V1040 Explorer

Following the success of the extended V1100 Discovery, the original V1040 has been reconfigured as the New “V1040 Explorer” non-flybridge Sedan cruiser.

The lower bridge clearance not only benefits those in hard to access canals, but also suits those who prefer not to have to go upstairs. This means the saloon can now be opened right up with double bi-fold doors to create one large living area with the cockpit, and the increased roof area allows for maximum use of solar collection.

In another interesting new variation, the ‘V1040 Explorer’ is also available with a choice of either 4 Stroke outboards or, Diesel inboard power, retaining its shallow draft and protected props. for trouble free exploring in more remote areas.

Floor Plan


Solid fiberglass hull constructed to survey std. using Vinylester resin,  Moulded deck and low profile roof with foam sandwich and cored construction. Low drag, fuel efficient hull form with fully protected props. High clearance bridgedeck with full length wave breaker. Heavy duty gunwale moulding, moulded bow sprit, large anchor locker and two forward storage hatches plus walk through transom with moulded swim/boarding platform.

Hull and Deck

• Stainless steel wrap around Bow rail
• Stainless steel Bow roller, and two fender holders
• Electric anchor winch and aux. foredeck switches
• Plough anchor with 20mt gal. Chain & 50mt rope
• 6 x stainless steel mooring cleats
• Deck mounted fuel fillers and breathers
• Two 500×500 tinted opening hatches to foredeck
• Tinted 5 piece glass windscreen
• Two sliding tinted windows in saloon sides

Forward Accommodation

• 2 x large, walk in double forward berths with 1.9mt headroom, hatch & portlight
• Fully lined and carpeted with robes, lockers and shelving
• 1 x double berth (under dinette) with locker and storage plus opening portlight in port hull
• Cabin /reading lights to each berth• Quality cushion materals and coverings throughout

Lower Bathroom

• Walk in starboard bathroom with 1.9mt. head room
• Opening side ventilation portlight and 12v lighting
• Electric macerating toilet, with 80lt holding tank and discharge syst.
• Shower and Hand basin with hot and cold water and sump syst. Vanity cupboard, mirror, towel rail, soap and toilet-roll holder

Saloon Area

• Fully moulded head lining with recessed down lighting • Sliding tinted glass side windows,
• Tinted, 5 piece glass windscreen
• Fully upholstered wrap around dinette to port
• Full width carpet throughout


• Attractive granite look bench top with Stainless steel sink to stb.
• Quality Chrome flic mixer style tap with hot and cold pressurised water supply
• Cupboards and drawers under, and 2 x burner gas cooktop
• 1 x 12volt, 120lt. under bench fridge
• Fire extinguisher in flush mounted recessed holder

Internal Helm

• Dedicated Stb helm station with custom upholstered helm seat
• Dual ram hydraulic steering, and spoked S/steel wheel, Dual binnacle controls, plus full engine instrumentation, Raymarine A70 D – 7″ Screen with chart & depth displays
• Anchor operation control, and Compass
• Windscreen wiper, and VHF marine radio,


• Lockup bulkhead with heavy section aluminium framed doors and windows Large, covered cockpit with ice box, rubbish stowage, and side lockers.
• Ceiling down lights, and courtesy floor lights
• Transom mounted multi-purpose station with sink, locker, and rod holders.
• Moulded swim platform with non-slip tread, and fresh water deck shower
• S/Steel handrails, and fold down boarding ladder

Electrical System

• 1 x 200Ahr heavy duty 12v AGM storage battery
• 2 x 75Ahr heavy duty 12v AGM starting batteries
• Engine isolating switches and Battery paralleling system
• Independent DC switch panel with heavy duty backlit Circuit breakers
• Regulation navigation and running lights
• 12v lighting to cabins, bathroom, saloon and cockpit, and 12v accessory outlet
• 4 x Automatic bilge pumps with 24hr C/breakers and manual O/ride

Specifications and pricing subject to change without notice.