MAHART PassNave Passenger Shipping Ltd.
MAHART Passnave Passenger Shipping Ltd. has the oldest past among the passanger shipping companies in Hungary. Our passanger shipping services on the Danube which exist for more than a 120 years are dedicated to ensure the satisfaction of all of its passengers, guests and partners. Our company was founded in 1994 as MAHART Hungarian Shipping Company. After a privatization in 2008 MASPED First Hungarian General Forwarding Company became the owner of 84% of our company. From October, 2013, the company's majority owner the Hungarian State again. The past decade has clearly shown that even though our services are related to boats, our core activity is no longer shipping in its classic sense but rather providing European-level service to the tourism market on water. Each year, we welcome more then 350,000 passengers and guests on board the more than 30 riverboats and hydrofoils in our fleet. Our clients, customers and partners include several hundred public institutions, companies, schools and private individuals. Our aim is to provide the highest level of service to the domestic traveling audience and visitors to Hungary alike. Our range of services consists of river passenger transport, organizing events on boats, and numerous (more than 70) ports on the Danube, and the activities of the MAHART Tours Travel Agency. Complementing our scheduled services to the Danubebend (Visegrád, Esztergom, Vác) and Szentendre are one-hour sightseeing cruises and evening cruises with dinner and live music in Budapest. Our hydrofoil service linking Budapest and Vienna, wich started up in 1963, run from May until the end of September. The hydrofoils also run from Budapest to Visegrád and Esztergom. The activities that have developed in the past few years were charter shipping with riverboats and the organizing of events on boats not only in the capital city, but also in Visegrád and Szentendre.