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Fleetlist

Horses for courses


Towage is all about combined forces. We need to push and pull. We need power and control. It is important to innovate, but also trust on proven technology. Our tugs are powered by horsepower, but above all powered by people. Experienced crew and young talents. There is no leadership without expertise. No tug without qualified crew.


Our versatile fleet of around 81 powerful tugs, operating in Europe, demonstrates our commitment to our customers’ needs and local authorities. As we choose the right tug for the right port, we operate several tug types, like Stern-drive tugs, Z-peller tugs, Voith Schneider, Rotortugs and hybrid (Rotor)tugs.


Our powerful fleet stands for

5,500 tons

of combined bollard pull

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COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

 

HYBRID TUGS

Our most tangible commitment to the environment and emissions reduction are our three hybrid tug boats VB Kracht, RT Evolution and RT Emotion. Thanks to their batteries and electric motors, these tugs are sailing very efficiently and eco-friendly, delivering fuel-savings and optimizing working conditions for the crew.

 

IMO TIER-III

In January 2020, we became the world's first towage provider to successfully retrofit the tugboat Union Koala to comply with Tier III standards. In December 2020, two newbuild Damen tugs VB Bolero and VB Rumba, both complying with IMO TIER III regulations have been added to the fleet.

 


> 70 – 100 tons
Bollard pull


Bremen Fighter | Offshore

VB Cheetah

VB Panther

VB Tiger

VB Geeste

VB Hunte

Union Eagle

Union Hawk

VB Emoe

VB Kiwi

RT Peter

RT Rob

RT Ambition

VB Kracht | Hybrid

RT Emotion | Hybrid

RT Evolution | Hybrid

VB Bolero | TIER III

VB Rumba | TIER III

SD Dolphin

Rotterdam

Southampton

RT Innovation

RT Pioneer

VB Jade

VB Weser

VB Resolut

VB Perfect

VB Prompt

VB Rasant

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> 60 - 70 tons
BOLLARD PULL

 

ZP Bear

ZP Bison

ZP Boxer

ZP Bulldog

Beagle

Buffalo

Union Amber

Union Grizzly

Union Jade

Union Koala | TIER III

Union Kodiak

Union Panda

Union Coral

Union Emerald

Union Ruby

SD Seal

SD Shark

SD Stingray

Union Pearl

VB Bremen

VB Seine

SD Rover

VB Elbe

SD Rebel

VB Ebro

VB Hudson

VB Schelde

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36 - 60 tons
Bollard pull

 

VB Donau

VB Barbados

VB Wilhelmshaven

VB België

VB Furie

Lieven Gevaert

Union 5

Union 6

Union 11

Thamesbank

Texelbank

Union 7

Union 8

VB Sandon

Zeebrugge

Braakman

Terneuzen

St. Annastrand

VB Brake

VB Blexen

VB Berne

VB Blumenthal

VB Rechtenfleth

VB Rönnebeck

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Specifications Lieven Gevaert

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Propulsion system
  • Voith-Schneider
IMO Number

9120140

Tonnes bollard pull

45 tons

Beam

11 m

Length

30 m

Draft

4.5 m

Air Draft

17 m

Specifications Union 5

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Propulsion system
  • Azimuth Stern Drive
IMO Number

9034975

Tonnes bollard pull

47 tons

Beam

9.80 m

Length

31.30 m

Draft

4.76 m

Air Draft

17 m

Specifications Union 6

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Propulsion system
  • Azimuth Stern Drive
IMO Number

9034987

Tonnes bollard pull

47 tons

Beam

9.8 m

Length

31.3 m

Draft

4.76 m

Air Draft

17 m

Specifications Union 11

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Propulsion system
  • Voith-Schneider
IMO Number

9120190

Tonnes bollard pull

45 tons

Beam

11 m

Length

30 m

Draft

4.5 m

Air Draft

17.6 m

Specifications Texelbank

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Propulsion system
  • Fixed pitch Tractor Z-Peller
IMO Number

9060699

Tonnes bollard pull

45 tons

Beam

9.7 m

Length

30.5 m

Draft

5.1 m

Air Draft

16.5 m (13 m lowered mast)

Specifications Thamesbank

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Propulsion system
  • Fixed pitch Tractor Z-Peller
IMO Number

9060704

Tonnes bollard pull

45 tons

Beam

9.7 m

Length

30.5 m

Draft

5.1 m

Air Draft

16.5 m (13 m lowered mast)

Specifications Union 7

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Propulsion system
  • Voith-Schneider
IMO Number

9120164

Tonnes bollard pull

45 tons

Beam

11 m

Length

30 m

Draft

4.5 m

Air Draft

17.6 m

Specifications Union 8

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Propulsion system
  • Voith-Schneider
IMO Number

9120176

Tonnes bollard pull

45 tons

Beam

11 m

Length

30 m

Draft

4.5 m

Air Draft

17 m

Specifications VB Sandon

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Propulsion system
  • Voith-Schneider
IMO Number

9120152

Tonnes bollard pull

41 tons

Beam

11.5 m

Length

30.5 m

Draft

5.3 m

Air Draft

17 m

Specifications Zeebrugge

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Propulsion system
  • Azimuth Stern Drive
IMO Number

8915483

Tonnes bollard pull

39 tons

Beam

9 m

Length

30.9 m

Draft

4.6 m

Air Draft

16.5 m

Specifications Braakman

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Propulsion system
  • Fixed pitch combi
IMO Number

8915457

Tonnes bollard pull

39 tons

Beam

8.70 m

Length

31.99 m

Draft

4.65 m

Air Draft

16.50 m

Specifications Terneuzen

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Propulsion system
  • Fixed pitch combi
IMO Number

8915469

Tonnes bollard pull

39 tons

Beam

8.70 m

Length

31.99 m

Draft

4.65 m

Air Draft

16.50 m

Specifications St. Annastrand

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Propulsion system
  • Azimuth Stern Drive
IMO Number

8915471

Tonnes bollard pull

39 tons

Beam

9 m

Length

30.9 m

Draft

4.6 m

Air Draft

16.5 m

Specifications VB Wilhelmshaven

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Propulsion system
  • Voith-Schneider
IMO Number

9183403

Tonnes bollard pull

51.5

Beam

11 m

Length

30.6 m

Draft

5 m

Specifications VB Bremerhaven

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Propulsion system
  • Voith-Schneider
IMO Number

9015871

Tonnes bollard pull

50 tons

Beam

10 m

Length

31.4 m

Draft

5 m

Specifications VB Brake

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Propulsion system
  • Voith-Schneider
IMO Number

8223036

Tonnes bollard pull

25.5 tons

Beam

8.8 m

Length

28 m

Draft

4.5 m

Specifications VB Blexen

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Propulsion system
  • Voith-Schneider
IMO Number

8711409

Tonnes bollard pull

30 tons

Beam

8.8 m

Length

28.2 m

Draft

4.5 m

Specifications VB Berne

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Propulsion system
  • Voith-Schneider
IMO Number

8500422

Tonnes bollard pull

30.5 tons

Beam

8.8 m

Length

29 m

Draft

4.5 m

Specifications VB Blumenthal

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Propulsion system
  • Voith-Schneider
IMO Number

8912223

Tonnes bollard pull

32 tons

Beam

8.8 m

Length

28 m

Draft

4.5 m

Specifications VB Rechtenfleth

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Propulsion system
  • Voith-Schneider
IMO Number

8701090

Tonnes bollard pull

33 tons

Beam

8.8 m

Length

28 m

Draft

4.7 m