The 67.2-metre Damen Yachting support vessel Dapple has been sold with Ben Ritchie of Y.CO. The broker said that she was under contract just 18 days after being announced for sale by Y.CO.
Dapple was built for an avid scuba diver as a support vessel to a mothership and customised with a full dive centre and large professional decompression chamber for extra safety when travelling off the beaten track.
She was delivered in 2014 and her owner had spent over $5,000,000 on refit work and technical upgrades since 2020, with more spent in the winter yard period, including a 10-year class survey.
The steel and aluminium vessel offers "250 square metres of deck cargo space", a 45-square-metre garage and a 35-square-metre dive store. Among her many toys and tenders, she carries an 11.5-metre Intrepid 375 Nomad, a 7.5-metre Protector and an eight-metre custom landing craft, all launched and recovered via a knuckle boom crane. Dapple can also support helicopter or submarine operations, with a maximum helicopter take-off weight of 4,850kg.
Accommodating 20 crew in 13 cabins in support mode, Dapple can equally operate as a standalone explorer with three of the cabins used as guest staterooms and the crew reduced to 16. Additionally, there are two extra bunks if required – one Pullman and one in the hospital. The interior has a comfortable, open-plan saloon and generously sized crew mess in addition to a fully-equipped gym and ample garage space for extra toys or equipment such as dive gear.
One of her coolest interior features is the wheelhouse, which offers 360-degree views with a seating area for guests to witness the action.
The 1,142GT, LR-classed yacht has a maximum speed of 22 knots and a range of 8,700 nautical miles at 13.5 knots.
Dapple was asking €28,000,000.