is an international shipyard located in Holland. Damen began as a family company and retains their family standards by building the highest quality boats that match their customers’ needs and expectations. Damen listens to their customers and invest a lot in innovation, research and development. Of course, Holland is widely recognized worldwide as the home of the absolute highest quality in luxury yacht building. But Damen understands that it's not just about building yachts of the absolute highest quality, it's also about creating wonderful, lasting memories for yacht owners and families. Damen was started by two brothers, Jan and Rien, back in 1927. The brothers began building boats in 1922 in a shed next to the family home. Five years later, the company was formed and remained a small, yet prominent, business for over 40 years. In 1969 Kommer Damen bought the company from his father. The concept of modular construction to build small boats and launches was introduced by Kommer Damen. Known today as The Damen Standard, this concept generated these advantages: fast delivery times, reduced costs and proven designs. The concept was a great success. 1973 the company expanded to larger facilities in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. Today, Damen Shipyards Group has more than 9,000 employees and has earned a major position in the shipbuilding world.