Back in the mid-’90s, the yacht designer David Marlow started sketching his first ideas on the future design of Marlow Yachts. To perfect his drawings and complete the idea, he collaborated with the naval architect Douglas Zurn. After considering the options, they came up with their first models of Marlow Yachts in 1998 when the two founders established the yacht builder company. The yacht models were Marlow Explorer 57C, 61C, and 65C. Initially, the company was based in Tainan, Taiwan, where, in 2001, the first yacht model became a reality – the Marlow 65 Explorer.
Famous Builder of The Most Recognized Explorer Yachts
Today Marlow Yachts is a famous yacht builder of some of the most recognized explorer yachts in the range of 17 and 33 meters. Marlow Yachts are manufactured in the state-of-the-art, high-tech Norsemen Shipyard located near Xiamen, China. The shipyard features a 300,000 square feet ground for the creation of yacht molds and has more than 200 employees working in it. All Marlow Yachts models feature a Raised Pilothouse design and a covered aft deck, leading to a big saloon and a variety of layout options. Most of the yacht models feature from two to four staterooms. The yacht models from the 49 to 62 feet range feature two or three staterooms layout. While the yacht models 66, 74, 80, and 88 have three to four staterooms and spacious crew quarters. The Marlow 97 offers layouts with six and seven staterooms. Currently, Marlow Yachts offers sixteen models which include Explorer 49E, Explorer 53, Explorer 58E, Explorer 62E, Explorer 66E, Explorer 70E MKII, Explorer 80E, Explorer 88E Explorer 97E, Voyager 76, Explorer 57C-61E, Explorer 61C, Explorer 65C-70E, Explorer 72E LR, and Explorer 82-86 CMY. The Explorer 97E has a range of 4000 nm with a cruising speed of 9 knots!
Eco-Friendly Yachting Technology
Marlow Yachts are among the yacht builders considered eco-friendly due to the technologies they use in the building process, and in 2007 the company won the first World Yacht Award for Environmental Consciousness. The yacht builder uses a unique technology called RIVAT© (Resin Infused Vacuum-Assisted Transfer), which takes out the ozone-harming chemicals before they even emit. In the last two decades, Marlow Yachts have become one of the most popular ocean-going fiberglass luxury yachts. In 2012 Marlow Yachts bought the American companies under the Luhrs Marine boat builder, including Hunter Marine, Mainship and Luhrs. If you want to cruise around the globe in luxury, stability, and comfort, on an eco-friendly yacht, search through our YATCO MLS database for new and pre-owned Marlow Yachts.