This Explorer 22 is 22’x11′, weighs about 1700 lbs and can carry 1800 lbs. It uses a VW TDi 2.0L 4 cylinder diesel for power. The electronically managed engine delivers 84 hp for at top speed of 40mph on water and a 30 mph cruise at half throttle.
Picture from original sea trial 2013.
Interior shot during a tour.
Current photo with hard top.
Original brochure, 2014
The designer has taken 500 mile trips through the Puget Sound with the 14′ Vanguard 18 hp version of this design. You can read about the trip here. In fair conditions you can travel in open water between islands. Explore areas rarely seen by others. River deltas, estuaries, mudflats, rivers during low water and high.
On another adventure the original 20 ft version of this craft traveled 1400 miles up the west coast of north America to Juneau Alaska from Anacortes Washington. Read about that here.