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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Marlow Explorer 78

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/1,550-hp Caterpillar C30 diesel inboards

Transmission/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

Price as Tested: $1.99 million

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

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