Shoalbuster Bommel

The Shoalbuster “Bommel” is in our fleet since 2013. This strong workboat is well known of his anchor and tug specialities but she and the crew are capable to do a lot more.
Strong and solid

Shoalbuster Bommel

This shoalbuster is designed especially for Herman Senior to suit our preferences.

She was delivered in March 2013 and “Bommel” has proven to be a solid workboat capable in a lot of different services. Tugging is one of her specialities but to say she is a tugboat you will underestimate her.

She is a bigger sister of our workboat “Baloe”. With a bollard pull of 27,6-ton, she is a robust build vessel with a Bureau Veritas unrestricted navigation classification.

The shoalbuster Bommel is suited for all dredging, offshore wind farm support, civil marine construction, surveying, and oil & gas industry works. With four hydraulic towing pins and a wire stopper on the aft deck, the safety for crew and vessel is well looked after. Bommel can be equipped with an A-frame for ploughing or other tasks, and with her heavy hydraulic deck crane, she is a very well equipped vessel.


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Specifications of this Workboat


Yard no:
1667 {Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld}
Delivery date:
February 2013
Damen Shoalbuster 2509
Basic functions:
Towing, anchor handling, dredge support, wind farm support, oil & gas support, ploughing services, survey
Bureau Veritas I 3/3 {E} * I HULL MACH Tug Unrestricted navigation, AUT UMS
Nat. Authoritities:
Dutch Shipping Inspection Unrestricted area/ continuous service
Call sign:
I.M.O. No:


24.99 m
9.00 m
Depth at half length:
3.19 m
2.40 m
GT / NT:
174 / 52

Tank capacities:

Fuel oil:
62.20 m³
Fresh water:
18.00 m³
Lub. oil:
1.90 m³
Hydraulic oil:
0.90 m³
Gearbox oil:
0.40 m³
Dirty oil:
3.10 m³
4.70 m³
Bilge water:
0.9 m³


Bollard pull:
27.6 ton (m)
11.0 knots

Propulsion system:

Main engines:
2 x Caterpillar C32-TTA ACERT
Total power:
1492 bkW (2000 bhp) at 1800 rpm
2 x Reintjes WAF 562L/5.947:1
2 x Promarin fixed pith propellors
2 x 1800 mm in v.d. Giessen Optima nozzles
1 x 175 HP

2x fishtail rudders (60 degrees)

Auxiliary equipment:

Generator sets:
2 x John Deere 4045TFM76, 60 kVA, 50 Hz, 230/400V each
1 x Caterpillar C 9, 315 KW for hydraulics only
1 x Alup SCK 10-8 70 m3/hr @ 8 bar
Transfer pumps:
For water and fuel: SIHI 32 m3/hr @ 3.5 bar
Moonpool :
Build in bow for clear view with echosounder 600 x 800

Moonpool 2:

400 mm diameter

Deck layout:

1 x 270 kg Pool (HHP), 1 x 225 kg Pool (HHP)
137.5 m shortlink 19 mm
Anchor winch:
Ridderinkhof , hydraulic
Deck crane fore ship:
HS Marine AKC 145LHE4, 4.65 ton @ 17.00 meter
Towing Winch:
9 ton @ 20 m/min, 77 ton holding power
Anchor handling winch:
Ridderinkhof, 40 ton @ 6 m/min
Towing/ anchor handling pins:
MKB quatro pin type
Chain/ wire stopper:
MKB type
A-frame + ploughs:
25 ton SWL A-frame + several ploughs available
Maximum deckload:
10 ton/m²
Free deck space:
50 m²
Container capacity:
2x 20”


Heated and air-conditioned living spaces for five persons, consisting of 1 double cabin, one single cabin, one chief engineer’s cabin and one captain’s cabin all equipped with satellite television, a galley with messroom and sanitary facilities.

Nautical and communication equipment:

According GMDSS:
Area A3
Pesch 2x 3000 W
Kotter type, electric repeater
Radar system:
Kelvin Hughes – Manta digital
Leica MX 510
Tresco coaster
Gyro compass:
Anschuetz standard 22 compact
Radio Holland Sea river pilot 75
Furuno FC – 700
VHF radio telephone:
3x sailor RT6222 with DSC
Furuno NX 700
Furuno FA-150
Sailor HT 4610/ HC-4500B
2x Inmarsat C, Sat telephone, GSM
Intellian V80G

Why Herman SR.

  • Our office managers have years of experience working on our boats, so they can advise you in the best possible way.
  • Our crew aboard on our ships are very skillful and did your project probably hundreds of times before
  • We deliver high quality for competitive prices
  • We quickly respond to your requests
  • We are a family business for over 25 years
  • We hate downtime, just like you
  • We work worldwide

In action

Here is our workboat in action. As you can see we are very flexible and use our workboats for a high variety of different services.

Our crew can handle all of these different services with ease because they have done it many times before. Are you ready to put us into action?

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