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  • Yacht Details 61' Marlow 2017
  • Location Snead Island, United States
  • Engines 715 HP, Twin, Cummins
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedJul 4, 2020
  • Asking Price$2,075,000
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Jia Yacht Description


The “JIA”  Marlow 53E 2017 has been such an amazing Marlow Explorer yacht for the family who owns it that they decided to build another Marlow Explorer 62E model! This 53E Marlow is built with exceptional thought and decision making knowing exactly what they wanted from the beginning of the process. As was stated “they had no idea they would love it so much they ended up living on board for over 5 months” at a time and turning life into a wonderful adventure while still being able to work at more leisurely pace. “JIA”  is well equipped with upgraded Cummins QSM 11 715hp twin diesel engines giving her a top speed of up to 23

knots when running from a storm or night fall. In addition, she will gently cruise at 18 knots while scarcely sipping the fuel at even slower speeds. “JIA”  can run fast when needed with

amazing performance and economy as well as trawling speeds moving gingerly through many desired northern and eastern waterways such as Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Island in Massachusetts. She also loves cruising down easterly in the winters and down to the South Florida waterways and hopping over to the Caribbean Islands for wonderful play times while snorkeling, diving off the coral reefs and swimming in white sandy beaches with many days filled with the sun and fun!


Today the US Navy and other militaries of the world are embracing composites for superstructures to improve speed, protection from attack and seaworthiness, while increasing comfort. Our Marlow boats are built with a similar however very special propriety construction process utilizing David Marlow’s RIVAT (resin infused vacuum assisted transfer) method giving the vessel the incredible strength and endurances like the military grade vessels. Along with using hearty construction and the highest-grade materials made of cupronickel and carbon fiber, she is built for the long-lasting life span and modern efficiency and seaworthiness of offshore ocean-going vessels.

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  • Beam: 17'
  • Hull Material: Composite
  • Max Draft: 4'
  • Fresh Water: 250 gallon
  • Fuel Tank: 1200 gallon

Deck And Hull

The beautiful Oyster White hull with Flag Blue boot stripe and dark bottom paint gives the boat an elegance of magnitude. She has Moondust colored nonskid decking throughout the exterior of the boat and is easily maintained with a wash down feature installed. The bilges are so smooth using a special white gel-coating for a neat and tidy always clean looking finish like the rest of the exterior and decks on the yacht.

The interior flooring is teak and holly satin finished exotic wood and hand made by our talented Marlow artisans at our own Marlow factory. These artisans used the entire Burmese teak tree and hand crafted throughout the boat from its original state. It is widely known that for every tree used we plant 10 more trees to make sure and keep our facility to an environmentally conscious capacity. The lower deck is also hand crafted using the lovely Birds Eye Maple woods with teak trim for a lighter and stylish open look.

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 30 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 Strut Keels. The propellers are positioned 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 harming 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.

There are no seams from the transom to the bow, including the Portuguese bridge due to the single molding piece of the deck giving the yacht unimaginable strength in heavy seas, squalls and horrendous storms. The windshields and side windows are tinted glass and laminated with a layer of 3M Hurricane shield to a total thickness of 13mm, twice what most builders use in vessels below 100'!

Fire Magic LPG BBQ with ABYC approved Propane storage.

(2) LPG tanks with electric solenoid shut off.

U line upgraded refrigerators and freezer drawers

L-shape Settee on flybridge

700 lb. full rotation davit

Cockpit shower

Stainless steel swim ladder

Stainless steel ladder to hard top and domes

Fresh water system

Sea water system

Maxwell 2500 windlass

4 N-rails on fiberglass swim platform

Stainless steel Dingy chocks

Upgraded Oval Exterior Stainless Steel on all deck railings

Twin Bow Seating on Forward Deck

Nonskid decking for easy maintenance

Aft Deck

When boarding this beautiful 61ft length overall yacht, stepping up to either of the side boarding doors, which are conveniently located portside and starboard of the spacious aft cockpit. Located on the aft deck you will find a lovely settee and custom teak cockpit table for sunset cocktails or dolphin watching. Jumping off and playing alongside the boat while anchoring near the islands is great for swimming and diving from the swim platform. Also, you can easily pull yourself back to the boat when swimming by pulling out the swim ladder located at the water line underneath the deck. Using the swim platform boarding mode you will find 4

N-rails, removable and extremely sturdy high-grade stainless steel 316L for safety and ease when snorkeling or diving off the decks.


Upon entering the salon from the aft deck, you feel the spaciousness of the vessel's 17' 3" beam. This beautifully designed salon has a gorgeous area with stunning panoramic window views throughout the salon and galley. This area captures the free-flowing onward sight to the forward windows where viewing breath taking sights of dolphins playing and stunning sunsets are the common place. On balmy and sun filled days you can capture this organic ventilation as the salon aft door can be easily unlatched and slid open to create a 5' wide opening. This is where you can feel the pleasant breeze as well as see many beautiful waterways and enjoy a romantic alfresco dining experience aft deck if desired. When entering the salon in “JIA” you walk through the double entry doors which have are specially designed teak trimmed with glass panel top and bottom surrounding the watertight bulkhead doors for a wonderful aft deck viewing experience. You will also enjoy looking starboard to the L-shaped settee for generous seating along with added handcrafted teak storage cabinet starboard aft. There sits and an additional end table with the audio and video cabinet easily accessible and located mid ship just beside the comfortable sette. Looking portside aft you will find a lovely glass storage hand

crafted teak cabinet and a Uline 2115 wine cooler for wine and accoutrements to enjoy anytime or at a wonderful sunset happy hour. Located forward port there is a standalone Uline 2115 icemaker for convenience and entertaining with ease and pleasure. Also port are 2 swiveling chairs, complimented with two small cocktail tables.


Moving forward you will find the pilothouse just three steps up from the salon and includes the lower helm station, dinette and galley. There are two (2) pilot house watertight sturdy exterior doors built on port and starboard making both sides easy to open for excellent airing and a more natural ventilation. The staircase forward descends to the staterooms and a dedicated 5 step teak designed 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 Caesarstone counter tops. She is designed using the high grade “Dreamy Marfil” Caesarstone and built with fiddles for easy maintenance and creates a "spill proof" area which is excellent for a yacht galley when underway in heavy seas.

Uline drawer refrigerator/freezer units (4 drawers)

Kenyon 3 burner cook top

Seagull X-2KF water filtration with spigot at sink

Sharp Convection and Microwave

Grohe faucets with lifetime warranty

Franke double stainless-steel sink

Disposal at sink

Decorative wooden custom fit cutting board and sink cover.

Fisher & Paykel dishwasher

Trash cabinet wired for a potential trash compactor


The beauty of the raised pilothouse design is the lower helm chair moves up and forward enough making the line of sight excellent from this helm station. Because of the open layout you have visibility straight through the salon to the aft deck. You can easily navigate the boat from this station and find you can dock effortlessly from this position as well. Most Marlow owners appreciate having both helm stations available due to many different destinations and changing weather conditions.

The lower helm is complete with the Stidd chair for the captain next to a gorgeous teak dinette with Ultraleather luxury seating for guests. In front of the Stidd helm chair you have all the systems a captain would need. The engine displays the highly desired Garmin 7616 multi- function screens, autopilot, VHF radio, and other critical systems 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 Garmin touch screens.

Master Stateroom

The master stateroom is amidships making it very spacious and roomy with beautifully handcrafted Birds Eye Maple woods all throughout the lower deck. “JIA”’s master stateroom has a large king size island berth portside with drawers on either side as well as generous storage cabinets and closet space. The walls and cabinetry are all hand crafted with the gorgeous

lighter maple wood and exotic accents. The 26” LCD TV is easily viewed from the bed. There is a beautiful nightstand on each side of the bed with lovely dovetailed drawers mounted on ball bearing slides. There are night lamps both mounted just outside the headboard on each side to provide perfect light for reading. The ensuite head is very spacious with vanity Caesarstone 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.

Laundry Room

Located directly next to the master stateroom is the most conveniently placed laundry room giving the owners so much added space for storage and utilities. This room also is complete with an additional Kenmore 5.0 cu/ft freezer, a full-size Asko washer and Asko full-size dryer and is dedicated to accompanying the owner for an easy walkway through to the standing height engine room.

This upgraded design offers the owners a private bulkhead watertight door and entrance to the engine room. This layout has become so popular due to how expedient and suitable it is for a pass through when needed. Private engine room entrance is perfect for

getting directly to the main systems control station quickly or as needed.

Vip Stateroom

The VIP stateroom forward has a center-line island queen berth with large dove tailed handmade drawers under the berth. Artistically built on each side above the berth are uniquely designed storage shelves. The cabinet space with teak slats and a double button locking system adds to the storage and spaciousness of the VIP guest room. All the cabinetry has inventive teak accents. There is twin cedar lined full height hanging lockers. There is 15" flat screen TV that is mounted on the aft wall of the stateroom. This stateroom has a CD stereo and berth reading lights. A large single screened overhead hatch provides natural light and fresh air and can also be opened for star gazing on balmy evenings. The head and shower is conveniently located on the starboard side.

Vip Head

There is a full size head with separate stall shower accessible from the stateroom or the companionway to allow use as a day head. The Lexan shower door is a beautiful curved shape framed in solid teak to make the best use of the space. Both the head and the shower have exhaust fans vented outside the vessel. The sink is an under-mounted china bowl on a beautiful top finish. The teak and holly sole are excellent for an elegance and comfort for all guests.

Port Guest Stateroom

The third stateroom is on the port side of the vessel at the base of the stairs from the Pilothouse. This stateroom provides two comfortable bunks and a cedar-lined hanging locker. There is a 15" flat screen TV on the aft bulkhead viewable from the berths and a CD player and radio. Teak doors open this area to the companionway where you descend from the pilothouse giving the yacht a very open-air feel. This added stateroom is perfect for additional overnight guests and family when needed.

Electrical Systems

Electrical bonding system

Mastervolt 4000-watt inverter

Battery parallel switches

Upgraded AGM Batteries

110 Volt and 220 Volt house systems

24V lighting system with Italian and Cabin Denmark lighting fixtures

AC/DC distribution panel with magnetic circuit breakers

Voltage meter for all battery banks

2 Glendinning cable masters one aft, and one bow. Plus additional 50A receptacles both bow & aft

Onan Generator 17kw plus Onan Generator 9kw to run the a/c at night.

Port guest and VIP Fusion radios with Bluetooth input.

TV’s have audio output to the fusion unit for sound playback from TV.

Underwater LED lights.

The electrical shore power systems on this vessel is built so the air conditioning shore power is a separate 50amp shore power cord. Also, the main AC panel can use one 50amp shore power cord and a selection for both service and air conditioning to be able to select port or starboard side. The vessel is designed to fully operate on one 50amp cord.

Engine Room

When entering into the engine room you will open a robust sturdy and large watertight bulkhead door designed for easy entrance to the main command center engine room where the high performing Cummins QSM 11 715HP engines and other systems are located. The Marlow Explorer yacht is well known to have built the very best engine room on a vessel of this size where “standing tall” is routine. You can get to everything quickly and safely with 6 foot 2 inches of “standing tall” head room. The area is well lit with 110V and 24V lighting. There are large blowers to cool the space down after a run so maintenance can be done in comfort. Each diesel engine has dual Racor filters. The fuel system is very simple with 2 large 600 gallon tank that can be filled easily and efficiently from either side of the boat giving you 1200 gallons of fuel to give you excellent range on long trips. The engine beds are heavily polished stainless steel and secure the engine vibration isolation mounts to the hull stringers. 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, saltwater washdown and all the other components

of the yacht that require saltwater 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 twin 715 HP QSM

11 Cummins engines are connected to the underwater exhaust system via elevated temperature silicone hose to further isolate noise and vibration.

Onan 9KW Generator (586 hours)

Onan 17KW Generator (1002 hours)

Lewmar Bow and Stern Thrusters

ESI 220V Fuel Polisher

500 GPD Bluewater desalinate water maker with remote control and UV treatment.

Exhaust blowers

High capacity induction blowers

Chilled water reverse cycle air conditioning compressors with soft starts & upgraded with electronic master control.

Upgraded aquamet propeller shafts.

Fire extinguishing system

PSR pressure freshwater system

Engine hour meter and gauges

3" lead/foam engine room insulation

Emergency engine stop

3700gph bilge pumps with auto and manual switch

(2) 600-gallon each FRP fuel tanks total 1200 gallons

Watertight door w/window from Lazarette

Oil temperature alarm

(5) Mariner Fire extinguishers

Dual Racor fuel separators with vacuum gauges for each engine and generator.

Soft engine mounts

12V & 110V Aqua Signal lighting

Naiad model 252 stabilizers.


The flybridge is an excellent place for fair weather cruising and entertaining guests. The top of the line twin Stidd helm chairs grace the helm area for captain and guest and are very comfortable. The Garmin 7616 Multifunction package is complete with dual 16" screens, 4kw radar, VHF 30/40-watt waterproof hailer, scanning sonar and depth display for easy navigating. The Cummins electronic engine 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 upgraded hardtop. The flybridge is accessible by customized teak

step stairs from inside the pilothouse and from outside from the cockpit aft walking up to bridge from the FRP stairway. She is well designed with comfortable seating aft of the helm chairs

both port and starboard with a L-shaped settee and additional portside seating along with the large table with fiddles perfect for dining outside. There is a refrigerator and plenty of storage as well as a Fire Master BBQ electric grill wonderful for entertaining. The flybridge has a 4 sided enclosure for complete protection from the weather. The forward 3 sides are Tuffak/Makrolon polycarbonate (stronger than glass) and the aft section is a "roll-up" stratoglass.

Aritex Davit 700lbs hydraulic with remote.

Twin Stidd Helm Chairs powder coated.

Garmin Chart Plotter (2), Radar, Sounder

Garmin AP28 autopilot

Garmin VHF Radio

Uline refrigerator with ice maker.

Large seating area with FRP table.

Factory Hardtop

Under seat storage with drain mats

Naiad stabilizer controls.

Freshwater washdown faucet

Under water lighting

2017 AB Oceana Fiberglass Inflatable 11’ tender with Yamaha 40hp


Fuel:1200 Gallons in two separate large epoxy fiberglass tank port and starboard.

Fresh Water: 250 gallons in one FRP tank.

Holding:110 Gallons in a single fiberglass tank with deck pump out and overboard discharge.

Gray Water:110 Gallons, set up for automatic overboard discharge or holding.


The dinghy is easy to launch with the full 700lbs hydraulic davit. You will appreciate the soft sides of the RIB tender as you approach the beautiful Oyster Awlgrip hull on a choppy day.

2017 AB Oceana Fiberglass Inflatable RIB tender 11’.

40 hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboard. (12 hours)

Garmin 54DV chart plotter

LED Deck Lights


Garmin 7616 twin 16” multi-function (2) displays at each helm.

Garmin 4KW Radar with a 4ft array

Garmin GCV 10 Scanning Sonar

Garmin GMI20 depth wind bundle

Garmin GHS11 VFH radios

Garmin GHP autopilot

KVH Trackvision M5 Sat TV system with twin HD7 18” domes

KVH Satellite High Definition TV

Sirius/XM Satellite Weather antenna

Search Light

FUSION UD750 Stereo System with cockpit remote control.

Wave hotspot internet

Cradlepoint cellular internet

Brother printer/copier

Sonos Audio throughout.

Cameras in engine room and cockpit.

Spare Parts And Extras

Mesh windshield covers

Windlass cover

Upper helm station cover

Dingy cover

Cockpit table cover

Cockpit seating cover

4 -sided Bimini Enclosures

Engine Spare parts kit Cummins QSM-11 715HP

Generator Spare parts kit Onan 17KW/Secondary 9KW

Cruising Kit for Water Maker

Master, Lower level and stairs have custom non-skid wool carpet.

Spare float switch

Additional Salespersons Remarks

The illustrious “JIA” Marlow 53E Explorer 2017 yacht is the perfect size vessel for the couple who enjoys navigating and exploring the waterways together and enjoying the ease at which this boat will maneuver, dock and moor. She is well equipped for safe handling, easy directional abilities and add to that her high performance, luxurious soft goods, excellent and extensive complete electronics package coupled with the timeless beauty and excellence of this yacht makes her the perfect Marlow Explorer vessel. Her upgraded larger engine package utilizes the highly coveted QSM 11 715HP Cummins engines giving her the ability to easily outrun a storm at 23 knots if needed! And otherwise “for those who define life by the journey” and are enjoying the waterways by slowly trawling between 8 or 10 knots scarcely sipping the fuel and meandering leisurely through the Northern waterways of Martha’s Vineyard or heading south to the Florida Keys. She is also known to be relaxing and enjoying the beautiful island beaches of

the southern Caribbean. She is a dream come true for those whose lives are waiting for the wonderful adventures of yachting.



Wash exterior

Inspect/clean a/c strainer

Check all boat systems


Polish Stainless Steel

Clean bottom of boat

Remove cover and clean tender

Clean interior

Makrolon/Stratoglass enclosure cleaned with UV protection


Wax topsides (completed Nov 2019)

Shore power cord cleaned

Every 6 months:

Wax hull (completed Nov 2019)

Add coats of varnish to cap rail and name plates (completed Nov 2019)

Engine room detailed

Annually/or as needed:

Full engine and generator service (completed Nov 2019)

Bottom power washed and painted

Hull zincs replaced

AC blower pans blown out

Chiller cooling flushed with Barnacle Buster

All hydraulic systems checked and tested

Dometic vacu-flush system serviced


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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