Damen Shipyards Group creates new Damen Yachting division

Written by Laura Nicholls

The Damen Shipyards Group has launched a new yachting division named Damen Yachting. Under the leadership of Rose Damen, Damen Yachting will oversee all of the yacht ranges associated with both Amels and Damen, including the Limited Editions, SeaXplorers and Yacht Support ranges, plus Full Custom yachts and refit services.AMELS yard in VlissingenPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / Amels / DamenThe new division follows a successful decade for the shipbuilder, who branched into the yachting sector with the first of 15 Damen Yacht Support vessels in 2010 and is set to deliver the largest Amels Full Custom superyacht to date in 2021. In 2019, Amels and Damen delivered a total of 6 projects and sold 7 new build projects. Damen Yachting currently has more than 20 new build and refit projects on the go with six yachts for delivery during 2020.AMELS yard in VlissingenPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / Amels / Damen“I am immensely proud to be leading Damen Yachting. In bringing the entire yachting portfolio together, we are further strengthening our operations, fortifying our in-house expertise and teams of specialist craftsmen and women and guaranteeing maximum efficiency across the world’s best yacht building facilities,” explains Rose Damen, Managing Director Damen Yachting. “We are all facing the current and future challenges of Covid-19 but this new organisational structure puts us in a strong position for success. The diversity within the portfolio is a reflection of what modern yachting is all about and I am very excited to be taking on this next chapter in my family’s shipbuilding history.”Galene yacht launch at Amels shipyardDamen Yachting’s head office will operate out of the Vlissingen City yard with other locations at Vlissingen East, Gdynia and project sites in Antalya, Galati and an additional 35 Damen shipyards worldwide.

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