Damen Shipyards Cape Town

Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) builds ships in Africa for Africa.

To date DSCT has constructed and delivered many vessels to the African continent over the years. Countries that the yard has delivered to include South Africa, Zanzibar, Angola, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. Vessel type constructed and delivered have included inshore and offshore patrol vessels, dredgers, tugs, naval craft, research vessels, pontoons, and supply vessels.

DSCT is a recognised supplier to South African Government bodies such as Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF), The Robben Island Museum (RIM) and the South African Navy (SAN). The company also builds and supplies vessels to private companies such as Smit Amandla Marine and De Beers Marine.

Harbour & Terminal

damen azimuth stern drive tug 3212 (preview)

Azimuth Stern Drive Tugs

Damen’s ASD Tugs combine power and manoeuvrability with a safe onboard working environment. Together, tug and crew form an excellent team.

ATD Tugboat 2412 Twin Fin for harbours, locks and coastal areas.

Azimuth Tractor Drive Tugs

With Rolls-Royce twin rudder propellers our wide range of ATD Tugs demonstrates excellent manoeuvrability, high indirect towing forces and great stability.

Damen Stan Tug 2608

Stan Tugs

Damen’s Stan Tugs are multi-functional, standardised vessels that can be customised to meet our customers’ exact specifications.

Especially designed to work in shallow as well as deeper water

Multi Cats

Our Multi Cat Series is a complete range of multi-purpose workboats built from up-to-date designs with high quality standardised components.


The Sea Axe hull shape guarantees the best seakeeping performance at high speeds

Fast Crew Suppliers

Providing fast and safe transport of crews and equipment in all conditions.

Damen Reseach Vessel 2510

Research Vessels

Damen Research Vessels support and perform a wide range of research operations including seismic, hydrographic, oceanographic and fishery surveys.

Defence & Security

The Sea Axe hull shape guarantees the best seakeeping performance at high speeds

Stan Patrols

Stan Patrol craft are fully equipped for patrol duties in harbours, coastal waters and offshore. The range is founded on Damen’s Enlarged Ship Concept.

Dredging & Equipment

The DOP Submersible dredge pump is directly powered by a hydraulic motor. This results in a compact design and trouble free operation

DOP Pumps

Versatile dredging tools, our DOP submersible dredge pumps have wear-resistant, hydraulically or electrically driven dredge pumps at their heart.

The total installed power of 938 kW ensures that all functions on board can work independently and simultaneously

Cutter Suction Dredger

Our wide range of standard stationary Cutter Suction Dredgers are renowned for their durability, power and multiple options.

damen tshd 650

Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger

For maintenance dredging duties, we designed our small and medium-sized Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers with numerous options.

Pontoons & Barges


Stan Pontoons

Damen Stan Pontoons are the perfect solution for extra floating storage and work space. We have various size, propulsion and mooring options to match your needs.

Modular Pontoons

Damen Modular Pontoons can be used as heavy duty work platforms for a broad range of operations including drilling, dredging, accommodation and heavy lifting operations.


DSCT is an important employer within the South African Shipbuilding Industry and currently employs over 200 permanent employees.


We build in Africa for Africa because we believe in the importance of supporting local industries and entrepreneurs.

Services & Repairs

The DSCT Services & Repairs department has provided training, delivery, maintenance & repair assistance to countries around the globe.

At Damen we inspire our employees to learn and grow throughout their career.


Damen Shipyards Cape Town strives to be an attractive Company for people to work for and to work at. Together, we aim to create a secure working environment that values entrepreneurship, family values, excellence and of course, fun.

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Contact Shipyard

Visiting Address:

Corner of Duncan and Eastern Mole Roads
8001 Cape Town
South Africa


Phone: +27 (0)21 447 17 14


PO Box 6075
8012 Roggebaai
Cape Town


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