Since acquiring Amels in 1991, the Damen family has continued to invest in its yacht building business, which is today a cornerstone of its iconic shipbuilding group.
Taking over his father’s shipyard in 1969 with six employees, Kommer Damen has grown the business into Damen Shipyards Group, the world’s leading specialist shipbuilder with 12,000 employees and 35 shipyards around the globe. Damen builds everything from navy ships to tug boats. To this day, Damen remains a family-owned business.
Rose Damen, a third generation family shareholder, is Managing Director of Damen Yachting.
“It’s very important that we have hands-on family involvement in our yachting business, reflecting our family values there – especially as our clients are often family business owners as well.”
Kommer Damen, Chairman
Damen Yachting’s heritage includes the rich shipbuilding history at our international yards. From our North Sea head office in Vlissingen, we operate multiple hull building and project locations in the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and Romania.