Docklands 3008 Victoria Australia
Missing out on her chance of wartime glory, The Elizabeth Anne- Royal Barge, was bought by the Melbourne Harbour Trust and started her voyage on the water ferrying passengers up and down the Yarra River - becoming popular due to her ability to navigate the low bridges of the Yarra. Since then, almost 60 years after she was first commissioned, the Elizabeth Anne is once again plying the waterways.
Australian adventurer - Jesse Martin, who sailed solo around the world as a teenager, re-launched her and with the Elizabeth Anne receiving a total refurbishment she became Melbourne’s most exquisite boat on the Yarra River. The riverboat has carried many visiting royalty. In 1956, Elizabeth Anne, ferried the Duke of Edinburgh downstream to the MCG to open the 16th Olympiad. Then again 1963, welcomed aboard Queen Elizabeth II, on her majesties visit to Melbourne. Thus resurrecting her regal career, and certainly earned her the right to be called 'Royal Barge'.