Multibuster 8020

Shallow draught multi-role heavy duty vessel

Member of: Utility / Support Vessel Offshore Support Vessel

Multibuster 8020
Multibuster 8020 | DAMEN Multibuster 8020 800 8608 60 60 3 9.84 10 2048.16 20 65.6


  1. Shallow draught operations

    Vessel can operate in very shallow as well as deep waters. The minimum operating draught is just 3 metres with DP2 capabilities whereby no propulsion system extends beyond the base line. Deck space is available for an optional 4-point mooring system.

  2. "Transform to perform"

    Designed to perform a wide variety of operational tasks across a number of different markets by means of modular or fixed equipment. Welding on the large strengthened deck is possible. Dedicated spaces are provided in the accommodation for project crews.

  3. Beachable

    The bottom structure is strengthened for beaching. The cooling system is designed for continuous power supply whilst the vessel is dried.

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About this vessel

Market drivers

The Multibuster 8020 is an answer to multiple, varied market demands. It offers much-called for versatility to fulfil a diverse, cross-sectoral range of tasks. The vessel’s multi-functional capability is aided by both its shallow draught and DP2 capabilities, ensuring its suitability both nearshore and offshore. At the same time, the vessel addresses growing demands for safety and comfort, including uncluttered working areas and high standard accommodation.

Design philosophy

The Multibuster takes characteristics of two iconic Damen designs – the Shoalbuster and the Multi Cat – and combines them for increased versatility, workability and safety. With its shallow draught capabilities, the Multibuster is an effective tool able to support the widest possible range of nearshore and offshore operations.

Unique features

The Multibuster offers a large, unobstructed aft deck and with her Shallow Draft (min 3m) she performs well in shallow waters as in deep waters. This helps the vessel to meet its important safety targets, whilst simultaneously increasing workability. Free from de-aeration and filling pipes at the sides, the entire beam of the vessel is available for performance of tasks such as welding. At the same time, the vessel also provides large, easily accessible storage spaces for both project and ship’s equipment, ensuring long endurance.

Services & Innovation


Damen customer finance

Damen Customer Finance offers a wide range of financing arrangements. These are available for any type of vessel, equipment or related services, including the prefabricated shipbuilding kits supplied by the Damen Technical Cooperation department.

Damen’s Customer Finance facilities are not just for privately-owned, small and medium-sized companies, we also assist government bodies such as coastguards, police and port authorities. Damen maintains relations with all Netherlands-based commercial banks, as well as with numerous banks abroad. As a major client of the Dutch Export Credit Agency, Atradius, Damen is highly experienced in arranging export loans with export credit insurance facilities.


Damen Ship Delivery Services makes sure our customers receive their vessels safely, clean and ready for operation. We offer total care of all logistical services through our worldwide service support network. Our Ship Delivery Services include own keel transport, heavy lift, towage and semi-submersible transport.

As an international shipbuilder Damen has extensive knowledge of each vessel and of transport contracts and conditions, and we have many years’ experience of shipping to distant and remote destinations. In short, our customers benefit from our reliable and competitive shipping solutions.


Damen Parts Services offers competitive prices, efficient and cost-effective delivery and short response times. With our years of experience we have established strong buying power and an extensive supplier network. By expanding our network of global service hubs, we are able to shorten our response times. Our service goes beyond fast part delivery; we also offer different replenishment solutions resulting in having parts in stock just before you need them.

To minimise lifecycle costs and to improve a vessel’s performance, it’s crucial to have the right spare parts. Our Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) allows stock control replenishment to be completely automated.



Online parts store

To support our customers on a 24/7 basis, Damen has created an online parts store on our Services Portal Here you can order directly from our online catalogue of spare parts. Our scope of supply is neither limited to Damen-vessels only, nor to the catalogue. If your required parts are not available online, we invite you to make online requests. Your services manager will gladly do what it takes to source the relevant component. With Damen as your partner you can experience the benefits of a one-stop-shop.


Damen is unique in offering attractive buy-back guarantees for standard vessels from our product range to customers or the financing bank

Damen is unique in offering attractive buy-back guarantees for standard vessels from our product range to customers or the financing bank. We know Damen quality means that our vessels have a premium re-sale value. Vessels bought 20 years earlier have been known to achieve their build price when re-sold after two decades.

Damen is happy to buy vessels back or help customers to trade them in when they buy a new vessel. Our team also offers a brokerage service, whether vessels are from Damen or from other shipbuilders, and we can help customers looking to charter.

For more information visit Damen Trading website.


All Damen vessels benefit from knowledge gathered during ongoing research programmes within the Group. Damen works alongside world-renowned research institutes such as Delft University of Technology, Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) and the Netherlands Organization of Applied Scientific Research (TNO), as well as other reputable universities and leading maritime companies.

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Length (meter) 100 - 150

Breadth (meter) 20 - 32

Draft (meter) 5.5 - 8

Deadweight All Told (tonnes) 5000 - 14000

Speed max (kts) 10 - 15

Heavy Lift/Load Vessel

Length (metres) Length (feet) 89.65 294.13

Speed max (knots) Speed max (mph) 13 14.96

Deadweight (tonnes) Deadweight (pounds) 2300 5070632

Accommodation (crew+special personnel) Accommodation (crew+special personnel) 60 60

Deck space (m2) Deck space (feet2) 425 4574.66

Service Operations Vessel

Length (metres) Length (feet) 34.65 113.65

Power total (Bkw) Power total (BKW) 2910 2910

Bollard pull max (tonnes) Bollard pull max (pounds) 51 112434.6

Speed max (knots) Speed max (mph) 11 12.65

Beam (metres) Beam (feet) 14.5 47.56

Utility / Support Vessel


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