Centurion Magazine is one of the leading magazines for luxury lifestyle, travel, culture, fashion, travel destinations, art and gourmet trends. Now, it has featured the Kudanil Explorer acknowledging its unique approach to luxury cruises in Indonesia. In contrast to the Phinisis, the Kudanil Explorer is synonymous for safety, space and comfort with an unrivalled 1000 …



After 2 years of conversion, the Kudanil Explorer was ready for its first journey as a fine exploration vessel. As Remi Epstein, its founder, put it: “When the opportunity arose to convert one of our heavy duty ocean-going vessels into a luxury expedition yacht, I knew it could offer the perfect base from which to explore and discover the most remote areas of this fascinating country, combining the luxury of an expedition yacht coupled with the built-in safety of a true offshore vessel.”

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In September 2018, we welcomed our returning guests on a unique journey deep in the Eastern Indonesian archipelago. After disembarkation from Maumere / Flores, we cruised for over 800 nautical miles with finish in Ambon. The route led us via Alor and many tiny, remote islands in the Banda Sea to the colonial city, rich in history and culture.

Along the way, we enjoyed world-class dives and absolutely forgotten islands with villages where time stands still. We seeked and found Hammerhead sharks, Manta rays and plenty of rare underwater species. In-between dives, we tried our luck fly fishing and kissed the days goodbye with sunset drinks on the beach.

After twelve magnificent days on board, we finished this wonderful journey with an exploration of the Ambon Fort. Ambon is the capital of the Spice Islands which are famous for not only its richesse in Nutmeg but also a famous trade centuries ago. It is the land the Dutch colonists once traded with the British for a now famous place called Manhattan.

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Earlier this year, we set out to a secret mission with Harrison Roach, one of the world’s finest free surfers. Conditions weren’t blue skies and calm seas but our surf guide was spot on and we scored. Just us, for days.

Not even a handful of surfers, among them DEUS teamrider Harrison Roach, teamed up on Kudanil Explorer to find some hidden waves somewhere in Indonesia. Being an ex-oil supply ship, it made for the perfect expedition vessel to explore remote surf breaks far away from civilization. And a little bit of comfort and space certainly never hurt nobody. Be it the massage therapist, the en-suite bathrooms, the private balconies or the delicious food – we had the guys covered.

Accompanied by Andy Gough and Woody Gooch, some of the most featured and renowned photographers and videographers in the surfing world, we left the harbor and ventured out. The forecast was tricky but our guide was confident. We weren’t sure what exactly to expect but this is what this trip was all about. Tap the unknown, explore the uncharted.  Watch the video and send us a message for your very own surf trip now! Whether you want to explore with us for waves never ridden before or just benefit from our already done research – it’s up to you. Find all other surf videos on our YouTube Channel.


We are proud to inform that – just months after our launch – Robb Report has ranked us among its top 5 yachts to explore Southeast Asia.

Robb Report is an American lifestyle magazine synonymous around the world with affluence and luxury. It is widely regarded as the single most influential journal of living life to the fullest. Besides it’s US-edition, Robb Report publishes in 18 other countries across the globe. We couldn’t be more excited about being elected into their exclusive list.

We convinced the Robb Report editors two main aspects. On the one hand, our on-board comfort with 1000 sqm of space for guests to use and our 8 en-suite cabins with private balconies. On the other, our history as an oil supply vessel and it’s robustness. In other words, it’s the ship’s structure and original purpose that make for unrivalled safety and the Kudanil Explorer the ultimate luxury exploration yacht.

Safety, space and comfort – welcome to Kudanil Explorer. Enquire now for your private journey.

Check it out: Robb Report’s Top 5 Most Luxurious Yachts for Exploring Southeast Asia