KURABESI EXPLORER

The Kurabesi Explorer is a hand-crafted traditional style Phinisi, of the kind used by the Bugis seafarers from South Sulawesi. In keeping with her traditional style and classic feel, our phinisi schooner was hand built locally by craftsmen using skills and ancient techniques honed over many years. Modern touches have been added, but she remains true to her ancient tradition. The Kurabesi Explorer offers a unique charter experience for those who are seeking a truly Indonesian adventure.
KLM KURABESI EXPLORER

Has 28 meter long and 6,5 meter width installed with 330 HP main engine. Able to cruise in average 7 knots speed or maximum 10 knots without sail. Compact with 24 hours electricity 220V and water maker equipment. Full board communication & navigation with marine & SSB radio, echo-sounder, GPS map, GARMIN radar inline with GMDSS global safety standard and satellite communication. Six ensuite guest cabins suitable for 10 guest, 1 small office room/camera room, comfortable lounge, reseach and diving platform with full board diving equipment, semi outdoor multi-function area, sun deck, training or meeting, on board UAV/small drone for marine and forest monitoring.

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NAME OF SHIP KLM KURABESI EXPLORER
FLAG / REGISTRATION INDONESIA
ANCHORAGE MANOKWARI AND RAJA AMPAT - PAPUA
SHIPYARD TANAH BERU, SOUTH SULAWESI, INDONESIA
CONSTRUCTION START DECEMBER 2013
LENGTH OVER DECK 25,00m
LENGTH OVERALL 28,00m
BEAM 6,50m
GROSS TONNAGE 90
SAIL SYSTEM 2-MAST-PHINISI
FRESHWATER 6 ton
SEPTIQUE TANK 1 ton
DIESEL TANK 6 ton
MAIN ENGINE MITSUBISHI, 8 CYLINDER, 330 HP, DIESEL
MAXIMUM SPEED 10 knots
TRAVEL SPEED 7 knots
GENSETS/ELECTRICITY 60KVA AND 40KVA (220V/12V)
SPEEDBOATS 7m FYBERGLASS and 5m RUBBERBOAT
OUTBOARDS 3x 40HP
SAFETY NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT GPSMAP GARMIN, ECHO SOUNDER, GARMIN RADAR HD18, RADIO ICOM HF MARINE, RADIO ICOM SSB, FURUNO NAVTEX, SART-9 TRANSPONDER, EPIRB FOR EMERGENCY INDICATOR BEACON
COMMUNICATION
LIVERAFTS
INMARSAT ISATPHONE 2
2x 15 PAX INFLATABLE
WATERMAKER 3 TONS PER DAY DRINKING WATER QUALITY
COMPRESSOR 1 UNIT BAUER MARINER 200 (NEW)
DIVING TANKS 30x 80 cu.ft ALUMINIUM with K-VALVE
RENTAL EQUIPMENT 8 Set
MISC ELECTRIC ANCHOR WINCH, 1xFRIDGES, 1x FREEZER, 7x AC
The three decks harbor spacious cabins designed with safety, comfort and privacy as a priority. Facilities and amenities on board are selected to provide the most comfort during the length of your expeditions. The air-conditioning cabins with ensuite bathrooms are sleek yet cozy, a sanctuary to welcome you home after a long excursion undersea. Our spacious decks provide enough room for everyone to laze privately and group to mingle comfortably.

FACILITIES & SERVICES OFFERED
A. CABINS
  • Six Guest Cabins double bed for Maximum 10 Guest. Five cabins at lower deck and 1 cabin at main deck, each cabin has a private bathroom with water flushing toilet and shower. Washbasin and soap toiletries in your cabin. Individually controlled air conditioning. Towels, changing bed sheets and covers. Reading light. Storage area and cabinets.
  • Office room that you can use to work, editing your picture and store your camera is located in the main deck.
  • Lounge and dining room is located in the main deck including entertainment facilities like TV, DVD, Books, etc.
  • Our Galley where the chef is working is located in the main deck, there is enough space for you to cook your own food if you want to.
  • Our Diving and Research platform at back of the ship in main deck where you can prepare your diving or research activity.
  • The Master room, Bridge, and Navigation room is located at upper deck
  • Big open space that you can use for meeting, out door dinner and enjoy the tropical sun.
 
B. HOSPITALITY SERVICES
  • Free tea & coffee making facilities and water 24 hours a day
  • Excellent food and snacks (vegetarian choices available upon request)
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Served lunch and dinner
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Bar service including International wine selection, cold beer, international spirits, specific soft drinks are on sale.
 
C. DECK FACILITIES
  • Valuables and travel documents can be stored in our ship's safe
  • Plenty of space for you on our sun and semi-covered decks.
  • Fresh water shower after your return from the beach or diving.
  • Outdoor sleeping under the stars.
  • Excellent sound- & light systems
  • Library for those who forgot to bring their book or want to share some
  • Complete first aid box, emergency oxygen system, emergency radio
 
D. DIVING, Research and other activity
  • Professional certified cruise director / dive instructor
  • Spacious diving deck at the main deck of the ship for 12 divers
  • 30x 80 cu.ft Aluminum INT K-Valve tanks
  • Fishing rods
  • Full sets diving / snorkeling equipment
  • UAV/Drone for forest monitoring and aerial picture
  • 3 Dooms tend that you can take to enjoy the island overnight
 
E. CREW & MANAGEMENT!
  • Profesional and Enviromentalist Indonesian Owner
  • Captain
  • Cooks
  • Mechanics
  • Tender drivers
  • Deckhand
  • Professional Cruise Manager / Dive Guide    

Our crew is Indonesian: the cruise leader, the captain, a dive master, chefs, engineers and deckhands. Everyone works as a team, assisting where necessary, be it setting up dive equipment, accompanying the tenders with snorkellers or on the beach. Our housekeeping team makes sure your cabins are clean and tidy, your laundry is done and that you are comfortable throughout your trip with us. They work in shifts day and night to ensure your comfort and safety at all times.



  • Matakko

    Captain
    Trust him, you are in the right hands. Matakko, or we call him Daeng Takko, is the seventh generation from the first sailor man who brought phinisi boat sail across Sulawesi to Madagascar. With his years experience sailing, especially in Papua, never worry to get lost.
  • Ian

    Cruise Leader/Dive Buddy
    Fresh graduated as marine specialist, but years experienced in the eastern sea of Indonesia. He know where to go and what to see in the underwater. Speciality on wreck dive at Manokwari, you can find the famous Shinwamaru. PADI certified.
  • Melki

    Operation Manager
    Born in Biak Island, Papua, he is grown up as responsible and respectful person to cater all you need in the boat. His extensive knowledge about Papua ocean, land, and culture will be benefit for all of our guest.
  • Darwis

    Boat Engineer
    He have almost 25 Years experience, part of the first phinisi sailor generation, who brought phinisi boat sail across Sulawesi to Madagascar. He will make sure our boat is fully safety and all engine work properly for your comfort.
  • Mulyadi

    Chef
    Young Indonesian and Experience Chef, loves the ocean almost as much as he loves to create culinary delights. Anything you want then let him know – the freshest you can possibly get!, he will fulfill your every wish.
  • Diki

    Boat helmsman / Jurumudi
    20 years experience as a sailor man that you can trust, part of very few Papuan who build the career as sailor man and he is also part of Papuan sailor family. Always smile for anything you ask for help.
  • Gibenk

    Assistant KKM
    Young sailor man that you can trust him, part of the generation from the first sailor man who brought phinisi boat sail across Sulawesi to Madagascar. Always with smile to help you on the boat.
  • Rian

    Boat helmsman / Jurumudi
    Young sailor man that you can trust him, part of the generation from the first sailor man who brought phinisi boat sail across Sulawesi to Madagascar. Always with smile to help you on the boat.
  • Kuncoro

    Dive Buddy
    Young & enthusiastic marine biologist who experienced in major Papua underwater. He will take every responsibility for your comfort and safety. He also the one where you can ask anything about Papua underwater life and biodiversity. PADI certified.
  • Rimer

    Dive Buddy
    Fresh graduated as marine specialist, but years experienced in the eastern sea of Indonesia. He know where to go and what to see in the underwater. Speciality on wreck dive at Manokwari, you can find the famous Shinwamaru and whatever you want to know about Cenderasih bay and the whale shark. PADI certified.
  • Grison

    Operation
    Passionate young talented person from Raja Ampat. He will be the first man greet you onboard. He will make sure you have everything you need for your comfort and safety along the trip. PADI certified.
The boat promoting research and education. She equipped with 1 drone with range 1 Km, LCD Projector, and other devices for the monitoring. We have expert to lead some kind of projects. 

KURABESI LODGE

Eco lodge under Kurabesi management will provide a unique eco-tourism, connected with local cultures, people and nature. Kurabesi lodge is dedicated to education and engaging communities in sustainability, the environment, promoting the unique and diverse cultures of Papuan people and supporting efforts to protect some of the world's most endangered species.