Damen Shoalbuster 3209 ‘DMS Kite’

Above photo is an approximate sister of the Shoalbuster 3209 ‘DMS Kite’.
  • Built


  • Dimensions

    32.27 x 9.10 x 4.40 mtrs

  • Draft

    3.30 mtrs max.

  • Deadweight

    200 tons

  • Propulsion

    Two fixed pitch propellers in nozzles

  • Main engines

    2x Caterpillar, type 3512C TTA/HD

  • Output

    3500 bhp total at 1600 rpm

  • Gearboxes

    2x Reintjes, type WAF, ratio 773/6.44:1

  • Speed

    ± 12.3 knots

  • Bollard pull

    ± 49.2 tons

  • Tonnage

    335 GT

  • Deck area

    80 m2

  • Deck crane

    Heila deck crane 170-4SL, capacity:
    7.9 ton at 15.93 m
    18.2 ton at 8.03 m

  • Towing/AH winch

    Towing pull 50 ton @ 12.5 m/min @ 1st layer,
    Wire cap. 1x 800m Ø44mm,
    Holding force: 150 ton
    Anchor handling pull 100 ton @ 7 m/min @
    1st layer Wire cap. 1x720m Ø44mm
    Holding force: 150 ton

  • Deck equipment

    Anchor winch
    Deck crane winch 5 tons, 45 m drum wire capacity
    Tugger winch 12 ton @ 20 m/min @ 1st layer
    Towing pins
    Stern roller SWL 100 ton

  • Transfer pumps

    2x VWSI 8020, 50m3/hr @ 4.8 bar, 1x FW, 1x FO

  • Fuel oil separator

    Alfa Laval, MIB 303, 760 l/h @4.8 bar

  • Bilge water separator

    FACET CPS-2.5MKIII, 500 ltrs/hr

  • Compressor

    ABAC B-4900B, 39.2 m³/h at 11 bar, 500 ltrs tank

  • Aux. engines

    2x Caterpillar, type C4.4 TA

  • Output

    2x 86 ekW, 107.5 kVA, 50 Hz, 230/400VAC

  • Hydraulic set

    Caterpillar C18 TA, 372 bkW @ 1800 rpm

  • Bowthruster

    3350 bhp, hydraulically driven

  • Fire-fighting 1 with water spray pre-wetting

    Caterpillar C32 ACERT 970 bkW at 1800 rpm with FFS pump, capacity 2800 m3/hr

  • FiFi monitors

    2x FFS electrical controlled from the wheelhouse.
    Throw length / height: 120m /45m

  • Tank capacities

    Fuel oil

    218.0 m3

    Fresh water

    40.8 m3

    Lub oil

    7.3 m3

    Hydr. Oil

    3.0 m3

    Dirty oil

    3.7 m3

    Bilge water

    4.3 m3


    6.4 m3

  • Accommodation

    Heated and air-conditioned living spaces for 9 (+2 extra) persons, consisting of a captain’s cabin, three double crew cabins, two single officers cabins with each one extra bunk. A combined galley and mess and sanitary facilities are provided.

  • Nav./comm. equipment

    As per GMDSS Area 3.

  • Class

    Bureau Veritas: I ✠Hull •MACH Tug (design bollard pull=50.3t);
    Firefighting 1 - water spraying; Anchor handling Unrestricted Navigation •AUT-UMS
    Dutch Shipping Inspectorate (ILT), unrestricted service

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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