DAMEN Shoalbuster 2208 'DMS Merlin'

Multi-functional Shoalbuster with 360 degrees visibility wheelhouse, for operations with limited manoeuvrability in harbours and coastal areas is ready for charter.
  • Built
    2004, Holland
  • Dimensions
    22,35 x 8,00 x 2,99 mtrs
  • Draft
    ± 2,05 mtrs amidship
  • Propulsion
    two fixed pitch propellers in nozzles
  • Main engines
    2x Caterpillar, type 3412E B DI-TA
  • Output
    1074 kW (1460 hp) at 1800 rpm
  • Speed
    ± 10,9 knots
  • Bollard pull
    ± 20 tons
  • Tonnage
    119 GT / 35 NT
  • Deck equipment
    Effer deck crane, type 65000-3SL, capacity:
    5,0 tons at 11,50 mtrs
    11,6 tons at 5,20 mtrs
    AH towing winch P=30 tons, B=40 tons
    towing hook 160 kN SWL
    stern roller 30 tons SWL
    capstan 4 tons at PS pole of towing bitt
    push fender
    rubber D-fender
  • Transfer pumps

    fuel 25 m 3/hr at 1,5 bar
    fresh water 25 m 3/hr at 2,0 bar

  • Auxiliary engines
    1x John Deere, type 6068 TF258
    1x Hatz, type 4L41C
  • Generator
    Stamford, 60 kVA, 30 kVA, 50 Hz, 220/380 V
  • Bow thruster
    73.48 kW (100 hp), hydraulically driven
  • Tank capacities

    fuel oil

    46,0 m3

    fresh water

    13,9 m3

    hydr. oil

    1,3 m3

    lub oil

    0,9 m3

    bilge water

    0,6 m3

    dirty oil

    4,0 m3


    1,9 m3

    gear oil

    0,4 m3

  • Accommodation
    Heated and air-conditioned spaces for 5 persons, consisting of a captain’s cabin, 1 chief engineer cabin, one single cabin, one double cabin, a galley and sanitary facilities.
  • Nav./comm. equipment
    All systems and equipment according to GMDSS Area A3. Searchlights 1x 500 W, 1x 2000 W, magnetic compass, gyro compass, radar, GPS, autopilot, echo sounder, 2x VHF, Navtex, Inmarsat-C, SSB, phone/fax.
  • Class
    Bureau Veritas I ✠HULL •ŸMACH Tug Coastal Area upto 30 miles from shore
  • Position
    Middle East

Our Services



Damen Marine Services B.V. gives you the opportunity to charter vessels from their own fleet and new Damen standardized vessels from stock.

Generally vessels are being chartered with crew however in some cases a bare boat charter can be considered.

Chartering – Purchase options


Our position is a flexible one. Owning a ship or chartering a ship have their own advantages and disadvantages. Both options can be discussed with Damen Marine Services. In cooperation with the new building division of Damen Shipyards we can see if chartering, as a fore runner, can be used before the purchase of a ship. Temporary utilization of a ship can be discussed as well as long term contracts, all given by circumstance.

Outright purchase

Chartering under positive financial arrangements while your vessel is being built


If any of our vessels are to your liking, an outright purchase can be discussed. The availability of vessels in our present fleet goes without saying. Being part of the Damen shipyards Group the availability of new built stock vessels as well as presently operational vessels is the philosophy.


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