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Damen is an international shipyard group but at its heart, there is still a family company. We operate in every niche market where we see an opportunity to improve, innovate or invest. In everything we develop, we always aim for what our customers need and what they wish for. That counts for our building activities as well as our services. We listen carefully to our customers and we invest a great deal in innovation, research and development. That’s why we’re simply able to build better boats.


Damen’s unique shipbuilding concept is based on what our customers want: the best quality, proven designs, short delivery time, low maintenance and excellent resale value. The result is a work method with the perfect balance between standardisation and custom-built vessels. And of course we offer a broad range of customer services.

The best price-quality ratio

We offer our customers well-proven and thoroughly tested design and technology, competitively priced and innovative vessels equipped with the possibility of a large range of options. By listening carefully to client feedback we are able to standardise our hulls in each niche market. And to meet specific customer needs we fine-tune every Damen ship down to the last detail. Our standardised shipbuilding approach, known as The Damen Standard, has become one of our fundamental core values.

Short delivery time and independent advice

To reduce delivery times substantially, we build a wide variety of standard hulls on our own account and keep them in stock. However, these vessels and the various options can be configured so they are tailor-made to suit customer demands. We can deliver our vessels with this wide variety of options and we are able to give independent advice.


Damen is a globally operating company, but we are never far away. Our customers always have one single point of contact and we facilitate optimal contact between our customers and product specialists.
Cost savings and rapid response

Up to 150 vessels are manufactured annually at our 35 owned shipyards or at numerous partner yards around the world. This global presence means that we are always able to build near our delivery destination. And that leads to significant cost savings and guarantees a rapid response.

Damen yards, business cooperations and partner yards

Our dedicated teams of sales managers travel all year around the world. They travel between their designated countries and the headquarters of the Damen Shipyards Group in the Netherlands.


Damen offers a wide-ranging portfolio of customer support services, covering the complete vessel’s lifecycle; from start-up, through deployment to lifetime extension. We help our customers achieve their goals in terms of uptime, reliability and lifecycle costs.