The Dutch Damen Shipyards and Turkey based Feyz Group have signed a shipbuilding contract for the delivery of three new Damen Combi Freighters 3850 for delivery in early 2025 and being the first sales to a Turkish customer, the shipbuilder has announced.

Damen says that the CF 3850 is built along with the other members of the Damen Combi Freighter range at the Damen Yichang Shipyard in China, where the series construction enables competitive pricing of new-build vessels while also guaranteeing the quality of the construction and allowing for any modifications required by its clients.

The Combi Freighter (CF) 3850 is a recently re-designed general cargo vessel with a deadweight of 3,850 tonnes.

With a length overall of 89.70 metres and a 12.50-metre beam, it is capable of maintaining speeds of more than 10 knots in headwinds when fully loaded, due to the hydrodynamic properties of the hull shape.

This delivers not only exceptional performance, but it also results in it requiring less power than comparable vessels, leading to a smaller engine (1104 kW) that consumes considerably less fuel and requires less maintenance.

The cargo hold tank top strength is reinforced to carry 15 tonnes per square metre and the CF 3850 can carry up to 172 containers: 108 in the hold and 64 on deck. It has also movable bulkheads enable partial tween-decks flexibility, allowing a wide range of cargos to be carried on a single voyage.

Engin Aynaci, General Manager of Feyz Group says that “We see this moment as a start of a long-term relationship with Damen.”

Remko Bouma, Commercial Director Damen Cargo Vessels, adding to this that “Turkey’s shipping operators represent the largest fleet in the world of cargo vessels of this size, so we are delighted that Feyz Group, a leading Turkish ship management company, has chosen Damen Group for its latest freighters.”