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Bijela shipyard in Boka Bay, Montenegro. Photo: Damen Shipyards

Shipyard Bijela: Concession to Consortium of Damen and Adriatic Marinas

Damen Shipyards Group, Adriatic Marinas and the Montenegrin Government have signed a contract for redevelopment of Bijela shipyard. The consortium will transform site into superyacht repair and refit facility.According to a press release from the Dutch shipyard group, the consortium of superyacht marina development and operating group Adriatic Marinas and the global ship and superyacht builder Damen, have been working with the Government of Montenegro.Since 2012 the parties have been developing plans to bring about the redevelopment of the former Bijela shipyard in Boka Bay…

T. Mariotti, Damen Partner for Cruise Newbuilds

The good news from the cruise sector continues to roll in, with the overall maritime sector hoping only that the positive vibe is contagious. The most recent development in this specialty shipbuilding sector is word that T. Mariotti and Damen Shipyards Group have created a new partnership to build cruise vessels. Seabourn announces letter of intent for two ultra-luxury expedition vesselsThe partnership will operate under the brand name MARIOTTI DAMEN Cruise, and in tandem with…

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New-Build Amels 180 Sold

Dutch luxury yacht builder Amels has announced the sale of a new 55-metre Amels 180 (180 ft) from the Amels Limited Editions range. The superyacht – with an extended 28-metre long Sun Deck, six luxury suites and three folding balconies – will be delivered in summer 2018. The exterior with highly sought-after Tim Heywood design pedigree is complemented by a contemporary, fresh interior design by Laura Sessa with classic high gloss finishes. "This new yacht beautifully highlights the advantages of our Limited Editions approach to yacht building," comments Amels Commercial Director Rose Damen.

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Damen, AkzoNobel Collaborate in Volvo Ocean Race

Damen Shipyards Group has announced its partnership with team AkzoNobel in the Volvo Ocean Race. The Dutch shipbuilding company has provided onshore workshop containers that act as mobile technical operations areas for the team’s supporting shore crews, enabling the team to achieve its aims. In this respect, the partnership was a natural choice for Damen that parallels the way in which the group works with its clients. The Volvo Ocean Race is a gruelling round-the-world yacht race, held every three years. The 2017-18 edition started in Alicante, Spain on 22 October 2017.

Hadewych Reintsema, Design and Proposal Manager Cruise, Damen Shipyards Group; Andrea Trevisan, Sales Director Cruise New Building, Damen Shipyards Group; and Henk Grunstra, Product Director Cruise and Ferries, Damen Shipyards Group (Photo: Damen)

Damen Hires Trevisan as Sales Director, Cruise Newbuilds

Damen Shipyards Group has appointed Andrea Trevisan as its new Sales Director Cruise New Building, as the company plans to further expand its standing in the flourishung expedition and small size cruise vessels market. Trevisan will oversee Damen’s global commercial and marketing activities with regard to new build cruise vessels. “I will be a sort of Damen brand ‘ambassador’ for the cruise industry, working in close coordination with our well established regional sales organization and with my colleagues Mr. Henk Grunstra, Product Director Cruise and Ferries, and Mrs.

Left to right: Kees Custers, Research Engineer Damen Shipyards Gorinchem; Vincent Wegener, Managing Director RAMLAB; Wei Ya, Postdoctoral Researcher RAMLAB; Constantinos Goulas, Postdoctoral Researcher RAMLAB; Max van der Zalm, Design Engineer Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding; Don Hoogendoorn, Principal Research Engineer Damen Shipyards Gorinchem; Kelvin Hamilton, Technical Consultant Autodesk; and Laurens van Ballegooy, Sales Manager Promarin (Photo: RAMLAB/Damen)

WAAMpeller: World First Class-Approved 3D Printed Ship’s Propeller

A consortium of organizations are working toward a landmark achievement in the maritime sectors: creating the world's first class-approved 3D-printed ship's propeller. As many sectors of the shipbuilding industry suffer due to overcapacity, it is this type of innovative leap that will -- if successful -- separate the next generation of leaders in the sector. In the effort a cooperative consortium of Damen Shipyards Group, RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk and Bureau Veritas aim to develop the world’s first class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller, dubbed WAAMpeller.

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DMC Builds the Smallest Ever Nozzle

Damen Marine Components (DMC), part of Damen Shipyards Group, announced it has smashed its propeller nozzle world record by 33 percent downwards. This downsizing to an inside diameter of 665 millimeters only - from the previous 1,000 mm ‘entry level model’ - marks a new milestone for DMC’s Optima Nozzle series. Already one-third smaller than the previous one meter (1,000mm) Benjamins, the new 65 centimeter nozzles are, however, dwarfed altogether by the biggest models in the Optima series. With their 8 meter inside diameter, these exceed the two 65 centimeter ones twelvefold.

Bolideck Future Teak on Deck for Luxury

Standards set by yacht owners for stylish decking that is also environmentally responsible are being matched in the yacht support vessel market. Dutch flooring and decking specialist Bolidt has secured a new contract to supply and install Bolideck Future Teak for the deck onboard a Fast Yacht Support Vessel under construction at Damen Shipyards Group company Amels, of Vlissingen. The durable, lightweight synthetic decking system with the look and feel of real teak will be fitted on the Sea Axe 6711 Fast Yacht Support Vessel (FYSV), a 67m length vessel due delivery in early 2014.

GARÇON (Photo: Damen)

Damen-built GARÇON Wins Innovation Award

The 67m Fast Yacht Support vessel, GARÇON, built by Damen, has won the ISS Awards of Distinction for Innovation at the International Superyacht Society Awards Gala in Fort Lauderdale. GARÇON came out top of an industry-led voting process that assessed five shortlisted entries in the competitive and broad-ranging Innovation category. GARÇON was designed and customized according to the requirements of the client, the owner of an 87m luxury superyacht. The vessel’s innovative ‘axe bow’ and underwater body shape enable her to reach speeds between 18-25 knots in all sea states…