April 15, 2012

New Model: Marlow 97 E Explorer

Marlow presents its largest build to date, with the launch of the 97 E Explorer in the fall of 2011.  Marlow's flagship has already seen the hands for two owners, with hull number two delivered shorty after one.  The 97 E Explorer continues Marlow philosophy of classic US looks,  semi displacement efficient hulls, and spacious interior volume.  Accommodation is for a standard seven double cabins layout, with three crew rooms sleeping six members.  But the US company does make custom modifications as requested by clients on smaller models, so I imagine changes on the 97 are possible.  The Marlow 97 E Explorer is powered by twin Cats 1760hp engines which thanks to a rather narrow beam hull at this size it can achieve a respectable 29 knots top speed.  A cruise of 23 knots is possible with a range of 950 nautical miles, while a slow displacement speed of 9 knots gives a transatlantic 4000 nautical miles.
Technical Data:
LOA - 30.7 m (100.9ft)
Waterline Length - 28 m
Beam - 6.40 m
Draft - 1.67 m
Displacement - 66680 kg
Fuel Capacity - 18927 l
Water Capacity - 2271 l
Accommodation - 6 double guest cabins, 3 crew cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 1720hp
Propulsion - line shafts 
Speed - 29 knots max, 23 knots cruise, 9 knots long range
Range - 950 nautical miles at 23 knots, 4000 nautical miles at 9 knots 
Construction - Full Stack Infusion
Certification - Bureau Veritas Unrestricted