Designed for offshore cruising or island hopping, the ME 57C's notable features, like all Marlow Explorers, are its spacious accommodations, its high technology construction, and its elegance and strength. The roominess comes from the use of resin-infused architecture where the skin of the boat becomes the strength of the boat. This design is completely self-supporting eliminating the need for wood framing and posts and beams. The result is a light weight yacht of exceptional strength, a lower center of gravity and a greater number of design layout possibilities. This high tech construction, which includes vacuum bagged foam/fiberglass composite and wood veneers results in better fuel mileage. All wood used is strictly cosmetic. Each interior is hand crafted from a single log hand picked in Thailand and shipped to our facilities, to ensure that the grain, color and grade are consistent throughout the boat, resulting in an impeccably grain-matched finish.