Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract for a Shoalbuster 2711, the second vessel of its kind ever to be built. The award of contract comes following a tender procedure. The new vessel will be the second Damen vessel to be operated by the Ports of Jersey, which has operated a Damen Shoalbuster 2609, named Duke of Normandy, for the past fifteen years.
Ports of Jersey selected the Damen Shoalbuster 2711 after visiting the first of its kind on display at the Seawork exhibition in Southampton. The Shoalbuster 2711 is an evolved version of the 2609. An additional two metres of beam provide extra stability, work space, storage and space for a larger crane. It is MCA compliant, offers 40 tonnes bollard pull and boasts excellent crew facilities.
As with all standard Damen vessels, there is room for the customer to select their own options to suit their individual requirements.
The Shoalbuster will be outfitted in the Netherlands by Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld and will be delivered to Ports of Jersey in Q4 this year.