Admiral Hudson

The Admiral Hudson departs Fleet Landing, Sydney for a tour of Sydney Harbour.
Ceremonial and VIP transport
Home Port
Kingfisher Cruisers Pty Ltd, Queensland
Dimensions & Displacement
Displacement 19 tonnes
Length 17.63 metres
Beam 5.11 metres
Draught 1.30 metres
  • 20 knots (cruise)
  • 30 knots (maximum)

The Admiral Hudson is one of two vessels belonging to the VIP Boat Squadron.

The Admiral Hudson is a Kingfisher 54 cruiser built by Kingfisher Cruisers in Brisbane and is used for transfers and official functions on Sydney Harbour.

The Admiral Hudson allows hosts including the Minister of Defence, the Chief of Defence Force, Vice Chief of Defence Force, the three Service Chiefs and land, air and sea Commanders all to strengthen relationships with foreign forces and allow engagement opportunities with dignitaries from Australia and abroad.

Because of its location, the VIP Boat Squadron can help leave a lasting impression for official visits with a combination of stunning Sydney Harbour scenery and fine dining that focuses on fresh Australian produce and high-end cooking techniques from skilled Navy crews.

The Admiral Hudson pulls alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.
The Admiral Hudson pulls alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.