The Marlow Explorer is one of the few yachts in the world in which time has been taken 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 rests on her own twin keels. The propellers are 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. 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, 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 10+ coats of the finest varnish and finished with a few additional protective coats of clearcoat. The hull is molded in gel coat and topped with numerous coats of primer and blue Awlgrip keeping her shiny. It is obvious that the mold was perfect because you cannot find a ripple in her 53 feet.
She will keep her form because the Vinylester resin encases two layers of kevlar and many layers of non-woven fabrics that are vacuum bagged to the Core-Cell structural foam core. The inner laminate is all high tech non-woven fabrics. The bilges are smooth and finished like the rest of the yacht.
In the cockpit cabinet under the stairs is a fresh and salt water washdown and shower.
• Electric grill, refrigerator with icemaker, and sink on boat deck
• 1000# Aritex full rotation davit
• Cockpit shower
• Swim ladder
• Stainless Steel Danforth anchor
• Stainless Steel Bruce anchor
• Fresh water and sea water wash down system at bow and stern
• Maxwell windlass VWC 3500C
• Dinghy chocks
• Winslow life raft
• 11’ Boston Whaler tender with 25HP Mercury Outboard
• Sidepower bow and stern thrusters
• N-rails on Swim Platform