Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

23 September 2015

Will Hodgman, Premier

Incat coup

It is very exciting news that six more of Tasmania’s finest vessels are bound for one of Australia’s iconic waterways.

In a massive boost for jobs and the economy and a vote of confidence in our advanced manufacturing sector, Sydney Ferries has announced it will purchase six new ferries from Incat.

This not only shows that Tasmania is open for business, it shows that Tasmania has a strong future as a world-leader in advanced manufacturing.

The purchase will help shore up Incat’s future and the jobs of hundreds of employees.  It also means that over the last six months, 10 new Incat ferries have been announced, including four new ferries for Manly Ferries, and two new ferries bound for the River Thames in the UK.

Advanced manufacturing and maritime industry is one of Tasmania’s competitive strengths we are backing.  That’s why we are playing our part to support the TasPac tender to replace Australia’s Pacific patrol boats, which would benefit businesses right around the State including Incat.

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