Welcome aboard!

Damen Marine Components is proud that so many people have equipped their vessels with Van der Velden® Marine Systems manoeuvring systems. After almost 60 years of Van der Velden® manoeuvring excellence in the industry, the company has merged with sister company Damen Marine Components in January 2018. Even though the company name has changed, you may still rely on the highest quality Van der Velden® steering equipment.

With this merge the extensive market knowledge of two well-established partners is combined which gives opportunities to retain and improve current relations and paves the way for discovering unexplored terrain.

The comprehensive histories of two companies that were both constantly on the lookout for the latest innovative technology in their field of profession makes that we now have the most experience and knowledge in-house to offer the best manoeuvring solution for almost every vessel. This combined with our expanded technical team we can rightfully say we are up for any challenge! In order to give our customers the best possible solution for their vessels, we provide a comprehensive service. Our scope covers everything from designing, manufacturing, modifying and servicing the steering system onboard of your vessel, all according high quality standards following our ISO 9010 certification.

Damen Marine Components has a global sales organisation and offers an unrivalled 24/7 worldwide service network.

Steef E.F. Staal (left) Managing Director, Damen Marine Components and Wim Knoester Director Sales & Marketing former MD Van der Velden Marine Systems

All our products

  • Optima Nozzle



    Rudder Systems

  • Commander Rotary Vane

    Steering Systems

  • Van der Velden BOSS™eco system

    Control Systems

  • Improved water flow to propellers and nozzles

    Energy saving/ manoeuvring systems

  • Hydraulic winch