Clipper’s Explorer Series of pilothouse motor yachts introduces a groundbreaking new design capturing all the desired features of the larger models in a 48 footer. For those that want a true bluewater long-range cruiser in a live-aboard package then this new vessel will deliver the accommodation, design, and space to meet the brief. A clever saloon and galley arrangement incorporates a large U-shaped dinette and twin tub chairs on the same level as a galley which you would expect to find in a much larger motor yacht, a perfect area for relaxing at anchorage after a day cruising.
Our naval architects and interior designers have collaborated to deliver a spacious full-width master cabin amidships featuring an island bed to ensure those long passages and lazy days at anchor are as comfortable as possible. Oversized mid-ship portholes allow for opening and a great view wherever you wake up. There is also a separate guest cabin which can be fitted with a queen-size bed or twin bunks and also has a separate ensuite attached. We have even designed an alternate layout that gives you a straight staircase to the pilothouse and down to the cabins for those who wish to eliminate a curved companionway set of stairs to the accommodation area. This layout allows for a second ensuite including separate a large stand-up shower should you feel this alternate plan suits your needs.
Clipper’s proven semi-displacement keeled hull design with proven shaft drive technology is incorporated into our newest model, standard power is a single Cummins 480 HP diesel QSB series or optional twin engines are available depending on what your desired cruising and sprint speed are. Either way, you can power the 46 up to achieve an overall speed in excess of 20 knots (estimated) or have a large single-engine configuration for maximum range and economy with an optional APU auxiliary propulsion system.
Choose from traditional Teak cabinetry and trim or customise your new Explorer 48 with American Walnut or Aniegre woods in a modern and contemporary internal fit-out, the team at Clipper will work with you to achieve your perfect custom layout and finish.
The new Explorer is well equipped and combines all the attributes of larger passage makers into a 48ft package for ease of handling and maintenance. No dream destination or port will be out of sight with Clipper’s latest motor yacht.
Single D6 Volvo 435 HP (Optional Twin Engines)