August 2016: Explorer Marine is keen to sell all of our demonstrators ready to build new boats for next season. Hence we can offer good prices on the used boats, with hew or used engines.

April 2016: To start the new season we are updating our demonstrator RIBs with new models. Thus we have used SPORTS RIBs in 480, 550 and 650 lengths for sale.

March 2016: The new season is underway and we are all hoping for a long hot dry calm season to give us plenty of time on the water.Explorer Marine have several used RIBs for sale from £6995 - so look under SERVICES for our SALE ITEMS page to see what we have available.

October 2015: Having enjoyed glorious weather in September, we have completed the dynamic testing of our SPORTS RIBs to assist in the development of the Sea Shepherd hullform.

September 2015. Another season coming to a close and the first 20 boats are being taken out of the water to be serviced, cleaned and stored for the winter.

April 2015. Working with the Notified Body - HPi, Explorer Marine have successfully completed witnessed stability tests on a typical Explorer SPORTS 750 for 14 passengers and crew

January 2015: followin the theft of both its Suzuki 100hp outboards, the WORKBOAT 750 is back at the workshops for a refit - take care that your engines are stored in a secure location for the winter, and remove the lower units if possible

October 2014: Demonstrations are still available through the autumn, of our range of custom RIBs. We also have used boats for sale at this time.

September 2014: After the busiest season for Explorer Marine ever, the customer boats are being winterised and put away. Development work now continues on the Sea Shepherd range of fast fishing/ workboat boats.

May 2014: The new Explorer SPORTS 600 fitted with a Suzuki 140ATL has been handed over to the new customers in Cornwall

March 2014: : : : : Explorer Marine will be exhibiting at the Cornwall Coast 2014 Event at the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge. The event is on 12th and 13th April 2014.

February 2014: Currently in construction is a SPORTS 600 to be fitted with a Suzuki 140hp outboard, for leisure use in Cornwall.

January 2014: Work is underway on a major refurbishment of a 1998 SPORTS 550



Explorer Marine was established in 1989 to manufacture high quality power boats for the commercial, rescue, dive and leisure markets. We manufacture and retail five distinct ranges of Rigid Inflatable Boats - RIBs - to suit the needs of a wide range of users. The Explorer ranges are the Explorer SPORTS for general leisure use, Explorer DIVE for divers and charter boat operators, Explorer JETRIB when a petrol or diesel waterjet is required. Then there is the WORKBOAT range for specialised harbour duties and commercial operations, and the Explorer XTREME for those wishing to achieve the maximum speeds in offshore conditions, and / or for extreme wakeboarding where the large wake is required.

Our design principles are not necessarily to follow the industry trends, but to develop innovative features, some individually developed for one customer, which provide valuable customer benefits. Explorer boats thus provide amazing stability, dynamically or at rest, yet complete the task for which they were designed, even at speeds up to 60 mph.

The Explorer Marine offices are at Cullompton in Devon and the main manufacturing workshops are near Rock in Cornwall. The office there overlooks the North Cornwall coast, which allows us to view the sea conditions, giving the opportunity for boat trials in the calmer Camel estuary at Rock and Padstow, or out past the Doom Bar to the more challenging Atlantic waters off the rugged North Cornwall coast.

Explorer Marine RIBs start at 4.0 metres and range in size up to the top DIVE and XTREME and WORKBOAT models at over 10 metres. All share the distinctively flared bow which reduces spray, whilst the broad beam - many models are available in an extra wide version - gives amazing stability and handling. Xtreme

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Explorer Marine also supply GRP and polypropylene tenders and rowing boats from 2.25 to 3.0 metres.

Browse through this website using the buttons at the top of all pages, and then use the buttons on the left of each page, to learn a little about our products so that you can specify the boat of your dreams.

If you want to share in our passion for custom boat design, contact us:

By phone on +44 (0) 1392 882344 or 07974 959 777

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