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Damen is an international shipyards group

but, at heart, we are still a family company.

About Damen Shipyards

Damen is an international shipyards group but, at heart, we are still a family company. Whatever we do – whether it’s in our building activities or our services – we always aim to match our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations.

We operate in every market where we see an opportunity to improve, innovate or invest. How do we build better boats? We listen carefully to our customers and we invest a great deal in innovation, research and development.

It starts with a standard hull, it ends with a custom-built ship

Our unique, standardised shipbuilding concept is called The Damen Standard. It gives us the ability to offer our customers well-proven, innovative vessels for competitive prices. The standard hulls, which all have proven designs, can also be modified to meet customer wishes and equipped with various options to suit specific jobs and regulations.

Advantages of standardisation:

  • Fast response to customer requests
  • Competitive pricing
  • Short delivery times due to stock vessels
  • Reliability, proven and tested technology
  • Continuous product development
  • Interchangeability of vessels, crew, spares, equipment
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Guaranteed performance
  • Benchmark for the industry
  • High resale value.

Standard hulls finished to your requirements

Damen vessels are of the highest quality standard, built for maximum performance, low fuel consumption and low maintenance. We have years of experience in the engineering, building and testing of these standard hulls and we keep a wide range in stock. That’s how we can guarantee the best result and the shortest delivery time.

More than 6,000 vessels since 1969

Damen delivers up to 180 vessels each year. In fact, we have built more than 6,000 ships since 1969. And because we maintain an average stock of 200 hulls, some already with basic outfitting, we can guarantee quick delivery times.

In addition, we have decades of experience in repair, conversion, maintenance and refit projects, completing more than 1,500 jobs annually for all types of vessels and platforms.

Key Figures Damen Shipyards Group 2015

  • Turnover (2015) : 2.1 billion EUR
  • Damen Shipyard Group: 32 yards worldwide
    • The Netherlands: 14
    • International: 18
  • Employees: 9,000 worldwide
    • The Netherlands: 3,000
    • International: 6,000
  • Delivered ships (2015): 180
    • Tugs / Workboats: 82
    • Offshore Vessels: 8
    • High Speed Craft & Ferries: 62
    • Pontoons & Barges: 10
    • Dredging & Specials: 15
    • Naval & Yachts: 3
    • Stock hulls: >200