Explorer 58 Pilot House launched in Hong Kong

Explorer Yachts has launched its latest model, the Explorer 58 Pilot House, which is due for delivery in May

Explorer 58Fast-growing Hong Kong yard Explorer Yachts is celebrating its latest launch after Hull #1 in the Explorer 58 Pilot House range hit the water.

Founded in 2012 by Mark Campion, the range has gone on to spawn five models measuring from 40ft to 62ft.

But the Explorer 58 looks set to be the Asian boatbuilder’s most popular model yet, with four orders taken off plan – the first model is due to be delivered to its owner in Norway in May, while Hull #2 is heading to Sweden.

CEO Mark Campion reported that the initial sea trials had been successful, with the Explorer 58’s twin 480hp Cummins engines propelling the semi-displacement hull to a top speed of 16.5 knots.

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However, he points out that the maximum engine set-up of twin 715hp Cummins should be good for 23 knots.

Below decks, the layout comprises an amidships owner’s cabin, two further guest cabins and a pair of heads compartments.

For better stability, Explorer Yachts has built the 58 Pilot House with a solid fibreglass laminate below the waterline.

To see more pictures of the Explorer 58 Pilot House, click on the slideshow below: