Founded in 2001 by David Marlow, the son of a Florida boatbuilder, Marlow Yachts is known for its clean, green production practices and its devotion to constructing meticulous, artisan-quality yachts. Marlow builds each yacht to order, a process which allows extensive owner input from beginning to end. Layouts are fully customizable so that no two Marlow yachts are the same. Before its vessels leave the factory, every component is put through extensive testing, from the trim and equipment function to the lightbulbs, as well as a ‘monsoon shower’ that floods the yacht with thousands of gallons of water for several hours to ensure it is absolutely sea ready.
The twelfth child of a boatbuilder, David Marlow grew up building canoes for his friends from pieces of roofing scavenged from chicken coops. Marlow Yachts first began as a retirement project – David planned to build a boat for himself and his wife, an endeavour that quickly resulted in several orders from enthusiastic customers. In 1998, Marlow paired up with Doug Zurn, a naval architect from Massachusetts, to produce the first models of the now-legendary Marlow Explorer, and the rest was history. After three years of development, the first Marlow Explorer, a 65C, was launched in 2001 at the Miami International Boat Show, where it was deemed one of the finest yachts ever built by Yachts International Magazine.
Marlow’s commitment to green and socially responsible production methods sets it apart from its competitors. In 2006, the shipyard won the Superyacht Society’s 2006 World Superyachts Award for Environment Policies. Runoff is collected and filtered through two miles of granite and gravel strategically laid throughout the factory; water is recycled and used to irrigate the grounds of the property. Marlow’s proprietary closed-mold fiberglass layup eradicates styrene emissions and ventilation, and water traps contribute to a massive reduction in airborne pollutants in the sheds.
Marlow’s Xiaman, China-based factory is devoted to artisanal production: workers are apprenticed in American and European boatbuilding traditions in order to create the most finely crafted, innovative and seaworthy yachts. Marlow’s intricate tooling process turns out impeccably finished hulls, superior superstructures and beautiful decks. Every component is molded in, from the portlights and hatches to windows and doors, to ensure a smooth, perfect finish and watertight security. One of its most notable suites of models is its fleet of Marlow Explorers, raised pilothouse yachts ranging from neat 49-foot vessels to colossal 100-footers. Other offerings from Marlow include their inimitable Prowler, a range of classic high-performance express cruiser, and the Voyager 76, a new model built to provide unrestricted navigation across any ocean.
Marlow Explorer 49E
The most petite of Marlow’s legendary line of Explorer motoryachts, the Marlow Explorer 49E doesn’t skimp on luxury, rideability or space. Built using a full stack infusion process, the 49E is stronger, faster, light, and more fuel-efficient than its competitors. The flybridge is spacious and comfortable, equipped with a dining table and settee, refrigerator, and grill, this small but perfectly formed yacht is perfect for entertaining an intimate group of friends or family in the well-appointed salon. The bright, cedar-lined master stateroom has plenty of storage. The Marlow Explorer 49E has plenty of liveability potential for its size: take a step down toward the aft and you’ve reached the passageway to the engine room, which has space for a fully equipped-laundry room and freezer. Like all Marlows, the Marlow Explorer 49E features a shapely, streamline duo of Velocijet Strut Keels in from the propellers, ensuring a dragless, smooth ride and makes sharp turns a breeze. Twin Cummins engines allow the yacht to cruise at 19-20 knots, depending on the load.
Marlow Voyager 100
At 100 feet in length, this gorgeous behemoth will appeal to even the most discerning navigators. Designed for open water expeditions, the Marlow Voyager 100 is perfect for long adventures whether you’re sailing the North Pole or the Tropic of Cancer. Unlike the explorers of yore, captain and crew on the Voyager 100 will sail in safety and comfort. Marlow has pulled out all the stops when it comes to safety, equipping the Voyager 100 with an outstanding redundancy system that includes three steering systems, a trio of transformers, six watertight compartments, two John Deere gensets and industrial 165-amp alternators on every main. The interior is laid out with four luxurious, expansive staterooms and a spacious salon. Sumptuous teak finishes represent the intersection of luxury and sustainability characteristic of the brand: Marlow uses naturally felled trees, casualties of wind or lightning, to outfit their interiors. With an enormous capacity for food storage that includes five refrigerators and freezer, the Marlow Voyager 100 can be at sea for weeks on end without stopping for provisions. With a mammoth fuel capacity of 5,5000 gallons and exquisite dual 1,500 horsepower Baudouin engines, the Voyager 100 reaches 19 knots cruising and a maximum speed of 22 knots.
Marlow Prowler 375 Havana
Translating the qualities of Marlow’s larger yachts into some 38 feet, this fast-moving, sleek performance yacht is one of the brand’s most popular models. With speeds of over 50 knots, a robust, ocean-ready hull, and fine teak wood accents, it’s easy to see why. Modeled after the legendary Prohibition-era Florida rumrunners, the Marlow Prowler 375 Havana is a blend of roguish nostalgia and thoroughly modern construction. Its outsized helm is equipped with hi-tech navigation systems, while triple Yamaha outboards on the transom add up to an impressive 900 horsepower, allowing the vessel to reach a cruising speed of over 21 knots, a maximum speed of nearly 40 knots, and a range of 255 nautical miles. This Prowler is perfect for fisherman, decked out with two fishboxes and a 52-gallon livewell in the transom that also doubles as a freezer for the daily haul. You can even fry up your catch in the small but serviceable galley kitchen. But the Marlow isn’t just a day-trip yacht: the seating in the saloon converts to a double bed, making it perfect for weekend getaways or overnight fishing trips.
How to Buy a Marlow Yacht
If you’re interested in purchasing a Marlow yacht, a Staten Island Yacht Sales professional can assist you in your buying needs. All employees are trained to identify as many ways as possible to improve your experience when purchasing a Marlow yacht. As a 100-percent customer-driven business, SI Yachts delivers every time.
How to Sell Your Marlow Yacht
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