Motor Yachts 2006 Marlow Explorer boat for sale at a glance:

  • Offered by Luke Brown Yachts for $1,449,000
  • Powered by twin 2006 Caterpillar C-18
  • The boat located in Jupiter, Florida
  • To see full description and more details click on the `Description` tab above.

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Now Offered this 2006 Marlow 78E is in outstanding condition! This Marlow 78E offers a four stateroom layout, with accommodations for up to ten owners/guest, plus crews quarters with accommodations for two crew/guest. The Caterpillar C-18 engines give this yacht an Economical 8 - 17 knot cruising range.


Some Key Features Include:

  – Caterpillar C-18 Engines
  – Twin Northern Light 25 kW Generators
  – Naiad Stabilizers
  – Side Power Bow and Stern Thrusters
  – Sea Recovery Water Maker
  – Raymarine Electronics
  – New Exterior Upholstery Throughout

Vessel Walk Through


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 settee. 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 the 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 glassware securely at sea and are easy to access when needed.

Directly across from the table is a full we 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.

  – 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 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 the cabin is close 7'. The King size berth has 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 updated mattress
  – Overhead 24V lights, indirect rope lights, twin reading lamps
  – Head had 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 showers. This stateroom is also finished in satin teak.

  – Updated 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 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 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 bilge 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 traveling, 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 displays


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 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


The Caterpillar C-18 diesels give this yacht a swift 8 - 17 knot cruise. Engine Hours: Port 3590 and Starboard 3587

  – (2) Northern Lights 25kW generator sets Generator Hours Port 8402 and Starboard 8306
  – (2) 50A Cablemasters on Stern
  – (2) 50A Cablemasters in Bow
  – Side-Power 20HP Bow Thruster
  – Side-Power 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 accommodates 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.

Manufacturer Provided Description

Marlow Explorer 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, Core Cell, 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, Tides 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 grave the interior. The result is reminiscent of an era when quality, not quantity was the hallmark of a fine yacht.


The Jet Ski and Owners personal belongings are not included in the sale.

Approximate boat location – Jupiter, Fl
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