The F1 Circular Quay to Manly route is set to be boosted with an extra 30 services per week following the reintroduction of the Freshwater-class ferries to the weekday timetable.

Member for Manly James Griffin said having the Freshwater ferries servicing Manly seven days per week alongside the faster Emerald boat for commuters is the right balance and a great outcome.

“I have long advocated for a hybrid approach and I am glad it has been delivered,” Mr Griffin said.

“There is a huge amount of local passion for the Freshwater ferries and having them back in service on weekdays gives commuters and visitors more opportunities to experience the beautiful harbour from one of these iconic ferries.”

Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott said the reintroduction of the beloved ferries not only delivered commuters additional services but also brought back an iconic tourist attraction to Sydney Harbour.

“As we head into the warmer months the demand for the F1 services increases and the re-introduction of the Freshwaters gives tourists, ferry enthusiasts and commuters additional travel options between Manly and the city,” Mr Elliott said.