Damen Maaskant is a family-owned, client-focused shipbuilder. We specialise in the newbuild, maintenance, repair & conversion of vessels for the fishery and workboat sectors.
Our story begins in 1948. It was then that Piet Maaskant and his sons opened a repair yard to serve the mussel and shrimp fleets working out of Bruinisse on the Dutch North Sea coast.
From the start, we held the ambition to develop our services in order to exceed the expectations of our clients. Conscious of our heritage, this a philosophy that guides us still. Over the years we grew our offering to include the construction of the innovative, high quality, engineered-to-order newbuild vessels that we have become renowned for.
Today, we remain at the heart of our fishing community, supported by an extensive, professional local supply chain and by our skilled employees, many of whom are the second, or even third generation of their families to work at our yard.
As part of the Damen Shipyards Group, fully merged with the Damen Fishing Product Group, we are expanding our current markets and setting sail into new ones on the international stage.
As a family business, we believe in the development of strong, cohesive relationships. We are proud of the long-lasting associations we have with our customers and industry partners – considering these a measure of our success. It iOur facilities ensure our capability to perform the quality construction, maintenance and conversion of our clients’ vessels. This includes our three drydocks with a lifting capacity up to 3,500 tonnes.
Additionally, our in-house Service & Repair Team provides round-the-clock support to keep customers underway at all times.
It is our aim to become market leaders in the development and production of innovative and sustainable vessels for the cultivation, harvesting and catching of fish from the sea. In this way we intend to secure the future of our industry for the generations to come.