The new Explorer 50 motor yacht currently in build at the company’s yard is designed to be equally at home on a passage to distant islands or tucked safely in a sun-drenched bay.
The first boat has already been sold “off the plan” and the company is working on custom elements with client for the next boats in production.
According to Explorer Motor Yachts CEO Mark Campion, the company’s efforts to offer custom elements throughout each boat have proved a powerful attraction to boating enthusiasts.
“As a semi-custom builder, our craftsmen work to bring clients’ ideas to life,” he says.
This new cruiser combines the luxuries of handcrafted timbers and leather lounges with the benefits of a raised pilothouse for long-distance navigation.
From the teak decking of the aft cockpit to the extended flybridge and a saloon fitted out with luxury leather lounge and teak dinette, the Explorer 50 provides a place for every boating enthusiast.
Below decks, two large staterooms, each with en-suite bathroom, provide comfortable accommodation at the end of a relaxing day.
The timber-lined saloon offers the options of an L-shape lounge and dinette on the port side and cosy tub chairs or a TV cabinet to starboard. The galley immediately forward is well equipped with a four-burner electric hob, underbench convection microwave oven, a combination fridge/freezer and twin stainless steel sinks. Storage is both under the Staron benchtop and overhead.
Three steps up from the saloon and galley, the expansive pilothouse is both functional and comfortable; superbly equipped both for the skipper and guests. A premium central helm seat faces a comprehensive array of marine electronics and navigation aids and a hand-crafted timber wheel. The first mate has a companion seat to port while guests can relax with the crew on a leather lounge behind.
A teak staircase on the starboard side of the pilothouse leads to the accommodation suite.
The midships master stateroom and en-suite bathroom stretch across the full beam of the Explorer 50. The timber-lined stateroom offers a queen walk-around bed, a desk with drawers on the port side and ample cedar-lined hanging locker and storage drawers. A large porthole sheds natural light throughout the stateroom. The en-suite includes an electric toilet and separate shower stall with teak grate on the floor.
Forward, the guest stateroom is fitted out with a walk-around double bed, a large cedar-lined hanging locker and book shelves on both sides. Portholes on both sides and a deck hatch shed natural light and air throughout the stateroom. The second bathroom off the central companionway includes electric toilet and a separate shower stall, also with teak grate on the floor.
For sun-lovers, the decks offer plenty of opportunity. Safe, wide walk-around decks lead forward to the pulpit while a moulded staircase leads up from the aft deck to the flybridge.
With the tender stowed on the aft section of the flybridge, there is plenty of space for skipper and guests in the sunshine or protected by the FRP hardtop forward. The forward helm includes a suite of electronic navigation aids and engine controls and a stainless steel wheel. Guests can relax on lounges aft of the helm and in the shade of the hardtop.
The Explorer 50 Motor Yacht is offered either with a single 380hp turbo diesel engine for casual long-distant cruising or with twin engines for those with a need for extra power and to take advantage of the boat’s semi-displacement planing capability.
EXPLORER 50 PILOTHOUSE MOTOR CRUISER SPECIFICATIONS
Length overall (Incl boarding platform and bowsprit) 54ft 2in / 16.50 m Length on deck 48ft 7in / 14.80 m Length at waterline 46ft 11in / 14.30 m Beam 15ft 5in / 4.69 m Max draft 4ft 3in / 1.30 m Fuel capacity 800 USgals / 3,028 litres Water capacity 300 US gals / 1,136 litres Black water capacity 70 US gals / 265 litres