M/Y Kudanil Explorer is an ultra Modern Expedition Luxury Yacht having a great Heritage

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Deck Plan and Ships Specifications

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M.Y. Kudanil Explorer is without a doubt a luxurious and a spacious yacht for her 16 guests, who are looked after by a highly qualified and friendly 21 Indonesian and European crew.

This page features her five decks, four of which is dedicated to her Guests as well as a comprehensive Ships Specification section, covering every detail of the fine Expedition Yacht!

Deck Plan:


The Kudanil Explorer was built for ocean travel, thus her unusual bow



M.Y Kudanil Explorer Specifications:

Builder:                            Teraoka Shipyard 1978.

Refitted:                            Into a luxury Expedition Yacht in 2018.

Call Sign:                          POIM.

IMO:                                 78211855.

Tonnage:                          1,000 GRT (Gross Registered Tons).

Length:                             50 Metres.

Breadth:                            12.5 Metres.

Main Engines:                    2 Yanmar ZUTe diesel engines developing each 1,500bhp.

Bow Thrusters:                  1 turbocharged Yanmar 6KFL developing 350bhp.

Generators:                       2 turbocharged Yanmar 6KFL units developing 180kw each. 1 turbocharged Caterpillar 3306 unit developing 150 kw. 1 normally aspirated 6 Yanmar 6KFL unit developing 80 kw.

Screws:                            2 propellers in Kort Nozzles.

Cruising Speed:                 10 knots, 14 knots maximum.

Passenger Decks:               4 - Monkey Deck, Top Deck, Upper Deck and Main Deck.

Guests:                             16.

Crew:                               21.

Navigation & Radars:      

Primary:                            Furuno IMO approved 12kw FR 2117, interface with GPS, Gyro and AIS.

Secondary:                        Furuno 12kw FR 1510.

GPS:                                 1 unit Furuno TDL interfaced with primary radar and navigation computer. 1 unit Koden 913.

AIS:                                 1 unit Furuno FA 100 class A interface with primary radar and navigation computer.

Auto Pilot / Gyro:               Tokyo Teiki ES 11 interfaced with radar and navigation computer.

Echo Sounder:                   Furuno, 2 pcs.


Safety:                              GMDSS area3 (area3 worldwide)

Satellite:                           KVH - US based with unlimited email / satellite communication, plus entertainment system. Inmarsat: Europe based. Fleet 77 with email and voice communication. Broadband 250 with email and voice communication.

SSB:                                 2 transmitters.

VHF:                                 3 radios.

SART:                               2 transponders.

EPIRB:                              1 transmitter.

NAVTEX:                           1 receiver.

Fire Fighting:                     Fire detection and suppression system throughout the ship.

Capacity:                           Portable Water 300 m3.

Water Maker:                     2 x 12 tonnes / day.

Fuel:                                250 m3.

Tenders:                           3 custom yacht tenders.

Sports Equipment:              2 Paddle Boards.

.                                      6 Transparent Kayaks.

.                                      Wakeboard.

.                                      Water skies.

The Ships Bridge


A view of the Stateroom balconies and her Top Deck facilities


Stateroom interior


Expect some amazing snacks


Believe it; this awaits you on the beaches!


M.Y. Kudanil Explorer is seen here with some of her tenders



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