and then later to New Zealand (c 1979) where she was renamed to Wakatere.


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