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  • Yacht Details 61' Marlow 2018
  • Location Palmetto, Florida United States
  • Engines 850 HP, Twin, Inboard, Diesel, Caterpillar
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedJul 5, 2020
  • Asking Price$2,100,000
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Dorie Lu Yacht Description


Highlights include:



• CAT 850hp  19-20 knot Cruise



• Bow & Stern Thrusters



• Naiad Stabilizing System



• “Stand Up” Engine Room


• Portuguese Bow Seating



• (3) Stidd Helm Chairs



• Close Circuit Camera



• Teak & Holly High Gloss Floors



• 3 stateroom layout


“Dorie Lu” offers an amazing opportunity for you to now join the exciting yachting lifestyle with family and friends! Whether harbor hopping in New England or sunset cruising along Florida's Gulf Shore the Marlow Explorer will show you off at your best. She will also serve as the perfect solution for many exotic ocean going adventures,cruising through the beautiful Caribbean Islands, or for the perfect “6 month getaway” touring around the Great Loop or through the Atlantic oceans and Eastern waterways.



This vessel is an easy owner operator yacht with an abundance of user friendly systems. The artistic and logical elegance of the plumbing and electrical systems, each color coded and labeled with schematics on board for easy identification. She is built with many quality components like the beautiful jewel like precision of Schwepper Locks of Germany, each one built like a fine watch for a lifetime of service and security at sea and dockside. The Marlow Explorer is designed with special window features by laminating two sheets of tempered and toughened high quality glass with a 3M Hurricane Film laminate, producing beautifully installed and leak proof windows many times stronger than the common factory windows.



When you own a Marlow Explorer you own what yachtsmen everywhere recognize as the finest piece of marine real estate there is.


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  • Cruising Speed: 21
  • Beam: 17'
  • Hull Material: Composite
  • Max Draft: 4'
  • Fresh Water: 300 gallon
  • Holding: 110 gallon
  • Fuel Tank: 1200 gallon
  • Cabins: 6
  • Heads: 2

Broker Introduction

This is a unique opportunity to acquire a 2018 Marlow Explorer 53E without waiting for one to be built! This Marlow Explorer 53E Fly bridge Model has 3 staterooms and 2 heads. She has many customized upgrades, unique features and high powered CAT 12.9 850HP engines. She is a stunning vessel in every way. Come step up to the yacht that is sought after by many and owned by a small few.

Call today for a private tour of this wonderful yacht.


Upon boarding the 53E Marlow Explorer, you will notice the interior volume and expansive 360 degree views, large salon windows allowing for comfort as you cruise to your favorite ports of call. The 3 staterooms will accommodate (6) persons and a pilothouse with gourmet galley and a dinette large enough to seat family and friends together when underway and cruising. With a

comfortable salon with large flat panel TV, Bose sound system and built in seating with storage, being on this yacht gives the feeling of being at an exquisite home on the ocean.

When entering the vessel take note of the classic teak interior built with a single hand selected highest quality Burmese Teak tree ensuring that each grain is identically matched throughout the vessel! This vessel is built with satin finish teak which graces the interior and luscious teak and holly floors finished throughout the salon, galley and berth decks.

When overnight cruising, the cabins will accommodate sleeping a total of (6) guests. This includes the master suite with a spacious King berth port side sleeping for (2); the VIP forward berth for (2) and (2) bunks in the port guest. The Master has its own large head and the VIP and Port Guest share the forward head.


Upon boarding you walk though the double entry composite and glass doors to the salon that sound like bank vaults when closing. You will notice the beautiful panoramic views throughout the vessel. Enjoy the (2) elegantly tufted designed settees which are strategically placed, one on

each side, starboard and port side for generous seating when entertaining or dockside loafing. Extra added storage compartments are located underneath both settees. When looking port side aft one can hang special wine glasses and stemware in the specially customized double shelf cabinet for exceptional beauty and functionality creating even more excellent storage features. Looking forward you can easily view the large Samsung LED TV and portside you can enjoy your beverage center refrigerator as well as an added Ice Maker. The coffee table has a high gloss

top with an ebony inlay border.

15" fridge

15" Ice Makerr

Samsung LED TV

Multi zone Bose Lifestyle Stereo System

(2) Salon Settees

Custom Teak Coffee Table

Lift up storage space under each settee

Custom Wine Glass and Beverage Storage Cabinet

Double Entry Glass Panel Doors

Stairs to flybridge


In addition, “Dorie Lu” boasts plenty of refrigeration and freezer space with the highest quality Subzero double drawers used for ample storage giving room for weeks worth of food while offshore cruising. Enjoy the spacious L shaped settee port side of the pilot house helm station for ample lounging and dining space while underway at sea or dockside while enjoying the marinas.

Sub Zero Double Fridge

Sub Zero Combo Fridge/Freezer

White Quartz Counter tops

3 Burner Kenyon Cook top

Sharp Convection Microwave

Fisher Paykel Dishwasher

Dacor Oven

Kitchen Aid Disposal

Franke Stainless Sink with Custom Wood Cutting Board

Grohe Faucet

Lift Lid Counter Storage

Pans Storage Drawers


The galley features and lower helm with full electronics and a seating area for dining or having lunch underway. The Stidd Helm chair in this raised pilothouse provides excellent visibility at this fully protected inside station. You will not feel the need to run up top due to restricted visibility at this helm station. Above the helm chair there is a console that allows you to monitor all the yachts systems. The Tanks, Battery Banks, Inverter control, Stabilizer control and the electronics breakers are all within easy reach.

Master Stateroom

You will not find a nicer Master Stateroom I any yacht under 70'. With a full King Size bed on center line with His and Hers heads and a large shower in between you will feel at home for many weeks onboard. There is ample storage drawers and hanging lockers to accommodate living on board for "the season". The location of this Master Stateroom is as important as the accommodations within. The Master is in the center of the vessel, not in the Bow as is commonly found in Yachts below 60'. There is far less noise and motion in the center of the vessel than in the bow.

Whirlpool Washer

Whirlpool Dryer

Samsung LED TV

Fusion Stereo System

Stainless opening port lights

Twin Reading lamps

King Berth

Cedar Line Hanging Closets

Teak Cabinet with Cedar Shelves

Shoji Screens

(4) Storage Drawers under Berth

  • Pull Down Full size Mirror

Lighted Make Up Mirror

Walk-In Shower

Vacuflush Head

Fold down ironing board concealed in cabinet

Vip Stateroom

The VIP is just right for a couple. There is plenty of storage in the drawers under the bunk and in the 2 hanging lockers port and starboard. The Stateroom has a Samsung LED TV and Fusion Radio that is independent of the others on the yacht. Overhead and outboard there are 2 large storage shelves that are perfect for storing luggage. In the center of the ceiling there is a full size hatch that has a screen to keep the bugs out and built in shade to keep the sun out when you want to sleep in.

The VIP and Port Guest Head is to starboard. The shower is very large and the room gets lots of natural light from the oversize port lights.

Port Guest

The port guest stateroom features two sided by side bunks with a nightstand between them and nice hanging locker forward. The stateroom features its own Fusion radio. The forward head is immediately across the hall. Each bunk has its own reading lamp overhead. There is a large opening port light on the hull side at eye level.

Hull And Exterior

Notice the superb finish of a Marlow Explorer on the INSIDE of the hull and deck. The Full Stack Infusion process Marlow invented, developed and employed produces a textbook fiber to resin ratio that can NEVER be approached by hand lamination. The protective Portuguese bridge with added bow seating and comfortably sized covered walk-around decks make this yacht a pleasure when handling various on deck cruising or docking tasks.


The raised pilothouse, Portuguese bridge, wide side decks, and state of the art semi- displacement hull makes the Marlow Explorer one of the most comfortable, safest yachts in any sea condition. The side decks are fully protected by fiberglass bulwarks topped with teak cap rails that are waist high aft and higher forward. The stainless steel anchor is set up with all chain on the dual gypsy windlass. The bow rail is heavy oval stainless steel package. Both the

pilothouse and the flybridge offer great vantage points and visibility with socially inviting settings and for piloting the yacht. When piloting inside close quarters one can utilize the aft deck helm station easily located starboard next to the convenient sink and storage cabinet for easy access and handling.

Open Fly bridge with Hardtop

Portuguese Bow Seating

  • Aft Deck Fiberglass Cockpit Table with built in Seating

Large Aft Deck Storage Cabinet Stbd Side with cockpit control station


Marlow yachts are famous for their spacious “stand up” engine rooms built for those who do not wish to crouch down, forced to move like a contortionist to gain access to vital systems in the central command station. Marlow builds approved tanks in fire retardant fiberglass, certified by the (ABYC) American Boat and Yacht Council for severe duty. The CAT 12.9 Liter 850HP engines and Onan generator are easily accessible. This air conditioned engine room keeps the area clean, dry and corrosion free. There is a camera for monitoring this area from the helm.

The twin 13.5KW Onan Generators are surrounded with their own sound shield box in the engine room and is superb in providing very quiet operation.

Twin cross connected tanks with a total capacity of 1,200 gal fuel tank

Fresh Water Washdown BOTH Bow and Stern

• 600 gallon/day Water Maker

Twin Sea Chest for Incoming Raw Water Systems

(4) 24V Exhaust Blowers

AGM Batteries

Underwater Exhaust System

A/C Chillers

Dual Racors for Engines & Generators

Twin Onan Generators 13.5kw 400 Hours each

Naiad Stabilizers 252 with Dual Station Multi Sea Controls

Bow Thruster Sidepower 10HP, 24V (Controls at each station)

Stern Thruster Sidepower 10HP, 24V (Controls at each station)

Glendinning Cable Master AFT

Morse Electronic Controls


The fly bridge is an excellent place for fair weather cruising and entertaining guests. The two Stidd helm chairs are arranged for perfect visuals. The VHF and yachts intercom phone are within easy reach. The fly bridge is accessible by stairs from inside the pilothouse and outside from the aft cockpit. There is comfortable seating for six around the fiberglass table. For entertaining there is a refrigerator with icemaker and plenty of storage as well as the Wolf BBQ electric grill.

Full Hydraulic #700 lbs Rotating Davit

Twin Stidd Helm Chairs

Uline Fridge with Ice Maker

Wolf Grill


Garmin 7612 GPS Map

Garmin 7612 Chart plotter

Garmin 7612 Wide Screen

Garmin AIS-600

Garmin VHF300

Garmin Auto Pilot

Garmin GMR24XHD Radar

Garmin B258 Sounder

Garmin Wind Sensor

Garmin GC10 Camera

Garmin Satellite Weather Antenna

Hailer Horn

High DEF Sat TV


Rudder Angle Gauge

Naiad Stabilizers Controls

Bow and Stern Thruster Controls

ACR Search light

Windshield Wiper Controls

Electric Windlass Controls


Decoration Items are not included.


Rib Dinghy 25HP 4 Stroke Motor


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. A yacht buyer should instruct his yacht broker, or his boat surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. This boat may be listed with another yacht broker.


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