About Damen Shipyards Cape Town

Damen Shipyards Cape Town builds ASD Tugs, Stan Tugs, Patrol Vessels, Research Vessels, Modular Barges and Stan Pontoons. The yard can build in both steel and aluminum and our activity is focused on building monohulls and multihulls.

Huge market and possibilities

The Cape Town yard has the whole of sub-Saharan Africa as its market, benefiting from its parent group’s global marketing network. Currently, the local company can build vessels of up to 60 m in length, which means it would have no difficulty building the IPVs, which internationally, tend to be 50 m to 60 m long. Newbuildings cannot have a beam larger than 15 m.

Farocean and Damen

Damen Shipyards Cape Town was formerly named Farocean and was established as such in 1987. The yard was taken over and renamed Damen Shipyards Cape Town in 2007. The output of the yard is approximately two to three vessels a year.