Whether it’s wakeboarding, water-skiing, fishing, diving or day tripping – we are renown for our exceptionally crafted Outboard RIBs.

Ranging in size from 4m right up to 7.8m you can get out wide on your next ocean adventure, knowing family and friends are safe on board. Our RIBs are designed to discover inlets, harbours, bays and islands aplenty – with a good dose of action out on the water along the way.

Designed and hand built on a GRP composite hull, we offer a 5 year warranty on boat construction and fabric. Explorer’s exclusive use of Orca© Hypalon tubing ensures your boat is as resistant as it can be to UV damage, abrasion and everyday wear and tear. A comprehensive range of quality componentry and accessories are available to customise your RIB to suit your specific requirements.

What’s more, we’ve tested each of our RIBs out on the water with our own families and trust their ability to get you to shore safely and comfortably when the going gets rough.

Viking 400 Series

Nimble, light to handle and fun to boot – our Viking Series can be purchased as a boat only or can come fully rigged with your preferred outboard engine brand and trailer. Designed with an internal layout that really allows you to move around, our Viking Series come in a range of seating options with a heap of optional extras to suit the whole family. 

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Skipjack 400 Aluminum Series

For those rough landings or just heavy use the durable Skipjack Aluminum Hull Series will see you through, a lighter alternative for when weight needs to be kept at a minimum. Just because it is aluminum doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort with a seated transom, boarding platforms and several internal layout options.

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Gulf Cruiser 500 Series

Measuring between 5.1 – 5.8m, our Gulf Cruiser 500 Series delivers the ultimate in outboard cruising. With all the features a boatie could wish for, this range of craft make coming home the only hard part. Right down to the extensive on-board storage for all your diving and fishing gear, there’s a place for everything and everyone on Explorer’s Gulf Cruiser.

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Bluewater Series

Starting at 6m and comfortably accommodating 9+ adults, the Bluewater Outboard RIB is a fantastic solution combining comfort, safety, performance and reliability. Get out wide with complete peace of mind on board the Explorer Bluewater Series.

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Explorer are proud to produce commercial vessels for a wide range of clients in NZ and beyond. From our Panther 290 in use as an Ocean Regatta Support Vessel to our 550 Sport Jet used on Lake Taupo and the Waikato River for Coast Guard River Patrols. We design and build tourist vessels, support and safety boats along with many other commercial craft. We would love to work closely with you and your team to achieve your next custom boat build.

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