Damen Shoalbuster 2308 'DMS Toucan'

Damen Shoalbuster workboat for towing and pushing operations, dredging support and harbour maintenance is available for charter.
  • Built
    2013, Holland
  • Dimensions
    23,35 x 8,00 x 2,99 mtrs
  • Draft
    ± 2,10 mtrs amidship
  • Propulsion
    two fixed pitch propellers in nozzles
  • Main engines
    2x Caterpillar, type 3412D TTA
  • Output
    1696 hp total at 1800 rpm
  • Speed
    ± 11,1 knots
  • Bollard pull
    ± 24 tons
  • Tonnage
    123 GT / 37 NT
  • Deck equipment
    Heila deck crane, type 80-3S, capacity:
    5,3 tons at 12,04 mtrs
    11,6 tons at 6,27 mtrs
    Double drum AH towing winch
    P=30 tons at 6 m/min., B=55 tons at 1st layer
    tugger winch 8 tons at 4,5 m/min.
    towing hook 160 kN SWL
    towing pins 3x 35 tons SWL
    A-frame 25 tons SWL
    stern roller 3775 mm x 800 mm, 30 tons SWL
    capstan 4 tons at PS pole of towing bitt
    moonpool fitted on fore deck
  • Transfer pumps

    fuel 25 m 3/hr at 2,7 bar
    fresh water 25 m 3/hr at 2,7 bar

  • Auxiliary engines
    2x Caterpillar C4.4 NA
  • Generator
    Leroy Somer, 43,75 kVA, 50 Hz, 230/400 VAC
  • Bow thruster
    120 hp, hydraulically driven
  • Tank capacities

    fuel oil

    45,5 m3

    fresh water

    13,9 m3

    hydr. oil

    0,9 m3

    lub oil

    1,9 m3

    bilge water

    0,9 m3

    dirty oil

    3,5 m3


    1,9 m3

    gear oil

    0,6 m3

  • Accommodation
    Heated and air-conditioned living spaces for 5 persons, consisting of a captain’s cabin, a chief engineers cabin, one single cabin and one double crew cabin, galley and sanitary facilities.
  • Class
    Bureau Veritas I ✠HULL •ŸMACH Tug Unrestricted Navigation, AUT-UMS
    Coastal Waters upto 200 nm 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.


Whether it's a simple question or you need assistance with your Damen product, we believe great things can start with a small conversation.

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