Xplora watercraft are designed and produced to order right here in Melbourne, Australia. We build each kayak as if it will be our own, using only high quality composite materials. Each boat is tested to meet our high standards before leaving our workshop.
We can offer practical advice on how to go about setting up your new purchase for the water. If you don't have the tools, or just aren't keen to be the one that drills the first hole in your shiny new ski, we can fit and install most kayak accessories to get you out and fishing. Click to learn more.
We all have those moments that lead to repairs, luckily the beauty of composite watercraft is that they are almost infinitely repairable. We can work with fiberglass, carbon and Kevlar layups and make repairs to poly, vinyl and epoxy builds. Click to learn more - you'd be surprised what can be repaired!
WHY CHOOSE AN XPLORA?
Xplora watercraft are designed to be quick and versatile, with features to make your day on the water more enjoyable. You can paddle, fish and sail all on the same craft, yet it is still light for a sailing craft and can be easily loaded and unloaded on your car roof. The reduction in weight for waterline length also helps you cover more ground with less effort, helping you explore new territory and get to waters that experience less fishing pressure. We were the first composite ski manufacturer to offer a dedicated solution for installing side scan transducers and our live well can double as an easily accessible day hatch with everything you need within easy reach. Our boats have maximised internal access, meaning you can easily add backing plates where you want them to customise your boat for the way you want to fish and because we only make a small number of bespoke boats per year, we take the time to work with you to create the ski you really want.
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY
There are plenty of options in the kayak fishing market and we recommend trying out as many options as possible to find the best fit for you. With this in mind, we are happy to take you out on the water to try one of our boats to help you decide if they are the right fit for you. Get in touch to see what we can do.
QUALITY AND SERVICE
With our skis designed and built here in Melbourne, and your ability to buy a custom ski direct from us, the manufacturer, with no middle men, we can offer the best pricing you'll find for craft made to this standard with this layup schedule. With our high grade layup, you know you are buying a quality product with the peace of mind of manufacturing warranty and excellent after sales service.
We paddle and we fish, and the designs for our Xplora models came from needs we saw within existing offerings on the market. We want our watercraft to be stronger, and better than those that have gone before. We added clever layout touches to make the boats more practical and to make it even easier to fit out your ski with the latest tech to suit how you want to use it on the water.
THE FIRST COMPOSITE FISHING SKI DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN AUSTRALIA
Until now, the composite fishing ski was largely the domain of overseas manufacturers. We wanted to produce a ski inspired by the distances we have to cover to find the fish (up to 40km in Portland for winter tuna) and we wanted it to be easily customised for the variety of species we like to target up and down the coast. Whether offshore tuna and kings is your thing, or sitting at anchor chasing snapper or whiting is more your cup of tea, we want to give you a boat that is an all-rounder that will give you many years of reliable service.