Among the veterens of Mentawai and Telos surf charters, is The Indies Explorer. Owner operated, she is an 115ft ironwood ketch built in 1998 with long range surf charters and exploration in mind. In 2010 The Indies Explorer was completely refurbished and fitted with all updated safety and navigation equipment. She is powered by a Nissan 10 cylinder 480 hp diesel engine.
The vessel accommodates nicely the maxium of 14 guests with tons of space to stretch out or even find your own little corner to read a book or relax. The Indies Explorer is among the largest surf charters in the area. You won´t ever feel cramped for space. The hammocks and bean bags are super cozy. In the big salon – lounge is 68 inch flat screen TV, Playstation 3 and DVDs. Bring your ipod, and dock it to the mega sound system
For your sleeping arrangements, The Indies Explorer has ten private, air conditioned cabins, 8 with double beds and a couple with single beds.The entire boat has been refurbished including the bathrooms, showers, kitchen, saloon, guest rooms, kitchen, the bridge, engine room, all electrical wiring and more. this all makes for a smooth and clean ride. It is perfect for bringing your wife or girlfriend and be confident she will feel relaxed and enjoy her trip as well.
For added safety and versatility, there are 2 supporting tenders. The first is a 6.1mtre tender/ runabout powered by a 40hp Yamaha. The second tender is a 3.1 metre aluminium boat powered by a brand new 15HP Yamaha engine. These boats are perfect for zipping you to and from the breaks with great conveniance. The tenderrs are ideal for crew photographer to get you those phenominal shots of your rides.They are also used for trips to the beach and exploring the islands, and fishing trips.
The huge outdoor dining area seats all comfortably, and meals on board are a delight. The crew cooks up daily caught fish, and a variety of Indonesian flavors and western as well. All day long you can help yourself to snacks and beverages with all you typical sodas, coffee, tea, juices, and Bintang Beer. The crew makes sure you are fed and fit for paddling into the astounding surf in the Mentwais.