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  • Yacht Details 65' Marlow 2009
  • Location Sarasota, FL
  • Engines Caterpillar
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedApr 22, 2020
  • Asking Price$1,845,000
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Tortuga Yacht Description

This unique and superbly well-kept 65C Marlow Explorer is this yachtmans' 2nd Marlow Explorer and his third is currently under construction. The Marlow 65 provides you with the interior volume of a much larger yacht for extensive entertaining while still maintaining the ability to be owner operated by many. The current owner has had a part time Captain since delivery and it shows. With Marlow’s proprietary VELOCIJET Strut Keels, classic elegance, and modern engineering “Tortuga” is ready for coastal cruising or extended blue water adventures.  Her generous freezer space, water maker, dive compressor, 1810 gallon fuel tank, and shallow draft make her the perfect Bahamas boat.

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  • Make Caterpillar
  • Model C-18
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Hours
  • Type Inboard
  • Drive Type


  • Beam: 18' 4''
  • Hull Material: Composite
  • Displacement: 77,000 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 1810|gallon
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 3


This classic motor-yacht features a full walk around deck with protected Portuguese bridge. This is the safest design for cruising. High rails and good handholds make it quick and easy to move about when docking. The natural Teak decks are not only beautiful they also offer the best traction when wet and are much safer than typical non-skid decks.

The windows are tinted dark providing privacy and they help keep the strong sunlight out making the vessel easier to cool. The design creates more livable space than other style vessels.

The Marlow Explorer was built in a way that reduces weight to make her more efficient when going fast or slow. She has a unique keel and tunnel design providing a shallow draft and protected propellers. You will not find a finer vessel for cruising with your family.


Tortuga has a beautiful satin teak interior with Teak and Holly Floors throughout. Italian and Danish lighting illuminates the space. The starboard side of the salon has large comfortable U shaped settee that has ample storage beneath. Across from the settee in the aft corner is large Samsung TV hidden in a beautiful teak cabinet with an electric lift. Forward of the entertainment center on the port side you find two large chairs for comfortable seating. The Wet bar forward has a Subzero wine cooler, U-Line ice maker, sink, and liquor cabinet.

  • Overhead center line teak hand rail
  • Custom Teak desk and bookshelves in forward part of Salon
  • Oversize Teak salon table with removable leaf
  • Built in seating to starboard and 2 barrel chairs to Port
  • Storage cabinets and drawers
  • Denon Stereo system with flush mounted speakers
  • Blueray player
  • Full Size Sub Zero wine cooler
  • U-Line Ice maker
  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Bar sink with lift up hatch
  • Direct TV HD Receiver

Pilot House/lower Helm

The Pilot house is another very comfortable area, complete with STIDD helm chair for the captain next to a gorgeous teak dinette with off white Ultraleather seating for guests. The overhead panel has electronics, breakers, NAIAD stabilizer controls, inverter/charger controls, tank tender and the vessel control center. The pilot house doors to port and starboard sides allows you access to the side decks and forward to the Portuguese bridge.

  • Dual 17" Furuno Chart Plotters
  • YACHT Controller
  • SIMRAD AP2505 autopilot system
  • 25KW and 6 KW Furuno Radars
  • Twin ICOM M604 VHF Radios and hailer
  • Multisea 2000 Naiad stabilizers control
  • FLIR Nightvision camera
  • Search light
  • Furuno FCV582L color depth finder (2)
  • Furuno RD30
  • Multifunction Display
  • Bow thruster controls
  • Stern thruster controls
  • Glendening single lever clutch and throttle controls
  • Bennett trim tab controls
  • ACR remote spotlight
  • Tankwatch 4 Level Monitors (2)
  • Fireboy engine shutdown/override
  • Intercom telephone
  • XM Radio


Moving forward brings you up 3 steps to the pilothouse where you will find the galley. If any of the crew get sea sick having the Galley up is the way to go. For many, being able to see out at the horizon is the key to not getting sick. The galley is well-equipped with top of the line appliances and plenty of storage for provisions and cook wares. It is U-shaped with beautiful Crema of Marfil counter tops creating a lovely setting for entertaining guests in the pilothouse, or communicating with people in the main salon.

  • Dacor 4 burner cooktop smooth with sea rails/potholders
  • Grohe faucet
  • Dacor Oven below cooktop
  • Kitchen Aid Disposal
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Subzero refrigerator/freezer (two drawers each)
  • Fisher & Paykel drawer dishwasher
  • MarineAir A/C control and air handler
  • Sharp Microwave Carousel convection oven
  • Three sets of custom-built galley drawers
  • Franke double sink with decorative cutting board cover
  • Exhaust blower
  • Overhead dish lockers outboard

Master Stateroom

Tortuga's Master Stateroom is very large and features a King Size bed athwartships and a large head with ample counterspace and 2 well separated sinks. Her serene and peaceful lay out provides you with the relaxation that you deserve. The walk around island king berth has storage drawers under the berth in addition to the two dressers and three full-size closets providing plenty of storage space for extended travels. Aft of the suite and down a couple of steps, is the laundry area with washer and dryer behind louvered wood doors and several drawers for storage.

  • King size berth with 5 storage drawers under bed
  • En-suite head with stall shower and twin sinks
  • 3 full height hanging lockers, cedar lined with lights
  • Twin nightstands with storage and reading lamps
  • Full length mirror inside of the stateroom door
  • Chest of drawers and storage cabinet
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Whirlpool Washer and Dryer in laundry nook aft with ample storage
  • A/C control and air handler for Chilled Water system
  • Port-lights w/ screens
  • Denon Audio system and Direct TV

Master Head

The head runs the full length of the stateroom and provides plenty of counter space and a very nice stall shower. There is also a large storage cabinet that is perfect for storing towels and bed sheets.

  • Glass Shower
  • Opening Portlights w/ screens
  • Mirrored ceiling
  • Storage cabinets and drawers
  • Exhaust fans
  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Ceramic sink with Cream of Marphil marble counters and Grohe faucets

Vip Stateroom

The VIP stateroom is very spacious and bright with teak carpentry and en-suite head with stall shower. A queen island berth has two large Manship hatches overhead and under berth storage in addition to two cedar lined hanging lockers. There is a TV, DVR, and above berth reading lights. There is a full head with separate stall shower accessible from the stateroom or the companionway to allow use as a day head. Both the head and the shower have exhaust fans vented outside the vessel.

  • Island queen berth with under berth drawers (4)
  • Built in flat screen TV
  • Direct TV receiver
  • Denon Stereo
  • Cedar lined hanging lockers w/automatic lighting
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Access to anchor locker
  • A/C Control and air handler integrated with chilled water system

Vip Head

The VIP head is a comfortable size and has a large dedicated shower with a teak grate. The head can be accessed from VIP cabin or the companionway to act as a day head.

  • Upgraded full size head
  • Glass stall shower
  • Crema Marfil marble countertops
  • Opening Portlight w/ screen
  • Mirrored ceiling
  • Storage cabinets and drawers
  • Exhaust fan
  • Teak and holly floors

Port Guest Cabin

The portside guest stateroom has oversize over/under berths and a cedar lined hanging locker. The guest stateroom has a private head with shower and vanity.

  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Under berth storage/drawers (4)
  • All satin teak interior
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Denon Audio system and Direct TV

Port Guest Cabin Head

  • Glass stall Shower
  • Upgraded full size
  • Opening Portlight w/ screen
  • Mirrored ceiling
  • Storage cabinet
  • Exhaust fan
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Ceramic sink with Cream of Marfil marble counters and Grohe faucet


The fly bridge is a great place for entertaining guests protected by a composite hardtop molded to the radar arch. This space is accessible by two set of stairs one from the pilothouse and one from the aft deck. There is comfortable seating for all, with twin L shaped settees with fiberglass tables. Two STIDD helm chairs. There is a sink, U-line combo refrigerator, Gas Grill, and an abundance of storage

  • (2) Furuno MU155C 15" SXGA Color LCD Monitor
  • Simrad AP2505 Autopilot System
  • Furuno BBWX1 Sirius Satellite Wx
  • Furuno DRS25A Navnet 3D 25KW Radar Antenna 6 FT Array
  • Furuno DRS6A Navnet 3D 6KW 4Ft Radar Antenna
  • Bow and Stern thruster control
  • Furuno DFF1 Navnet Network Sounder
  • KVH Tracvision M7 Sat TV System - 24" Antenna Dome
  • Glendening single lever clutch and throttle controls
  • Stamoid seat covers for all seating
  • Trim tab controls
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Intercom to engine room
  • Two Icom 604 VHF Radios
  • 110V outlet
  • 2 Helm chairs
  • Stainless steel steering wheel
  • Fiberglass hardtop enclosure
  • Flir Navigator PTZ Thermal Image Camera
  • ACR electric searchlight

Deck Equipment

  • Twin Maxwell 3500 electric windlass with capstan and Stamoid cover
  • Fresh water and sea water wash down bow and stern
  • White mesh window privacy covers
  • Custom boarding door (forward)
  • MarQuipt boarding ladder
  • Hosemaster water hose reel in cockpit
  • Transom Tow Eyes
  • AMTEX 1600LB Davit

Electrical Equipment

  • Electrical bonding system
  • Twin Northern Lights 20kW generators Port 2250 hrs Stbd 2100 hours
  • Xantrex Inverter/charger
  • Phase Three 3 Phase Smart Charger 12 Volt and 24 Volt
  • Battery parallel switches
  • AGM no maintenance batteries (House/Start)
  • 24V lighting system w/ Italian and Danish lighting fixtures
  • AC/DC distribution panel with magnetic circuit breakers
  • Voltage and amperage meters
  • Glendinning cablemasters, 2 at bow and 2 at stern
  • Galvanic Isolators

Engine And Mechanical

  • Twin x 1015/hp Diesels IB; Caterpillar C-18

Port Hrs. 1325

Stbd Hrs. 1325

  • Headhunter Sanitation System
  • 900 GPD Sea Recovery Watermaker
  • Cockpit Misting System
  • Brownies Dive Compressor
  • 12V and 110V Aqua Signal lighting
  • Flexible Aqua drive coupling system
  • Exhaust blowers
  • High capacity induction blowers
  • Sidepower Bow and Stern thrusters
  • Chilled water air conditioning system 2 chillers
  • NAIAD heavy duty digitized stabilizers
  • Oil temperature alarm
  • Emergency engine stop
  • (4) 3700gph bilge pumps
  • FRP fuel tank 1810 Gallons
  • Watertight door w/port from Lazarette
  • Fireboy Fire extinguisher system
  • Dual Racor fuel separator with vacuum gauges for each engine and generator
  • 3" lead/foam engine room sound insulation
  • Soft engine mounts
  • Spare part bins
  • Oil change system for engines and transmissions

Lazzarette Storage

Cabinets port and starboard house equipment including the battery chargers, Inverter, Cable master electrical cords, many batteries, and other equipment. This leaves the center section open for fenders, lines, and beach equipment. There is also ample room for a tool chest. The space is air-conditined, keeping things fresh.

  • Storage cabinets drawers
  • MarineAir A/C control and air handler


  • Dingy is not included
  • Sextant lamp in Salon aft stbd corner is not included
  • Artwork is not included
  • Disclaimer

    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. Denison Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Marlow Marine Sales, Inc..


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