November 22, 2013

New Model: Marlow 66E Explorer

In continuing to improve, Marlow Yachts introduce the all new Explorer 66E. Part of the new series of models, this remarkable yacht features Marlow latest contoured lines and exciting new features and layout. Starting at the top, the Marlow 66 Explorer command bridge features twin helm chairs and a large settee with table, enabling all guests joining the captain on the bridge to relax in comfort. The upper aft deck has another settee and table, a gas BBQ grill and hidden day head. Even with the dinghy on deck, there is ample room for lounging. A built in stair leads to the lower aft deck for easy transit up and down. The newly designed cockpit features a radius transom with a center stairwell along with two built in corner settees with tables, greatly enhancing the social aspect of the aft deck. Stairs lead down to the swim platform providing a safe passage. A hidden swim ladder provides easy water access and the platform is a perfect landing for the tender or fishing. The contoured transom increases the stowage area in the lazarette for tools, toys and equipment.  Upon entering the salon, the expansiveness of the room find its place with its finely crafted furnishings. Immediately inside the door to both port and starboard, are the wine cooler, ice maker and wet-bar with intricate curved glass cabinets allowing easy access from both inside and the aft deck. There is a long curved built-in sofa on starboard side and two comfortable lounge chairs on the port. The hidden television is midships and there is a desk with a printer station in the forward part of the salon starboard side. Up three steps is the spacious pilothouse area with a large U-shaped galley forward, which is bathed in natural light and a full view. A large dinette faces forward for dining and lounging with a view.  The companionway to the lower deck leads to a sunlit foyer-type area. At the foot of the stairs is a hidden laundry station with a stacked washer and dryer with easy access. There is a single bunk berth  with a large storage cabinet for cleaning supplies or extra linens below. The VIP stateroom in the bow has an island queen sized bed with two upper bunks outboard. The port-side guest suite has twin bunks and a private head with full shower, cedar lined hanging lockers and ample drawer capacity.  The master suite occupies the middle part of the yacht for least amount of motion and most comfort. As you enter through double arched doors the room opens into a spacious yet wonderfully cozy stateroom. The king bed is center with large bureaus and hanging lockers port and starboard. There are two complete his and hers heads with gleaming fixtures, frameless glass shower stalls and marble floors on either side of the entry forming a hall for separation even when the doors are open. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 22.3 m (73.5ft)
Beam - 5.89 m
Draft - 1.47 m
Displacement - 
Fuel Capacity - 11356 l
Water Capacity - 1892 l
Accommodation - 7 guest berths in 4 cabins, 2 crew berths in 1 cabin
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 1015hp
Propulsion - Velocijet strut keels
Speed - 28 knots max, 22 knots cruse, 8 knots economic long range cruise
Range - 2,800 nm at 8 knots, 500 nm at 22 knots
Construction - Full Stack Infusion, 
Certification - CE Ocean Class, Bureau Veritas unrestricted navigation