All you need to know ... and watch the Explorer in action

  • Suitable for anyone and everyone – no specialist training required.
  • High performance – with topsides to expel the larger waves in choppy conditions yet light enough to cut through the water at an astonishing pace.
  • Easy to repair – a unique feature for lightweight rowing boats - after a bad knock, the Explorer can easily be repaired anywhere in the world.
  • Stability - capable of stability in choppy waters but robust and easy to handle.
  • Good looks – a polished gelcoat gives a fantastic finish with intricate detailing.
  • Space - designed for one or two people and has enough storage space for a tent, camping kits and a large dry bag.
  • Affordability – no more expensive than a quality mountain bike! See below for prices.
  • Mobility – the Explorer is easily managed by 2 people and comes with its own unique mobile wheel cradle for launching and moving around. A single boat can be lifted onto a car roof rack by 2/3 people or up to 8 boats can be stacked onto a road trailer.
  • Easy to store - at just over 5 metres long, it doesn’t take up much storage space.

Unique design, manufacture and performance

The Explorer has been created by Rannoch Adventure's founder, Charlie Pitcher, and world renowned naval architect Phil Morrison.
With its GRP construction and a polished gelcoat finish, the Explorer is lighter and cheaper than injection moulded boats and, as a result, has significantly superior and more exciting performance and handling characteristics.
The Explorer has a very practical and comfortable layout with shaped riggers, a large waterproof compartment for dry storage, and is suitable for solo or pairs rowers.
With its high topsides and hard chine, the Explorer excels in open and coastal conditions and is remarkably dry compared to any other skiff on the market. The hull's deep V entry and flat aft sections make it a fast yet stable thoroughbred even in choppy seas, but when you pull hard in flat water, it runs like a fast train on tracks!

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Technical Specifications

No. of rowing positions
One or two
Length on water line
Width on water line
Height (for crating)
Hull weight / Boat weight
52kgs / 65kgs
Maximum load
Average speed
5kts +
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Standard features
  • GRP hull & anodised aluminium riggers
  • Sliding seat(s)
  • Recreational oars (1 pair for solo boat, 2 pairs for pair’s boat)
  • Adjustable foot board and straps
  • Two watertight storage compartments

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