Four Seasons Explorer, a 39-metre (128 feet) luxury catamaran, marked the start of its new adventures in Palau with a three-day launch event, October 5 to 7, 2023. The event was attended by senior dignitaries from the Palau leadership and community, including His Excellency Surangel Whipps Jnr., President of the Republic of Palau, and First Lady Valerie Whipps.
Four Seasons Explorer will operate like a floating resort starting October 22, 2023, allowing guests to explore Palau’s marvels as deeply—and for as long—as they wish. The vessel has daily embarkations and disembarkations, an onboard PADI 5-Star Dive Centre, and just 11 double-occupancy en-suite accommodations (including an expansive suite).
Armando Kraenzlin, Regional Vice President of Four Seasons Resorts Maldives, Bali, Palau and Mumbai, expressed his deep gratitude to the people of Palau for the warmth of their welcome and his respect for their unique home.
“Palau is quite unlike anywhere in the world and it has been one of the standout privileges of my career to have had the opportunity to explore it in such detail and spend time learning from many of its custodians. On behalf of the whole Four Seasons Explorer team, we are very much looking forward to working in collaboration with the local community to share insights into this thrilling natural paradise and its exciting waters,” said Armando Kraenzlin.
Representatives from the boat’s ownership and management teams, including Mr. Gan K.L., VP of Business Development & Asset Management, HPL Hotels & Resorts; and Armando Kraenzlin, Regional Vice President of Four Seasons Resorts Maldives, Bali, Palau and Mumbai welcomed the State Ministers, Ambassadors, Governors of Palau, members of the Legislature and Education board plus leading figures and representatives from Palau Visitors Authority, Chamber of Commerce, Conservation Society, the business community and the media during the three-day launch.
Four Seasons Explorer not only brings an unparalleled level of luxury to Palau but introduces the most flexible way to experience its many natural and cultural wonders.
Complete with its own PADI 5-Star Dive Centre, Recreation Desk, restaurant, bar,
lounge and library, the dedicated onboard team of 25 – which includes 4 Palauan
nationals and 21 Maldivians– is primed to create extraordinary ocean- and land- based
experiences for a maximum of 26 guests at a time.
Four Seasons Explorer is also available for fully customizable private yacht charters in Palau.