The Searcher is a private sea vessel belonging to Penelope Widmore. The ship found the Oceanic Six, as well as Desmond Hume and Frank Lapidus, in the South Pacific Ocean on December 31, 2004, reuniting lovers Penelope and Desmond after years of separation. After the rescue, the ship sailed some 3000 miles to the island of Membata, where the Oceanic Six floated ashore as part of their cover story. The crew consisted of some Portuguese speaking men, including Henrik. ("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3")
The Oceanic Six deliberated adhering to, and ultimately agreed to adhere to, their cover story on board the boat before returning to the mainland. ("The Lie")
After the rescue of the Oceanic Six, Penny and Desmond left the Searcher and continued a seafaring life aboard Our Mutual Friend, a sailboat that they shared.
- For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Searcher/Theories