Originally launched in 1978 as a safety standby vessel for the oil industry, then refitted in 2018 specifically for charter use, the 164-foot Kudanil Explorer is a robust expedition yacht with an industrial exterior that’s stylishly complemented by a modern and luxurious interior. She accommodates sixteen guests in eight spacious cabins for surfing, diving and adventure cruises through the Indonesian archipelago.
On the upper deck are eight, 161-square-foot, stylish guest cabins, each of which is essentially the same and comes with one king-size bed or two single beds. Additional beds are available for children upon request. Facilities include adjustable air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and an entertainment system that includes movies and TV series. Folding glass doors open onto an expansive 118-square-foot private terrace fitted with a large daybed, chairs, and a coffee table. Each cabin has a private 48-square-foot bathroom.
Life On Board
Across the ship’s generous 11,000 square feet of space, you’ll find an indoor restaurant and bar, a Library lounge, the Kudanil cinema, an alfresco jacuzzi offering glorious views of the passing scenery, the Java Spa, an outdoor dining area, a top deck sun lounge for working on your tan, and the Sky saloon. A massage therapist is on board for every trip, while expert surf guides are rostered onto every surf trip to guide you to the best waves, supervise water safety and provide a high standard of detailed coaching if you want to learn to surf or to transform your style.
Meals are a blend of Indonesian and Western gourmet cuisine, and all meals are included. The ship follows a scheduled menu, but the chef is extremely happy to tailor to your specific taste and the opportunity for this is provided well in advance.
On Board Equipment And Facilities
Three tenders, diving equipment and two fixed compressors with Nitrox, four stand-up paddle boards, ten kayaks including six transparent kayaks, a wakeboard, a water-ski, and a ping-pong table are all provided for your entertainment and fun. The ship provides a diverse selection of shortboards, fishes and longboards for your use. Along your voyage, you’ll have the company of 21 crew who’ll make sure your experience is exceptionally comfortable.
The Kudanil Explorer follows the monsoon, voyaging from East to West to cruise in calm seas. You’ll have the luxury of tailoring your trip and selecting your preferred destinations. In Nusa Tenggara Timur, you can surf the hidden breaks of Rote and Savu. In Komodo, Raja Ampat and the Banda Islands, you can snorkel or dive at some of the world’s most magnificent sites and encounter giant manta rays, gentle whale sharks and more coral fish species than anywhere else on this planet.
Perfect for groups of friends or extended families, your adventure will be shaped around your own interests and passions, from surfing, diving and water sports to cultural explorations through the traditions and daily life of some of the world’s remotest communities. The richness, culture, beauty, spectacular scenery, and diversity of Indonesia awaits you.