The Boat

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The Indies Explorer is an owner operated 115ft ironwood ketch built exclusively for long range surf charters and exploration in Sulawesi by Haji Darmand and his team in late 1998 to early 1999 and COMPLETELY refurbished by our team in 2010-2011. She features all updated navigation and safety equipment such as Satellite phone, radar, GPS, Sounder, SSB radio, life raft, life jackets, fire extinguishers, all new maps, medical kits, 220 v electricity plus more..  The Indies Explorer accommodates our maximum of 14 surfers easily, with heaps of room to move around and find your own space if you need it. The Mighty ‘Indies Explorer’  is powered by a Nissan 10 cylinder 480 hp diesel engine.

Also along for the ride we have our 2 tenders. The first is a 6.1mtre tender/ runabout powered by a new 40hp yamaha for zooming you to and from the break with ease. This 6.1 tender is perfect for zooming us to & from the surf breaks & for filming, taking photos or resting watching the waves. The tender is also perfect for the afternoon fishing trip. Our second tender is a 3.1 metre aluminium boat powered by a brand new 15HP Yamaha engine. This little boat is perfect for quick pick ups and drop offs + the ideal platform form for our photographer Dan to get in the perfect position to get amazing professional shots of your surfing.

The Indies Explorer features a massive undercover front entertaining deck with COMFY hammocks & bean bags for great viewing & relaxing whilst onboard.  Also featured is our refurbished polished timber open plan kitchen with large LCD flat screen TV, saloon/ media room, huge outdoor dining area with plenty of seating for all aboard and great viewing of the waves. Our LARGE saloon consists of a 68 inch screen LG LCD TV and Playstation3 equipped for gaming and DVD enjoyment for all. We also have a Booming split sound system with Amplifier & Ipod docking , so bring your own music to relax or party on  after a big day of epic waves.

The entire boat has been refurbished including the bathrooms, showers, kitchen, saloon, guest rooms, kitchen, the bridge, engine room, all electrical wiring the lot plus more, making for a very tidy, smooth operating charter boat. Perfect for your trip!!!

The ‘Indies’ also has huge front and rear decks for viewing and relaxing, new air-conditioning throughout, 8 large double cabins, 4 of which have single bunk style beds aswell, plus 3 staff rooms meaning that the spacious Indies Explorer is the perfect boat for your wife or girlfriend to feel relaxed and enjoy her trip as well. So come make yourself at home!!! CONTACT US TODAY!!!

All this meaning that….

 The Indies Explorer is better than ever before!!


Engine: Nissan Diesel RF 10 Cylinder 480 hp
Cruising speed: 8-10 knots
Generators: 2 x Isuzu panther
Weight: 125 tonnes
Length: 35.05 metres
Width: 7 metres
Overall depth: 10 metres (lowest point) 11 metres (highest point)
Depth: 2 metres
Air Conditioning: 4 x LG