Welcome aboard Tranen

The classic tour boat

M/S Tranen is a classic tour boat from 1931 that sails throughout the summer, especially on many sightseeing cruises and round trips.

There is a nostalgic atmosphere on board, evoking memories of school trips where one eagerly set out on explorations side by side. On Tranen today, guests are invited to wonderful experiences.

Tranen is the only electric boat in the Hjejle fleet and has become very popular for events and private parties, gliding almost silently through the water without the noise of a former diesel engine.


Since 1931

Tranen's story

Tranen was originally named Scholle and was built for freight transport in Germany. Towards the end of World War II, the boat sank and remained at the bottom of Hamburg harbor for several months.

The hull of a former German vessel was lying in the harbor at Kolby Kaas on Samsø and was named Edith. Hjejleselskabet purchased the boat for 10,000 kr, renovated it, and renamed it Tranen.

In the early 1960s, Tranen underwent renovations. It received a new enclosed cabin with large windows, padded seats, and new outdoor benches in teak wood.

Tranen, uniquely among the Hjejle boats, touched the bottom of Silkeborg harbor. This occurred on a cold winter day when the boat was weighed down by thawing snow.

After the end of the 2021 season, Tranen underwent another modernization. Hjejleselskabet prioritizes staying current and integrating sustainability into daily operations. Therefore, Tranen became the first in the fleet to be electrified and now operates 100% on electricity. Tranen also received a completely new salon, where forward-facing benches were replaced with tables and padded benches.


Engine power: 116 hp
Top speed: 8 knots
Max number of passengers: 90
Table seats: 42


Heated salon.
Large windows with nice light and a good view.
Outdoor front deck with seating.

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Great events last longer than just a single day or evening. They live on in memories and conversations long after. By choosing to host your event on one of the Hjejle boats, you’ve already laid the solid foundation that ensures the event will be a resounding success.