2018 Eastern 248 Explorer

  • 24 ft
  • Pilothouse

Overview

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 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!

Specifications

Basic Information

Manufacturer:
Eastern
Model:
248 Explorer
Year:
2018
Category:
Power
Boat Type:
Pilothouse
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Type:

Dimensions & Weight

Length:
24 ft
LOA:
24 ft - 7.32 meter
Beam:
8 ft 6 in - 2.59 meter
Draft - max:
1 ft 3 in - 0.38 meter
Bridge Clearance:
-
Dry Weight:
3500 lbs
Deadrise Aft:
-

Optional Engine

Make:
Yamaha
Model:
Horsepower:
150
Engine Type:
Outboard
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
90 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
-
Holding Tank:
-

Accommodations

Total Cabins:
-
Total Berths:
-
Total Sleeps:
-
Total Heads:
-
Captains Cabin:
No
Crew Cabins:
-
Crew Berths:
-
Crew Sleeps:
-
Crew Heads:
-

Gallery

Features

Features:

  • 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

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