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Exclusive: Marlow Explorer 78 By Capt. Bill Pike — July 2004

Sea Wolf

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Base price: $1.99 million with 2/700-hp Caterpillar C12 diesel inboards
Optional power: twin diesel inboards from Lugger, Caterpillar, and MTU to 1,550 hp apiece
Standard equipment: 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

Length overall: 78'2"
Beam: 20'4"
Draft: 4'10"
Weight (dry): 96,000 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 3,000 gal.
Water capacity: 550 gal.
Test engines: 2/1,550-hp Caterpillar C30 diesel inboards
Transmissions/ratio: ZF2050A/2.47:1
Props: 40x48, 5-blade, ZF-FPS (Faster Propeller System) nibral
Steering: Hynautic hydraulic w/variable-rate power steering custom-fabricated with Vickers PTO pump by Marlow Marine
Controls: Hynautic
Optional equipment on test boat: 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
Price as tested: $1.99 million

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

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