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.

Henrik Sindal Schlotfeldt, Director

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

Claus Peter Skov, Chairman

Michael Hansen, vice chairman

Bo Kristensen, board member

Ole Jensen, board member

Stig Christiansen, board member

Arne Jensen, board member

The board is selected to uncover as many skills as possible in the company

Facts about hybrid ferry ÆrøXpressen

Ship category

Car and passenger ferry


Bureau Veritas - Ro-Ro Passenger Ship

Area of Operation

Danmark - Sydfynske Øhav



Building yard

Hvide Sande Ship Yard

Building year



Marstal - Rudkøbing

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

The safety language on board is DANISH / ENGLISH.


49,35 m


12,50 m


1,92 m

Gross tonnage

600 t

Operating speed

11.00 kn