Vägverket Färjerederiet Pluto

Double ended road ferry

Pluto is an open air shuttle ferry that through its high reliability is able to handle a high demand of road traffic transportation. It has good redundancy because of its 2×2 engine installation, which drives the propeller aggregates.

The ferry has been in service by the Swedish Transport Administration since 2003 and can because of its reinforced deck transport a wide range of vehicles, such as special vehicles beyond BK1 class. It offers a large cargo area and has a high passenger certificate.

The hull is reinforced according to ice class 1B to be able to handle winter conditions. The ferry’s exhausts levels are decreased through catalysts and it can be operated by two staff members.


Main figures

Passengers 397
Cars 60
Number of lanes 4
Deadweight at summer draught 360 tonnes


Main particulars

Length over all 86,2 m
Length excl. ramps 75,0 m
Depth mld 2,95 m
Breadth mld 14,0 m
Deadweight 360 dxt
Iceclass 1B
Service restricted area E
Passengers 397
Cars 60
Material hull Steel
Material superstructure Aluminium
DO tanks 56 m3
FW tanks 4 m3

Sewage tank 8 m3
Main engine 4 x Volvo Penta D12-450 331 kW/1 800 rpm
CRT Johnson Matthey JMM078B
Gear V-Belt drive
Azimuththrusters 2 x SchottelSTP550
Aux generators 2 x VP D5A TA 72 kW/1500 rpm 2 x Stamford UCM274D, 88 kVA
Oxidising Catalyst EPC 007
Service Speed 8.0 knots
Max speed 11.5 knots


YARD Uudenkaupungin Työvene Oy, Finland
OWNER Vägverket Färjerederiet, Sweden
FLAG Swedish
SCOPE Concept, Basic and Detail Design


Download Pluto product sheet