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EXPLORA Yacht for Sale

153' (46.63m)

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The 46m (152’) Feadship EXPLORA is of impeccable pedigree, built in 1985 and maintained to the highest standard by a dedicated owner. A classic with a timeless, bespoke Pembroke & Ives interior, not a single expense has been spared: she was completed a full rebuild in 2002 under the supervision of Feadship, with additional refits in 2008 and most recently in 2017 at the Balk shipyard, Holland. EXPLORA has subsequently been run to ensure that all annual maintenance and capital expenditure are completed as required to keep her in immaculate condition.

Upon boarding the main deck aft, guests are greeted by a shaded alfresco dining area with seating for up to 12 and a comfortable seating area with a coffee table and bar. Double doors lead into the main salon, a comfortable, convivial space featuring an upright piano, an L-shaped sofa to port facing a coffee table, and two upholstered armchairs. A round card table with four chairs completes the laid-back room. Her design, best described as Hampton’s Beach House style, sets EXPLORA apart from other vessels of similar heritage and creates a chic, relaxed atmosphere.

Forward, the main dining salon features an impressive mahogany table set athwartships. Clever, electrically controlled opaque panels and sliding doors can separate the room from the main salon should privacy be desired.

EXPLORA’S skylounge, accessed via a beautiful staircase from the lobby, features a pair of easy chairs and a sofa, upholstered in white and grouped around a coffee table and flat-screen TV. A wet bar forward to port and a curved glass sliding door open the room to the boat deck, where the vessel’s tenders, jet skis, gym equipment and water toys are stored. From here, guests can access the sundeck via a staircase to starboard. The sundeck is home to the yacht’s Jacuzzi, seating/dining tables, a large barbecue and lounge chairs.

The master stateroom aboard EXPLORA is impressive, with stunning high-gloss mahogany and a white-paneled ceiling that sets a welcoming tone. This full-beam stateroom features a king-size bed, private study, abundant storage, and an en-suite bathroom with a whirlpool tub. Five additional staterooms are found below deck, comprising two doubles and two twins and a fifth convertible cabin that can be used as a spa or twin stateroom. 


  • Immaculate classic Feadship
  • Six guest cabins with one converted as a guest spa
  • Beautiful Pembroke & Ives interior
  • Maintained to an excellent standard with no expense spared
  • Zero speed stabilizers
  • Maintained to Lloyds classification
  • Large tender & toy storage on bridge deck aft
  • Impressive range at economical cruising speed


Builder Feadship
Model 46m
Length (LOA) 153' (46.63m)
Year 1985
Year Refit 2017
Gross Tonn. 419
Draft 9' (2.74m)
Beam 27' 10" (8.48m)
Range 3,360 NM
Location Fort Lauderdale, United States


Staterooms 6
Sleeps 12
Heads 7
Crew Cabins 6
Crew Sleeps 10
Capt. Quarters Yes

Dimensions & Capacity

LOA 153' (46.63m)
Max Draft 9' (2.74m)
Fuel Tank 17,567 g (66,498 L)
Fresh Water 18,800 g (71,165 L)
Gross Tonn. 419
Displacement 401


Hull Material Steel
Hull Config 46m
Ext. Designer devoogt
Int. Designer pembroke & ives
Max Speed 12.5 Knots
Cruising Speed 10.5 Knots
Range 3,360 NM
Stabilizers Zero Speed

Engines (x2)

Engine Make Detroit
Engine Model 12V149, 675 bhp
Power HP 675
Power KW 503
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Location Port
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Full Details


Explora was built in 1985 by Van Lent Feadship with naval architect H.W. DeVoogt. In 2002, the yacht under previous ownership was fully rebuilt from stem to stern, top to bottom. There was not one area of the yacht that was not rebuilt, replaced, or refurbished. All work on the yacht was done in co-operation with Feadship to make sure that the Feadship integrity and name was enhanced in the overall restoration.

In 2008 there was an addition of a Jacuzzi on the sundeck and zero speed stabilizers. Under her current ownership, Explora underwent a further significant refit in 2017 at Balk Shipyard, Holland where she was fully repainted and one of the guest staterooms was converted into a guest spa.

With a timeless interior by Pembroke & Ives, Explora is a truly spectacular vessel maintained to the highest level by an experienced crew and dedicated owner.

Walk Through

Beginning aft on the main deck, the aft deck, sheltered by the boat deck above, has a 12-person dining table to starboard, a comfortable seating area with coffee table aft and bar forward to port. Double doors lead forward to the main saloon.

Her main salon is a comfortable and relaxing room with an upright player piano, forward of which is a white upholstered L shaped sofa to port facing a coffee table and two upholstered armchairs. A round card table with four chairs is forward to starboard aft of which is the staircase to the guest staterooms below.

The dining saloon forward has an impressive mahogany dining table set athwartships. This room can be secluded from the main saloon with sliding doors and clever electrically controlled clear opaque panels.

The galley is forward to port, while a wide passageway to starboard leads forward past the impressive stainless-steel staircase to the sky lounge, to the full beam Master Suite.

Explora’s master cabin is an impressive suite, entirely panelled in high gloss mahogany with a white panelled ceiling and white carpet. The owner’s study, with extensive wardrobe has a large desk facing the window to starboard. The stateroom is full beam and has a king size bed in the centre forward and more than adequate hanging lockers, drawers, and storage. The master bathroom, aft to port, has a whirlpool bathtub, stall shower, twin sinks and a makeup desk.

On the lower deck aft there are five guest staterooms, two with double beds and two with twin berths, the final cabin being used as a guest spa which had a fixed pullman bed added in 2022 with a twin XL. A bright, clean feel is provided by the white panelling, stainless or nickel hardware and fixtures, blue carpeting, and bright finished accents in the ensuite bathrooms.

The sky lounge is reached via a beautiful staircase from the starboard lobby. A pair of easy chairs and a sofa, upholstered in white are grouped around a coffee table and face a flat screen TV for a perfect movie night. A wet bar is forward to port and curved glass sliding doors open this room to the boat deck.

Her bridge deck aft houses the vessel’s tenders, jet skis, gym equipment and other water toys. A staircase on the starboard side leads up to the sun deck.

Explora’s sundeck offers casual seating around two tables with a shaded awning area. A large stainless-steel barbeque is set in the aft structure of the mast and four teak steamer lounge chairs offer a perfect spot to relax in the sun. Forward of the mast is a large jacuzzi flanked on each side by bar tops and three bar stools. Protection from the sun at the height of the day is provided by shade panels.

She has accommodations for 11 crew in 6 cabins. Forward on the lower deck, forward of the engine room, the crew mess is to starboard with large pantry, fridge, and freezer storage to port. Further forward are four twin berth ensuite cabins with enormous storage below the sole in the typical Feadship fashion. The captain’s ensuite cabin is above the wheelhouse on the port side and another twin ensuite crew cabin is to starboard.


  • 2 x Detroit Diesel 12V149, 675 bhp (496.5 kW)
  • Port Main Engine Hours: 11197
  • Starboard Main Engine Hours: 10750
  • Diesel Twin Disc MG 520 gearboxes, rebuild (2011)
  • Nibral five blade propellers

Speed, Consumption & Range

Maximum: 12.5 knots – 79 US Gallons (300 liters) per hour - 2500 nm @ 1,800 rpm

Cruising: 10.5 knots – 49.5 US Gallons (187.5 liters) per hour - 3360 nm @ 1,400 rpm

Economical: 9.0 knots - 33 US Gallons (125 liters) per hour - 4320 nm @ 1,100 rpm

Mechanical Equipment

  • Stabilizers, Naiad Zero Speed (2008)
  • Air Conditioning: Aqua-Air 45 ton , 39 air handlers
  • Watermakers: Octo Marine T16 Duplex
  • Bow Thruster: OYS E-0500-T133-08 (now OMS)
  • 31 kw Steering System: Tenjord H220 Backup Emergency
  • Steering: Tenjord H220 Fuel
  • Filtration: Alfa Laval MAB 104B
  • Sewage System: Headhunter TW-HMX-6004LP

Galley/pantry Equipment

  • Garland range 8 burner 
  • 2 x Garland ovens SS680 (New 2012) 
  • APW Wyott Grill Salamander
  • Well Electric Fryer
  • General Electric Sensor microwave Oven 
  • 2 x Miele Dishwasher Pro G7856 (New 2013)
  • (2 doors) Custom Stainless Refrigerator
  • Galley custom Stainless fronts 2012
  • 2 x Whirlpool EDZ0TKXFW01 side by side Fridge/Freezer Combo (pantry/galley)
  • Scotsman Icemaker (pantry) ( New 2013) 
  • BBQ Alfresco stainless Steel grill (sun deck)

Electronics And Navigation

  • 2 x Furuno MU190 radars with ARPA (2013)
  • Anschutz STD 22 Gyro compass (2012)
  • Watch keeper Alarm (2014)
  • B & G Hydra Depth sounder (2)
  • Furuno GP170D GPS (2022)
  • 2 x Pilotstar D Anschutz BSH/46/Autopilots
  • Satcom C, Thrane & Thrane,
  • Furuno GPS compass ,
  • Furuno Universal AIS,
  • FA-150 Transas Navi-Sailor 3000
  • Laser Plotter (2014) Furuno Navtex
  • Furuno dual depth sounder/fish finder to 200 meters (2014)
  • B & G Hydra Wind & Speed Indicator
  • 3 x EPIRB 406. 1 unit mast fitted with hydrostatic release 

Safety & Security Equipment

  • CCTV System: Axis Cameras: 4 x mast, aft deck, port & starboard side decks
  • Monitors: 2 in wheelhouse/crew area (on TVs)
  • Motion Detectors: 4 in cameras 
  • Ships Safe: 2 in captain’s cabin and owner’s stateroom

Crew Mess Equipment

  • Sharp microwave (crew mess)
  • Vissan MCWC50DTS Drinks Refrigerator new 2012 (crew mess)
  • Dura V7 Coffee machine


  • Shore Power 100 KWA converter
  • Atlas SPHULL1KX6X3-XL-MD (2014) 120V/208V/3-phase/60Hz, 110V/220V/3-phase/60Hz
  • 130 KW Kilopak generator (2012) Port.
  • 130 KW Kilopak/Zenero generator (2017) Starboard.
  • Port Generator Hours: 23244
  • Starboard Generator Hours: 8258
  • Main Engine Starting battery: 24v charged by designated charger. Mastervolt AGM (2020). Charger replaced 2021
  • Generator Starting battery: 24v charged by designated charger & generator Mastervolt AGM (2020). Charger replaced 2021
  • General Service battery: 24v charged by designated charger Mastervolt AGM (2021)
  • GMDSS battery: 12v charged by designated charger Mastervolt AGM (2021)

Deck & Hull

  • Steen Anchor Windlass System
  • 2 x 280 kg high holding anchors, 75 fathoms, 19mm anchor chain ( 2011) galvanized (2014)
  • 2 x Steen aft deck capstans
  • 2 x  Marquipt 4,000 lb capacity boat crane and davits
  • Marquipt hydraulic stern passerelle
  • Manual boarding ladders

Storeroom / Pantry

  • (4 doors) Custom Stainless Freezer
  • 2 x Miele PW6065 washers (crew laundry)
  • 2 x Miele PT7136 dryers (crew laundry)
  • Rowenta Semi Professional steam Iron (crew laundry)

Guest Laundry

  • Miele PT7136 Professional Dryer
  • Miele PW 6065 Professional Washer
  • Miele B865 roller pressing Iron (guest laundry)
  • J490 A Semi Professional Reliable Steam Iron (Guest Laundry)

Guest Area Equipment

  • 3 x AC 45 Scotsman Icemakers (aft deck)
  • 2 x U-Line Ice Makers (Sun Deck & Sky Lounge)
  • 4 x Subzero Drinks refrigerators (aft deck, sky Lounge, 2 on the Sun Deck)
  • ULINE drinks fridge (Lazarette)
  • 2 x Large Euro Cave wine fridges

Entertainment Equipment

  • Salon Audio visual LG “ 47 “ Flat Screen Denon In Command Series
  • SONY DVD player
  • SKY (UK) DIRECTV (US & Caribbean) Satellite TV
  • Apple TV, Air Play, Ipod Dock
  • Mini Ipad Remote control
  • Grand Piano Yamaha
  • Audio Visual Sky Lounge
  • Russound X75 amplifier
  • Xbox360
  • Wii
  • Playstation

Master Cabin Av

  • Samsung “ 47“ Flat Screen TV,
  • Satelite TV,
  • Denon In command series
  • Pioneer Dvd, Air Play, Ipod dock, mini Ipad remote

Guest Cabins Av

  • 2 x LG “ 26 “ Flat Screen TV,
  • 3 x LG “22” Flat Screen,
  • Sattelite TV,
  • Intergra DVD player, Ipod Dock

Exterior Main Deck Av

  • Apple TV, Air play
  • TV with satellite ( in relation to Salon audio)

Exterior Sundeck / Bridge Deck Av

  • Air Play

Exercise Equipment

  • Cross Trainer
  • Stationary Bicycle
  • Weight Bench
  • Yoga mats
  • Various Free weights

Fire Fighting Equipment

  • Fixed FM200 in the engine room
  • 23 x Fire/Heat/Smoke Detectors
  • Fixed Halon System in engine room
  • 32 x Fire Extinguishers
  • 5 x Seawater Firefighting Stations sun deck, port and starboard main and boat decks
  • Firefighting Suit Safety Equipment
  • Life Rafts: 4 x Survival 12-person Pack
  • “Solas A” Flares: 1 x box MCA approved flare kit
  • EPIRBS: ACR Globalfix 2742
  • Life Rings 6 orange and 4 white “Explora” – Besto Buoys

Medical Equipment

  • Medlink – Advanced Offshore Medical Kit
  • Medlink oxygen kit with spare bottles (2)
  • First Response Kit with A.E.D.

Communication Equipment

  • Panasonic Super Hybrid Telephone System w/12 lines & 32 extensions
  • Fleet Broad band Sat telephone (2014) & V SAT
  • Kerio Vsat Bandwidth management system (2014)
  • Raytheon Ray 152 SSB radio
  • 2 x Standard STR8400 DSC radio
  • 2 x Furuno VHF radio
  • ICOM IC GM1500 handheld
  • 8 x VHF radios
  • Standard Hx350S handheld VHF radios
  • SSB Furuno Radio Telephone
  • 6 x Panasonic Intercom
  • Mac Ship’s Computer x 2
  • Brother MFC-9325


  • Novurania LX700 w/Volvo Penta (2017)
  • Novurania 550DL w/Yamaha 115 hp (2017)

Pwc & Diving

  • 2 x Yamaha VXR (2012) Full rebuild in 2022 on both.
  • Diving Gear: 4 x full sets
  • 9 x Dive booties sets
  • 10 x Wetsuits
  • 20 x pairs fins
  • 15 x Masks and snorkels


Balk Shipyard, Holland 2017 (USD 5m)

Full repaint

Conversion of a guest cabin into a massage salon

Steel reinforcements as required

Cap rails removed, stripped & revarnished

Replacement of teak decking as required

New Nav / Communications in the bridge

New bow thruster

Starboard generator replaced

Diesel Particulate Filters Installed for both generators

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