Guaranteed strength in harsh environments

Icebreaker Tugs

Breaking the ice

Cold, hard operators

When the going gets tough, Damen’s reliable Ice Class Tugs get stuck in. Versatile operability includes icebreaking, towing, pushing, fire-fighting and ice management – in the harshest environments imaginable. 

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Ice Class Tugs

An icebreaker you can count on

With hulls optimised for tough conditions and scantlings compliant with Finnish and Swedish regulations, you can count on Damen’s Ice Class Tugs in a freeze. A high freeboard keeps decks water free and a closed construction ensures easy ice removal and low corrosion.


Safety in every detail


Proven over generations


Lower fuel costs, optimised hull form


Heavy insulation, lower energy use

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Optimised for ice and open water

The Damen Ice Class Tug series offers a comprehensive range of vessels based on thoroughly tested designs, following the construction of more than 70 Ice Class Tugs over the years. These high-quality, modern tugs feature a hull optimised for operations in both ice and open water.

Multirole capabilities

Damen's Ice Class Tugs are suited to a wide range of tasks including icebreaking, towing and pushing, fire-fighting and ice management.

Paying attention to every detail

Every detail has been considered: tanks positioned to avoid freezing, keel cooling, thruster protecting ice knives, warmed wheelhouse windows, on board heating from multiple sources and paint designed to withstand temperatures of -50° C.

Going beyond Class requirements

A strong hull, well above Class requirements, with scantlings complying both with the Finnish/ Swedish regulations.

Damen standard of excellence

A redesigned hull shape, additional heating and cooling systems, insulation and re-engineering of critical components ensure the Damen standard of excellence in the most challenging conditions.

Extensive validation tests at Aker Arctic

Damen Ice Class Tugs benefit from in-depth knowledge which has been gathered from ongoing research programmes within Damen. We also work alongside world-renowned research institutes, universities and companies. For example, extensive validation tests were performed at Aker Arctic.

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If you require more in-depth information about specifications or technical details, please go to our product view and download the product sheets.

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We don’t just build ships. We deliver solutions

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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 working for a better future.

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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