First-of-line Multi Cat named as interest grows

Increased winch capacity and deck space - the shape of things to come at Damen.
Industry Database

February of last year saw a contract signed for a new Multi Cat with larger deck capacity and greater winch capacity; just over eighteen months later the vessel has been named at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld. 'Auxilia' is the first of her kind, a Multi Cat 3513, and joins two other Multi Cats in the S.T. Marine Support fleet.

Netherlands-based S.T. Marine Support co-founder and director Vasco Tammes explains, “When we needed a Multi Cat larger than those we’ve used before, we approached Damen. We have every confidence in their reputation for the supply of high-quality workboats and in their provision of globally available service support.”

Jeroen van Woerkum, Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld commercial manager, said, “We are very pleased that S. T. Marine Support chose, once again, to come to Damen when they required a new workboat. This is the fourth Damen vessel they have ordered since commencing their operations and we have gone on to develop a strong connection. This, combined with the company’s clear understanding of what they wanted from their new vessel, played a significant role in the development of the Multi Cat 3513. The client put a lot of energy into designing the layout of the vessel and helping us to get everything arranged and organised in the pre-construction phase. As a result, the construction process was very smooth and efficient.”

Damen sees growing interest in Multi Cats with increased winch capacity and deck space and states it expects to build models on this scale going forwards.

Latest Press Releases

Three new Damen FCS Patrol vessels for SR Platforms achieve major milestones in a single week

In just one week, Damen Shipyards Group has launched an FCS 3007 Patrol vessel and, in cooperation w... Read more

BMT delivers mooring line monitoring system for Helang FPSO

BMT has delivered a Mooring Line Monitoring (MLM) system to London Marine Consultants (LMC) for the ... Read more

Damen Marine Components receives steering system contract for SunStone’s fifth Infinity-class 200 pax polar expedition cruise ship

Damen Marine Components (DMC) has received the contract to supply the rudders and steering gear for ... Read more

Innovative Damen-built vessel named in Scheveningen ceremony

On 1st November 2019, the latest Damen Shipyards Group fishing vessel, constructed at Damen Maaskant... Read more

Housewarming party at Damen Marine Components

Maritime components producer readies for an exciting future with new headquarters and new managing d... Read more

Handover celebration for thirteen Damen tugs

Cutting-edge Damen tugs will serve partnership between Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping and General Company... Read more

View all