A tug for now and for the future

ASD Tugs


ASD Tugs

Times are changing. Ships are getting larger, while ports and infrastructure remains the same. Damen’s ASD Tug range is designed as an answer to this challenge. With optimised towing positions and compactness, they are able to manoeuvre in the tightest of spaces.

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Compact power & manoeuvrability

Damen Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) Tugs embody a mix of new designs and proven technologies, placing the future on a solid foundation in port or at sea. Our offer combines safety and sustainability with efficiency, reliability and high value over the vessel’s lifecycle.


Ready for the future


Quality is in the details


Optimal operability


Getting everyone home


Compact versatility

Explore how the vessel is a benchmark of modern maritime design, how it operates , what it can do and how it supports your crew and your business in the best ways possible.
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A vessel you can trust

The Damen ASD Tugs have excellent working and sailing ability. ASD Tugs are cost effective tools for handling container and bulk carriers in harbours and at terminals. The ASD Tug is compact and powerful, has a low cost price and is a very reliable, proven product.

Multi-purpose Tugs

ASD Tugs are designed for push-pull, harbour assisting and escort towing operations up to 150 tons towline forces as well as fire-fighting, salvage, oil pollution, hose handling and anchor handling operations.

The versatile ship-handling tool

Damen’s ASD Tug range is designed for burden-free ownership, being both easy to maintain and low maintenance. It’s future ready too, being prepared for IMO Tier III regulations.

Standardisation - Key to success

Although our tugs are based on a standard design, they can be equipped with a large range of options to meet specific customer requirements. Our standard designs can be tailor-made according to customer wishes or we can of course, start from scratch to design a unique vessel.

Standing on the shoulders of giants

Future-facing they may be, but Damen's ASD Tugs are built on firm foundations with over 500 such vessels delivered to date. These vessels benefit from our role as integrator, covering the entire process from in-depth R&D to building based on feedback from our clients and the market.

Connected vessel technology

Damen ASD Tugs are able to benefit from Damen Triton – our connected vessel platform. Sensors gather information from around the vessel, giving you insights into your operation that can lead to preventive maintenance and optimally efficient sailing.

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Need more in depth specifications about technical details, go to our product view and download the product sheets.

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Your vessel prepared for IMO Tier III

Our range of next generation tugs is available either with our fully compliant, in-house NOx reduction system ready installed or prepared for easy retrofit in the future.

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What can we offer

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.

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.


Your maritime solutions partner

Buying a tug 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 tug’s entire 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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