Marjorie Jackson

Marjorie Jackson

Type :
Steel catamaran
Launched  :
Builder :
Gross weight :
41 tons
Dimensions :
36.80 (metres)
Passenger capacity :
Speed :
22 knots

Marjorie Jackson is one of the seven RiverCat vessels. These were all built in response to growing demand on the Parramatta River route.

They were also built to a design that allowed them to travel with a low wash, thus reducing damage to the fragile river ecology. These vessels re-opened the route to Parrmatta.

She is named after Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson, governor of South Australia since 2001. Jackson represented Australia in the sport of running in the 1940's and 1950's. Her nickname is "the Lithgow Flash", after the town she grew up in.