Boarding the yacht Four Seasons Explorer Day 1

Carrying just 22 passengers Four Seasons Explorer is an unusual hybrid of both charter yacht and small passenger ship.

The three-deck catamaran features ten spacious double state rooms and one beautifully-appointed full beam suite, two sun decks, restaurant with an indoor and outdoor dining area, bar, lounge and small but comprehensive library.
Built in Australia during 2002, launched in 2003 as Island Explorer this 39 metres catamaran has a beam of 12 metres and a draft of 1.90 metres she cruises at 14 knots using twin MTU diesels and fixed pitch propellers. A sea state motion control system further enhances the innate stability of the vessel. 
All ten staterooms are bright and airy with large windows. The mood of the interior is contemporary with teak wood grain complemented by cool, subdued tones and soft goods from the subcontinent.
All state rooms are air-conditioned and feature twin beds that can convert to a king size bed, couch, writing desk, mini bar, satellite TV, WiFi Internet, VCD and music system, telephone, in-cabin safe and en-suite bathroom with bath tub/shower.
The forward facing Explorer Suite with its expansive panoramic windows offers a staggering 45 square metres of space and features a king sized bed, daybed its own indoor dining area and access to the private Portuguese Bridge.  We are to travel with this yacht for the next four days as she moves through the atolls to Four Seasons Kuda Haraa