Sea trial returns strong data for 58 Pilot House
12th April – 2nd update
A sea trial report on the first of our exciting new-generation 58-foot pilot house cruisers has been completed.
CEO Mark Campion says he is delighted with the results.
“They are in line with what we expected,” he says.
Explorer 58E01 is equipped with a standard pair of Cummins QSB6.7 turbo diesel engines rated to 480hp. The engines drive 740mm four-blade propellers through ZF286A gear boxes.
The report on April 5, 2016, shows that the boat achieved an average speed of 16.45 knots at wide open throttle (3,340rpm). At idle speed of 600rpm she achieved an average of 4.45 knots and at a cruise rate of 2,600rpm she recorded 11.65 knots.
“Equipped with the optional twin Cummins 715hp engines, no doubt this model will achieve top speed of 23 to 24 knots,” says Campion.
He says the company is researching propeller options.
“We currently utilise locally-made propellers,” he says. “However, data suggests that we can gain 1.5 to 2 knots with different props.”
Hull No. 1 is set for delivery to her owner in Norway in May.
Explorer 58 Pilot House launches
22nd March – Initial post
The first of our exciting new-generation 58-foot pilot house cruisers is on the water and undergoing sea trials.
CEO Mark Campion say first trials were “very successful”.
“With the standard twin Cummins 480hp turbo diesel engines we achieved 16.5 knots in early runs,” he reports.
“Equipped with the optional twin Cummins 715hp engines, no doubt this model will achieve top speed of 23 knots.”
Hull No. 1 is set for deliver to her owner in Norway in May.
We have off-the-plan orders for four of these magnificent cruisers. The second will go to Sweden, the third to Hong Kong and the fourth to the Middle East.
The Explorer 58 Pilot House is a large volume semi-displacement cruiser offering three cabins and two bathrooms with the master suite stretching across the full beam amidships.
The first boat includes special interior and exterior fittings, fabrics and benchtops.
The hull is shaped for ultimate stability with a solid fibreglass laminate below the waterline.