MV MIA, was built in 1965 by Keith Kuskopf as a Brisbane river ferry for the Golden Mile Ferry service. She was originally named Golden Gull and surveyed to carry 84 passengers.
Her hull is made from a rare beautiful yellow timber called Crow’s Ash (Australian Teak) which is now very difficult to find in boat building lengths.
In 1988 she was brought down to the Pittwater in NSW to work in the Palm Beach Ferry Service and renamed MV Mia.
MV Mia has recently been renovated without compromising her original charm, and is now surveyed to carry 49 passengers in complete comfort.
Besides having a large open upper deck and open stern deck, she has a very spacious interior with large windows for spectacular viewing, making the “Mia” the ideal all weather charter boat, rain or shine.
Swimming is permitted from the boat, with an access boarding ladder on the stern.
With a length of 13.4m and a draft of 1.2m, MV Mia can navigate restrictive areas like Roselle and Blackwattle Bay, Darling Harbour and Cockle Bay, the Lane Cove River, Middle Harbour, or upstream via the Parramatta River to The Armoury at Homebush.