RIB PRICE LIST
Explorer Marine build special boats for each customer. Thus we are not surprised when our customers appreciate the boats they use. Here is a selection of recent comments from our post and email collection:
I like the design
details that make the XTREME range so great to live with. The wide front
console seat that opens to provide a mass of useful space. The transom with
its built in boarding steps, the easy access to the fuel tanks, the alloy
look treadplate floor - so easy to wash down, the many comfortable seats -
this is luxury boating ! However it's when you get the Explorer into rough
conditions that you truly appreciate the ultra deep vee hull design and its
handling at all speeds. Great controllability for mooring at slow speeds,
even in windy conditions, and at high speed the most comfortable ride ever.
"I was looking for a sports boat that
would offer a rugged, fast, safe family boat, at home water-skiing or
cruising in an estuary yet with good sea keeping abilities when venturing
out onto the North Cornish coast - the Explorer 550W combined with a Suzuki
140 has met all my expectations and more"
We have named our boat
" Rock Steady " , as the name speaks for itself. After a long search looking
for a rib which was safe for all our family and suitable for enjoyable water
skiing we invested in the 550W rib and have been completely satisfied".
"We have had yet another brilliant
season with the boat and could not fault it in any way".
"When I was a boy
there was a lovely boating word -'Yare'. a boat was Yare when she looked
good, behaved well - and above all felt right. The Explorer 575 is a fine
boat and feels right in every way, - she's Yare!"
Our RIB is the largest 5.5m RIB on the
market. The Explorer is spacious with its wide beam and the seating
arrangement is incredibly versatile. We can happily use it for Tuition and
Charter, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Powerboat Driving Courses and Private
Charters. It is now registed under MCA coding for 7 passengers (+helm)!
Under 'Tailor building terms its Spot On', its fantastic. It serves as a
coastal boat, it has the luxury of CARPET, it has a low planing speed of 11
or 12 knots and really suits a heavy load - 'she loves it' Under MCA rules
we always carry an 8 man liferaft on board, 2 batteries and all the gear.
January is a very quiet month and I am only booked for 16 days so far, but
in the summer I spend 6 or more hours in it each day and it makes a terrific
office - I'm very happy with it.
I am delighted with my
SPORTS 550 W - its versatility is exactly what I wanted. My use has extended
from sedate estuary and coastal cruising with eight adults comfortably
seated in the very spacious interior, to 45 knots plus with a couple of
people aboard. The boats stability never ceases to amaze in both rough and
smooth conditions. Explorer Marine have built the perfect RIB for my use - I
highly recommend the boats - and the team that builds them.
"I am so pleased to say that the RIB
has proved to be an exceptionally safe, stable and comfortable leisure boat.
Exhilarating and fun yet easy to handle. It has provided hours of enjoyment
for all. Your customer service and after sales have been superb, including
the boat demonstrations, the initial setting up of the boat and the
This year we had a
brilliant holiday using the boat nearly every day. Nearshore or offshore we
felt safe and kept dry. The wide flared bow is fantastic, you can crash down
onto the next wave at high speed and still stay completely DRY! Our boat has
topped 60mph and yet can comfortably carry 10 people or more - just amazing.
We have operated several types of RIB
Rescue or Patrol boats over many years. The Explorer 525 SPORTS fitted with
the Mariner 90hp is the best combination we have ever had. The boat has the
power for serious rescue duties, in the estuary and out at sea. The wide
beam and squared bow give tremendous space and unbelievable stability. In
its role as the Ski Patrol Boat, it leaps onto the plane and with its
specially designed side ski bar serves as an excellent training craft.
"After years of safety
duty in various size RIBs we decided to move our main boating from Motor
Boats to a sports / safety configured RIB. Explorer Marine were the only
manufacturer prepared to design to our specification and in particular
additional width and stability.The result has meant constant demand as both
the lead, and controlling safety boat, and for the first time the confidence
of the heavy weight dinghy fleet within our main Club."
The SPORTS 500 model coupled with the excellent Evinrude ETEC 115 hp engine offers brilliant performance and space for the whole family. It
does everything well - it gets on the plane fast & provides a dry
ride in even the roughest conditions. For two weeks this summer we played
and relaxed - I cannot thank you enough for such a boat.
Many thanks indeed for
the excellent Evinrude 175 and for your superb service. The boat was
delivered on time - exactly on budget - and more importantly your care and
attention to detail was a refreshing change. I shall have no hesitation in
recommending the Explorer Marine boat ranges to my friends and colleagues.
It is a shame that this level of customer care cannot be expected elsewhere.
Mike A Farr. Ipswich Suffolk
"We have been very pleased with the
performance of the boat. It is highly manoeuvrable but extremely stable,
making it an ideal family sports boat. On many occasions, we have had a day
out with friends and have been able to take 4 adults and 4 children without
a problem, due to the width of the bow giving plenty of useable space, We
can still pull a waterskier or a doughnut with 8 up and only a 50hp engine
and of course, everyone wants to have a go at driving. Launching and
recovery is very simple and can be done by one person. A great design:
practical, flexible and fun."
"The new boat is really amazing. It handles so much better, the routing is a lot better, we can have more passengers now and I seem to use less gasoline as well. The passengers have more room to sit and move around and, also, very nice for me is less engine noise. By now the engines have 270 hours on them. A little less than expected, but I think that this has to do with a much faster boat. The teakflooring is great and so is the T-top cover."
' I'll let you know when we will be down again next year - in the meantime, thank you for the outstanding service you've provided over the year...' Chris Williams Tonbridge, Kent. Sportscruiser Mercury 60hp.
Red Dragon has been doing sterling work all summer and the customers are very impressed with the speed and stability - and this year, with the GRP roof which has kept the rain off us all. The staff are very impressed by the power of the boat, and the ability of the winch to hold the ropes against wind and tide. Sandbanks Marina - WORKBOAT 800 twin Suzuki 90 hp.
The boat has been with us for six months now, and we are still surprised by its performance and effectiveness. It has made our business work so much better by getting us to the fish cages so much quicker. Thank you...... Mark Amechi Tropo Fish Farms Ghana. WORKBOAT 800, twin Suzuki 90hp.