Pandaw has announced that it has acquired the MY Andaman Explorer, which the line will deploy on the coasts of Southeast Asia.
The Andaman Explorer has a hull built to "ice class" with extra thick plates. The ship is on its way to Rangoon, where it will be redecorated and refurnished in Pandaw's style. A fuller refit will follow in 2017.
Each of the ship's suites consists of a sitting room, bedroom and marble bathroom. There is a saloon, indoor dining room and two teak decks aft, the lower for outdoor dining and the upper with a Jacuzzi for lounging. There is also a forward observation deck below the bridge. The ship comes with two RIB tenders for excursions to islands and beaches.
Pandaw plans an informal recce cruise between Rangoon and Ranong in Thailand in February. Interested agents should get in contact with Pandaw about the recce cruise by emailing [email protected].
From June to September 2016 Pandaw will start its first official voyages out of Bali exploring Indonesian coastal waters: Lombok, Sumbawa, Komodo Islands and Flores. From October 2016 to April 2017 the yacht will offer cruises on the Burma coast between Ranong and Rangoon, an area that includes the Mergui Archipelago and old colonial seaports like Moulmein.