Specialist support explorer
Dapple is a serious piece of hardware. Built by Damen in Holland in 2014, she is a specialised vessel designed to support a luxury superyacht or act as a highly capable standalone explorer.
Fast and long-ranged, she hosts a vast collection of advanced equipment and is outfitted with a range of expedition assets. A commercial helipad can accommodate medium-sized rotorcraft, and she is also ready for deep diving submersible operations with a strong deck crane and onboard systems. There is also a technical dive centre and a decompression chamber. The crew of 17 are highly experienced and half are ex-British military.
Other kit includes a fast tender, jet skis, Seabobs and even Vespa scooters. Inside is not all utilitarian, with modern interiors, three en suite guest cabins and entertainment spaces by Mark Berryman.
A strong deck crane, a vast deck area and experienced crew make Dapple the perfect vessel for hosting submersible expeditions.
Dapple has a high spec helipad that can accommodate medium-size helicopters up to 5000kg, such as the Airbus H155
A fully equipped dive centre with a plethora of kit, a compressor and decompression chamber open directly out to a platform at the stern.
17 highly experienced crew members – many of which are ex-British military – ensure precise, safe and expert operations no matter the setting or complexity.
Elegant living spaces
Dapple is not all about utility with modern interiors by Mark Berryman. While designed to support a luxury yacht, Dapple has living space for up to 6 guests and can host incredible expeditions on her own.
A large garage and workshop area contains seabobs and Vespa scooters, with space for sea kayaks, surfboards and all manner of toys.