Eastern 248 Explorer

Perfect For weekend coastal expeditions

Eastern 248 Explorer

The 248 Explorer delivers a classically-styled hard cabin and pilothouse with sliding windows. She’s perfect for cruising and overnighting. With modern composite construction techniques, the house is built with strong foam core, sandwiched between layers of fiberglass. Mounted on a solid fiberglass hull, the light structure above the gunwales enhances the hull’s inherent stability.

With a recommended 150-hp outboard she cruises at 25.9 mph burning only 6.2 gallons per hour. Try to finding another comparably equipped 24-footer with numbers like those! An optional transom bracket maximizes cockpit space and creates quiet operation. This also allows space for a transom door and bench seat. Now add a boarding ladder to create a swim platform.

Specification highlights

  • 24 FT


  • 15 IN


  • 3500LB

    Dry Weight

Comfortable Multi-use Boat

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.

Key Features
  • Trim Tabs
  • Rod Holders
  • Pilothouse
  • Fuel Efficient Design
  • 90 Gallon Fuel Capacity


Some configurations, options, accessories, and/or colors may not be shown. Confirm availability of all accessories, options and equipment with our sales team.

Equipment List
Deck / Cockpit
  • Hand Laid Fiberglass Hull
  • Self Bailing Inner Liner w/ Scuppers
  • One Piece Stringer Grid w/ Foam Flotation
  • Hard Cabin Sides
  • Opening Front Windows (2)
  • Sliding Side Cabin Windows w/ Screens (2)
  • In Floor Storage Box w/ Drain
  • SS Bow Rail
  • Black Rub Rail
  • Spray Rails (Black or White)
  • Teak Handrails
  • Inspection Deck Plates
  • 10" SS Fixed Rear Cleats
  • 10" SS Fixed Spring Cleats
  • 10" SS Fixed Bow Cleats
  • SS Bow Chocks
  • SS Bow Eye
  • SS Rod Holders (Pair)
  • Anchor Roller w/ Deck Pipe
  • Boot Stripe
  • Color Matched Cove Stripe
  • Synthetic Marine Foam Flooring
  • Standard Hull & Deck Colors (White or Oyster)
Pilot House / Cabin
  • Hinged Helm
  • Teak Interior Accent Trim
  • Lockable Bi-Fold Cabin Door
  • Porta Potti w/ Dockside Pumpout
  • 19 x 19 Cabin Hatch w/ Screen
  • Opening Cabin Ports w/ Screens (4)
  • V-Berth Storage Shelves
  • V-Berth Hanging Locker
Mechanical / Electrical
  • 90 Gallon Fuel Tank
  • Water Separation Fuel Filter
  • 12v LED Navigation Lights
  • 6 Gang Electrical Switch Panel
  • 12v/USB Accessory Plug
  • Cabin & V-Berth LED Dome Lights (White)
  • V-Berth & Cockpit Courtesy Lights
  • Compass
  • Classic Analog Fuel Gauge
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • Windshield Wiper & Switch (Starboard)
  • Electric Bilge Pump & Auto Float (2)
  • Single Battery & Switch
  • Electric Horn
  • Trim Tab
  • Todd Ladder Back Seats (2)
  • Seat Boxes w/ Storage & Cushions
  • V-Berth Seating w/ Cushions
  • Side & Aft Curtains
  • Sunbrella Upholstery
Popular Options
  • Dark Hull Color Upgrade
  • Pastel Hull Color Upgrade
  • Anti Fouling Bottom Paint
  • L-Shaped Settee Seating (Includes Sink)
  • Molded Rear Bench seat
  • Engine Bracket w/ Swim Platform
  • Bow Thruster
  • Transom Mounted Boarding Ladder
  • Marine Head w/ Dockside Pumpout
  • Fresh Water System (13 Gallon)
  • Anchor Windlass 15' Chain & 200' Rode
  • Shore Power w/ battery Charger
  • 12v Macerating Overboard Discharge
  • Raw Water Washdown
  • 3 Step Bracket Mounted Ladder
  • Transom Livewell w/ Washdown
  • Seat Box Livewell w/ Washdown
  • Insulated Fish Box w/ Gulper Pump
  • Dual Batteries w/ Switch
  • Roof Mounted LED Spotlight
  • Additional 6 Gang Electrical Panel
  • 12/110v 1.7 CF Refrigerator
  • LED Spreader Lights (Pair)
  • Windshield Wiper (Port Side)
  • Additional 12v/USB Accessory Plug
  • Transom Opening Door
  • Rear Box Seat w/ Backrest & Cushions
  • Cockpit Table
  • V-Berth Filler w/ Cushion
  • Aluminum 5 Rod Rocket Launcher
  • Additional SS Rod Holders (Pair)
  • SS Handrails
  • Composite Handrails
  • Aft Bimini w/ Boot
  • Aft Pole Shade
  • NMEA 2000 Connectivity
  • Electronic Packages
  • Stereo Packages
  • Load Rite Trailer Options
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Factory Direct Sales & Experience

We engineer and build boats that will give you many years of boating enjoyment. Contact us about getting a tour of our facility. You can also take delivery of your boat right at our factory in Milton, NH. 

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