Navigate the Market

The harbour and terminal market has been a fundamental part of our work since our beginning. Over the years we have developed our expertise in this sector. Today, Damen’s versatile tugs can be found in almost every port in the world. They offer vital support in keeping harbours and terminals open for business – safely, cleanly, efficiently, reliably. The diversity of their work is reflected in the breadth of our portfolio.

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For our client, Ports of Auckland, we have developed a fully electric, zero emissions RSD Tug 2513 – making an already efficiency tug even cleaner. The vessel is battery powered, features extensive redundancy and offers 70 tonnes bollard pull.

Read more about our RSD-E Tug 2513


Damen’s relationship with Bureau Veritas and other classification societies spans years. Here, you can see how the cooperation between the organisations helps stimulate greater safety and sustainability in the development of tugs.

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Let’s talk innovation and sustainability

Damen products director Workboats Joost Mathôt and manager design Tugs Erik van Schaik discuss innovation in tugs. Join our experts as they consider electrification and how Damen’s standardisation introduces a holistic approach to sustainable ship development.

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Damen is more than a shipbuilder. We provide all the additional services you need to keep your vessel at its prime. From technical assistance, maintenance and spare parts. To training and lifetime extensions. We are there for the entire lifecycle.

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Your maritime solutions partner

Buying a tug from Damen is so much more than just ‘getting a new boat’. We are your partner through the entire lifecycle of your vessel. Our services includes a variety of financing possibilities, the opportunity to choose where you want your vessel built and global support and assistance during the operational phase.

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Tailored lifecycle support

Whatever maritime sector you work in, Damen Services is there for you 24/7. Always on standby.

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Build at the location of your choice

You don’t have to build a Damen vessel at a Damen yard. We can support construction at any yard in the world.

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Level-headed financing solutions

We provide a wide range of financing arrangements for all types of Damen vessels, equipment and products.


Whether it's a simple question or you need assistance with your Damen product, we believe great things can start with a small conversation.

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