Waterproof Cruises

Hanse Explorer

You should simply feel in good hands and pretend the vessel would be your own. Our promise: You will feel like that anyhow!

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Hanse Explorer


Everybody has a different understanding of the word „luxury“ – we think it is just the pure and fantastic feeling of being alive. It is our main goal that you feel at home on board the HANSE EXPLORER. Enjoy a perfect, personal service and don't miss a single thing!

There are no formal obligations, only wellbeing at its best. This means: Spacious cabins and common rooms like a bar and restaurant with selected, exquisite interior and with comfortable materials as well as functional design in the rest of the vessel. The cabins in your “temporary home” are of course equipped with the latest techniques (i. a. Satcom-device for email and fax communication) which allows you to communicate with the rest of the world even in the middle of nowhere.
But luxury are also the simple things that makes life comfortable and pleasant. There is for example a smoking oven so that you can smoke the salmons you caught in the far north right on the spot. There is also a sauna, a fully equiped dive operation and high tech video & photography facilities.

Feeling at home

“Mi casa es tu casa” – and this is also the motto on our floating home. You can use everything we have on board. You will not receive an invoice for using the internet nor for the sauna. You should simply feel in good hands and pretend the vessel would be your own. Our promise: You will feel like that anyhow!
You will experience everything at close quarters: Our six luxury cabins offer accommodation for up to 12 guests who will certainly encounter a particular kind of adventure. Whether board manoeuvres or fire drill, route planning or vessel management – it goes without saying that you will also be introduced into the true secrets of seafaring and gain an insight into navigation. The vessel bridge is equipped with a comfortable lounge from where you can follow the happenings on our extra guest radar any time. This is of course of special interest for all those who were always interested in nautical technique. Although the vessel is only 158 ft./48 m long, it is equipped with the same latest up-to-date technique the big tank ships and cargo ships all over the world run with. Feel comfortable and enjoy all day long – that’s our main goal.

The Hanse Explorer offers guest accommodation for 12.
All cabins have private en suite facilities and may be configured for either Queen or Twin sleeping arrangements.


Ship Specifications

  • Flag Antigua & Barbuda

  • Total length 48 m

  • Molded beam 10,40 m

  • Draft 3,52 m

  • Displacement 850 t

  • Classification GL + 100 A5 E3 `Training Vessel´ + MC E3


  • Fuel 150.000 L

  • Fresh water 340.000 L

  • Crew & trainees 16 persons

  • Expedition staff 2

  • Passengers 12

Engine performance

  • Speed 13,2 knots

  • Cruising radius 5000nm at 12 knots


  • Hull Steel Superstructure Steel

  • Wheelhouse naval aluminium

  • Main drive motors Propellor Mak Typ 8 M 20, 1.520 kW, 1.000 rpm, variable-pitch propeller

  • Bow thrusters 300 kW, 34 kN

  • Special features

  • Ice class E3 according to Germanischer Lloyd, Antirolling system, Shaft generator/Power take home device with 400 kW.


Call us today on +31 (0) 858 771 583

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