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The History of Braveheart Marine



Braveheart Marine has been operating for more than 15 years, providing survey, offshore support, and crew tender services. The company was founded in 1993 by Jelle Hakvoort, who started with inland shipping using his tugboat Evodia to navigate through the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.


In 2005, Braveheart Marine secured its first project for the Port of Rotterdam, which involved surveying and controlling their dredging and sand suppletion works for the extension of the Europort harbor. This project marked the beginning of the company’s growth.


In 2008, Braveheart Marine was awarded a marine service contract by PUMA, the main contractor for the Maasvlakte 2 project in Rotterdam. The four-year contract involved survey work and crew transfers to 12 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHD). This success led to an increase in the company’s fleet and scope of work.


In 2010, Braveheart Marine established a joint venture with T&T Marine Salvage Inc. to create Braveheart Marine USA, Inc. This move expanded the company’s services further into offshore and salvage work surveys and sub-sea oil spill detection operations in the United States.


In 2012, the company designed and constructed its first vessel, the Guardian, with Javelin International. The Guardian was a Javelin 22.22 vessel, which enabled Braveheart Marine to serve a new market: the construction and maintenance of wind farms.


In 2014, Braveheart Marine collaborated with Amasus Shipping to establish a crew tendering service in Eemshaven, the Netherlands.


In 2015, the company changed its name to Braveheart Marine BV and now has a fleet of ten vessels that serve clients all over the world.


In 2016, the company constructed its smallest hydrographic survey vessel, the Rocky, equipped with multibeam and RTK dGPS.


In 2017, the company expanded its fleet by acquiring the Patriot, a Javelin 25.25 type vessel.


In 2022, Braveheart Marine acquired and refitted its offshore vessel, the Braveheart Spirit. This DP2 vessel is over 70 meters long, has a large aft deck, crew accommodation for 52 persons, and uses the latest survey technology.

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With over 15 years of experience in marine construction, support, and transport, Braveheart Marine has collaborated with clients from a wide range of industries.
At Braveheart Marine, we are committed to maintaining the highest level of safety standards in all the industries we serve, and we rely on our experienced and dedicated team to ensure that all our projects are completed safely and efficiently.

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