RSD Tug 2513

Damen Reversed Stern Drive (RSD) Tugs: Safe, Reliable & Innovative

Member of: Escort Tug Harbour Tug

RSD Tug 2513
Damen RSD Tug 2513 RSD Tug 2513 80 176320 24.73 81.14 5050 5050 13 14.96 13.13 43.08
Reversed Stern Drive Tug RSD Tug 2513 Electric 70 154324 24.73 81.11 3800 3800 12 13.8 13.13 43.08
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    This vessel has excellent seakeeping behaviour, superb manoeuvrability and outstanding towing characteristics. The state-of-the-art design incorporates the latest hull and skeg designs and the most recent developments in fender, fairlead and winch design.

  2. Proven design & standardised first-class components

    The well-known Damen philosophy of standardisation delivers a wide range of benefits in this new tug type. We offer proven design, proven quality and proven reliability, all of which contribute to lowering the total cost of ownership.

  3. High quality & heavy duty execution

    She is a heavily built vessel with rigid foundations, extra plate thickness, extra brackets and extra fendering. This is the Damen standard and is above and beyond Class requirements.



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At Damen we aim to do much more than simply deliver you a ship. As a maritime solutions provider we seek to work, together with you as a long-term, reliable partner throughout the lifecycle of your asset(s). We look to provide you with integrated, high-quality solutions that unburden you and drive your business forward.

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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 good value according to market conditions.

By means of its Damen Trading & Chartering desk, Damen is happy to help customers to trade their vessel in when they buy a new vessel, no matter where a vessel has been built.

For over 30 years, the Damen Trading team has built up extensive market knowledge through which they are able to offer their brokerage services, assisting clients to sell their redundant fleet, help them acquire a second-hand vessel or assist with securing a 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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Bollard pull max (tonnes) Bollard pull max (pounds) 70 154324

Length (metres) Length (feet) 24.73 81.11

Power total (Bkw) Power total (BKW) 3800 3800

Speed max (knots) Speed max (mph) 12 13.8

Beam (metres) Beam (feet) 13.13 43.08

Harbour Tug

Bollard pull max (tonnes) Bollard pull max (pounds) 60 132277

Length (metres) Length (feet) 28.67 94.06

Power total (Bkw) Power total (BKW) 3730 3730

Speed max (knots) Speed max (mph) 12.9 14.84

Beam (metres) Beam (feet) 10.43 34.22

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Bollard pull max (tonnes) Bollard pull max (pounds) 70 154322

Length (metres) Length (feet) 29.75 97.6

Power total (Bkw) Power total (BKW) 3730 3730

Speed max (knots) Speed max (mph) 13.1 15.07

Beam (metres) Beam (feet) 11.13 36.52

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What our customers say

We attach great importance to creating a sustainable port. In our role as operators we wish to set a good example by investing in greening our fleet. We are systematically replacing our tugs by modern type, more environmentally friendly tugs. Buying the two Damen tugs fits in this framework.
Celine Audenaerdt
Technical Manager, Port of Antwerp
We are proud that [Damen Tug] Sengela has joined our fleet and presently Tug Malta can boast to have one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the Mediterranean thanks to the continuous investment undertaken in recent years.
Mario Mizzi
CEO, Tug Malta
The RSD Senglea is the ninth Damen tug bought by Rimorchiatori Mediterranei in the last few years and a further acknowledgement, if any was needed, of our appreciation of the inner qualities of Damen tugs.
Alberto Dellepiane
CEO, Rimorchiatori Mediterranei
  • Celine Audenaerdt Technical Manager, Port of Antwerp on RSD Tug 2513
  • Damen Shipyards Group handed over a new, next-generation, Damen RSD Tug 2513 to Tug Malta (1)
  • Damen Shipyards Group handed over a new, next-generation, Damen RSD Tug 2513 to Tug Malta (2)


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