New life in the waters between Tunø and Samsø

M/S TUNØ started her life as a passenger- freight- and medical boat for the small car-free island of Tunø.

It was built in 1965 in Hou (Jutland) and paid in cash by the then Tunø Parish Council for DKK 200,000, -
(She was later renovated for over 3 million).

For a few years, M/S TUNØ sailed with tourists in the port of Aarhus, but in January 2005 a group of citizens from Samsø bought the old wooden ship, which now needed a thorough renovation.

Today M/S TUNØ sails with tourists from Samsø and Tunø, and again draws her wake in the color around Tunø and Samsø.

Old wooden ships are not good business. Neither skipper nor crew are paid to keep the boat in the water.

Here you experience a small piece of culture.

The slow turns, the engine's nostalgic sound - and the prospect of foam spray and playful guinea pigs in the waters between Tunø and Samsø.

M / S TUNØ's data


  • Type: Tapered cutter type
  • Year Built: 1965
  • Shipyard: A. Petersen & Sons Ship and Boat Building in Hou
  • Length / width: 14 M / 4 M
  • MMSI: 219002973
  • Engine:. 4-stroke Callesen diesel. 210 HP
  • In traffic for Tunø until May 1971
  • Crew: 2-3 people
  • Number of passengers: 38
  • The ship is worthy of conservation (See more)