Marlow Explorer 78

Boat Tests


Builder: Marlow

Model: Explorer 78

Model Year: 2004

Boat Type: Megayacht (> 80')

LOA: 78’2”

Beam: 20’4”

Draft: 4’10”

Weight: 96,000 lbs.

Standard Power: 2/700-hp Caterpillar C12 diesel inboards

Optional Power: twin diesel inboards from Lugger, Caterpillar, and MTU to 1,550 hp apiece

Fuel Capacity: 3,000 gal.

Water Capacity: 550 gal.


Lofrans Titan windlass
Man Ship Marine hatches and opening ports
Schwepper interior hardware
Frankhe s/s double-well sink
Amana upright refrigerator
Grohe faucets and fixtures
Dacor cooktop
U-Line wine cellar
Frigidaire washer/dryer
5/SeaLand Magnum Opus MSDs
2/30-gal. Torrid water heaters
Aquadrive-Centa system
2/25-kW Northern Lights gensets
75-amp Newmar power supply for electronics
112,000-Btu Marine Air A/C
several Newmar battery chargers for redundant coverage of electronics, gensets, main engines, and house usage


Morse KE4 electronic engine controls
Dacor oven
Fisher & Paykel dishwasher
5/ Sharp plasma TVs
electronics package and sound system
crew cabin
800-gpd SK watermaker
20-hp Sidepower bow thruster
20-hp Sidepower stern thruster
composite hardtop
Naiad stabilizers

This article originally appeared in the July 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.