The latest Explorer 46 to leave the yard has been delivered to a very knowledgeable owner and features a custom interior with his choice of exotic woods, teak and holly flooring and ultra-leather fabrics.
A well laid out galley with Smeg and Isotherm appliances, plenty of storage and Staron counter tops is an entertainers dream that would meet with the approval of any professional chef.
The boat’s exterior, too, features a range of bespoke elements.
Custom stainless steel rails and biminis were designed and fabricated in-house with meticulous welding, polishing of the welds and overall hand polish finishing before being installed.
Extensive use of teak, from the custom cap rails to a custom-designed swim platform, aft deck and side decks, was all measured and cut in-house.
The custom swim platform design includes integrated swim ladders, quick-install stand-up transom shower and a low-profile ADC davit.
Options such as the Muir windlass and Italian anchor chain were also specified by the owner.
Other notable but standard features are the stainless steel saloon sliding doors, lower helm door and flybridge hatch from Aritex which are polished to a mirror finish.
We crafted a top-of-the-line custom lower helm chair from MarineTech in Australia that blends nicely with the dedicated helm area, well laid out instrument panel and surrounding dash covered in leather. Not forgetting the custom wheel which took our carpenters many days of careful work to assemble.
The smart use of LED lighting throughout, coupled with VIMAR light switches and dimmers, top-line door handles and reading lights further complement the contemporary look the owner wished to achieve.
The boat is powered by a pair of new series Cummins 6.7-litre QSB common-rail diesels that offers quiet operation, laudable fuel economy with increased performance. We also installed upgraded fuel filtration to offer the clean diesel that these engines thrive on.
Thank you all for your considerable efforts on this boat over the past year. All the small but important details we incorporated have come together so well. Loaded up with fuel and water she handles perfectly and achieved a continuous fast cruise of 16 to 17 knots. At anchor she is very stable, unlike our previous boat – not an Explorer!