• 150.9166'
  • 2012
  • Palm Beach, Florida, United States
  • $18,500,000



151 Marco Polo Transocean Explorer:  The 2nd hull of the Marco Polo series designed by Ron Holland, QING was built to Lloyd's with a steel hull and composite superstructure. She is powered by a single CAT 3512B with a range of 6,600 nm, and a CAT C7 driven bow thruster for get home power. QING's high volume interior accommodates 9 guests with a 3-cabin Master suite on the bridge deck, a VIP, double, twin and a convertible Gym on the lower deck which may convert to a nanny cabin. There are accommodations for 10 - 12 crew with a Captain's cabin on the main deck. Well equipped, well thought out and proven luxury explorer which has benefited from an excellent maintenance program.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: CHEOY LEE
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: Marco Polo Transocean Explorer
  • Model Year: 2012
  • YearBuilt: 2012
  • Year Refit: 2018
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: US Duty Paid
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: 745193
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: Enclosed P.H. W/Sundeck
  • Fly Bridge: Yes
  • Cockpit: Yes
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 5/9 - Crew R/B/S: 6/12/12
  • LOA: 150' 11" (46.00m)
  • LWL: 133' 8" (40.74m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 29' 7" (9.02m)
  • Min Draft: 9' 6" (2.90m)
  • Max Draft: 11' 2" (3.40m)
  • Clearance: 58' 5" (17.81m)
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 10 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: 6,600 Miles
  • Max Speed: 12 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 1,036,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: 485 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 3,930 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 690 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 16,950 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: 33 Gallons
  • Berths: 9
  • Heads: 6
  • Sleeps: 9
  • State Rooms: 5
  • Crew Berths: 12
  • Crew Sleeps: 12
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: Yes
  • Hull ID: Yard No. 196
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: Full Displacement
  • Project Manager: Martin Lo
  • Hull Designer: Ron Holland
  • Hull Color: Red
  • Hull Finish: Imron
  • Exterior Designer: Sylvia Bolton
  • Interior Designer: KCA International London
  • Manufacturer: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3512B
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Built by Cheoy Lee (Hin Lee Zhuhai Shipyard Co Ltd), Yard No. 196
Grade "A" welded steel hull and main deck
Moulded fiberglass superstructure
Integral fuel, lube oil, potable water, gray water and black water tanks
Floating interior floors
Pacific Coast Marine watertight doors and hatches
Imron MS 600 hull and MS 600 superstructure, MS001 clear coat on hull


QING accommodates 9 owners/guests:

Owner's 3-room suite on bridge deck
VIP cabin lower deck
Double guest cabin lower deck
Twin cabin lower deck
Daybed in Gym lower deck  

There are Crew accommodations for 10 - 12, with Captain's cabin on the main deck.  

QING's extra length from her sistership provides for a very large open plan saloon, and larger owner's deck featuring a 3-room suite aft of the bridge plus open air lounge.  A radio room is included off the bridge, and on the main deck a library/cinema room added forward of the galley, with the captain's cabin to starboard of the library.  She also features a larger swim platform.

From the four cabins of the lower deck, one is arranged as a Gym with a full ensuite and built-in daybed which can be converted to a nanny cabin.  From the guest lobby, a watertight door accesses the laundry and spacious crew area forward for easy service.  Another door from the Gym's aft wall provides a second emergency escape from the guest accommodations via the engine room.  It also gives the crew fore and aft access on this deck and a third point of access to the engine room and lazarette, useful in poor weather.

Designer Sylvia Bolton and project manager Martin Lo arranged the main deck with formal dining and a breakfast area overlooking the aft deck opposite a full service bar.  The aft bulkhead windows are able to lower and link the two areas.  The multi-functional saloon is so large that it may be configured in several different ways if desired by the new owner.

Al-fresco dining is possible on the main deck aft, on the owner's deck, or on the large flybridge where built-in sofas and Hi/Lo tables are under the hard top.  The decks are all open for owner use.

The interior decor is very contemporary with horizontally banded gloss-finished Macassar ebony for the paneling and built-in furnishings, accented by rich walnut floors.  All floors are floating for sound and vibration control designed by Van Cappellen.  Simple window treatments enhance the views throughout and multi-level lighting design creates light and dark ambiance as wished.

Other special interior features include a steam shower in the master bath, Hansgrohe faucets throughout, an Arc trainer exercise bike and treadmill in Gym, Dumbwaiter to service pilothouse and sky deck from the galley, a fridge and wine cooler in the main saloon.

Galley Equipment

Corian countertops and brushed stainless steel cabinetry
Dumbwaiter to service pilothouse and sky deck from the galley
MKN 1221135A electric griddle plate
MKN infrared grill
MKN 1223103 electric induction range
Rational SCC61 Combi Oven
Halton KVI/M extractor hood with fixed AFFF wet chemical fire suppression system
2x Franke GNX-110-20 stainless steel sink
2x Hansgrohe 35807 800 faucets
2x GE GFC1001 1hp garbage disposal unit
Miele G7856 dishwasher
Hoshizaki HR-120S 4-door upright chiller
Hoshizaki HRF-120SF3 4-door upright chiller/freezer
Hoshizaki HR63S 2-door upright chiller
Hoshizaki IM-45LE-25 ice maker (Lazarette)
ISE 8251 trash compactor
Hatco GRAIH36 infra-red food warmer
Wexiodisk WD-4 dishwasher
Marzocco coffee machine
Vacuum packer
Kitchen Aid mixers
220VAC outlets, GFI type

Crew area: Panasonic NN-ST557N stainless finish microwave oven
Miele K855ID built-in fridge
Miele G7856 dishwasher
2x Miele T6185 tumble dryers
Miele W3574 washing machine
2x Miele W6073 washer extractors

Main Saloon: Williams H5UC refrigerator
Vitec VL-V40SG wine cooler

• Lazarette:  Hoshizaki IM-65LE-25 ice maker
• Bauer Junior dive compressor, model IK12NS250

Mechanical Equipment

• Single Caterpillar 3512B main engine (6583 hrs, 2-19-19):  
Recent services:  250 hr service @ 6328 hrs & 2000 hr service @ 6192 hrs
• Schottel bow thruster, SPJ57 Pumpjet, driven by 315hp CAT C7 (888 hrs, 2-19-19)
Recent service: 2000 hr service @ 888 hrs

• ZF transmission 7540 NR
• Schottel SCP 0554XG variable pitch 4-blade prop, 1.8m dia.
• Kobelt steering powered by 2x hydraulic pumps
• Naiad 820 zero speed stabilizer system
• Naiad 24 hydraulic stern thruster, 75 kW
• 3x hydraulic generator PTO's and main engine driven PTO
• Hamann Mini L sewage treatment system 
• Headhunter Aero Flush toilets and bidets, fresh water flush
• 2x 3hp air compressors, Airtek TA-65 and 50L receiver tank
• Kaiser air dryer
• Delta-T ventilation system for the main and auxiliary engine rooms
• Exterior air intake system with demister grills
• 2x Grundfos 1.5 kW fresh water pumps with pressure switch
• Hot water circulating systems, with 2x hot water pumps
• HEM 15,000 LPD reverse osmosis watermaker
• Horizon Seafari 6,800 LPD
• ITIM monitoring system with low level alarms and high/low level alarm on day tank
• Marine Air chilled water air conditioning with variable frequency drive control

Electrical Equipment

• 3x NORTHERN LIGHTS generators, 90kW, 50 Hz
Recent services:
Gen #1, 8492 hrs (2-19-19), major overhaul incl rear seal, full rebuild, new turbo, internal cleaning & paint @ 8492 hrs
Gen #2, 8375 hrs (2-19-19), major overhaul, full rebuild, new turbo, internal cleaning and paint @ 8375 hrs
Gen #3, 7644 hrs (2-19-19), major overhaul, full rebuild, new turbo, internal cleaning and paint @ 7644 hrs

• Panda 20 kW back up diesel generator
• ASEA shore power, 125 kVA, with 2x frequency converters
• 2x 480v AC 3-phase, 100 amp, shore power connections
• Glendinning cablemaster 24v, 140' cord
• Cathelco electric anti-fouling system for sea chests
• Xenon underwater lights with stainless steel housings
• 220VAC Yacht Sign ship name plates

Navigation Electronics

Primary Radar, JMA5322/7 JRC
Secondary radar, JMA5312/6 JRC
GPS System, NWZ4570, JRC
DGPS System, NWZ4570, JRC
Autopilot System, Pilotstar D, Anschutz N960
Gyrocompass System, Alpha MiniCourse, Alphatron
GPS compass JLR-30 JRC
Magnetic Compass, MK4 KH observator
Instrumentation, NMEA2000, Maretron
Navigation Software & Hardware, Admiral 8.X, Nobeltec
Electronic chart system NAVI Sailor 4000 Transas
2x NMEA Distribution, Alphatron
Speed Log, JLN205, JRC
Echo Sounder, JFE-380/200 JRC
SAT TV, 4004 Seatel

Communications Equipment

Inmarsat C GMDSS, Thrane & Thrane TT3000E mini-c GMDSS system
Inmarsat fleet broadband system, Fleet One
Add-on kit for SSAS 40300E-913 Thrane & Thrane
LRIT system 40300LT-00500 Thrane & Thrane
MF/HF system 5000-250W 405250A-THRBL Thrane & Thrane
Marine VHF RT4800 Sailor, RT5022VHF DSC class A Sailor, 6210 Sailor
Spaun, CAS distribution system
Panasonic DECT phone system
Portable VHF GP340 Motorola
Triband system F251M GSM Ericsson
VHF GMDSS, SP3500 series, Sailor
AIS Transceiver, JHS182, JRC
Intercom/Loudhailer, Phontech
Satellite TV system, 4004 Seatel

Entertainment Equipment

Samsung LA32C550 JIM TV 32"(Captain’s Cabin)
Samsung UA40C6900VM LED TV 40"(Owner’s Lounge)
4x Samsung UA32C6900VM LED TV 32" (Guest Staterooms and Crew Lounge)
Samsung UA26C4000PM LED TV 26"(Gym)
Saloon, Dining and Aft Deck:
Harman/Kardon DVD player
2x Harman/Kardon stereo amplifiers
Harman/Kardon integrated amplifier
8x JBL ceiling mount speakers
4x JBL waterproof ceiling speakers
Marantz wireless iPod dock
Harman/Kardon DVD player
Harman/Kardon AC-3/DTS AV receiver
7x JBL speakers
JBL 12" subwoofer
Marantz wireless iPod dock
Owners Deck:
Harman/Kardon DVD player
Harman/Kardon AC-3/DTS AV receiver

Harman/Kardon expansion hub for Hultzone control
2x Harman/Kardon stereo amplifier
Harman/Kardon in wall zone control module
JBL 5.1 speaker with 10” sub-woofer
6x JBL ceiling mount speakers
4x JBL waterproof ceiling speakers
Marantz wireless iPod dock
Pop-up TV mechanism
Keywood tuner aux-in for MP3 player
8x JBL waterproof ceiling speakers
2x JBL amplifiers
Guest Staterooms, Crew Lounge and Gym:
5x JBL 5.1 speakers with 10” sub-woofer
5x Harman/Kardon DVD/CD
Captain/Crew Cabins:
6x Sony CD players with tuner
12x JBL ceiling mount speakers
KVH VSAT with full WiFi controlled by Kerlo system
All AV equipment controlled from iPads

Deck Equipment

Nautical Structures knuckle-type crane on foredeck, 2500 kg capacity, 8.5m reach
Recessed wells with Opacmare hydraulic opening hatch covers, jet skis stored in port well
2x vertical Maxwell SY22 hydraulic windlasses
Anchor chain, 22mm high test galvanized stud link, 1x5 shackles and 1x7 shackles
Fixed high capacity nozzles for chain wash system
2x galvanized steel HHP ray type anchors, 400 kg each
Fortress FX125 model stern anchor
2x Maxwell VC6000 hydraulic driven aft deck capstans with foot switches

Opacmare hydraulic passarelle
Opacmare hydraulic side boarding ladder integrated in bulwark
Opacmare hydraulic transom door
Electric sun shades for owners aft deck and main aft deck
Treben adjustable helm seat
3x deck fridges and electric BBQ on sundeck


‚Äč• Nautica  tender with fold down bow door, Yamaha 250hp outboard
2x jet skis
1x sea bob
Tenders stored foredeck

Safety & Fire Protection

First aid kits
Seafire FM200 fixed fire-fighting system with emergency shut-off signal to engine ECM
Unitor integrated fire detection alarm system, in machinery spaces and accommodation
Automatic low pressure fire sprinkler system throughout
Kahlenberg 4-trumpet chrome plated air horn
ACR-RCL 100D and ACR RCL 600D searchlights
FLIR M400 thermal imaging camera system
CCTV system
6x CO2 fire extinguishers
26x dry powder fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
16x foam fire extinguishers
4x lifebuoys with lights
2x Comet light and smoke signals (MOB)
4x Comet replacement rockets
12x Comet parachute signal rocket, red
6x SOLAS, child lifejackets with lights
44x SOLAS, adult lifejackets with lights
4x Comet line throwing devices, single shot with 250m line
Viking 10-man and 4x 12-man Zodiac liferafts
Rescue tender, non-SOLAS
EPIRB, G5 automatic, McMurdo
SART, S4, McMurdo


The 2nd hull of the Marco Polo series designed by Ron Holland, QING is slightly larger than her sistership and was built to Lloyd's with a steel hull and composite superstructure. She is powered by a single Caterpillar 3512B with a range of 6,600 nautical miles at 10 knots.  At 10 knots she consumes only 33 gph / 125 lph of fuel.  QING has an easily driven deep hull shape, stabilizers, and secondary propulsion system for get home power in emergency, as well as providing exceptional maneuverability when docking aided by her stern thruster.  Again from the commercial ship's side, QING also has the option of water ballast. 

QING offers tremendous interior living space while remaining under 500 GT.  She accommodates 9 owner/guests with a 3-room Master suite and open air lounge aft of the bridge on the bridge deck. On the lower deck is a VIP cabin, a double, a twin and the Gym, which features a built-in daybed and is able to convert to a nanny cabin. There are accommodations for 10 - 12 Crew with a Captain's cabin on the main deck forward, to starboard of the Cinema/Library room.

Very capable, well equipped and well thought out long distance explorer, QING has benefited from an excellent maintenance program and has just completed a shipyard period including new paint, fresh interior and all mechanical servicing - she is ready for her new owner for the season.