Our Fleet


Peretū is our premium, purpose-built cruise and dine vessel recently relaunched in Auckland. With an impressive range of flexible spaces across three levels, Peretu offers an exlusive platform for your next event. Settle into the spacious dining room, relax in the comfort of the cocktail lounge or take in the 360 degree views of the cityscape from the open roof deck.

  • Location: Auckland
  • Capacity: 180 pax 
  • Length: 88ft | 27m
  • Amenities: Fully licensed bar | purpose built dining room | roof deck | lounge deck | full kitchen facilities | air conditioning | digital sound system | toilets

Find out more about Peretū HERE



This brand new purpose built vessel joined Explore's fleet in 2022. Tuhi-rapa has a variety of well appointed indoor and outdoor spaces and viewing areas across three levels, enabling passengers to discover the Hauraki Gulf in comfort and style.

  • Location: Auckland
  • Capacity: 300 pax 
  • Length: 95ft | 29m
  • Amenities: Fully licensed bar | roof top deck | air conditioning | digital display and sound system | toilets

Find out more about Tuhi-rapa HERE

Island Explorer

Island Explorer is a custom built 24m vesssel. She has two levels of air-conditioned lounge style seating and a partially shaded deck. With a cruising speed of 20 knots she provides a quick and comfortable ride through the Hauraki Gulf.

  • Location: Auckland
  • Capacity: 170 pax 
  • Length: 78ft | 24m
  • Amenities: Fully licensed bar | three decks | toilets

Pāua Cat 

Jump on board our 18m power catamaran, Pāua Cat, for your own private cruise. Our skipper can deliver a tailored experience including an island excursion where you can swim, snorkel and paddleboard, or simply relax in your private anchorage.

  • Location: Viaduct Harbour, Auckland
  • Capacity: 20 pax
  • Length: 60ft | 18m
  • Amenities: BBQ | Kitchen | Indoor & Outdoor seating | Bean Bags | Tender | Toilet | Fully licensed with drinks packages available on request


(IACC) America's Cup Yachts



Built and raced by Japan this vessel came second to Team New Zealand in the 1995 Louis Vuitton Challenge. NZL41 remains in almost the same configuration as when she was raced ensuring you get an authentic race experience, while minor alterations including hand rails ensure your comfort and safety. 


Originally commissioned for German syndicate in 2003, Team New Zealand used her as a trial boat prior to their 2007 America's Cup campaign. NZL68 is also in virtually original race configuration, while minor alterations have been made to meet with maritime safety regulations. 

  • Location: Auckland
  • Capacity: 30 pax per vessel
  • Length: 80ft | 24m
  • Amenities: Marine toilet only onboard


Harbour Sailing Yacht Fleet 


Courageous, Defiance, Challenger

Our iconic harbour sailing yachts have been purpose built for comfortable and relaxed sailing on Auckland's harbour. With a fleet of three identical 50ft mono hull yachts guests can experience comfort as well as performance as we sail among the captivating scenery.

  • Location: Auckland
  • Capacity: 18 pax per vessel
  • Length: 50ft | 15m
  • Amenities: large open air cockpit | Lower deck dining saloon | kitchen facilities | fully licensed bar and toilets


Discovery IV

Discovery IV is part of our powercat fleet. This smaller vessel is perfect for more intimate numbers but retains a sense of space with ample seating and spectator areas including roof deck and side opening windows for great cabin viewing. Currently in her 36th America's Cup livery she has been used as an official spectator vessel for Emirates Team New Zealand.

  • Location: Bay of Islands
  • Capacity: 80 pax
  • Length: 59ft | 18m
  • Amenities: roof top deck | spacious cabin on lower deck | digital display and sound system