New: TIDEMAN BOATS, the only Dutch specialist in High Speed HDPE Workboats

Since September 2015 the boat building industry has got a new player in the field. The Amsterdam based manufacturer Tideman Boats, specialized in High Speed HDPE Workboats. It all started with the idea to create a workboat that moves fast, is safe and indestructible. Bruno Tideman: “Innovation is about improving what’s bothering you. For us: vulnerable boat materials in rough environments. That bothered us, tremendously.”


Tideman Boats uses HDPE – the indestructible material

Tideman Boats produces workboats that just keep on going. No matter how rough the environment. Rocky ramparts: not a problem. Shallow waters: welcome. Tough harbour works: fine. All because of the material used for the hull; – High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). The indestructible plastic, used for the RBB hull. Read more about HDPE.

One model, three sizes. Create your workboat.

‘Right is easy’, that’s Bruno Tideman’s conviction. That’s why Tideman Boats works with just one model (RBB), available in three different sizes. The model is based on the renowned RIB-hull. This is how it works: 1. Choose the size, 2. Choose the propulsion and 3. Choose the options to fit the deck layout with the requirements. All boats become High Speed HDPE Workboats. Read more about how to configure your workboat.

Growing success worldwide

As it goes with good ideas: the business is running already. Tideman Boats delivered an Navy Assault Boat to the navy in Vietnam. They’re busy building crew tenders and support boats for the boatmen in Antwerp, crew tenders for BP and Van Oord in the Caspian Sea. Offers have been made for: boatmen, harbour works, dredging and off shore companies, police departments and other surveillance organisations.

Extra info

All boats are completely built in Holland, with the office in Amsterdam, the factory in Opmeer, and the workshop in Middenmeer. Tideman Boats is the only HDPE specialist in The Netherlands.

Tideman Boats is a split off of DutchWorkboats, the successful boat building company that is specialized in aluminium Fast Survey Boats. After three years of developing the HDPE division, Bruno decided to start a specialized HDPE boat building company.