Transporting visitors from Hobart waterfront’s Brooke Street Pier to Mona in Berriedale, the new catamaran features a private jungle, three bars, wallaby-fur-lined booths and a gold latrine. In keeping with the fleet’s camo-theme, the ferry’s exterior is emblazoned with a Kappa-esque motif, which is also sure to attract attention and raise a few eyebrows!
Replacing the smaller Mona Roma 0 (MR-0), the $5.5 million Mona Roma 2 (MR-II) holds 190 passengers and was built by Richardson Devine Marine, based in Goodwood, Tasmania. With three on-board bars and a full galley, five additional staff will help run it over each twenty-five-minute journey.
Mona’s Director of Marketing and Communications Robbie Brammall says that the new boat presents a chance to try some fun new things, including a ‘Flexi Ticket’ for spontaneous museum-goers and an ‘After Hours Five Buck Ferry’ from 7pm. ‘So, you’ll be able to cruise out to dinner at Mona restaurants, in a catamaran in the style of an evil billionaire’s lair, for less than an overpriced soy latte,’ he tells. ‘Do it, there’s even a gold toilet!’
Find out more about transport to Mona, and what’s on at the world-famous museum at Mona.net.au/visit.