It is my pleasure to introduce you to our company. My family has been building ships since 1927 when my grandfather and uncle opened our first shipyard in the Netherlands. Back then, we worked closely with local clients to deliver them exactly the sort of vessels they needed. Listening carefully to what our customers had to tell us was precisely how my father came up with the standardised shipbuilding concept for which Damen is so well known.
Some things never change. Today, we still feel it is important for us to be close to our customers wherever they are, which is why we operate over 30 ship and repair yards, as well as Service Hubs, all over the world. And, just as we started out all those years ago with an eye on the future, we are still looking forwards today, aiming to help our clients – and theirs – to get the very best possible cruise experience from Damen vessels.
Our experience in numerous maritime segments provides a natural bridge to the cruise world – including construction of mega yachts, adventure yachts, large defence & security ships and complex offshore vessels.
Our international network stands ready to offer you – and your guests – a unique and unforgettable cruise experience.
Damen has developed extensive R&D programmes leading to multiple ground-breaking innovations. We take an ambidextrous approach; our development activities are focused on the evolution of our portfolio, whilst our research is channeled into the solutions of tomorrow.
Damen has delivered over 6,000 vessels to all sectors of the maritime industry.
Our wider network offers unrivalled access to diverse companies experienced in enhancing the cruise and leisure sailing experience.
At Damen we consistently strive to do the best in all that we do, applying the pride of the craftsman to the building of our vessels. Combined with a listening ear to what our clients have to tell us, this goes a long way towards meeting our goal of exceeding expectations.
You can experience the results of this culture in all our vessels – whether from our standardised portfolio or a unique custom build. Our commitment to quality is evident at all levels; from the expert in-house engineering to the highest quality possible paint job on the hull. From the proven reliability of our designs to the uniquely low maintenance requirements that ensure you of low total cost of ownership over the lifetime of your vessel.
Entering the cruise industry is a logical step for Damen. We have a solid track-record when it comes to breaking new ground. We bring a controlled and effective operation to the table; one which has a well-deserved reputation for delivering reliable quality.
BERT JAN TER RIET
MANAGING DIRECTOR CRUISE AND OFFSHORE
Whether for superyacht clients or cruise vessel customers, we understand that creating memories to cherish for a lifetime starts in the quality of our engineering and construction. Part of Damen Shipyards Group since 1991, our luxury yacht builder Amels has delivered more than 60 high-end superyachts up to 83 metres and 3,000 gross tonnes. We have a deep understanding of the luxury experience at the highest level, managing highly complex projects and supply chains.
We are always thinking of innovative ways to improve the guest experience on board our luxury superyachts. Like cruise vessel building, it’s quite a different approach than Damen’s commercial shipbuilding operations, but our clients also benefit from our group-wide shipbuilding know-how, our solid financial position and strong global network.
Part of the Damen Shipyards Group since 2012, KNUD E. HANSEN has a long history
of world-leading cruise design. KNUD E. HANSEN is active in all sectors of the
maritime industry, but is most known for its newbuild and refit designs of passenger and cruise vessels.
KNUD E. HANSEN designs everything that floats except for atomic submarines, but the soul of the company is in passenger vessels and at the very heart of this lies cruise ships.
FINN WOLLESEN PETERSEN
Damen’s unique approach to expedition cruising includes a partnership with leading expedition consultant EVC. The partnership has been an integral part of the development of the Damen Expedition Cruise Vessel, as well as the successful adventure yacht SeaXplorer.
EVC provides its clients – amongst whom are cruise line executives, investors and operators – with expert advice on planning and operating for all aspects of an expedition.
Damen reached out to us, giving their clients access to over 1,000 expeditions to destinations as varied as Antarctica and Papua New Guinea. This sets apart the product and shows the value Damen places on delivering practical solutions that truly differentiate their offer.
EXPEDITION VOYAGE CONSULTANT
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion operates sixteen yards at strategic locations around the world, including in the Caribbean and close to the turnaround Port of Southampton, as well as Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Additionally, we offer 24/7 Harbour & Voyage assistance.
With our network of yards, we are able to guarantee covered drydock availability. Take confidence in our extensive track record of on-time cruise project deliveries, covering the entire scope of work, whether you require repair, maintenance or refit of your vessel.
Our service aims to give our clients confidence. We are available day and night and offer outstanding drydock capacity at strategic, convenient locations worldwide, combined with a commitment to quality, within budget and on-time, every time.
ROGIER VAN DER LAAN
PRODUCT MANAGER CRUISE
Damen’s Cruise Vessel has been designed for extreme versatility, able to take her passengers to exciting destinations all over the world, safely, sustainable and luxuriously.
The Damen Cruise Vessel has been designed for expedition operations in both remote polar and tropical regions. A specially developed crow’s nest provides passengers with panoramic views over the surrounding land and seascapes. The vessel’s Polar Code 6 compliance 30 days autonomous cruising capability ensures she is globally able to tackle challenging, far-reaching itineraries.
The Damen River Cruise vessel is the product of the Concordia Damen joint venture, that started on 1 January 2018. The joint venture is specialised in the design, building and outfitting of inland vessels.
From the moment your vessel is ordered, Damen Services is on board. We offer a wide - ranging portfolio of customer support and after-sales services covering the vessel’s complete lifecycle.
Our family values result in an approach where we do not ‘abandon ship’ on our customers and support you every step of the way. Our diverse service portfolio helps you to achieve your goals of availability, reliability and lifecycle costs. Our global service network and 24/7 availability ensure a swift response.
Damen Customer Finance serves as your partner in sourcing the best finance solution. Over 40 years of service, Customer Finance has developed long-term relationships with international commercial banks, export credit insurers, investors and multilateral institutions.
Our commitment to the future extends beyond ensuring the success of our business and yours. It encompasses providing a safe environment for our people – and yours – to conduct their work and leisure. It applies equally to minimising the environmental impact of our products.
In line with our family values, safety is our number one priority. This applies to our construction and repair sites, where we maintain effective health and safety management plans to protect our personnel, contractors and visitors, as well as the environment.
Damen has developed, tested and delivered several vessels with diesel-electric propulsion systems, which effectively reduce fuel
consumption, emissions and noise levels. Fully electric propulsion (in combination with remote charger stations) is the logical next
step and an interesting option for nearshore operations.
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