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Ferry, MV Curranulla – Periodic Vessel Survey

MSA surveyor Sean Anker completed a periodic vessel survey on the MV Curranulla, the oldest commuter ferry in Australia.

The Curranulla, which is currently working to a regular timetable providing an hourly ferry service between Cronulla and Bundeena was commissioned on the 12th of May, 1939.  She was designed and built by the well-known shipbuilders Morrison and Sinclair of Balmain, Sydney for the Cronulla ferry service owned by Captain Robert Ryall.

MV Curranulla Periodic Vessel Survey

The MV Curranulla was purpose built for the shallow and rough water of Port Hacking with a 3’6″ of draft. The 53′ timber ferry was constructed of carvel planking with clenched nails and was powered by a 66-horse power, 3-cylinder K3 hand start Kelvin diesel giving a top speed of seven knots.  Her engine was converted to a 5LW Gardner in 1986.

Cronulla and National Park Ferry Cruises’ award winning Cruises and Ferry services operate on Port Hacking with its pristine waterways and exceptionally clean beaches.  For more information, visit

MSA Surrveyor Sean Anker

MV Curranulla Interior

MV Curranulla Engine

Gardner Diesel

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