MV Explorer 26m Charter Boat #5337
MV Explorer 26m Charter Boat #5337
Laurie Collins Marine
  • 25.97m M0 MPH20
Boat type:Launch
Cruising speed:0
Model:26m Charter Boat


“MV Explorer” is a steel passenger vessel launched in 1981.

She’s a one of a kind… and WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY to fall into someone’s hands… almost completed with all the hard work done, and ready to become one of the busiest charter boats in Auckland or beyond… 26m of hardwearing Boat – Accommodating 100 day Guests, or 20 Overnighters + crew… her potential is endless.

The vessel has been redesigned and built to conform to a marine architects’ specifications to be able to accommodate 20 passengers overnight and have 100 passengers for day functions. This has been approved already by the surveyor… as well an extra 3 bulkheads fitted to comply.
BUY HER OUT RIGHT… or take up the opportunity to LEASE or CO-OWN with current operators – who are open to keeping an interest in her success to come. Approx. $200k to complete vessel to survey and chartering.





Vessel Plans
Current Valuation

Survey Progress Report – not yet completely in survey



Call Wayne for more details on 0274502654

ACCOMODATION         20 Passengers plus Crew and Owner /Operator

Captain                         Has the use of the Guest room or a pull out double bed in the private lounge next to the bridge when required on overnight charters

Owner / Operator          Stateroom –      1 x Queen bed with ensuite shower/ head

Owner / Operator           Guestroom –     2 x Large single bunks with ensuite shower

Guest Accommodation                            7 x Double Rooms – Standard Double Beds

1 x Bunk Rooms with 2 beds per room

Crew Accommodation                           1 x Bunks Beds with 2 beds (crew may need to share the guest accommodation)

Laundry Room


TOILETS: 6 x Unisex

SHOWERS: 4 x Unisex

COOKING: Full Commercial Galley

HOT WATER: Infinity 26 RENNAI Gas Water Heater

COLD WATER: 230Volt x 25mm Diameter Mains Pressure Pump

LAUNDRY ROOM: 230Volt Electric Washing Machine and Dryer



LPG Gas: 1 x 9kg LPG Gas Bottle and Regulator

Extractor: 1 x Industrial Fan and S/S Filter


Name of Boat: MV Explorer

Vessel Type: Passenger Vessel
Design: E. Haug – Whangarei

Year: 1981
LOA: 25.97m

Beam: 7.04m

Draft: 2.17m
Number of Day Guests: 100 Guests

Overnight Guests: 20 Guests + 6 Crew



Hull Type: Displacement

Stern Type: Curved Step-Down Transom

Hull Material: Welded Steel – 6mm Steel
Deck Material: 5mm Steel
Superstructure Material: Alloy
Rudder Type: Single


Number of Engines: 1
Engine: Detroit Diesel 8V71

HP: 230HP
Number of Cylinders: 8

Bow Thruster: Perkins Hydraulic Engine Bow Thruster

Gearbox: Allison

Reduction: 2:1

Prop Dimension : 3 Blade Bronze

Fuel Capacity: 5000L

Fuel Consumption: 9.5L/hr
Lasted Serviced: Has done 20 hours since last full service Sept 2018

Water Capacity: 9000L in 2 tanks

Black Water Capacity: 4500L

Cruise Speed: 8 knots

Max Speed: 12 knots

Capstan: Hydraulic Nilsson
Type of Gear Box: Allison
Type of Propeller: 3 Blade Bronze


Voltage: 24V

Generator #1: John Deere Generator 26KVA single phase

Generator #2: Kohler Generator 9KVA

Electrical System: 230 Volt (Shore power and Gen sets)

24 Volt DC system – 2500W 230Volt Inverter

Lighting System: 24V LED for accommodation levels, decks, saloon, engine room

Batteries:          Main Engine Start 24V system with 2 x 12V H/duty Batteries

No 1 Generator on own separate 24V H/duty Battery

No 2 Generator on own separate 12V H/duty Battery

Bow Thruster on own separate 24V H/duty Battery

House batteries 4 x 12V H/Duty Deep Cycle


Radio:   VHF Marine Radio ICOM 1CM503

VHF Marine Radio Sailor C403

VHF Marine Radio ICOM M8


RADAR: NOBLETTE Computer Chart Plotter


SOUNDER: FURUNO FCV 581 Colour Fish Finder




TV Aerial and Booster

Panasonic Front Loading Washing Machine

Bosch Dryer

Vacuum Portable backpack

Bar Chiller – Stainless Steel 230 Volt ( 2.4L x .8H x .8W )

Security System: Ring 1 x flood light HD Video camera – rear entrance

Link   2 x HD video cameras – side entrances



5.1M MARCO Fiberglass Catamaran with Fabric Pontoons

90HP Yamaha Two Stroke Outboard

1 x Portable Marine VHF Radio M34

Life Vests x 2

Garmin Colour Sounder

Road Trailer



GPS Enabled Wheelhouse


Life Rafts: 5 x 15 Man Float

Life Rings: x 2 (1 x Aft – 1 x Forward with Emergency Beckon)

Life Jackets: 100 x Adult and Children to Survey standard

Fire Alarmed on all floors with emergency switches (to be installed)

Engine Room – CO2 Fire Extinguisher System

Generator room – CO2 Fire Extinguisher System

Battery / Pump Room – CO2 Fire Extinguisher System

Fire Blanket to Galley

Fire Extinguisher in Galley/ Restaurant

Fire Extinguisher in Wheel House

Fire Extinguisher in Accommodation Levels

Fire Extinguisher in Saloon / Bar Level

High Pressure Fire Fighting saltwater delivery system at all levels to survey requirements

Emergency Safe Mooring No FS210 Island Bay


Surveyor Company – Dunsford Marine – Kaz Armeka

Naval Architect – Lighthouse Naval Architects – Rupert Shaw

Electrical Surveyor – Felton International Engineering Ltd – Ben Felton

  • 13 Person inflatable Life Raft
  • Flares
  • EPIRB – Expires 8/2021
  • 35 Adult , 4 Children, Life Jackets and 2 inflatables
  • Davits: 1 + Electric Motor
  • Fire Extinguishers: FM 200 Fire Suppression System in E/RM
  • 4 x 4.5 kg Pwd fire extinguishers

Other Information/Equipment

  •  Horn
  • 3  Windscreen wipers on Flybridge
  • 8 Chairs + 2 small tables for deck use
  • CCTV looking Aft
  • Fire Pump
  • 3 Life Buoys


  • MNZ number 134569
  • Engines and Genset regularly serviced by Professional Engineers
  • Boat Maintained by Professional Skipper since new

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Phone: 09 376 6331
103-115 Westhaven Dr, Freemans Bay
Auckland 1010