2006  78' Marlow 78E Explorer


South Florida

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Upon stepping onboard, the craftsmanship of the popular Marlow Explorer is evident and the clean lines are showcased throughout. The large aft deck/cockpit offers guests a lot of outdoor living including comfortable seating arrangements to relax and dine alfresco.

The oversized adjoining swim platform give guests great access to the water and even more outdoor living space. The aft deck is fully covered providing both shade and shelter from bad weather. The yacht boasts wide side decks and Protuguese Bridge with high bulwarks allowing guests and crew to easily walk around the boat. The design, while classic in style, incorporates modern composite materials and construction methods not available on other yachts from the true craftsmen at Marlow.


This Marloe 78 is a ONE has had one owner and has been well maintained. 

The yacht was built with the C-18 inline 6 cylinder Caterpillar engines allowing a cruising speed of 10 knots while giving you the ability to do 17-18 knots when desired. Wide decks, high bulwarks and quick access to the flybridge make this yacht very safe and comfortable whilst the design lends itself to short handed docking.


Marlow yachts have the highest standards of construction and with constant research and development of these yachts, they will always have a high resale value in the industry, providing peace of mind to the owners as they cruise in comfort, safety and style throughout the worlds oceans.

Features a full draft central keel and a smaller enclosed strut with fully enclosed shafts. Whether heading directly into mountainous seas or riding large following seas, this Marlow Explorer provides the most comfortable ride and is truly in a class by herself! 

When you step into the salon the great feeling of wipe open space is evident. You can see clear through the salon and dining room to the front pilothouse windows in the pilothouse. The beautiful teak and holly wood combination is showcased throughout the yacht. The U-shaped built in seating is very comfortable and provides great storage under the lift up seats. There is a beautiful satin teak cockpit table in front of the salon seats. The large flat screen TV is directly across from the built in seating.

Forward of the salon is a dining area with a large teak table and seating for 6-8 adults. The built in seats provide more storage. The buffet cabinet forward gives you secure storage for all your tableware. The table normally seats 4-6 and has a leaf that extends the table when you want to serve 6-8. A key feature here is that the table is also removable to be moved tot he aft deck for expanded dining al fresco.  

As you go up the 3 steps at the forward end of the salon you enter the galley and pilothouse area. The galley has plenty of storage and all the best appliances. There is a generous counter top space for preparing meals.

The lower helm is a few steps forward and has all the helm control functions and electronics. This station is far enough forward and high enough to allow you to run the vessel from this position whenever the upper station is not comfortable. Just to port of the lower helm is a nice seating area with a table providing a favorable spot underway.

This 78' Marlow comfortably accommodates up to 10 guests in 4 well appointed stateroooms. As you descend to the lower deck you will find the full beam master aft. This is the most stable comfortable spot onboard as it is near the yacht’s center of motion when at sea. The owner’s stateroom has twin heads featuring a large center line shower. The king size bed is in the middle of the space and is surrounded by cabinetry that provides storage for extended cruises. To starboard there is a comfortable settee that lifts up for storage.

The port guest stateroom forward has a TV, twin side by side beds, hanging closet and storage drawers as well as a private head with separate stall shower.

The VIP stateroom is in the bow and has a queen berth, large hanging closet and storage drawers. This yacht also has overhead bunks on either side that are perfect for a couple with children or a group of fishing buddies. The 4th stateroom is on the starboard side and has a set of bunk beds with its own TV and storage drawers. Please note all staterooms are featuring brand new mattresses in October 2017. 

You can access the Fly Bridge from the pilothouse or the cockpit stairs. The upper helm station has all the engine controls and electronics to be used in this position, as the primary helm, just as the lower helm does. The twin helm chairs are very comfortable and will hold you securely in on rough days. The enclosure will protect you from the elements, through any bad weather, and will keep this area clean when you are not using the yacht. There is seating for a large group aft of the helm chairs and there is a large table on the starboard side.


Aft of the Fly bridge there is an expansive outdoor living area featuring a Sun pad that has plenty of storage, grill, drink fridge, and lots of deck space for free standing furniture. There is an oversized canopy providing plenty of shade for guests as well. The Davit is perfect for handling 14'-16’ tenders or jet skis.

The engine room and crew cabin are accessed from the stairs at the aft port side of the salon or via the transom door. The crew cabin is fully self sufficient with twin bunks and a full head. 

The engine room is very spacious with the C-18’s. There is a space to walk around all sides of the engines providing great access for service; additionally, providing easy access to the generator and all components of the fuel system.

Flag of Registry: United States


LOA: 78 ft 0 in
Beam: 20 ft 4 in
Length on Deck: 82 ft 10 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 10 in


Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: C-18 Direct Drive
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: C-18 Direct Drive


Number of single berths: 6
Number of twin berths: 6
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 4
Number of heads: 3

Key Features
--New Soft goods throughout including Drapes, Sheets and Bedding in 2017
--New Mattresses in 2017
--New Isinglass on Flybridge in 2017
--Decks Freshly Sanded 
--Huge Flybridge with plenty of space for entertaining large groups or intimate parties
--Full Beam King Master Suite with private entrance
--Cat Power
--Walk Around Decks
--4 Staterooms with versatile VIP accommodating up to 4


The salon is very elegant with Teak and Holly floors as well as Satin Teak cabinetry. The built in seating will accommodate 8 adults and there is room for more in the adjacent dining room. This yacht can comfortably entertain a large group. The large flat screen TV is directly across from the U shaped seating. The coffee table is large and comfortable for casual dining. The Salon is lit and overhead 24V lights, rope lighting, table lamps and 24V wall sconces. More so, the Bose surround sound is excellent for music or when watching a movie.

Dining Room/Bar

The dining room features a U-shaped seating area that is augmented by chairs on the port end of the table. The table is normally left to seat 6-8 but has a leaf that can be inserted for large dinner parties. The built in seats lift up to reveal an abundance of easy access storage for provisions for long voyages. The forwards buffet cabinets will store all your dishes and glass ware securely at sea and are easy to access when needed.

Directly across from the table is a full wet bar with sink, wine cooler, clear ice machine, and ample storage.


The galley is up in the pilothouse providing great views forward when preparing meals. The U-shaped Galley is a pleasure to work in and has all the amenities of a home kitchen. There are many storage cabinets and drawers for extended cruising.

  • Dacor Cooktop with stainless steel sea rails

  • Full size Dacor oven

  • Sharp convection microwave

  • Franke stainless steel sink with garbage disposal

  • Grohe faucet

  • Instant Hot water spigot

  • 2 Sub Zero drawer units (4 drawers)

  • Sub Zero under counter refrigerator

  • Vented cook-top hood with lights

Master Stateroom

You will feel right at home cruising for extended periods living in this stateroom. The king size bed sits center-line with the his-and-hers heads directly behind both featuring an adjoining shower with access from both heads. Each head has a sink, storage cabinets and drawers, a VacuFlush head, and mirrors. The stateroom is finished in satin teak. There are 6 stainless steel opening port lights in the stateroom and 2 in the head. There is a comfortable desk on the forward wall of the stateroom that has a built in swing out stool.

  • Brand New Mattress and soft goods 

  • Shoji screens

  • Sony flat screen TV

  • Settee on Starboard side, lifts up for storage

  • Teak and Holly Floors

  • 6 opening portlights with screens

  • Vacuflush heads

  • Grohe faucets and shower

  • Marble counter tops in the heads

Vip Stateroom

As you grab the curved teak handrail, gliding down the curved stairs from the pilothouse and galley, you will find the VIP Stateroom is a few steps toward the bow on your right. The headroom in this cabin is close to 7’. The King size berth is easy access from either side. There is a wall mounted flat panel TV with it’s own Direct TV receiver plus a stereo system. Above the main berth, on either side, is a good size bunk bed that is perfect for small children. This stateroom is complete with a full sized head and separate shower.

  • Sharp flat screen TV

  • King size bed with brand new mattress

  • Overhead 24V lights, indirect rope lights, twin reading lamps

  • Head has marble countertops

  • Grohe sink and shower fixtures

  • Vacuflush Head

  • Large overhead hatches

  • Opening portlight in head

  • Lighted cedar lined hanging lockers

  • 6 large storage drawers under berth

Port Guest Stateroom

The port side guest stateroom has two very comfortable single berths with a built-in nightstand between them. There is a full size head with separate shower. This stateroom is also finished in satin teak.

  • Brand new mattress

  • Night stand and storage drawers

  • Hanging lockers

  • Flat panel TV – connected to DirecTV service

  • Stereo & speakers

  • Head with separate stall shower

  • Overhead lighting, rope lighting, and twin reading lamps

Starboard Bunk Room

This stateroom is at the base of the stairwell from the pilothouse. The bunks are appropriately sized for adults with brand new mattresses; additionally the room has a TV, storage drawers, and a hanging locker. The guests in this stateroom can access the VIP head from the hallway. There are 2 opening port lights.

Engine Room

The C-18 engines will power this vessel to cruise at speeds most motor yachts can only achieve with larger, heavier, and more costly to operate V-12 engines. This smaller package also provides you with a very spacious engine room. There are twin 25kW Northern Lights generators which are easy to service. The engine room is well lit and well ventilated with 4 fans. There is a fire suppression system, fore and aft blige pumps, with high water alarms.

The engine room is also air-conditioned and the bilges are fully finished allowing you to keep it aesthetically pleasing. The C-18’s are mounted on soft mounts to isolate vibration and the drive couplings further reduce vibration to keep you from having to make minor shaft alignments.


This yacht has redundant electronics to insure that, with any failure, there is a backup for the backup systems. The current owners and the captain enjoyed miles of trouble free travelling, with the assurance that the systems would safely guide them. The overhead systems monitoring panel gives all the shipboard displays necessary, including the tank tender system for checking levels in the fuel, water, and black and grey water tanks. Also located in this panel is the inverter monitoring station, the electronic breakers, and digital battery monitors. Bow and Stern Thruster Controls at helm, bridge, and on remote. Total height with radar mast folder is 20’. 

Lower Helm:

  • Twin Raymarine E120 multifunction displays

  • Raymarine Autopilot

  • Raymarine Wind, Depth, and Speed display 

Upper Helm:

  • Twin Raymarine E120 multifunction displays

  • Raymarine Autopilot

  • Raymarine Wind, Depth, and Speed display


The deck areas, both top and lower, are very special on Marlow Explorer yachts. The attention goes into every detail with high bulwarks, wide side decks, beautiful teak caprails, and secure access to the bow from the Portuguese Bridge. The teak joinery and many other innovative features are unparalleled in this type of yacht.

  • Watertight transom door

  • Recessed cleats

  • Custom oval, stainless steel hardware

  • Dual entry from swim platform & newer bridge enclosure

  • Hydraulic davit: 1600lb capacity

  • Teak deck

  • Folding radar mast

  • Life raft capacity: 8

  • Electric grill on bridge

Engine / Electrical / Mechanical

The Caterpillar C-18 diesels give this yacht a swift 8-17 knot cruise. Engine Hours: Port 3202 and Starboard 3203 (5/2018)

  • (2) Northern Lights 25KW generator sets Generator Hours Port 7963 and Starboard 7909 (5/2018) 

  • (2) 50A Cablemasters on Stern

  • (2) 50A Cablemasters in Bow

  • Sidepower 20HP Bow Thruster

  • Sidepower 20HP Stern Thruster

  • Naiad Stabilizers

  • AGM batteries, 4 for engines, 4 for house, separate thruster & generator batteries.

  • Chilled water air conditioning

  • Central Sea Chest for all systems requiring sea water

  • Common drain system for overboard discharge of water

  • 1600 GPD Sea Recovery Water Maker

  • Spurs on shafts

  • Recent detail, bottom job, and varnish

Crew Cabin

The crew cabin features two side by side bunks to comfortably accommodate 2. The crew cabin has its own head and shower as well as a desk. There is a microwave and refrigerator in the crew cabin as well. The crew cabin can be accessed from the cockpit or via the large opening center transom door when in port. 

The full size washer and dryer are in the Crew Cabin.

This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.