The third Marlow Explorer 97E yacht will make her premiere at this year’s Miami International Boat Show. Thanks to this event, Marlow will continue its tradition of taking pride in setting as well as meeting, manufacturing standards permitting customers an amazing amount of flexibility in designing a yacht that meets their desires while satisfying the international standards organisations’ strict oversight and requirements.
Combined with brilliant performance in speed, range and economy with the coveted and virtually never attained by others UNRESTRICTED NAVIGATION status achieved at Marlow the new 97 yacht will join her sister at 78’ owned by the same family. As the 78 before her, this new and innovative model will spend perhaps four times the annual cruising hours at sea compared to the industry average.
This recognized Flag Blue Awlgrip hull is topped by her gleaming and porcelainlike superstructure and Burmese Golden Teak decks. The luxury yacht 97-3 features four twin beds, galley, private head and shower for the crew and Captain plus five extraordinarily large staterooms below, including four with king beds and one with upper lower criss cross berths. Four heads, all with en suite showers and luxurious appointments are provided.
For late night snacks, a complete galley for the guests including icemaker, refrigeration, sinks, microwave, beverage center and snack stowage are centered between the four cabins so guests may satisfy their midnight snack attack. In the same area a full sized laundry center featuring Bosch appliances serves guests.
On the main deck the master reigns supreme with a very large stateroom and private entry/exit to the main decks in addition to the direct entrance from forward of the large main salon. The master head located in the master stateroom features double sinks, toilet, bidet, granite floors and a clear glass enclosed shower measuring over 6’ x 4’ with a view to the outside world through windows with blackout when chosen.
The fully enclosed galley just forward of the formal dining area supports ten chairs and a very large custom dining table surrounded by support items such as wine coolers, refrigeration, icemaker and other convenient items.
A private entrance to the galley from the port side deck allows the chef/crew to access the aft deck, pilothouse or other areas without passing through the dining area or salon. The galley features a walk in pantry accessible from three sides so snacks can be reached without entering the galley.
The third Marlow Explorer 97E superyacht features a fabulous new SunBridge, a private sun lounge just forward of the command bridge with a 24″ high “Portuguese Bridge” style bulwark encircling it. The fore and aft decks are comfortable extensions of the yacht allowing space for a quiet dinner, drinks, conversation and relaxation.
The command bridge is approximately 17′ X 20′ and features a full disappearing entertainment center that when deployed is reminiscent of a fine gentleman’s club. A semi circular Command Station allows the Captain full access to the electronics that surround him/her while seated in a double Stidd chair with built in refreshment center under. Large hatches overhead bring the outside in.
Exceptional speed and performance are standard Marlow Hallmarks and the new 97 yacht is no exception with top speeds of over 30 knots, a range that is normally off limits to vessels of this size other than large dayboats with very large engines and limited range. Holding 4600 gallons of usable capacity in fuel assure adequate reserves for a range of 3700 miles at 8.5 knots or 1000 miles at almost 30 knots with safe reserves.
Marlow Yachts enjoy the highest rating available under CE Ocean Class yachts but also feature “unrestricted navigation” certificates issued by Bureau VERITAS after microscopic inspection and testing of our proprietary Full Stack Infusion® process that verifies no other technology equals this exciting breakthrough in strength or durability. To our knowledge no other builder worldwide of similar size has achieved this coveted and rarely achieved classification.
As casual observers are often heard to exclaim “It must be a Marlow!”
Marlow Explorer 97E Yacht Specifications
Length Overall (LOA): 100’11”
Length Waterline (LWL): 83’
Beam: 21’ 0”
Draft: 5’ 6”
Visit Marlow Yachts at the Miami International Boat Show 2013 – Sea Isle Marina –Biscayne Bay – Pier 1.