Published: Thursday, 25 August 2016

The first of the new-generation Explorer 58 Pilot House cruisers arrived with its Owner in Norway and will undergo further sea trials and a comprehensive photo shoot after its official debut at the Oslo Boat Show Sept 1-4.

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(Photos: Explorer Motor Yachts - Explorer 58 Pilot House)

Explorer announced the 58 Pilot House in 2014 and received orders for four of the new boat off the plan. The first is delivered, while the second has undergone successful sea trials and is scheduled for delivery to a Swedish Owner in the next few weeks. The third will go to an Owner in Hong Kong and the fourth to the Middle East.

The 18.14m Explorer 58 comes with a stylish and modern exterior designed by Australian naval architect Mark Williamson. Its pilot house has a functional deck layout with a deep, safe cockpit, wide side decks giving all round ease of access and a spacious flybridge with fully repeated controls and twin access from cockpit or wheelhouse.

Explorer Motor Yachts To Debut 58 Pilot House In Oslo

(Main saloon)

Its new exterior styling, combined with a raised pilot house area and generous beam, allows a feeling of light and space in the saloon and wheelhouse area along with a raised forward galley and interior flybridge access. Below decks the increased hull volume results in a full-width Owner’s en-suite cabin with a further two guest and VIP cabins served by their heads and shower compartments. 

The 58 galley is placed centrally in the heart of the raised pilot house area, and midway between the saloon and helm station, serving the pilot house dinette, flybridge and saloon making this area an integral part of onboard living. Using quality appliances, fixtures and fittings, and with ample storage and work surface areas, the standard fit-out is complete with stainless steel fronted fridge and freezer, combination oven etc. 

Explorer Motor Yachts To Debut 58 Pilot House In Oslo


Another yacht in the series to be launched soon is Explorer 46 Pilot House, which incorporates the style and seaworthiness of a proven design. It features walk-around decks, a large cockpit, elegant interior timber finishes and comfortable two-cabin accommodation.

The raised pilot house provides both security and panoramic vision for Skipper and crew while the saloon and galley offer luxury and comfort once you are safely anchored in a secluded bay.

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(Explorer 46 Pilot House)

She builds on the heritage of the Explorer 50 Pilot House and, while shorter by a few feet, she retains almost the same beam as her bigger sister – a mere one inch narrower, ensuring a large volume interior.

Powered by single or twin Cummins diesels, this vessel offers cruising comfort ranging from a leisurely displacement speed to a more sprightly 18 to 20 knots.