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The Marlow Explorer is one of the few yachts in the world whose manufacturer has taken the time to optimize the basic hull design. Most yachts built today are very similar to each other and their predecessors over the last 20 years. When you see a Marlow Explorer on land you notice very quickly that the yacht is blocked at the bow like every other boat, but at the stern she is sitting on her own proprietary twin Velocijet Strutt Keels. The propellers are position with a prop pocket gaining the ability to be well above the bottom of the keels and it is obvious that a light grounding on a sand bar will only result in some worn bottom paint to the keels without ever touching or hurting the props! What is not so obvious is how these strut keels will make the boat handle in a following sea. The lateral resistance provided makes the boat track straight with very little rudder correction required. On deck you can see that the teak planks do not have bung holes hiding screws because they are epoxied in place. You can tell that the deck is molded as one piece because there are no seams from the transom to the bow, including the Portuguese bridge. The windshields and side windows are tinted glass and laminated with a layer of 3M Hurricane shield to a total thickness of 11mm, twice what most builders use in vessels below 100'!
The teak rails are perfectly finished with generous coats of the finest high gloss finished varnish creating a classic elegant look and sturdy strong feel. The hull is molded in gel coat and topped with Awlgrip for a beautiful Flag Blue finish which many builders will not deliver. The bilges are smooth and finished like the rest of the yacht. In the cockpit cabinet under the stairs there is a wired remote third control station. This device will let you operate the shift controls and throttles for both engines and use the bow and stern thrusters.
• Gas grill, refrigerator with icemaker, and sink on boat deck
• 1000# full rotation davit
• Cockpit shower
• Swim ladder
• Fresh water and sea water wash down system at bow
• Maxwell windlass VWC 3500C
• Dinghy chocks
• Zodiac 200g x DC 11'2" Dingy with outboard
When you enter the salon from the aft deck you feel the spaciousness of the vessel's 18'2" beam. The composite construction has allowed this space to be very open allowing you to see beyond the salon and galley to the front windows. The tinted windows and wooden blinds allow just the right amount of light into the space. On nice days when you want natural ventilation the second aft door can be unlatched and slid open to create a 5' wide opening.
The large settee is upholstered in Ultraleather and is beautifully tufted. Under the salon seats there is a string of 110V lighting that provides perfect accent lighting. The deck light circuits and 110V plugs are on the 4,000-Watt inverter so you do not need shore power or the generator to have these on. On the forward end of the salon there is a 37" Sharp HD flat-screen TV. There are 5 overhead halogen lights in addition to the 24V Italian and Cabin Denmark lighting and valance lighting. There is a beautiful large teak table in front of the settee. The table also has two magazine racks on the ends and has drawers for storage. In the forward passageway as you leave the salon is a storage cabinet with two slide out storage shelves that have inserts to securely hold glasses and bottles. The overhead teak valance on the starboard side has slots that diffuse the air-conditioning, so you do not have air blowing directly on you. This overhead valance also houses the 5 small speakers for the Bose home theater system.
The pilothouse is up three steps from the salon and includes the lower helm station, dinette and galley. There are port and starboard exterior doors, a staircase forward descends to the staterooms and a staircase on the port side aft ascends to the flybridge. The galley is very well equipped with top of the line appliances and plenty of storage for provisions and housewares. The galley is designed utilizing the U-shape with beautiful black galaxy granite counter tops.
• Two Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer units (4 drawers)
• Dacor cook top smooth with sea rails/potholders
• Sharp Microwave
• Full size Dacor oven
• Grohe faucet
• Franke stainless steel sink with decorative cutting board cover
• Drinking water faucet
If you are moving up to this size vessel from a smaller boat with a lower helm at the same level as the salon you may think you will not use the lower helm much, but the beauty of the raised pilothouse design is the lower helm moves up and forward enough that this helm station is excellent. Because of the open layout you have the line of sight straight through the salon to the aft deck. Most owners find they use both helm stations every day depending on conditions.
The lower helm is complete with Stidd helm chair for the captain next to a gorgeous teak dinette with Ultraleather seating for guests. In front of the helm chair you have all the systems a captain would need. The engine displays, 12" Furuno NavNet screens, Autopilot, VHF, and other critical systems are all within easy reach. The overhead panel has electronics circuit breakers, Inverter control panel, tank tender fluid level monitor for all tanks, bilge pump controls, and the vessel safety indicator lights. On long passages you will appreciate the ability to take 3 steps back to the galley while still being able to see out the windows and easily monitor the Furuno screens.
The master stateroom is amidship and full width, making it very light and roomy with teak and holly sole throughout. “MYgration” has an island king berth with large drawers under the berth. The walls and cabinetry are all satin finished Birds Eye Maple with teak accents. There are two cedar lined hanging lockers and several lockers with shelving. The LCD TV is easily viewed from the bed. There is beautiful nightstand on each side of the bed with 3 large dovetailed drawers made by hand mounted on ball bearing slides. A swing arm lamp is mounted just outside the headboard on each side to provide perfect light for reading. A beautiful curved solid teak valance over the headboard of the bed has small halogen lights on a dimmer. The slots in the top of the valance diffuse the air-conditioning and send it out into the middle of the room, keeping cool drafts off the bed. There are 5 opening port lights with screens. When you want privacy in the marina, the Shoji screens provide privacy while still providing light. The ensuite head is very spacious with vanity marble counters, under-mounted china sink bowl, Grohe faucet, several drawers and cabinets with shelves for storage of toiletries. The shower area has a large teak-framed Lexan door and the shower sides are finished in high gloss gelcoat trimmed in teak. There is a nice cabinet in the shower area to store toiletries. The tank tender is next to the head allowing you to see the state of the holding tank at a glance.
- Electrical bonding system
- Trace 4000-watt inverter
- Battery parallel switches
- Upgraded AGM Batteries
- 4 x 200AH batteries for engines, 1 200AH for generator, 4 200AH for Inverter
- 110 Volt and 220 Volt house systems
- 24V lighting system with Italian and Cabin Denmark lighting fixtures
- Overhead 24V Halogen lights
- AC/DC distribution panel with magnetic circuit breakers
- Voltage meter for all battery banks
- 2 Glendinning cable masters AFT
- 2 50A receptacles in BOW
Most professional captains tell us that we have the best engine room they have ever been in on a vessel of this size. You can get to everything quickly and safely with 6'2" “standing tall” head room. The area is well lit with 110V and 24V lighting. There are 4 large blowers to cool the space down after a run and the area is air-conditioned, so maintenance can be done in comfort. There is a large mirror on each side of the engine room, angled perfectly, so you can inspect the outboard side of the engine without going outboard. Each diesel engine has dualRacor filters. The fuel system is very simple with 1 large tank 1320 gallons that you can fill from either side of the boat. The engine beds are very heavy polished 316L stainless steel and secure the engine vibration isolation mounts to the hull stringers and run all the way past the transmissions to accept the thrust load of the Aqua drive units. The dripless shaft seals have a crossover tube that supplies water from both engines, so you can safely run on one engine. At the aft corner of the engine room you will find twin Sea Chests with removable clear cleaning port. Each of the engines, generator, air-conditioning system, salt water washdown and all the other components of the yacht that require salt water have their own shut-off valve on the Sea Chest. One hull opening for each Sea Chest for all sea water needs provides great safety. The 1,015 HP Caterpillar engines are connected to the underwater exhaust system via elevated temperature silicone hose to further isolate noise and vibration.
• 12V & 110V Aqua Signal lighting
• Exhaust blowers
• High capacity induction blowers
• Chilled water reverse cycle air conditioning compressors with soft starts
• Fire extinguishing system
• PSR pressure fresh water system
• Engine hour meter and gauges
• 3" lead/foam engine room insulation
• Emergency engine stop
• 4-3700gph bilge pumps with auto and manual switch
• FRP fuel tank
• Watertight door w/window from Lazarette
• Oil temperature alarm
• 3 Fire extinguishers
• Dual Racor fuel separators with vacuum gauges for each engine and generator
• Soft engine mounts
• Aqua Drive shaft couplings and soft engine mounts for smooth quiet ride.
• Caterpillar PLATNIUM PLUS EXTENDED WARRANTY zero deductible
• Cat C-18's at 1015HP each, 2030HP Total
• Duel Racor for each engine
• Morse Electronic controls
• Cummins ONAN - 17.5KW Generator - 2150 hours
The flybridge is an excellent place for fair weather cruising and entertaining guests. The twin Stidd helm chairs are very comfortable. The Furuno NavNet 3D package is complete with dual 12" screens, 12kw radar, sounder module and camera system. The Caterpillar electronic display is immediately forward of the large stainless-steel wheel. The console also has displays for wind velocity and direction, water depth, and boat speed. The VHF and the yachts intercom phone are within easy reach. The flybridge is protected by a full factory fiberglass hardtop. The flybridge is accessible by stairs from inside the pilothouse and from outside from the cockpit. There is comfortable seating aft of the helm chairs and a large table perfect for dining outside. There is a sink, refrigerator with ice maker and plenty of storage as well as a full-size Fire Magic gas grill.
• The 1,000-pound hydraulic davit with remote
• Twin Stidd Helm Chairs
• Furuno NavNet 3D Chart Plotter, Radar, Sounder
• Simrad autopilot
• ICOM VHF Radios
• Refrigerator with ice maker
• Large seating area with high gloss teak table
• Factory Hardtop
• 1000 LB hydraulic Davit with rotation
• Under seat storage with drain mats
• Wireless Remote controls engines,
Even if you are not sure you want crew you will find the spacious crew cabin provides great storage and on those family gatherings no one will feel slighted staying in this space. You may find with the vast range of the Marlow Explorer you will want to venture offshore for days at a time and taking on some help is a very nice option. The Crew Cabin has its own entrance, no need to come into the salon to get to the quarters. There is a nice bunk, head and shower, TV, ample storage, and a refrigerator and microwave.
• Fuel: 1320 Gallons in one large epoxy fiberglass tank with fills port and starboard
• Fresh Water: 350 gallons in two stainless steel tanks
• Holding: 110 Gallons in a single fiberglass tank with deck pump out and overboard discharge.
• Gray Water: 90 Gallons, set up for automatic overboard discharge or holding.
The dinghy is easy to launch with the full hydraulic davit. You will appreciate the soft sides of the RIB dinghy as you approach the beautiful blue Awlgrip hull on a choppy day.
• Zodiac Yacht line 340 XDC 11'2"
• 40 hp Yamaha 4 stroke
• Twin 12" NavNet 3D multi-function displays at each helm station
• Furuno 12KW Radar
• Furuno DRS12A Sounder
• Twin Icom M604 VHF radios
• Simrad AP2404 Autopilot at each helm
• Two Furuno Fl-504 multi-function displays at each helm station, displays depth,
• KVH Track vision M5 Sat TV System with 18" dome
• Furuno FA30 AIS
• Sirius Satellite Weather
• Telular Sx7T Cell Terminal
• Three Cameras located in engine room, aft deck, and flybridge looking aft.