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248 Explorer

*pictures do not always reflect standard features 

     Like our powerful 248 hull but need more permanent shelter than a T-top and dodger can provide?  The 248 Explorer delivers a classically-styled hard cabin and pilothouse with sliding windows.  As her name suggests, she’s just right for day-long and weekend coastal expeditions.  In line with modern composite construction techniques, the house is built of a strong foam core sandwiched between layers of fiberglass.  Mounted on the solid fiberglass 248 hull, the light structure above the gunwales enhances the hull’s inherent stability. The cabin offers a V-berth (filler panel with cushion optional), head (portable with pumpout standard, permanent with macerator and holding tank optional), and hanging locker. The swiveling helm and companion seats mount on storage boxes, but the Explorer can substitute a settee to port with a countertop/sink/refrigerator unit just aft for food preparation.

     The recommended 150-hp outboard can hang on the transom, but an optional transom bracket maximizes cockpit space and quiet operation.  The bracket allows space for a transom door and a bench seat, and with a boarding ladder, becomes a swim platform. Is a 150 enough for this spacious, comfortable boat? Consider a recorded cruising speed of 25.9 mph burning 6.2 gallons per hour. Try to find a comparably-equipped 24-footer with numbers like those!


Length: 24'      Beam: 8′ 6″      Draft: 15″      Freeboard: 24″      Weight: 3,500 lbs      Fuel Capacity: 90 gallons.      Recommended HP: 150

Standard Features:

  • Navigation Lights

  • Stainless Steel Hardware

  • Black Rub Rail / Spray Rails

  • Hard Cabin Sides with Sliding Windows

  • (1) Electric Windshield Wiper

  • 90 Gallon Fuel Tank

  • Fuel Filter & Water Separator 

  • V-Berths w/ Cushions & Shelves

  • Trim Tabs

  • Electric Bilge & Auto Float

  • Dual Front Opening Windshields

  • Side & Aft Curtains 

  • (2) Seat Boxes with Swivel Pedestal Seats                                 - Todd Ladderback

  • Flush Mounted SS Rod Holders (pair)

  • Hydraulic Steering Sea Star

  • (4) Cabin Ports with Opening Glass, Screens

  • Anchor Roller / Deck Pipe

  • (2) Dome Lights

  • Boot Stripe

  • Self Bailing Inner Liner

  • Inspections Deck Plates

  • Scuppers

  • Stainless Steel Bow Eye

  • 12V Switch Panel

  • Stainless Steel Bow Rail

  • LED Courtesy Lights

  • 20 x 20 Cabin Hatch

  • In-Floor Storage

  • Fold Down Helm

  • Hanging Locker

  • Teak Wire Ways 

  • 12V Accessory Plug

  • Compass

  • Porta Pottie with Dockside Pumpout

  • Sunbrella Upholstery

Popular Options:

  • Wiring for dual batteries & switch

  • V-berth filler cushion

  • Electric windshield wiper - port

  • Additional rod holders, pair, drink / rod combo

  • Anchor windlass w/ anchor, rode, chain

  • Shore power w/ battery charger, cord not included

  • Marine head, macerator, pumpout (requires water system)

  • Bow thruster, bottom paint around

  • Swim platform w/ fold down ladder

  • Rear bench seat (islander style) requires outboard bracket

  • L-shaped settee, includes sink and water

  • Outboard bracket, color matched to deck, ladder not included

  • Color match outboard bracket to hull 

  • 3 step bracket mounted folding ladder

  • 3 step slide in ladder

  • Extra 6 gang breaker panel 

  • Fresh water system

  • Halogen spreader lights, pair, roof mounted

  • LED spreader lights, pair, roof mounted

  • Livewell w/ washdown in large seatbox, port side

  • Refrigerator unit

  • Aluminum 5 rod rocket launcher, roof mounted

  • Transom livewell

  • Transom opening w/ color matched fiberglass door

  • Transom opening w/ starboard door

  • Upgrade in floor storage to insulated fish box w/ gulper pump

  • Upgrade to stainless steel handrails

  • Upgrade upholstery and canvas

  • NEMA 2000

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