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2006 MARLOW 78′ 78E

1,449,000 USD

United States


This Marlow is in outstanding condition!  She offers the four stateroom layout with accommodations for up to ten owners/guests, plus crew quarters with accommodations for two!

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USD 1,449,000

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Vessel Walkthrough


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 well lit with 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 eh port end of the table.  The table is normally meant 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.

Galley / Pilothouse

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
  • Dacor oven, full size
  • Sharp convection microwave
  • Franke stainless-steel with garbage disposal
  • Grohe faucet
  • Instant hot water spigot
  • (2) Sub-Zero drawer units with 4 drawers
  • Sub-Zero under counter refrigerator
  • Vented cooktop hood with lights

Master Stateroom

You will feel right at home cruising for extended period living in this stateroom.  The king bed sits centerline 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.

  • Updated mattress and soft goods
  • Shoji screens
  • Sony flat screen TV
  • Settee on starboard side, lifts up for storage
  • Lighted cedar lined hanging lockers
  • Teak and holly floors
  • (6) Opening port lights with screens
  • VacuFlush heads
  • Grohe faucets and shower
  • Marble counter tops in the heads


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 to port.  The headroom in this cabin is close to 7'.  The King size berth has easy access from either side.  There is a wall mounted flat panel TV with its' own DirecTV 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 size head and separate shower.

  • Sharp flat screen TV
  • King size bed with updated 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 port light in head
  • Lighted cedar lined hanging lockers
  • (6) Large storage drawers under berth


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.

  • Updated mattress
  • Night stand and storage drawers
  • Hanging locker
  • Flat panel TV - connected to DirecTV service
  • Stereo & speakers
  • Head with separate stall shower
  • Overhead lighting, rope lighting, and twin reading lamps


This stateroom is at the base of the pilothouse.  The bunks are appropriately sized for adults with updated 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 two opening port lights.


The C-18 engines will power this vessel to cruise at speeds most motoryachts 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 bilge pumps, with high water alarms.

The engine room is 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 ensure that, with any failure, there is a back-up for the back-up systems.  The current owners and the captain enjoyed miles of trouble free traveling with the assurance that the systems would safely guide them.  The overhead systems monitoring panel give 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 the helm, bridge, and on remote.  Total height with radar mast folded is 20'.


  • Twin Raymarine E120 multi-function displays
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Raymarine wind, depth, and speed display


  • Twin Raymarine E120 multifunction displays
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Raymarine wind, depth, and speed display


The deck areas, both upper and lower, are very special on Marlow Explorer yachts.  The attention goes into every detail with high bulwarks, wide side decks, beautiful teak cap rails, 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 bride enclosure 
  • Hydraulic davit, 1600 lb. capacity
  • Teak deck
  • Folding radar mast
  • Life raft capacity:  8
  • Electric grill on bridge


The Caterpillar C-18 diesels give this yacht a swift 8-17 knot cruise. 

Engine hours: 3,590 port; 3,587 starboard

  • (2) Northern Lights 25 kW generator sets; Hours 8,402 port & 8,306 starboard
  • (2) 50A Cablemasters on stern
  • (2) 50A Cablemasters on bow
  • Side-Power 20 hp bow thruster
  • Side-Power 20 hp stern thruster
  • Naiad stabilizers
  • AGM batteries; (4) for engine, (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
  • Sea Recovery 1600 gpd water maker
  • Spurs on shaft
  • Recent detail, bottom job, and varnish


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 deck.  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 & dryer are in the crew cabin.

Manufacturer Provided Description

Marlow Yachts are limited production yachts built under constant supervision and stringent quality control procedures.  The Marlow Explorer 78E is designed and built to cross the oceans of the world in comfort and safety while the proprietary strut keel technology allows inland and island cruising with fully protected running gears.

Additional Description

Only the finest components like Dupont Kevlar, CoreCell, and engineering construction fabrics are specified for the hull, deck, and superstructure of the Marlow Explorer.  Vinylester and epoxy resins and glues are used throughout.  Only top quality mechanical components like Aquadrive constant velocity joints.  Tide seals, and Trace inverters are used.  On the lovely hand-finished interior quality brands like Sub Zero, Dacor, Asko, Bosch, Franke, Grohe, and similar are found.  Fine fabrics of ultra-leather and other top brands grace the interior.  The result is reminiscent of an era when quantity not quantity was the hallmark of a fine yacht.


  • Jet ski
  • Owner's personal belongings