Shane Gould

Shane Gould

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

Shane Gould is one of the seven RiverCat vessels. These were all built in response to growing demand on the Parramatta River route. She is also the last of the RiverCats to be constructed.

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 the Australian Olympic swimmer born on November 23rd 1956. She won several medals in the 1972 Olympics and retired at the ripe old age of sixteen.