Welcome to the website of

Finnjet Historical Society!


As she entered service in 1977, the FINNJET was a ship of superlatives and for more than a generation, she was benchmarking the passenger travel between Germany and Finland. In naval architecture, in shipbuilding and in operation, she was predominant. Furthermore, she left a deep impression in the minds of many of the more than 5 million passengers transported by her and hardly any other ship has gained such a significant prominence and popularity in European waters.

In 2008, the era of the FINNJET was finally over.

For this reason, we, six former passengers and one member of the crew of the FINNJET, founded the FINNJET HISTORICAL SOCIETY, to perpetuate the memory of this outstanding ship and to gather a deeper look in her history, her technology and the human life on board. Our objective is to give documents and memories a stage for sharing them. Our interests concern also the history of the Hansa-route between Germany and Finland, the predecessors and followers of FINNJET, the shipyards, the operating companies and, widely, the ferry operations in the Baltic Sea.

In 2008, the era of the FINNJET was finally over.

For this reason, we, six former passengers and one member of the crew of the FINNJET, founded the FINNJET HISTORICAL SOCIETY, to perpetuate the memory of this outstanding ship and to gather a deeper look in her history, her technology and the human life on board. Our objective is to give documents and memories a stage for sharing them. Our interests concern also the history of the Hansa-route between Germany and Finland, the predecessors and followers of FINNJET, the shipyards, the operating companies and, widely, the ferry operations in the Baltic Sea.

We warmly welcome all FINNJET´s former passengers and members of her crew to join our society and tell stories, memories and join us to write her history down the way as you experienced travelling with FINNJET.

The FINNJET HISTORICAL SOCIETY is a non-commercial association, which was founded with kind endorsement of Finnlines Oyj, the operating company of the FINNJET in the first 10 years.

“The fittest passenger vessel ever driven up on the scrapping beach of Alang, India.”

“The most unprofitable breaking at Alang, due to the superb condition of the vessel and her icebreaker hull.”

Thursday, December 24, 2020
We wish a merry Christmas and happy New Year 2021 to all our members and friends! "Christmas Ornament" by Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Friday, September 11, 2020
Olen kirjailija Marja Toivio ja juuri julkaissut romaanin Finnjet, My Love (Atrain & Nord). Siinä kerrotaan GTS Finnjetin rakennustyömaasta, joka yhdisti kolme nuorta miestä 70-luvun lopussa. Yhdessä he juhlivat railakkaasti niin rakennusaikaista koeponnistusta kuin laivan neitsytmatkaakin.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Ari Kangasalusta, our Chairman of the board has passed away on 7th February 2020. Finnjet Historical Society sends our condolences to the family. In memoriam, The FINNJET Crew & Finnjet Historical Society ry.
Sunday, October 01, 2017
Juha Pokki has written a book of Finnjet and the story behind it. It has been published few weeks ago and has just arrived at FHS headquarters. Go and buy your own here: https://www.supermarket.fi/index.php/tuote/finnjet-itameren-superkulkija/

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GTS FINNJET World Records


1977-1981

Largest cruiseferry in number of beds

1977-1981

Largest cruiseferry in gross register tons

1977-1981

Largest cruiseferry in number of passengers

1977-2001

Longest cruiseferry

1977- Record unbroken!

Fastest conventional cruiseferry

1977- Record unbroken!

Most powerful cruiseferry

1977-1996

The first and only gas turbine powered cruiseferry

1997-2002

The largest gas turbine powered vessel

1981-2000

The first combined gas turbine and diesel-electric ship

1994

First civilian vessel equipped with ECDIS