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ÆRØXPRESSEN

The story of ÆrøXpressen

On January 20, 2013, 150 years of ferry service between Marstal and Rudkøbing ended after a budget settlement in Ærø Municipality where they agreed to increase capacity on Ærøskøbing - Svendborg by moving the Marstal Ferry there.

Until then, the route had been regularly served since 1866. The Marstallers were not satisfied with the loss of their ferry, and so in June 2016, the shipping company ÆrøXpressen IVS was founded by a group of people with a maritime background.

In December 2016, the company became a public limited company ÆrøXpressen A/S, and today the company has over 1800 shareholders.

The great popular support is the reason why ÆrøXpressen today operates the route between Ærø and Langeland.

About ÆrøXpressen

ÆrøXpressen A/S is a private company whose purpose is to operate the ferry route between Marstal and Rudkøbing.

The company has more than 1800 shareholders and a board consisting of 6 people, which are currently:

Claus Peter Skov, Chairman

Leif Jensen, Vice President

Boye Kromann, board member and director of the shipping company

Bo Kristensen, board member

Michael Hansen, Member of the Board

Ole Jensen, board member


The board has been selected to cover as many competencies as possible within ferry services.

Facts about hybrid ferry ÆrøXpressen

Ship category

Car and passenger ferry

Classification

Bureau Veritas - Ro-Ro Passenger Ship

Area of Operation

Denmark - South Funen Archipelago

Company

ÆrøXpressen

Building yard

Hvide Sande Ship Yard

Building year

2019

Route

Marstal - Rudkøbing

M/F "ÆrøXpressen" is registered under the Danish flag.

The safety language on board is DANISH / ENGLISH.

Length

49,35 m

Width

12,50 m

Draught

1,92 m

Gross tonnage

600 t

Operating speed

11.00 kn

Vehicles

28

Passengers

197