Pilot Boats


Damen Stan Pilots – safe and reliable

With international trade expanding and the increasing size of vessels, the job of the pilots is more important than ever. Damen Pilot Boats ensure the pilots’ ability to get safely from shore to ship and back again.

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Pilot Boats renowned for comfort

Featuring the Damen Sea Axe hull, our Pilot Boats provide safe, comfortable transport for crew and pilots - in all weathers. Vessel versatility incorporates increased POB, large deck space capacity and/or fast cruising capabilities.

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Damen’s philosophy of building to order with standard components makes any configuration possible at the lowest possible cost and shortest delivery time.


Superior seakeeping


Proven worth


Maintenance minimised


Low consumption, low emission


Explore the Stan Pilots

The Damen Pilot Boat range is designed to deliver optimally efficient and dependable services. The Stan Pilots draw on the Damen philosophy of standardisation and the proven semi Sea Axe Bow to offer outstanding performance in harbours and coastal waters.

Composite Pilot Boats

The versatility of the Pilot Boats, in combination with their semi Sea Axe Bow, ensures multi-market operability with outstanding seakeeping characteristics. The composite construction of the Damen Pilot Boat makes for an easy maintenance vessel that is light and easily transported anywhere in the world.

Safe & reliable Stan Pilots

Safety and comfort come as standard courtesy of the proven semi Sea Axe design, flat working deck, a large tumblehome angle for safe boarding and all-round visibility from the wheelhouse.

Where customisation comes as standard

The multi-role versatility of the Damen Pilot Boats comes courtesy of a plug and play approach featuring a wide range of modular component sections, parts and equipment. These include different propulsion systems, a range of superstructure modules tailored to specific functionality, various deck equipment and sun awnings, amongst many other options.

Damen Pilot Boats are built to last

Built to modern workboat standards, the Stan Pilot is a robust vessel with a long life span, whatever role you have in mind for it.

Maximum uptime

The composite structure and well-planned, straightforward mechanical systems ensure low and easy maintenance.

Discover our Stan Pilots

Damen offers a comprehensive range of standard Pilot Boats and Survey Vessels based on tested, modern designs constructed with high quality components.

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Available for fast delivery: Stan Pilot 1605 FRP

Speed up to 29 knots. PAX up to 8. Composite material.

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The vessel and beyond

Working for a better future

Our research and development programmes, with close cooperation from our partners, have helped create vessels that deliver a new level of comfort and safety for high speed transfers.

Ships with service

Every vessel undergoes an intense period of commissioning and trials prior to handover. Damen’s Ship Delivery Service makes sure you receive your vessel safely, on time and ready for operation.

Worldwide service hubs

To fulfill customers’ needs for short reaction times and an understanding of local language and culture, Damen Services started multiple Service Hubs. These are tailored to regional demands and are able to supply all necessary services from our portfolio.


Your maritime solutions partner

Buying a vessel from Damen is so much more than ‘just getting a new boat’. Our offer includes a variety of financing possibilities and you can choose where we build your vessel. Plus, our service continues throughout your vessel’s lifecycle.

Tailored lifecycle support

Whatever maritime sector you work in, Damen Services is there for you 24/7. Always on standby.

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Built at the location of your choice

You don’t have to build a Damen vessel at a Damen yard. We can support construction at any yard in the world.

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Level-headed financing solutions

We provide a wide range of financing arrangements for all types of Damen vessels, equipment and products.

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