The most sought after pilothouse yacht in the industry, the Marlow Explorer 78E combines both
elegance and sheer performance in a yacht without equal. The accommodations rival those of
much larger yachts, and the ability to cruise at 22 knots puts her in a class by herself. The
bridge deck provides a great vantage point to cruise for extended periods of time in complete
comfort with many of your closest friends aboard perched upon the custom blue and white
Sunbrella seating areas behind the twin Stidd helm chairs. Construction methods used in
building a yacht of this quality are no accident. With constant research and development of
these yachts, a Marlow Explorer yacht will always be much sought after. With the highest resale value in the industry, it is also a great investment providing peace of mind to the owners as they
cruise in comfort and safety wherever they wish to go.
Designed with the patented Velocijet Strut Keels, this 78E Marlow Explorer can handle just
about any sea with relative ease, while tracking straight as an arrow. Whether heading directly
into mountainous seas or riding large following seas, this Marlow Explorer provides the most
comfortable ride afloat and truly is in a class by herself! With the Owners King, VIP King and
two additional guest cabins, (plus crew quarters for two crew), this boat is ready for your next
off shore excursion!
Recent upgrades and services
Whether entering from the double transom doors from the Euro style swim platform or boarding through port or starboard bulwark doors, you will see the superior quality that sets a Marlow Explorer apart from its competitors. As you stroll around beautifully handcrafted teak decks, installed without fasteners to avoid any opportunity for leaks, you will notice all the best features we could imagine incorporated into our yachts. The Portuguese Bridge with high bulwarks allows movement both fore and aft. The design of these yachts, while classic in style, incorporates modern composite materials and construction methods that are not available in any other yacht. While fit and finish are common terms used in the marine industry, at Marlow Yachts the terminology better describing our yachts is craftsmanship created by artisans. There
is no settling for adequate, as our factory strives to build the very best, always.
While lounging on the covered aft decks with custom built-in seating and teak table, you will be amazed at the space on board. The arched ladder leading to the bridge deck is placed above a fiberglass cabinet style access hatch and door which leads down to the crew cabin with sleeping for two and complete head and separate shower. Forward of the crew cabin is the huge engine room and machinery space. Mechanics from our main engine suppliers are impressed with the 6 foot plus head room and the ability to move around the front and outside of both engines with ease. The transom access door from the lazarette storage area provides convenient access without disruption to the owners who may be aboard.
Just above on the aft deck, a study door accesses the spacious main salon. Custom built for the current owners and decorated with designer fabrics, spectacular is the word that immediately comes to mind. All the way aft, twin leather recliners face a Phillips Flat Panel TV which is mounted in the forward end of the salon and surrounded by teak cabinetry and drawers. Opposing sofas feature seat bases that lift hydraulically to expose Formica lined storage underneath. You will not find, in this or any other Marlow Yacht, any unfinished surfaces, anywhere. A teak hi-lo cocktail table complements teak blinds and teak and holly floors, and a custom round teak dining table, finished in high gloss, accents designer dining chairs.
The pilothouse, galley and dining area, up three steps from the salon, allow the captain to enjoy the company of all aboard. The island style galley, complete with two stainless steel lined, drawer style, U-Line refrigerators, additional Sub-zero freezer, drawer style Fisher-Paykel dishwasher, Dacor smooth top range and oven, Sharp microwave, garbage disposal, Grohe fixtures, Franke stainless sink, and black galaxy granite countertops, combine to create a chef's dream in which to create culinary delights. The pilothouse helm is fully equipped with redundancy on all electronics including two full PC based navigation packages. An overhead systems panel, standard on Marlow Explorers, provides readouts of the ship's systems.
The four staterooms, accessed from the pilothouse via a teak staircase, are custom finished in light maple artistically accented with teak trim and joinery, right down to the cabin doors which are finished in maple on the interior side and teak on the hallway side. German Schwepper door locks finish the look and feel of quality. The VIP stateroom is forward with king centerline berth and private head with separate shower, all with nearly 7' headroom. Twin lockers are cedar lined and lighted, and the cabinetry is finely finished furniture. A hatch, just aft of the berth, provides access to the bow thruster and lower bilges which are finished in high gloss white awlgrip. Aft and to port is a guest stateroom with oversized single berths, also complete with private head and separate shower. Stainless steel opening port lights supply plenty of light and
ventilation. Opposite the guest stateroom is the 4th stateroom with queen sized berth, elevated to accommodate an ASKO washer and dryer, and teak sliding tambour doors which allow the area to be open or closed off for privacy. Moving aft is a luxurious master stateroom with a centerline king size berth, a settee surrounded by lockers starboard, a beautifully finished vanity table surrounded by curved drawers portside, and full width his and her heads aft, each fully outfitted with luxury granite sinks and pewter and gold Grohe fixtures, adding to the rich feel of this yacht. A finely crafted desk with chair and Shoji privacy screens forward add that final touch of finish unique to a Marlow.
As you enter from the large aft deck, the salon view forward entices you to sit and relax and let time pass by slowly. This area has a large lounging area, a dining table and a built-in desk to starboard. The furnishings in the lounge were done by a decorator and the two large camel leather recliners are situated to face forward, and view the flat panel TV mounted in the forward end of the salon. There are two built-in sofas in a very plush blue with gold accented fabric. There is of course storage beneath the sofas, and they have hinged bases that are raised by hydraulic lifts. In front of the starboard sofa is a teak hi-lo cocktail table produced by the craftsmen at the Marlow Yachts factory. To port in the salon is an end table, a brown leather ottoman to match the recliners, and the U-Line wine cooler. To starboard forward of the seating areas there is a built-in desk with file drawers and a slide out printer cabinet. This work space would rival in size what many would only wish they had at home or work. The centerpiece of the dining area is a beautiful inlaid teak table with black and gold trim with a sculpted circular lighting area above. There are six custom upholstered dining chairs that will make comfortable dining in the open salon area.
Just three steps up from the salon is the large galley and dinette which is a gathering point for guests and family alike when cruising from the lower helm. There is plenty of room for up to six people to sit in the dinette, enjoying a great snack or meal, while the captain navigates in total comfort while sitting in the Stidd helm chair. The dinette and helm chair are covered in camel leather, while the dinette tabletop is black galaxy granite, as is the galley countertop. There are many storage cabinets in the galley, and one in particular is a full counter height slide-out spice rack. This may not be important to some people, but keeping these items in one place, is better than having them all over the place. There is plenty of refrigeration and other galley amenities to make your voyages enjoyable.
The lower helm is forward in the galley area and is spacious and laid out so visibility is never a problem. The helm is large enough to handle a large array of state of the art electronics, and the special teak encapsulated stainless steel wheel that looks more like a work of art than a mere helm apparatus. In addition to the electronics, the overhead monitoring panel tells you just about all you need to know about the rest of the ship's systems. In this pilothouse area, there are port and starboard watertight doors that slide out and lock in their open position which give great access to the bow and stern while docking. There are retractable screens on both pilothouse doors.
As you grab the curved teak handrail that lets you glide down the curved stairs from the pilothouse and galley and turn to the right, the VIP Stateroom is a few steps toward the bow. The headroom in this cabin is close to 7’ and in keeping with the custom thoughts of the owners was finished in light maple and accented with teak. This created a very rich look by any standards, and a credit to both the owners and David Marlow for creating a flawlessly styled interior. The King size berth has a beautiful custom fitted bedspread with colors and patterns that blend so you would think they were destined to be together. There is a wall mounted flat panel TV with it’s own HD receiver plus a stereo system. This stateroom is complete with a full sized head and separate shower. The granite sink is a great complement to the light maple finished walls.
The port side guest stateroom has two very comfortable single berths with a built in nightstand between them. There is a full size head with separate shower. This stateroom is also finished with lighter wood with teak accented trim.
This stateroom is semi-private as it lies at the base of the stairwell from the pilothouse, and has tambour type doors that will close for privacy or can be left open as a place to take a nap or read a book. The berth is close to queen size and is elevated to allow for the washer and dryer below.
Stepping into the full-width master stateroom is like checking in to a luxury hotel suite. The king size bed sits centerline with the his-and-her heads directly behind both with an adjoining shower with access from both heads. Each head has a granite sink, locker storage, a VacuFlush head operated by a button, and mirrors. The stateroom has plenty of storage and a built-in desk. The stateroom is finished in light maple and accented with teak trim. There is a hidden makeup table on the starboard side surrounded by locker and drawer storage. This stateroom will make time aboard a luxury.
This yacht has redundant electronics to insure that, with any failure, there is a backup for the backup systems. The current owners and the captain enjoyed miles of trouble free travelling, with the assurance that the systems would safely guide them. The overhead systems monitoring panel gives all the shipboard displays necessary, including the tank tender system for checking levels in the fuel, water, and black and gray water tanks. Also located in this panel is the inverter monitoring station, the electronics breakers and digital battery monitors. Bow and Stern Thruster Controls at helm, bridge and on remote. Total height with radar mast folded is 20'.
The deck areas both top and lower are very special on Marlow Explorer yachts. The attention goes to every detail with high bulworks, wide side decks, the beautiful teak caprails, and secure access to the bow from the Portuguese Bridge. The teak joinery and many other innovative features are unparalleled in this type of yacht.
The Caterpillar 3412 diesels give this yacht a swift 22 knot cruise, but can be slowed down to give long range cruising capabilities.
Whether cruising to some far off destination or anchored at your favorite port, being aboard a Marlow yacht like "BACALAO" will be the very best yachting experience of your life. No expense was spared to keep this yacht in its like-new condition.
Marlow Yachts are limited production yachts built under constant supervision and stringent quality control procedures. Very few products in the world undergo the battery of tests and scrutiny designed to make your yachting experience one of pleasure. The major vacuum bagged components are built in only three major molds constituting a marvelous technological advance that eliminates dozens of potential leaks and unsightly joint areas. Resin infusion is extensively used where appropriate. The Marlow Explorer exterior finish is among the finest on earth and will look like fine porcelain for years to come. Marlow yachts are designed and built to cross the oceans of the world in comfort and safety while the proprietary Strut Keel technology allows inland and island cruising with fully protected running gear. Marlow Yachts are certified by ABS (American Bureau of Shipping), Lloyds Register, and ISO 9001, a status enjoyed by less than a handful of pleasure powerboat manufacturers worldwide.