It sure has been tough to keep up with the activities of David Marlow over the past 12 months. The 97, however, stands out as a very worthy accomplishment of this entrepreneurial boatbuilder. The new vessel embraces Marlow’s “small ship” mentality, where everything is overbuilt and meant to overperform. Indeed, the 97, now the flagship of the Marlow line, is built to tough Bureau Veritas standards, and uses Marlow’s own Full Stack Infusion process to reduce weight and add strength. It has six staterooms and four heads, plus an enclosed skylounge, and can cruise at 25 knots. Dial back to 9 knots and the range is 4,000 nautical miles.
To showcase its Prestige line of motoryachts and express cruisers, French boatbuilder Jeanneau welcomes select guests to its impressive factory in Les Herbiers in western France. Prospective boat buyers, dealers, and a few lucky journalists got a glimpse of the entire boatbuilding process from the design and engineering studios to the yard where the boats are loaded for truck delivery. Oh and there was a really nice lunch with a little champagne as well!
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