Operated by: Pandaw
The classic motor yacht Andaman Explorer has a storied history. Built as the MV Atlantic Guard in 1963 in Norway as a Norwegian coast guard vessel, she is 61 metres long with her original Rolls Royce engines. The hull is built to 'ice class' with extra thick plates and she has the power to withstand north Atlantic storms or chases out to sea. Very handy when cruising in tropical waters!
After retiring from coast guard duties in 1998 she was acquired by Doctor Bogazzi, an Italian oligarch whose family owns the Carrara marble quarries. Dr Bogazzi lavished many a million on the ship, now renamed the MY Marina, completely refitting her with eleven very generous suites and a Jacuzzi on deck. Much of the ship is floored with Carrara marble, pleasantly cool under foot for those who go unshod.
Now, completely refurbished in Pandaw style, she is ready to explore the Andaman Sea and Myanmar coastline. With both open-air dining and an interior dining room, spacious lounge areas, two teak observation decks and an onboard jacuzzi, and capacity for just 18 guests, your expedition aboard Andaman Explorer will be both comfortable and intimate.
SIZE:28m2 / 300sqftSLEEPS:2
Each of the nine generously proportioned staterooms (8 x Double and 1 x Twin) feature a separate sitting room area and stylish en suite with marble floors, hairdryer and spa-branded amenities. Premium mattresses, quality linens, generous closet space, unlimited bottled mineral-water, kimono and slippers and a nightly turndown service will ensure a good night sleep. Choose from Staterooms located across the Main, Promenade or Observation decks.
A local master chef heads an experienced international culinary team offering a personalised meal service. The air-conditioned dining room accommodates all 18 guests comfortably in one sitting, or you may choose to dine on the outside deck. The open air lounge and bar is a pleasant place to relax and enjoy the company of fellow expeditioners, while the hospitality bar remains open 24 hours a day for your convenience.
Pandaw offer a great choice of local cuisine and exotic foods. Supplies are sourced locally whenever possible, given environmental health regulations. Breakfast is a buffet while lunch has a buffet soup, salad and desert table with the main course served at the table and dinner is served at the tables. Passengers who do not like hot or spicy foods are offered European alternatives and vegetarians are well catered for. Special diets may be catered for by prior agreement.
Andaman Explorer is fully equipped for expedition cruising. Each stateroom consists of a sitting room, bedroom and marble (of course) bathroom. There is a saloon, indoor dining room and two teak decks aft, the lower for outdoor dining and the upper with a Jacuzzi for lounging. There is also a forward observation deck below the bridge. The ship comes with two RIB tenders (zodiacs) for excursions to islands and beaches. Once ashore, local guides and private vehicles will be waiting to introduce you to the sights and sounds, cultures and people of Myanmar.