Marlow 57 Explorer 2008 $1,650,000 usd for sale

Marlow Explorer 57 2008 $1,650,000 usd for sale

If you have been waiting for an “extremely well cared for” Marlow 57E with “big engines” and owned, operated, and maintained by a professional delivery captain, then this Marlow  is the yacht for you. This Marlow Explorer has an impressive history, complete with detailed log books, and extensive maintenance records that go on for days! She has completed the Great Loop twice, once in 2008 and again in 2018 along with countless trips to the Bahamas. Easily single-handed by the current owner, and a breeze to navigate for a cruising couple with the powerful bow and stern thrusters combined with the wireless Yacht Controller.

She has all of the most popular options including 1,015 HP CAT engines, a full suite of Garmin electronics, Naiad stabilizers, twin STIDD helm chairs at both navigation stations, an air-conditioned lazarette and engine roomfully upgraded and gorgeous high gloss finish teak and holly sole running throughout the vessel. The lower deck has a satin finish that helps beautifully display the highly customized teak wood. She also has the very highly sought after late model upper and lower berths allowing for a full-size office in the port guest stateroom allowing you to work remotely. All of the sinks, faucets, refrigerators, granite counter-tops, designer fabrics, grills and cook top are upgraded and of the highest quality available.


The raised pilothouse, Portuguese bridge, and wide side decks, combined with her state-of-the-art semi-displacement hull makes the Marlow Explorer one of the most comfortable and safest yachts in any sea condition. Her spacious side decks are fully protected by fiberglass bulwarks topped with teak cap rails that are waist high aft and even higher as you move forward. The foredeck is accessed through the lockable Portuguese bridge doors. The twin polished stainless-steel anchors are set up with a 45 lb. Danforth with 100 ft. chain rode (“lunch hook”) on the port side and a 65 lb. CQR with 300 ft. of chain on the starboard side of the dual Maxwell 2200 windlass.

On either side of the windlass, deck lockers open to expose the forward 50A shore power cords, each with a Glendinning. Faucets for the fresh and salt water wash downs are also in these lockers. The fuel tanks, fresh water and drinking water can be filled from either side of the yacht. The fuel fill is in a locker that is conveniently located amidship about 12″ above the deck. The water fills are located on either side of the pilothouse, right below the forward windshield eliminating the need to drag hoses across the deck. The black water pump out can be easily accessed on both the port and starboard sides, therefore spinning the boat in a marina for pump out, water, or fuel service is never necessary on a Marlow Explorer.

Deck & Hull

The Marlow Explorer is one of the few yachts in the world whose manufacturer has taken the time to optimize the basic hull design. Most yachts built today are very similar to each other and their predecessors over the last 30 years or so. When you see a Marlow Explorer on land you will notice very quickly that the yacht is blocked at the bow, like every other boat, but at the stern she is sitting on her own twin Veloci-Jet Strut 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 amazing 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 or action required. On deck you can see that the teak planks do not have bung holes hiding screws, they are epoxied in place and require no screws (no source for leaks!). 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 made from two layers of tempered glass with a layer of 3M Hurricane shield laminated in-between to create a VERY strong window that has a total thickness of 11mm, twice what most builders use in vessels below 100′.

The teak rails are perfectly finished with 13 coats of the finest Bristol varnish; practically a work of art. The bilges are smooth and finished to the highest quality possible, just like the rest of the yacht. In the aft cockpit cabinet, under the port side aft stairs, there is a wired remote third control station designed for easy docking. “Southern Style” also is equipped with a very handy wireless Yacht Controller. This device will let you operate the shift controls for both engines, control both the bow and stern thrusters and operate the windlass from anywhere on the vessel (or in close proximity from the dock).

This MARLOW EXPLORER 57 is located in Florida, please contact us at 514-521-1221 for all details about this Marlow Yachts Explorer 57, our office is located in great Montreal area.

Length Overall: 62 ft 2 in
Length At Waterline: 53 ft
Beam: 18 ft 2 in
Displacement: 61000 lb Dry Load
Cruising Speed: 21 kn at rpm
Hull Speed: 25 kn at rpm
Fuel: (1320 gal)
Fresh Water: (300 gal)
Holding: (100 gal)
Heads: 2


2008 Caterpillar C-18 ACERT (Engine 1)
Engine Type: Inboard
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 3413
Power: 1015 hp
2008 Caterpillar C-18 ACERT (Engine 2)


  • Kenyon electric grill, Uline refrigerator with icemaker and sink are all conveniently located on the fly bridge deck.
  • 1000 lb. 6-way full telescoping and rotating davit.
  • Cockpit shower.
  • Swim ladder.
  • Fresh water and sea water wash-down system at bow and stern.
  • Fresh water wash-down on the fly bridge to flush tender outboard.
  • Maxwell windlass 2200.
  • Stainless steel dinghy chocks with teak bed.
  • Custom extended aft deck.
  • Custom hard top.
  • Upgraded stainless steel oval hand rails.
  • Upgraded cockpit cabinet contain high gloss teak table and 4 teak chairs.
  • Upgraded Fusion MS-NRX300 NMEA 2000 Stereo remote, subwoofer, and 2 speakers.
Main Salon

When you enter the salon from the aft deck you feel the spaciousness of the vessels 18’2″ beam. The advanced composite construction has allowed this space to be very open, allowing you to see beyond the salon and galley and right through the front pilot house windows. The tinted windows and wooden blinds allow just the right amount of light into the interior living space. The aft salon door is one of a pair, on nice days when you want natural ventilation the second aft salon door can be unlatched and slid open to starboard to create a very spacious 5′ wide opening.

The large settee to starboard with adjoining forward facing chair are upholstered in Ultraleather and are absolutely stunning, while providing very functional storage space underneath. Under the salon seats there is a string of 110V rope lighting that provides perfect accent lighting. The deck light circuits and 110V plugs are on the 4,000-Watt inverter, so you do not need shore power, or the generator to have these on. On the port side of the salon there are twin, free standing Ekornes Stressless reclining chairs with ottomans that prove flexibility to change décor easily. On the forward centerline of the salon behind teak Tambour doors there is a 42″ Panasonic 1080 HD flat screen TV. There are 7 overhead LED lights in addition to the 4 designer sconces under the valance. There is a beautiful large satin teak high-low coffee table in front of the settee with magazine storage on each end. The overhead teak valance on the starboard side has slots that diffuse the air-conditioning, so you do not have air blowing directly on you.

The Salon has numerous storage spaces including end tables and upper and lower storage on the port and starboard side for glasses and cups with liquor storage below. The Forward salon bulk head has beautiful custom cabinets with shelving and a few pull out drawers. The granite topped wet-bar to port also includes a designer drop-in sink, U-line refrigerator with ice maker and a lighted display cabinet for bottles, mixers, and glasses. One large deep drawer is built into the pilothouse to fly bridge custom steps, and you will find the central vacuum just below at deck level.


The pilothouse is up three steps from the salon and includes the lower helm station, adjustable dinette table, settee and galley. There are port and starboard exterior doors, a staircase forward descends to the staterooms and a staircase on the port side aft ascends to the fly bridge. The galley is very well equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and plenty of storage for provisions and housewares. The galley is U-shaped with beautiful granite counter tops, high gloss finished teak and holly floors with lots of custom upgrades. Any cook will be at home with the large granite counters and expanse of windows. You will never settle for a galley down arrangement after seeing this yacht. You will feel more like you are cooking at home than on a yacht in this galley.

  • Two Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer units (4 drawers 700BR and 700BC) with ice maker.
  • Dacor 30” electric cook-top with sea-rails/potholders.
  • Sharp Carousel convection microwave oven.
  • Jabsco 24 VDC stove top vented exhaust fan.
  • Fisher-Paykel dishwasher.
  • Grohe faucets.
  • Franke stainless-steel sink with garbage disposal and wooden cutting board covers.
  • Drinking water faucet.
  • NuTone central vacuum.

If you are thinking of moving up to this size vessel from a smaller boat with a lower helm on the same level as the salon you may think you will not use the lower helm much, but the beauty of the raised pilothouse design is the lower helm moves up and forward enough that dodging crab pots from this helm station is no problem. Because of the open layout, you have 360-degree visibility from the pilot house to the aft deck. Most owners find they use both helm stations every day depending on the weather conditions.

The lower helm is complete with twin 500XL STIDD helm chairs for the captain and admiral. Turning the captain chair to port will provide an additional seat to use the stunning satin teak dinette with flip-up leaf for more room when needed. There is a large Ultraleather seating bench that wraps around the port side of the dinette. In front of the helm chair, you have all the systems a captain would need. The twin CAT engine displays, full Garmin navigation package, Simrad Autopilot, Icom VHF, and other critical systems are all within easy reach. The overhead panel has electronic circuit breakers, inverter control panel, tank tender fluid level monitor for all tanks, bilge pump controls and the vessel safety indicator lights.

On long passages you will appreciate the ability to take only 3 short steps back to the galley while still being able to see out all of the windows, easily monitoring the Garmin screens. You will also appreciate the ability to be on the main deck while under way. Above the helm seat are two bi-directional opening Manship hatches with screens to allow airflow in and keep bugs out or to provide complete black out shading (or a combination of the two if desired).

Master Stateroom

The master stateroom is amidship full width, making it very open and roomy with high gloss teak and holly sole, and satin finished teak accents throughout. “Southern Style” has a custom centerline island KING berth with built-in nightstands on either side along with 4 large drawers and extra-large storage under the berth. There are 3 cedar lined hanging lockers and multiple cabinets and dresser drawers with a large full-length mirror to port. Both the port and starboard windows have black-out curtains allowing for darkness or light when needed. There is also a custom large access panel to the back side of the washer / dryer, making inspections or repairs very easy.

The 32” Insignia Smart / WIFI HDTV in custom cabinet with built in DVD player is easily viewed from the master bed. There is also a very handy Furuno RD-30 display unit within easy reach and cd/stereo providing music to all cabins. There is a large cabinet to starboard and 3 spacious pull-out drawers to port. Twin swing arm lamps are mounted above the nightstands on each side of the bed to provide perfect lighting for reading. The slots in the top of the valance diffuse the air-conditioning and send it out into the middle of the room, keeping cool drafts off the bed. Above the bed there are several small LED lights with dimmer controls. There are also 4 opening port lights that can provide great cross flow ventilation. When you want privacy in the marina, the black-out curtains provide excellent privacy. The ensuite head is very spacious with granite counter top, under-mounted china sink bowl, custom Grohe faucet and vacuflush toilet. There are also several drawers and cabinets with shelves for storage. The shower area has a large teak-framed Lexan door; the shower is finished in high gloss gel-coat and trimmed in teak. There is a nice teak cabinet in the shower area that provides lots of storage. The tank tender is next to the head allowing you to easily see the state of the holding tank with a quick glance.


The VIP stateroom is accessed forward through the companionway. Looking forward is a centerline island queen berth with 6 large drawers, 4 cabinets and extra-large storage under the berth. All of the cabinetry is satin finished teak. There are twin cedar lined hanging lockers on the port and starboard side. There is 20″ Sharp flat screen HDTV with built-in DVD player in a custom-built frame that is mounted on the port aft wall of the stateroom. This stateroom has stereo speakers serviced from the master stateroom with its own volume controls. Custom sconces make for great berth reading lights. Two Manship screened overhead hatches provide great flexibility providing light and fresh air with a bug screen or complete black out shade for sleeping.

VIP Head

There is a full head with separate stall shower accessible from the VIP stateroom or the companionway to allow convenient and easy use as a day head. The Lexan shower door is a beautiful curved shape, framed in solid teak to make the best use of the space. The head / shower has an exhaust fan vented outside of the vessel, helping to keep the noise down and maintenance easy. There is a vacuflush toilet and custom under mounted sink with a granite top.

Port Guest Stateroom

The second guest stateroom is on the port side of the vessel, at the base of the stairs from the pilothouse. This stateroom is arranged with a very large and comfortable upper and lower berth and a full-size desk with a pivoting stool that provides an office, a feature rarely found on a vessel this size. Ample storage with a cedar-lined hanging locker next to custom pull out drawers and cabinets are forward. There is a 15″ flat screen HDTV with built-in DVD player on the aft bulkhead easily viewable from both berths and separate volume control for the overhead stereo speakers. A custom bi-fold door with mirror opens this area to the companionway where you descend from the pilothouse. This helps give this yacht a very open feel with excellent space savings.


The full-size independent Asko washer and vented-dryer is in the main hallway between the staterooms so everyone staying on board has quick and easy access. There is a storage locker for detergent and other supplies only a few feet away.

  • Electrical bonding system.
  • Xantrex 4000-watt inverter / charger.
  • Battery parallel switches.
  • Upgraded AGM batteries 4 x 200AH batteries for engines, 2 x 200AH for generators, 4 200AH for House -Inverter, 2 x 200AH batteries for bow thruster.
  • 110 Volt and 220 Volt house systems.
  • Upgraded Custom 24V and 110V all LED lighting throughout the vessel.
  • Backlighted electrical panels.
  • AC/DC distribution panel with magnetic circuit breakers.
  • Voltage meter for all battery banks.
  • 2 Glendinning cable masters aft, 2 Glendinning cable masters forward in bow.
  • NewMar PT-24-40 and NewMar PT-70a battery chargers.
  • 1 Headhunter Mach5-115v and 2 Headhunter X-Caliber 24V fresh water pumps for redundancy.
Engine Room

Professional Captains continue to tell us that we have the best engine room they have ever been in. The current owner echoes that feeling. You can get to everything quickly and safely with 6’2″ head room. The area is well lit with 110V and 24V lighting. There are 4 large blowers to cool the space down after a run and the area is air-conditioned, so any maintenance can be done in comfort. Each engine has dual Racor filters; this includes both main engines and the generators. The fuel system is very simple with 1 large tank holding 1320 gallons of fuel that you can easily fill from either side of the boat. The engine beds are very heavy polished stainless steel and secure the engine vibration isolation mounts to the hull stringers. They run all the way past the transmissions to accept the thrust load of the Aqua Drive units. The Tides dripless shaft seals with spare carriers have a crossover tube that supplies water from both engines so you can safely run on one engine. The twin 16kW Northern Lights generators are surrounded in an easy to inspect and access sound shield. At the forward corner of the engine room, you will find twin Sea Chests outboard with a removable clear cleaning port. Each of the engines, generators, air-conditioning system, salt water wash-down and all the other components of the yacht that require salt water have their own shut-off valve on each of the Sea Chests that they are plumbed to. There is only one hull opening for each Sea Chest. These serve for all sea water needs and it provides great safety and easier maintenance. The 1,015 HP Caterpillar engines are connected to the underwater exhaust system via high temperature silicone hose to further isolate noise and vibration.

  • Exhaust blowers.
  • High-capacity induction blowers.
  • 2 Chilled water reverse cycle air conditioning compressors with soft starts.
  • Fire extinguishing system.
  • Headhunter fresh water system.
  • Engine hour meter and gauges.
  • 3″ lead/foam engine room insulation.
  • Emergency engine stop.
  • (4) 3700gph bilge pumps with auto and manual switch.
  • FRP fuel tanks.
  • Watertight door with window from Lazarette.
  • Oil temperature alarm.
  • 3 Fire extinguishers.
  • Dual Racor fuel separators with vacuum gauges for each engine and generator.
  • Soft engine mounts.
  • Aqua Drive shaft couplings.
  • 700 GPD Sea Recovery Aqua Matic water maker.
  • Naiad 252 dual station hydraulic stabilizers.
  • Two (2) 16kW Northern Lights Gensets with 2080 and 2088 hours, respectively.

Have peace of mind in knowing that these engines have exceptional and extensive detailed service records. All oil sample reports since first commissioned are available for your inspection. 2 x CAT C-18’s with 1,015HP each. The C-18’s offer a wide range of cruising speeds while achieving over 1 nautical miles per gallon at 8 knots and with a high-speed cruise of 20+ knots you have the best of both worlds.  The 3,000-hour service was completed by Ring Power.

  • Two Caterpillar C-18 ACERT 1015hp (3413 and 3412 hours, respectively).
  • Oil and Filters changed 60 hours ago (engines/generators/transmissions).
  • Aqua-drive shaft coupling and soft engine mounts for a smooth quiet ride.
  • Morse Electronic controls with remote plug in on aft deck.
  • Wireless Yacht Controller, controls both engines (forward and reverse) bow and stern thruster and the windlass from anywhere on the boat or even from close proximity on the dock. This makes single-handing the yacht very obtainable.

With a full EZ2CY enclosure, this fly bridge is an excellent place for fair or wet weather cruising and entertaining of guests. The twin STIDD helm chairs are very comfortable and are priceless when it comes to a long day’s run on the water. In addition, the space is completely climate controlled by two 16,000 BTU stand-alone reverse cycle air-conditioning units making this the perfect space to navigate or entertain regardless of the weather. The Garmin electronics package is complete with 8617 MFD, dual radars (25kW Furuno and Garmin Fantom 4 Motion scope/doppler), sounder module and camera system with cameras aft of the fly bridge pointing towards the dinghy, on the aft deck pointing towards the swim platform and in the engine-room pointing forward.

The Caterpillar electronic display is immediately forward of the large stainless-steel wheel. The console also has displays for wind velocity and direction, water depth and boat speed. The VHF radios and the yachts intercom phone are within quick and easy reach. The fly bridge is protected by a highly desired custom factory hardtop. The fly bridge is accessible by stairs from inside the pilothouse and outside from the cockpit. There are comfortable twin seating areas aft of the helm chairs and a table perfect for dining outside. To starboard is a GE 5.0 cubic-foot deep, chest freezer allowing extended trips to the islands. There is a sink, refrigerator with ice maker and plenty of storage as well as the upgraded Kenyon electric grill and Magma LP gas grill which allows you to BBQ without starting the generator while at anchor. The fly bridge aft deck was also extended giving you more highly valuable and usable outdoor space.

  • 1,000-pound telescoping and rotating hydraulic Aritex davit with remote.
  • Twin STIDD Helm Chairs – 500XL.
  • GE 5 cu/ft chest freezer (2021).
  • Garmin 8617 multifunction display.
  • Simrad autopilot AP25 lower helm; AP26 upper helm.
  • Two (2) Icom M-605 VFH Radios (two at each helm station).
  • Furuno NAVnet VX2.
  • Three Furuno RD-30 (one at each helm; one in master stateroom).
  • Uline refrigerator with ice maker.
  • Twin seating area with gelcoat table.
  • Factory hardtop.
  • Sink next to grill.
  • Under seat storage with drain mats.
  • Wireless Yacht Controller that controls the engines, bow/stern thruster and the windlass.
  • Pivoting-hinged stainless-steel mount for lowering radar and satellite antennas offering additional bridge clearance (custom built to do the Great Loop).
  • 2 Hailers.
  • Fresh water spigot to wash-down tender or flush tender outboard.
  • Twin 16,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioners.
  • Fusion UD-650 with 3 zones, amplifier, subwoofer, and 6 speakers.
  • Custom LED lights above the grills.
  • Custom LED spreader lights on the hardtop.

“Southern Style” is equipped with a 2020 Walker Bay Generation 400 luxury tender with 50hp 4-stroke Yamaha outboard engine. The tender is easy to launch with the hydraulic davit. You will appreciate the soft sides of this tender as you approach the beautiful Awlgrip hull on a choppy day. This tender has incredible space and ride that is unprecedented in a 13-foot deluxe rigid inflatable boat. More leg room, additional rear storage for fishing, towing, water sports, snorkeling or dive gear and a deep V-Hull provide more comfort and space than any other RIB in its class.

  • 2020 13-foot Walker Bay Generation 400 with 50hp 4-stroke Yamaha (150 hours).
  • 12-gallon built-in fuel tank.
  • Garmin 742xs multifunction display with transducer.
  • Fusion Apollo SRX400 Bluetooth stereo with speakers.
  • Icom HM-195SW VHF radio with marine antenna.
  • Custom protective Sunbrella cover.

This air-conditioned area provides great storage, and an additional U-line refrigerator is perfect for those extended explorations. As you enter the lazarette at the bottom of the stairs, there is a sink that allows you to wash up after your engine room work. On either side of the Lazarette there are beautifully finished teak doors that enclose the batteries, cable masters and other equipment. Most of the space is open and the floors are linked with two large protective rubber mats for use as general bulk storage. The forward bulkhead of the Lazarette is the aft engine room wall where the main battery distribution switches are mounted. The aft doors in the Lazarette give you access to the steering gear, autopilot ram and trim tab system. This area is beautifully finished in white gelcoat as are all the bilges on the yacht and plenty of built-in storage cabinets with shelves.

  • Fuel: 1320 Gallons in one large tank with fills port and starboard.
  • Fresh Water: 300 gallons in two stainless steel tanks.
  • Holding: 100 gallons in a single fiberglass tank with deck pump out and overboard discharge.
  • Gray Water: two 60-gallon tanks, quickly change from automatic overboard discharge to holding with the push of a button.
Additional Salesperson’s Remarks

“Southern Style” is now available and a rare opportunity to own a meticulously cared for Marlow Explorer. “Southern Style” has been built with all of the most popular options including a flag-blue Awlgrip hull, 1,015 HP Caterpillar engines, twin generators, water maker, bow thruster, stern thruster, Naiad stabilizers, factory hard-top, STIDD helm chairs, wireless Yacht Controller, chilled water air-conditioning, full-size washer/dryer, and upgraded Garmin electronics. Her engines will give you a 20-22 knot cruise and her 1,320 gallons of fuel will let you cruise at 8 knots for over 1,200 miles. The 18′ 2″ beam makes this 57E Marlow Explorer feel more like a vessel in the 65’+ range. The master stateroom with KING berth is amidship and is the full width of the hull with a private ensuite head. The full stand-up engine room with air-conditioning will be a pleasure to work in. She is the perfect size for a cruising couple and can be easily handled without crew. The full walk-around decks and Portuguese bridge makes handling lines, docking, and traversing locks very comfortable and safe. “Southern Style” is a wonderful opportunity, conveniently located, and ready to cruise.

Excluded Items
  • Owner’s personal items.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. This boat may be listed in partnership with another broker.

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