Caribbean Explorer II
The Caribbean Explorer II comfortably accommodates 18 passengers in 9 double staterooms, all of which have private bathroom facilities and most of which have queen-sized beds. The semi-enclosed, air-conditioned salon on the upper deck includes dining tables, TV, CD/DVD, video library, light table and lounge area; a large sundeck with lounge chairs is aft of the main salon. The vessel's boutique is located on the main deck, and the photo/video lab is below decks. The large dive deck is equipped with a bathroom, individual gear lockers, camera table with low pressure air hose, recharging station, air and nitrox filling stations, tank racks, and a separate fresh water rinse for both scuba and underwater camera equipment. There are two sets of stairs accessing the dive platform, where two in-water ladders hang for easy access to and from the water. The vessel is also equipped with a satellite telephone for incoming and outgoing calls worldwide.
Boatmaker: Camcraft, 1978
Construction: All aluminum
L.O.A.: 115 ft
L.W.L.: 101 ft
Beam: 20 ft
Draft: 7.5 ft maximum
Displacement: 99 tons
Maximum Speed: 12 knots
Maximum Range: 1,000 nautical miles
Engines: 2 GM 12 V 71 diesel main engines, 450 hp. each
Generators: 2 John Deere Diesels producing 110 V AC/220 V AC, 75 KW capacity.
Fuel Capacity: 2,500 gallons
Freshwater Supply: 2 reverse osmosis watermakers, 1,200 gallons per day, 1,500 gallon storage
Air Systems: 2 Bauer K-14 9.7 cfm compressors, electric, with cascade-type storage banks, located in engine room. Nitrox membrane, producing 32% nitrox, bank storage
Electricity: 220 V and 110 V AC power (110 V AC 3 prong grounded outlets in all staterooms and bathrooms)
On the Bridge: Furuno radar, 36 mile range with proximity alarm, Global Positioning System (GPS) with location alarm, digital depth sounder/bottom recorder with alarm, satellite telephone with data link, cellular telephone, SSB Radiotelephone and VHF radios, engine and bilge alarms, internal PA and intercom system
Public Heads: One on dive deck; private facilities in each stateroom
Accommodations: 18 passengers in 9 staterooms, all w/private vanities and toilet facilities. Up to 8 staff in crews' quarters.
Safety Equipment: Life rafts (4), life rings/strobes (4), life vests/strobes (25), emergency position locator, flares, oxygen and first aid equipment
Other Equipment: Full service all electric galley and refrigeration, Ice machine
Stereo audio system, upper deck: CD, DVD, VHS, recharging station for strobes, batteries, etc. Extensive array of professional audio/visual editing, dubbing and special effects systems
Tender: 16-foot rigid hull inflatable (25 hp. engine) used for passenger transport
Accessories: Diving Equipment
The upper deck features a large sunning area with comfortable lounge chairs and chairs, as well as the semi-enclosed, air-conditioned salon with entertainment center, seating areas and wet bar. Forward of the salon is the galley, as well as crew accommodations and access into the pilothouse.
The aft portion of the main deck is where diving operations take place. The dive deck is equipped with individual gear lockers, large camera table with low pressure air hose, recharging stations, air filling station, tank racks and separate freshwater rinse baths for dive equipment and cameras. Also located on the dive deck are a wetsuit hanging area, two freshwater showers, and a bathroom, as well as a drinking fountain. There are two ladders leading down to the dive platform itself, where two in-water ladders hang for easy access to and from the water.
Forward of the dive deck is a wide hallway which accesses the main deck passenger staterooms in addition to the boutique and pilothouse. A central staircase leads down to the passenger staterooms and machinery spaces below.
The main deck staterooms consist of:
Stateroom 1 - Queen bed, window, cabinet, private bathroom
Stateroom 2 & 3 - Queen beds with upper twin bed, window, cabinet, private bathroom
Stateroom 4 - Upper and lower twin beds, window, cabinet, private bathroom
The lower deck is accessed via a stairway on the port side from the maindeck hallway, and contains the machinery spaces, accommodations for four crew and five air-conditioned staterooms. Each stateroom has a private bathroom, and the forward stateroom have portholes. The forward staterooms are located up half a level from the rear staterooms.
The staterooms consist of:
Staterooms 5 & 6 - Two twin beds (or one queen bed), private bathroom, portholes, cabinet, drawers.
Staterooms 7 - Double bed, private bathroom, cabinet
Staterooms 8 & 9 - Double lower and twin upper beds, private bathroom, cabinet