Heritage Explorer

Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account


Share this tour.

Heritage Explorer

Heritage Explorer

Built by renowned wooden boatbuilding family Carey’s Boatyard in Picton, this new 30-metre vessel cuts a striking shape in the water with a considered design that’s both ahead of its time and showcases a clever balance of privacy, comfort, spaciousness and agility allowing her to explore the furthest reaches of New Zealand’s backyard while introducing new levels of bespoke comfort.

Tastefully decorated, Heritage Explorer’s contemporary wood-finished interior features 10 well-appointed cabins; dining room boasting spectacular 180-degree panoramas and theatre capabilities; lounge and bar featuring a selection of inclusive regional New Zealand wines, beers and spirits; and a well-stocked local library.

Outside, enjoy plenty of covered space on the Bridge Deck, or adjourn to the Sun Deck perfect for wildlife spotting, sunrises and sunsets, or simply watch your voyage unfold. Kayaks and fishing equipment are available for use during all expeditions, while two tenders allow for deeper exploration of New Zealand destinations we know intimately and the unforgettable wildlife encounters.

Heritage Explorer has an open bridge policy and a full commercial kitchen helmed by a talented chef focused on highlighting local produce and any guest catches of the day, as well as an enthusiastic and passionate expedition team and will be shipped by a New Zealand captain and crew.

Robust yet refined, Heritage Explorer features state-of-the-art technology to provide a comfortable expedition with high performance dual Scania 653 horsepower engines, bow thrusters, fin stabilisers, full air-conditioning, sound attenuated twin generators and a hydraulic aft ramp, while a comprehensive navigation package ensures the ultimate Kiwi adventure awaits.

Technical description:

  • Vessel Type: Expedition Yacht
  • Expedition Staff & Crew: 5
  • Guests: 18
  • Cabins: 10
  • Length: 30m
  • Breadth: 7.8m
  • Draft: 1.93m
  • Gross Tonnage: 76.1gt
  • Engine: 653 horsepower
  • Cruising Speed: 10 knots
  • Tenders: 2

Royal Suite: Located on the Bridge Deck, our Master Suite features a spacious bedroom with a queen-sized bed, ample storage with wardrobe and drawers, mirror and washbasin, private en suite, personal climate control, TV, PABX satellite telephone, window and French doors opening out on to the covered Bridge Deck.

Salvin’s Cabins: Located on the Lower Deck, Salvin’s cabins have the option of either a double bed or two lower berths. Both feature ample storage with wardrobe and drawers, TV, PABX satellite telephone, private en suite and a picture porthole.

Wondering Cabins: Located on the Lower Deck, Wandering cabins feature one lower single berth, ample storage with wardrobe and drawers, TV, PABX satellite telephone, private en suite and a porthole.

Buller’s Cabin: Located on the Lower Deck, the Buller’s cabin features one bunk (one upper and one lower berth), ample storage with wardrobe and drawers, TV, PABX satellite telephone, private en suite and a porthole.