Family owned & client-driven since 1927
We are Damen
Damen is a family owned business that stands for fellowship, craftsmanship, entrepreneurship and stewardship. We believe that our oceans, seas, lakes and rivers offer humanity a growing range of possibilities in terms of trade, food, energy and recreation. We provide maritime solutions to meet these opportunities, through design, shipbuilding, ship repair and related services.
In the previous century, we revolutionised shipbuilding with standardisation and serial production. More than ninety years and 7,000 ships later, those pillars are unchanged. Their importance is only growing with the need for increased sustainability and digitalisation. It is our aim to combine our proven standardisation with the innovations of digitalisation to become the world’s most sustainable shipbuilder.
The next generation
As a family business, our focus is on the long-term; the next generation. That means we care about bringing you a solution that is not just reliable, it is responsible, too. As a third generation family company, Damen takes a long-term view in all that it does, always looking to the next generation. Here, you can meet the new generation of the family.
Beginnings (1927 - 1939)
A new era (1969 - 1975)
Going global (1978 - 2000)
Taking a bow (2006)
The next generation (2020)
Listen to our inspiring podcast that tells you the story of a small company transforming into a global shipbuilder
ships delivered yearly
ships delivered in '22
A team of 12,500 over 36 shipyards across 5 continents
We operate globally, so we are never far away
We build vessels either at our own yards or at our numerous partner yards around the world.Discover Damen companies
Oceans of possibilities
At Damen, we believe that oceans, seas, lakes and rivers offer humanity a growing range of possibilities in the areas of trade, food, energy and recreation.