The Explorer


Do you like the idea of pottering around on a small boat, or going fishing?

Are you the proud owner of camper or motorhome?

Would you love a small boat but are stuck for storage space?

Do you have a beach hut, or holiday home and want a boat which can easily secured away when not in use?

Highlander Boats newest model The Explorer has now been launched. The Explorer combines the traditional shape and design of our long-established Arran dinghy with the convenience of a nesting and fully portable boat which can quickly split into two parts. This then can be nested together when not in use or for ease of transport or storage.

The individual sections are of a size that they will pass through most domestic front doors.

Finished with hard wood gunnels and wooden thwart it is both attractive and highly practical as with all our boats the Explorer nesting dinghy can be fine tuned to the customers specification with things like davit lifting points, covers and carry bags and other accessories.

Main features

  • Quality hand-built GRP Hull with built in buoyancy bow, stern, and under middle thwart.
  • Fully nesting for easy transport and storage
  • Quality hard wood gunnels, non-slip deck, inner and outer outboard pads. Bow eye and rowlocks
  • 3 Year Hull Warranty


  • Carrying capacity 3 adults or 250kg
    Length 2.9m beam 1.34m
    Maximum engine 3.5hp

Optional equipment

Folding launcher
Electric or petrol outboard options


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