If you’re going to travel around the world you might as well do it in style. Marlow Yachts understands that as well as anyone. Take one of its most recent launches, the 80E, for example. That boat has all the classically American lines, and overall salty look Marlow fans have come to expect. It also can fuel up in West Palm Beach and cruise nonstop to Greenland. That’s a hike and a half. And it’s the kind of journey you can undertake when you’ve got room for 4,000 usable gallons of fuel as well as a seaworthy, fuel-efficient hull. But that’s not to imply that the 80E will be a slow boat, dutifully chugging her way across the globe. According to the company’s proprietor David Marlow, the boat will also be able to cover 700 miles while steaming along at 25 knots. Impressed yet?
I’ll continue. Via e-mail, Marlow veered towards the poetic when describing the yacht’s interior. “The Marlow 80 accommodation plan is remarkable in its execution, layout, volume, practicality, and sheer beauty,” he wrote. “Graced by the finest of fittings including undistorted, perfectly beveled mirrors, jeweled, watch-like door hardware, Grohe Infinity bath fixtures, and exotic, custom stone sinks hand-carved for the boat. With stunning décor from the design studio of Susan Winchester, the Marlow 80 has few peers in the world of yachting.”
She’s also built with space-age technology. Literally. Marlow says that, “We have refined and honed the lamination period from an industry average of 30-plus days to approximately one hour utilizing aviation- and aerospace-grade techniques, materials, and methods. This utterly unique approach removes human error from the vast majority of the process as no human hand touches the construction during the Full Stack Infusion operation.”
All of which is to say, the Marlow Explorer 80E, which debuted at the 2013 Lauderdale show, is one heck of a boat.
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- Builder: Marlow
- Model: Marlow Explorer 80E
- Boat Type: Cruiser
- Year: 2014
- Base Price: Upon Request
- LOA: 86'8"
- Draft: 5'3"
- Beam: 21'6"
- Standard Power: 2/700-hp Caterpillar C32 ACERTs
- Cruise speed: 25 knots
- Top speed: 30 knots
This article originally appeared in the February 2014 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.