Boat Specifications

Make: Eastern Boats
Model: 248 Explorer
Year: 2018
Length: 24 ft. 0 in.
Type: Pilot House Boats
Listing: 1872140
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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 Armstrong 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!
Draft: 1 ft. 3 in.
Beam: 8 ft. 6 in.
Fuel tank capacity: 90
Standard features:
Specifications
Length: 24'0"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft: 15"
Freeboard: 24"
Weight: 3,500 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 90 gallons
Recommended HP: 150


Standard
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


Optional features:
Dark Colors
Pastel Colors
Anti-Fouling Bottom Paint
V-Berth Filler Panel with Cushion
Electric Windshield Wiper
Additional Rod Holders (pair)
Swim Platform with Fold Down Ladder
Rear Bench (Islander) Requires Outboard Bracket
L Shaped Settee (Inc. Sink & Water)
Upgrade Upholstery & Canvas
Turn Large Floor Storage into Insulated Fish Box with Gulper Pump
Upgrade to Stainless Steel Handrails
Anchor Windlass
Shore Power with Battery Charger
Marine Head with Macerator
Extra 6 Bang Breaker Panel
Fresh Water System
Halogen Spreader Lights (pair)
LED Spreader Lights (pair)
Wiring for Dual Batteries & Switch
one battery included​
Livewell with Washdown in Large Seat Box - Port
Refrigerator Unit
Aluminum 5 Rod Rocket Launcher
Transom Livewell (req. bracket)
Transom Opening with Color
Matched Fiberglass Door
Transom Opening with Starboard Door
Bracket Ladder (slide in or bracket mount)

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PO Box 1040
Milton, NH 03851
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