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1985 Feadship 46m

Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Explora was built in 1985 by Van Lent Feadship with naval architect H.W. DeVoogt. In 2002, the yacht under previous ownership was fully rebuilt from stem to stern, top to bottom. There was not one area of the yacht that was not rebuilt, replaced, or refurbished. All work on the yacht was done in co-operation with Feadship to make sure that the Feadship integrity and name was enhanced in the overall restoration.


In 2008 there was an addition of a Jacuzzi on the sundeck and zero speed stabilizers. Under her current ownership, Explora underwent a further significant refit in 2017 at Balk Shipyard, Holland where she was fully repainted and one of the guest staterooms was converted into a guest spa.


With a timeless interior by Pembroke & Ives, Explora is a truly spectacular vessel maintained to the highest level by an experienced crew and dedicated owner.




Reel Deal Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Northrop and Johnson (Monaco).

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Boat Name: Explora
Make: Feadship
Model: 46m
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Steel
Boat Hull ID: feadship1985
Has Hull ID: Yes
Range: 3,866.62 mi


Length: 152'11 ft / 46.60 m
Length Overall: 153 ft / 46.63 m
Beam: 27'10 ft / 8.48 m
Range: 12'9 ft / 3866.62 m
Max Draft: 8'11 ft / 2.72 m
Min Draft: 8.92 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 675hp
  • Year: 1985
  • Engine Hours: 11197
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 675hp
  • Year: 1985
  • Engine Hours: 10750
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 1,350hp
Cruising Speed: 10.5 kn
Propeller RPM: 1400
Maximum Speed: 12.5 kn


Heads Count: 7
Boat Class: Motor Yachts


Walk Through


Beginning aft on the main deck, the aft deck, sheltered by the boat deck above, has a 12-person dining table to starboard, a comfortable seating area with coffee table aft and bar forward to port. Double doors lead forward to the main saloon.


Her main salon is a comfortable and relaxing room with an upright player piano, forward of which is a white upholstered L shaped sofa to port facing a coffee table and two upholstered armchairs. A round card table with four chairs is forward to starboard aft of which is the staircase to the guest staterooms below.


The dining saloon forward has an impressive mahogany dining table set athwartships. This room can be secluded from the main saloon with sliding doors and clever electrically controlled clear opaque panels.


The galley is forward to port, while a wide passageway to starboard leads forward past the impressive stainless-steel staircase to the sky lounge, to the full beam Master Suite.


Explora’s master cabin is an impressive suite, entirely panelled in high gloss mahogany with a white panelled ceiling and white carpet. The owner’s study, with extensive wardrobe has a large desk facing the window to starboard. The stateroom is full beam and has a king size bed in the centre forward and more than adequate hanging lockers, drawers, and storage. The master bathroom, aft to port, has a whirlpool bathtub, stall shower, twin sinks and a makeup desk.


On the lower deck aft there are five guest staterooms, two with double beds and two with twin berths, the final cabin being used as a guest spa which had a fixed pullman bed added in 2022 with a twin XL. A bright, clean feel is provided by the white panelling, stainless or nickel hardware and fixtures, blue carpeting, and bright finished accents in the ensuite bathrooms.


The sky lounge is reached via a beautiful staircase from the starboard lobby. A pair of easy chairs and a sofa, upholstered in white are grouped around a coffee table and face a flat screen TV for a perfect movie night. A wet bar is forward to port and curved glass sliding doors open this room to the boat deck.


Her bridge deck aft houses the vessel’s tenders, jet skis, gym equipment and other water toys. A staircase on the starboard side leads up to the sun deck.


Explora’s sundeck offers casual seating around two tables with a shaded awning area. A large stainless-steel barbeque is set in the aft structure of the mast and four teak steamer lounge chairs offer a perfect spot to relax in the sun. Forward of the mast is a large jacuzzi flanked on each side by bar tops and three bar stools. Protection from the sun at the height of the day is provided by shade panels.


She has accommodations for 10 crew in 6 cabins. Forward on the lower deck, forward of the engine room, the crew mess is to starboard with large pantry, fridge, and freezer storage to port. Further forward are four twin berth ensuite cabins with enormous storage below the sole in the typical Feadship fashion. The captain’s ensuite cabin is above the wheelhouse on the port side and another twin ensuite crew cabin is to starboard.




  • 2 x Detroit Diesel 12V149, 675 bhp (496.5 kW)
  • Port Main Engine Hours: 11197 Starboard Main Engine Hours: 10750
  • Diesel Twin Disc MG 520 gearboxes, rebuild (2011)
  • Nibral five blade propellers




Maximum: 12.5 knots – 79 US Gallons (300 liters) per hour - 2500 nm @ 1,800 rpm Cruising: 10.5 knots – 49.5 US Gallons (187.5 liters) per hour - 3360 nm @ 1,400 rpm Economical: 9.0 knots - 33 US Gallons (125 liters) per hour - 4320 nm @ 1,100 rpm




  • Stabilizers, Naiad Zero Speed (2008)
  • Air Conditioning:Aqua-Air 45 ton ,39 air handlers
  • Watermakers:Octo Marine T16 Duplex
  • Bow Thruster: OYS E-0500-T133-08 (now OMS)
  • 31 kw Steering System: Tenjord H220 Backup Emergency
  • Steering: Tenjord H220 Fuel
  • Filtration: Alfa Laval MAB 104B
  • Sewage System: Headhunter TW-HMX-6004LP




  • Garland range 8 burner 
  • 2 x Garland ovens SS680 (New 2012) 
  • APW Wyott Grill Salamander
  • Well Electric Fryer
  • General Electric Sensor microwave Oven 
  • 2 x Miele Dishwasher Pro G7856 (New 2013)
  • (2 doors) Custom Stainless Refrigerator
  • Galley custom Stainless fronts 2012
  • 2 x Whirlpool EDZ0TKXFW01 side by side Fridge/Freezer Combo (pantry/galley)
  • Scotsman Icemaker (pantry) ( New 2013) 
  • BBQ Alfresco stainless Steel grill (sun deck)




  • 2 x Furuno MU190 radars with ARPA (2013)
  • Anschutz STD 22 Gyro compass (2012)
  • Watch keeper Alarm (2014)
  • B & G Hydra Depth sounder (2)
  • Furuno GP170D GPS (2022)
  • 2 x Pilotstar D Anschutz BSH/46/Autopilots
  • Satcom C, Thrane & Thrane,
  • Furuno GPS compass ,
  • Furuno Universal AIS,
  • FA-150 Transas Navi-Sailor 3000
  • Laser Plotter (2014) Furuno Navtex
  • Furuno dual depth sounder/fish finder to 200 meters (2014)
  • B & G Hydra Wind & Speed Indicator
  • 3 x EPIRB 406. 1 unit mast fitted with hydrostatic release 




  • CCTV System: Axis Cameras: 4 x mast, aft deck, port & starboard side decks
  • Monitors: 2 in wheelhouse/crew area (on TVs)
  • Motion Detectors: 4 in cameras 
  • Ships Safe: 2 in captain’s cabin and owner’s stateroom




  • Sharp microwave (crew mess)
  • Vissan MCWC50DTS Drinks Refrigerator new 2012 (crew mess)
  • Dura V7 Coffee machine




  • Shore Power 100 KWA converter
  • Atlas SPHULL1KX6X3-XL-MD (2014) 120V/208V/3-phase/60Hz, 110V/220V/3-phase/60Hz
  • 130 KW Kilopak generator (2012) Port.
  • 130 KW Kilopak/Zenero generator (2017) Starboard.
  • Port Generator Hours: 23244 Starboard Generator Hours: 8258
  • Main Engine Starting battery: 24v charged by designated charger. Mastervolt AGM (2020). Charger replaced 2021
  • Generator Starting battery: 24v charged by designated charger & generator Mastervolt AGM (2020). Charger replaced 2021
  • General Service battery: 24v charged by designated charger Mastervolt AGM (2021)
  • GMDSS battery: 12v charged by designated charger Mastervolt AGM (2021)





  • Steen Anchor Windlass System
  • 2 x 280 kg high holding anchors, 75 fathoms, 19mm anchor chain ( 2011) galvanized (2014)
  • 2 x Steen aft deck capstans
  • 2 x  Marquipt 4,000 lb capacity boat crane and davits
  • Marquipt hydraulic stern passerelle
  • Manual boarding ladders





  • (4 doors) Custom Stainless Freezer
  • 2 x Miele PW6065 washers (crew laundry)
  • 2 x Miele PT7136 dryers (crew laundry)
  • Rowenta Semi Professional steam Iron (crew laundry)




  • Miele PT7136 Professional Dryer
  • Miele PW 6065 Professional Washer
  • Miele B865 roller pressing Iron (guest laundry)
  • J490 A Semi Professional Reliable Steam Iron (Guest Laundry)




  • 3 x AC 45 Scotsman Icemakers (aft deck)
  • 2 x U-Line Ice Makers (Sun Deck & Sky Lounge)
  • 4 x Subzero Drinks refrigerators (aft deck, sky Lounge, 2 on the Sun Deck)
  • ULINE drinks fridge (Lazarette)
  • 2 xLarge Euro Cave wine fridges




  • Salon Audio visualLG “ 47 “ Flat Screen Denon In Command Series
  • SONY DVD player
  • SKY (UK) DIRECTV (US & Caribbean) Satellite TV
  • Apple TV, Air Play,Ipod Dock
  • Mini Ipad Remote control
  • Grand Piano Yamaha
  • Audio Visual Sky Lounge
  • Russound X75 amplifier
  • Xbox360
  • Wii
  • Playstation




  • Samsung “ 47“ Flat Screen TV,
  • Satelite TV,
  • Denon In command series
  • Pioneer Dvd, Air Play, Ipod dock, mini Ipad remote




  • 2 x LG “ 26 “ Flat Screen TV,
  • 3 x LG “22” Flat Screen,
  • Sattelite TV,
  • Intergra DVD player, Ipod Dock




  • Apple TV, Air play
  • TV with satellite ( in relation to Salon audio)




  • Air Play




  • Cross Trainer
  • Stationary Bicycle
  • Weight Bench
  • Yoga mats
  • Various Free weights



  • Fixed FM200 in the engine room
  • 23 x Fire/Heat/Smoke Detectors
  • Fixed Halon System in engine room
  • 32 x Fire Extinguishers
  • 5 x Seawater Firefighting Stations sun deck, port and starboard main and boat decks
  • Firefighting Suit Safety Equipment
  • Life Rafts: 4 x Survival 12-person Pack
  • “Solas A” Flares: 1 x box MCA approved flare kit
  • EPIRBS: ACR Globalfix 2742
  • Life Rings 6 orange and 4 white “Explora” – Besto Buoys



  • Medlink – Advanced Offshore Medical Kit
  • Medlink oxygen kit with spare bottles (2)
  • First Response Kit with A.E.D.




  • Panasonic Super Hybrid Telephone System w/12 lines & 32 extensions
  • Fleet Broad band Sat telephone (2014) & V SAT
  • Kerio Vsat Bandwidth management system (2014)
  • Raytheon Ray 152 SSB radio
  • 2 x Standard STR8400 DSC radio
  • 2 x Furuno VHF radio
  • ICOM IC GM1500 handheld
  • 8 x VHF radios
  • Standard Hx350S handheld VHF radios
  • SSB Furuno Radio Telephone
  • 6 x Panasonic Intercom
  • Mac Ship’s Computer x 2
  • Brother MFC-9325




  • Novurania LX700 w/Volvo Penta (2017)
  • Novurania 550DL w/Yamaha 115 hp (2017)



  • 2 x Yamaha VXR (2012) Full rebuild in 2022 on both.
  • Diving Gear: 4 x full sets
  • 9 x Dive booties sets
  • 10 x Wetsuits
  • 20 x pairs fins
  • 15 x Masks and snorkels





Balk Shipyard, Holland 2017 (USD 5m)

Full repaint

Conversion of a guest cabin into a massage salon

Steel reinforcements as required

Cap rails removed, stripped & revarnished

Replacement of teak decking as required

New Nav / Communications in the bridge

New bow thruster

Starboard generator replaced

Diesel Particulate Filters Installed for both generators





Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Data regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumptions and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.


Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker has been told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot and does not guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise, and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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