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Jean Elaine Factfile: Details of all the boats facilities quickly listed for your information

Andy, the skipper

Skipper and Crew

The skipper/owner, Andy Cuthbertson, is an experienced diver with many years working and diving in Scapa Flow and Orkney waters. He has a vast knowledge of the history and location of wrecks so, if there are any questions, just ask him! He is a DoT/RYA certified skipper as well as having HSE, IANTD and sport diving qualifications.

The Jean Elaine crewman Ronnie, has endless years of boat experience and also makes a damn good cup of tea.


The layout of the Jean Elaine is designed for both day boat charters and for live-aboard. The saloon is spacious and relaxing, whilst copious deck space and a drying/changing room makes kitting up that much more comfortable.

The Jean Elaine is a large and stable diving platform and "the most diver friendly ladder in Scapa Flow" is there to help you out of the water. Plan of the Jean Elaine

Liveaboard Accommodation

The Jean Elaine is fully fitted as a self-catering live aboard charter sleeping twelve divers in comfort. Below deck there is one 4-berth cabin aft and three twin berths and two single cabins forward. There is a shower room and toilet facilities. She has a large fully fitted saloon with connecting galley. The galley is fully equipped with cooker, grill, sink, crockery and cooking utensils. Ample locker space is provided for food storage. 240 volt power is available in the evenings when tied up in harbour for charging torch batteries etc.

NEW FOR 2000: We have upgraded the galley and saloon facilities, to include a fridge, microwave and large storage bench which doubles up as extra seating.

Dayboat Charters

If you prefer not to live aboard, Scapa Flow Charters can help to arrange shore-based accommodation, while on the boat you get to enjoy the added luxury a liveaboard can offer.


Included in the price are the use of lead weights and twelve 12 litre 232 bar cylinders. On board are two independent 12 cu ft compressors linked to a sizeable bank. Nitrox is also available on board, although not included in charter price. The Jean Elaine is an IANTD Registered Nitrox Facility offering a full range of bottom and decompression gasses together with IANTD courses. Other gases can also be arranged on request.

Bow of the Jean Elaine

Boat specifications

The Jean Elaine is powered by a 232HP Gardner diesel engine. The wheelhouse is fully fitted with VHF, colour echo sounder, radar and GPS.

The Jean Elaine is certified to the MCA Code of Practice Category II. This means she has had stability and safety surveys undertaken and she is rated for undertaking voyages up to 60 miles offshore. The Jean Elaine is also licenced by the Orkney Islands Council to carry passengers and is regularly inspected by an independent surveyor to ensure all necessary safety equipment is onboard.

The Jean Elaine has full 3rd party and passenger liability insurance. Divers are reminded that this insurance does not cover them when diving and you should make sure that you have your own diving cover.







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