Damen Marine Services B.V. (DMS) is the chartering company within the Damen Shipyards Group. DMS operates a fleet of Damen built vessels and is involved in the sale and purchase of used vessels. DMS offers its clients the experience of Damen vessels, both for established and proven designs as new designs with new technologies. Chartering workboats is a Damen activity which dates back to the early sixties. In 1974 the Marine Service Division was officially formed. Chartering out vessels became a service to clients while a new vessel was being built at the shipyard. Today, providing a frontrunner is one of the many services which DMS has to offer. DMS is involved in chartering workboats, with crew or on a bareboat basis. DMS presently operates a modern fleet of multi-functional towing- and workboats, survey vessels and high speed craft. Through the sale and purchase department, DMS offers brokerage services for used vessels and trade-in possibilities against new building Damen vessels. DMS promotes to exchange the practical knowledge in the company with its clients and the product development departments of the Damen Shipyards Group aiming to improve overall Damen vessel performance and hence customer satisfaction. As a consequence DMS supports the sales department of the Damen Shipyards Group and its clients by introducing new vessel concepts and developing markets through (temporary) Damen vessel ownership. The company’s office is situated in Gorinchem at the head-office of the Damen Shipyards Group in The Netherlands, close to the sales department and product development departments of the new building division.