The Fultan Ferry may be based on the Fulton Ferry that operated in New York City.
The Fultan Ferry has a navy blue hull, a white superstructure and light blue doors and windows. The funnel is painted red, black, and white. She has a green sign on both sides of her reading "Fultan Ferry Co".
- Although the original model was built for TUGS, an additional close-up model was built for scenes involving the human characters in Thomas & Friends.