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Quintrex reveals new Explorer

AUSTRALIA’S top selling boat, the Quintrex Explorer, has received a revamp with its Queensland-based manufacturer unveiling a series of design changes to the popular range.

In a media gathering on the Gold Coast, Quintrex showed off its latest range which includes a number of modifications to the Explorer and Explorer Trophy range – the biggest design update since their release in the 1990s.

Quintrex said the new range brings the Explorers in line with the Hornet range after the success of the forked bow shape of the Fighter Series Hornets.

The new forked bow designed Explorers feature wider chines and a deeper entry point for a soft and dry ride. The premium Trophy models in the range feature an 11 per cent larger casting platform while the Explorers have 11 per cent more space in the cockpit area.

Other features include 50 per cent stronger side sheets and a rod locker option on the Explorer Trophy.

Models in the range include the 390 Explorer, 420 Explorer, 400 Explorer Trophy and 440 Explorer Trophy.


Quintrex also announced new trailers, including the first aluminium model for boats as little as 4.2m. Quintrex said the aluminium trailer range has been popular given its lightweight design. While Quintrex sells many of these trailers as packages, the company hopes to increase its share in the stand alone trailer market.

The media day involved an “Explorer dinghy derby” where marine journalists had the chance to race against each other (safely) while testing the latest models in the range. The boats performed well for their size and look smart with the new fork bow design. They feature everything you’d need in a small fishing tinny.

Quintrex’s 390 Explorer is the company’s highest selling boat and easily one of the most popular boats in Australia. With the backing of a large company like Quintrex and 70 years of boat building experience, it’s not hard to see why many boaters choose this package as their first foray into the world of boating.

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