In order to meet the highest quality standards imposed by its world-wide clientele Fairmount Marine ordered no less than five new 205 tons bollard pull long distance towing vessels with anchor handling capacities from the Niigata Shipyard in Japan. Of this series, in May 2005 the 205 tons bollard pull FAIRMOUNT SHERPA was delivered and added to the fleet, in October 2005 sister vessel FAIRMOUNT SUMMIT and in May 2006 sister vessel FAIRMOUNT ALPINE, the largest and most powerful tugs ever built for Dutch interests, followed. In July 2006 FAIRMOUNT GLACIER was delivered to Fairmount Marine. The fifth super tug in the series, FAIRMOUNT EXPEDITION, has been delivered in May 2007.
The Fairmount’s main activities are long distance ocean towage and salvage, with its fleet of five tugs of 200 tons bollard pull, the transportation of heavy lifts by semi-submersible barges and the worldwide activities of Fukada Salvage with its modern fleet of offshore support vessels and floating cranes. Fairmount operates a fleet of ultra strong long distance towing vessels, semi-submersible barges including the world's largest unit the 50,000 dwt GAVEA LIFTER and multi-purpose offshore support vessels.
The Dutch "SuperTug", B506 Fairmount Alpine kit can be static or converted to R/C use.. It has a wooden hull that is made using laser cut basswood plywood (rather than plank-on-frame). Designed using the most advanced methods, all laser cut wood, and complete with all fittings.