Ferry happy people
Sustainable maritime solutionsDamen’s work on the electrification of the maritime industry falls under the so-called E3 umbrella. That is, environmentally friendly, efficient in operation and economically viable. The shipyards group is currently working on a number of projects for electric vessels.

City ferries

Ferry designs that put customers first

City ferries

There is nothing more important than a ferry that completely suits your business and keeps your customers happy. This is why we put your customer first in our designs. Many cities are crossed by rivers and estuaries which provide an excellent opportunity to transport people from one place to the other. Commuters can avoid traffic jams when travelling by ferry. Instead of being imprisoned in a car, they can sit back and relax: read the morning newspaper, prepare for the day ahead or check social media.

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Keeping cities connected

Safely delivering passengers worldwide

Whether work, school or leisure, Damen City ferries are safely delivering their passengers to destinations all over the world. Schoolchildren board with their bikes on their daily journey to school, business people catch up with the last pieces of paperwork and tourists take the opportunity to view the beauty of the city seen from the water. Everybody enjoys a comfortable ride.

Green city ferries

Take charge of tomorrow

Damen Ferry 2306 E3

Seven electric ferries for Copenhagen

Copenhagen was keen to modernise its waterborne transport system and issued a tender, specifically encouraging bidders to propose environmentally friendly vessels. Arriva won the tender in partnership with Damen, and will provide seven electric ferries, including automatic fast-charging infrastructure.

Damen Waterbus 2407

Five Damen Waterbuses in Antwerp

Since 2017 Aqualiner has been contracted to provide water-based public transport services in Antwerp. This is part of a wider transportation programme to improve the city’s infrastructure and reduce pressure on the roads. Currently, five Damen Waterbuses 2407 are operating along the River Scheldt.

Damen Ferry 3412

Two Damen SeaBuses busy in Vancouver

TransLink, Metro Vancouver’s regional transportation authority, has two SeaBuses of Damen in its fleet that transport passengers between downtown and north Vancouver, which is one of the world’s most popular ferry routes. The Damen SeaBus is a 34 x 12 metre aluminium vessel, capable of carrying 395 passengers.

Damen Ferry 1806

16 ferries & 8 jetties for STL in Abidjan

In 2017, Damen worked together with Société des Transports Lagunaires to develop a state-of-the-art ferry system in Abidjan. Damen delivered 16 Damen Ferries 1806. The vessels are able to accommodate a large number of passengers, whilst having low operational costs. We also supplied eight floating jetties.

Torben Hansen
Bus Director, Arriva Denmark
Customer review

"Damen’s experience with fully electric vessels has positioned them well to support and advise us."


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Buying a vessel from Damen is so much more than just ‘getting a new boat’. It includes a variety of financing possibilities. It’s about choosing where you want your vessel built. Plus, our service continues throughout your ship’s entire lifecycle.

Tailored lifecycle support

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