The first of an exciting new generation 58-foot pilot house cruiser from Explorer Motor Yachts is near completion at the company’s yard in China.
The company will being sea trials on the boat in March and expects to ship the sparkling new cruiser to its Norwegian owner in May.
First announced in late 2014, the three-cabin (plus optional crew cabin) classic-style cruiser drew instant attention and already four have been ordered off-the-plan.
The first boat goes to Norway, the second to Sweden, the third to Hong Kong and the fourth to the Middle East.
“Markets across the world gave us a powerful vote of confidence with this new-generation model and its sister 50-foot pilot house,” said Explorer CEO Mark Campion.
The Explorer 58 Pilot House is a semi-displacement cruiser offering three cabins and two bathrooms with the master suite stretching across the full beam amidships.
“We are a semi-custom builder and each of the boats on order has a range of variations,” said Campion.
Hull No. 1, equipped with a pair of 480hp Cummins turbo diesel engines, will cruise at up to 18 knots. By contrast, Hull No 3 will be delivered with a pair of 670hp Cummins turbo diesels, providing speeds up to 23 knots.
The first boat includes special interior and exterior fittings, fabrics and benchtops.
“Our client is a highly knowledgeable yachtsman with extensive ship and boat building experience,” explained Campion.
“Hull three, for client in Hong Kong, will be our first with dark blue gel coat. We researched gel coat suppliers extensively before selecting Scott Bader. This company has a powerful reputation for quality dark colour gel coats.
“The client fell in love with the classic modern styling of the Explorer 58 Pilot House which he considers will be timeless.
” The galley layout is totally different from the first two to suit the client’s boating needs in the warm climates of Hong Kong. The port guest cabin will have four bunks for their children.”
This client has also opted for an extended Opacmare hydraulic swimming platform. The tender will be stored on the swim platform as they want the entire flybridge available for seating, entertaining and sun bathing.
Hull four, bound for the Middle East, features lighter Anigree timber interior with custom fabrics. It will have an extended swim platform, custom electric sun shades aft of the flybridge hardtop with custom sun shades for the bow area. This boat also has an electric sliding hatch in the hardtop so that this area opens up to the stars at night!
The saloon will have an additional sofa on the port side in lieu of a standard entertainment centre.
The new Explorer 58 Pilot House cruiser follows in the tradition of the marque as a long-distance blue-water cruiser, designed to support family and friends in comfort and style in most sea states and to provide a high level of luxury.
“The 58 Pilot House will appeal to experienced boating enthusiasts who cruise the coasts and seas of Europe, Asia and the Americas,” said Campion.
“This new model included a range of standard features that most builders offer only as options. These include both bow and stern thrusters for ultimate manoeuvring control.
“Teak decking is standard throughout – from the boarding platform, over the cockpit and on the side decks to midships.
“We have also provided a well equipped crew quarters aft of the engine room.
“Both the pilot house and flybridge helms include hand-made teak wheels. We have included LED lighting throughout, with dimmers on most of the internal lighting. There is also subtle rope lighting through the saloon and courtesy LED lights on all external steps.
“In fact, the only options that a new owner needs to consider are whether to install a water-maker, stabilisers and which navigation electronics are required.
“Our naval architect, Mark Williamson, is passionate about stability and safety. The hull is shaped for ultimate stability with a solid fibreglass laminate below the waterline. Safety measures include handrails set into the headliner of the saloon.”
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