Designer Rob Doyle's fast yacht support vessel
2013-07-08By Malcolm MacLean

Designer Rob Doyle is proposing a striking Fast Yacht Support Vessel 47m concept. The Explorer Support Vessel (which is an under 500GT for classification purposes) has been designed to provide 24-hour support for superyachts.

Doyle explains: 'Superyachts in the 40m to 80m range, catering for as many as 12 guests, offer a perfect balance between size, aesthetics, space for the guests and the owners’ private living spaces.

'It offers the ability of having extra crew, extra stores, fuel and a huge array of toys ranging from helicopters, sea planes, small sailing yachts, power boats, jet skis, class rooms and specialised spaces available on tap, leaving the owner and guests to explore and enjoy on a similar sized private power or sailboat.'