Fast Crew Suppliers
Having served on the seas for decades, the Damen Fast Crew Supply Vessel designs are of proven reliability. The basis for the range is a balance between comfort, speed, operability, efficiency and flexibility.
Linking sea & shore
The FCS creates a fast, reliable connection between port and offshore operations. The Sea Axe hull reduces demands on crew. Propulsion options allow operational requirements to be matched with efficiency.
Renowned for the highest safety standards
Proven designs, proven reliability
Superior seakeeping at all speeds
Committed to sustainability
Meeting every level of your needs
The FCS portfolio meets every level of need, from short-distance vessels designed to access smaller platforms in calm weather to larger, long distance vessels capable of operations in almost all sea-states.
Increasing safety during transfer
Damen’s Fast Crew Supply Vessels are focused on increasing safety levels during personnel transfers. The design is based on a large aft deck, protected with a large cargo railing, lashing eyes and a crash barrier for the safe transfer of deck cargo.
Applying the benefits of the Sea Axe to a catamaran combines the best of two worlds. A tunnel with a large clearance above the water results in lightweight, low resistance to transfer personnel quickly and comfortably.
Coastal fast crew suppliers
Versatility comes courtesy of a wide range of modular sections, parts and equipment. These include propulsion systems, superstructure modules, deck equipment and sun awnings amongst other options.
Reduced fuel consumption
The Damen Sea Axe hull reduces acceleration and resistance, softens the pitch motion and eliminates slamming, resulting in unrivalled comfort and low fuel consumption compared to conventional ships.
Build at the location of your choice
Damen Technical Cooperation enables you to build your Damen vessel locally, anywhere in the world. We provide you with a prefabricated shipbuilding kit and can, on request, combine this with expert assistance, training and backup.
Available for fast delivery: FCS 4008
Fast and safe transfer for up to 90 personnel with a top speed of 25 knots and a range of 1200 nautical miles.
Our standard – your way
Working for a better future
Our research and developments programmes, with the close cooperation of our partners, have helped create vessels that deliver a new level of comfort and safety for high speed transfers.
Ready to go
Every vessel undergoes an intense period of commissioning and trials prior to handover. Damen’s Ship Delivery Services makes sure you receive your vessel safely, on time and ready for operation.
Worldwide Service Hubs
To ensure short reaction times and understanding of local languages and cultures, Damen Services operates multiple Service Hubs. These are tailored to regional demands and are able to supply all necessary services from our portfolio.
Our success storiesView all news
Damen Shipyards’ ground-breaking FCS 7011 wins Offshore Support Journal award
Damen FCS 7011 Aqua Helix was awarded as Offshore Energy Vessel of the Year 2022
Damen FCS 7011 Aqua Helix nominated Offshore Energy Vessel of the Year
Damen Fast Crew Supplier 7011 has been nominated for the Offshore Energy Vessel of the Year Award 2022.
OceanXpress provides next level crew change solution
Damen and Ampelmann will provide full logistical support to the operations of Aqua Helix and the S-type as a fully integrated crew supply solution.
Damen builds three hybrid Fast Crew Supply vessels on stock
Damen FCS 2710 Hybrid will be available for fast delivery for operators in the quickly emerging offshore renewable energy production.
Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2710 for growing Irish fleet
Farra Marine will take delivery of their first Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2710 in June, this year. The Twin-Axe bow vessel combines the stable platform of a catamaran with the smooth sailing behaviour of the Sea Axe hull shape.
Revolutionary Damen Fast Crew Supplier 7011 begins final commissioning
The last phase of the commissioning of the first of Damen’s ground-breaking Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 7011 class – the Aqua Helix - is now underway with its Ampelmann gangway installed and integrated with the ship’s systems during the last days of 2021.
Damen’s revolutionary FCS 7011 completes sea trials
After five years of market consultation, research, design, engineering and construction, the first of Damen’s ground-breaking Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 7011 class has completed its sea trials off the Turkish coast.
Launching a game changer in marine access
In early 2021, Damen launched the revolutionary FCS 7011 into the water. A quantum leap forward in marine access, the vessel is the result of close market consultation and combined increased safety with cost-efficiency.
Opus Marine names FCS 2710
Opus Marine’s Allegro serves the offshore wind sector in the Baltic and North seas. The FCS 2710 draws on the success of its predecessor, the FCS 2610, adding greater clearance above the waterline for an extended operational window.
Your maritime solutions partner
Buying a vessel from Damen is so much more than ‘just getting a new boat’. Our offers 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.
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.
Level-headed financing solutions
We provide a wide range of financing arrangements for all types of Damen vessels, equipment and products.