Sealink Bruny Island owns and operates two high-speed modern catamaran-style aluminium vehicular ferries that provide scheduled services to Bruny Island.
Our fleet is proudly Tasmanian born and bred, constructed locally in Hobart by Richardson Divine Marine, by Tasmanians for Tasmania. Parrabah and Nairana are the first of their type in the Southern Hemisphere and are purpose-built for the Bruny Island ferry operation both for locals and tourists. The ferries offer the convenience of transporting a variety of vehicles to Bruny Island, as well as the air-conditioned comfort to take in some of the best views that the Island has to offer.
Both ferries feature air-conditioned passenger cabins with tabled seating, an outdoor viewing deck, and bathrooms for passenger convenience.
‘Parrabah’ is a vehicle ferry accommodating up to 32 cars and 192 passengers; custom-built for the Bruny Island ferry service. The aluminium double-ended catamaran-style ferry is 44.9 meters in length. Parrabah is the newest vessel in our fleet and was launched in 2021, designed by Incat and constructed by Richardson Devine Marine.
‘Nairana’ is a vehicle ferry accommodating up to 30 cars and 192 passengers; custom-built for the Bruny Island Ferry service. The aluminium double-ended catamaran-style ferry is 44.9 meters in length. The Nairana was the first of the sister vessels to be built and was launched in 2020, Designed by Incat and constructed by Richardson Devine Marine.
'Bowen' is a vehicle ferry accommodating 28-30 vehicles and 200 passengers. Bowen operates as the backup vessel for the two high-speed ferries and also operates as the third ferry over peak periods.
The Bowen can be chartered for commercial purposes and has undertaken projects such as assisting with the artificial reef project at Great Bay and transportation of modular homes to Bruny Island. Bowen provides a stable platform for conducting heavy-lifting projects. Please get in touch with the office to discuss your project needs.