Vägverket Färjerederiet Sjöliften

Unmanned trail ferry

The cable ferry “Sjöliften” is an environmentally friendly solution for short distance passenger transportation. It is an unmanned vehicle and is operated by the passengers themselves. The cable is driven by electricity and located at the bottom of the watercourse, which means that the transportation route is available for other vessels to cross. Its flexibility makes it easily adaptable for various locations and transportations.


Main particulars

Length over all 6.0 m
Breadth 5.0 m
Depth to passenger deck 1.25 m
Draught design 0.6 m

Max load 1 200 kg
Passengers 12
Speed 1.6 knots



Swedish Maritime Administration


Product Sheet

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