The Damen Shipyards Group consists of some 35 subsidiary companies in and outside the Netherlands with a total revenue of 1.3 billion euro. Damen Shipyards Gorinchem designs and builds a wide range of ships: from relatively small tug boats and working boats to large seagoing working ships. Sofon is in use at the High Speed Craft department. As the name suggests, speed is of the essence here. Think of patrol boats, customs boats and fast vessels for the o shore industry of up to about sixty meters.