Owners of Amels and Damen Yachting yachts are among luxury yachting’s most engaged visionaries in ocean sustainability. While enjoying beautiful coastlines and islands, they are driving growing awareness of ocean health and coastal communities. Many of their crews are also contributing to the Dutch yacht builder’s #Loveouroceans campaign, which recognizes positive efforts and innovations to improve sustainable luxury yachting.
From its head office in the south of the Netherlands, Amels and Damen Yachting builds and outfits superyachts at its Dutch and other European yards. Damen Yachting is the yacht building division of the Damen Shipyards Group, the world’s leading specialist shipbuilder with 12,000 employees and 35 shipyards around the globe. As well as the master yacht builder behind more than 100 Amels superyachts, SeaXplorer expedition yachts, Yacht Support vessels and major yacht refits, Damen builds everything from navy ships to tug boats. Rose Damen, a third generation family shareholder, is Managing Director of the Yachting division.
The Damen family is committed to empowering their clients to achieve their sustainability goals through fundamental innovation at Damen’s inhouse Research Laboratory. Damen has unparalleled experience with ocean research equipment, ocean-going yachts that increase safety at sea while reducing the impact on the environment, and emission reducing innovation. In 2018, the yard delivered the world’s first yacht with Tier III emissions standards – the result of a 3-year project together with its subcontractor partners.
Why Damen Yachting supports Water Revolution
“It’s inspiring to see the energy that our clients bring to creating healthier oceans and coastal communities through their philanthropy and advocacy. But it’s also increasingly hands on. We see owners and their families starting to make ocean research and discovery part of their yachting experience. That’s where we as yacht builders can help – with our luxury yachts or expedition vessels.
The Damen group has a lot of knowhow, from polar research ships, survey vessels and such. Commercial shipbuilding is also quite a bit ahead of yachting when it comes to technical innovations, fully electric Damen ferries and work boats for example. We’re lucky that we can share that expertise with our clients.”