Rotor Tugs

Safely efficient

Rotor Tugs

Omni-directional manoeuvrability

Increased security for ship-handling and escort towing

Robert Allan design, built by Damen: the Advanced Rotortug (ART) is a step forward in the evolution of tugs. The patented triple azimuth propulsion set-up provides omni-directional manoeuvrability and full redundancy. You’re in safe hands.

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A distinguished tug

The Rotortug distinguishes itself from the conventional ASD, Tractor or competing tug designs by using a triangular propulsion configuration for outstanding manoeuvrability.

Extreme manoeuvrability

A unique propulsion arrangement

The Rotortug’s unique triangular arrangement of azimuthing thrusters offers an extra layer of efficiency and safety in ship-handling.

Power and manoeuvrability

Thanks to the propulsion configuration the tug features 100% bollard pull over the bow, 100% bollard pull over the stern and 65% bollard pull sideways. The result the vessel is extreme manoeuvrability.

Safer ship-handling

During escort operations the Rotortug immediately returns to a safer position when reducing throttle. Transfer between high speed escorting and low speed assistance is fully controlled.

Redundancy: backed up for maximum security

The Rotortug configuration with triple Z-drives and main engines ensures safe, controlled redundancy. With two winches, in case of failure, the tug can turn and reconnect.


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.

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.