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Marlow Explorer 78E


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Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2406 SE 17th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
United States

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Make Marlow Explorer
Model 78E
Year 2010
Condition Used
Price US$2,399,000
Type Power
Class Motor Yacht
Length 82 ft
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass
Location Palm Beach, Florida
LOA 82 ft 10 in
Length at Water Line 71 ft 7 in
Length on Deck 78 ft
Beam 20 ft 4 in
Max Draft 5 ft
Dry Weight 100000 lb
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make Caterpillar
Engine Model C32
Power 1700 hp
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make Caterpillar
Engine Model C32
Fuel Type Diesel
Power 1700 hp
Designer David Marlow
Builder Marlow
Cabins 4
Heads 4
Fuel Tanks 3450 gal
Fresh Water Tanks 500 gal
Holding Tanks 200 gal
Hull Shape Semi-Displacement
Hull Warranty None





Complete Awlgrip exterior paint package for hull and superstructure ($100,000 option)
Unusually complete electronics/entertainment package ($165,000)
Extended boat deck and fly bridge hardtop.
Additional seating in Portuguese bridge.
Caterpillar C32 Acert engines with Aquadrive shaft couplings ($363,000 option!)
Caterpillar Extended Warranty!
Less Than 1,000 Original Engine Hours!

Stainless Steel protective shoes on bottom of strut keels
Naiad Multi-Sea model 254 stabilizers
Sidepower 20 HP bow and stern thrusters
Fuel polishing system
Additional forward port and starboard boarding doors in bulwarks
The list is long.....

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QUALITY TIME is a lightly used one owner yacht with unusually low time on all machinery and systems. PRICED TO SELL! Superb Condition! 4 True Staterooms Plus Proper Crew Quarters! Loaded and Upgraded! $450,000 in Recent Price Reductions! Caterpillar C32 ACERT Engines (a $363,000 option!) with Transferrable Caterpillar Extended Warranties on low hour engines (less than 1,000 original hours) with Aquadrive couplings create a top speed of 29 knots, easily and smoothly cruising at 22-24 knots, and creating long range potential at 8 to 9 knots if necessary. The teak 4 guest stateroom plus crew aft for two is ideal for a full or part time crew, or naturally when desired, experienced owner operators of two can easily run the vessel for short cruises. The powerful Sidepower bow and stern thrusters plus triple control stations create a convenient docking package for shorthanded running and the generous walk around side decks assure confident docking of QUALITY TIME. Add to this a redundant Furuno complete electronics package with large glass monitors at both helms, KVH satellite TV, phone, and weather package, plus complete entertainment package throughout the boat and the result is true comfort in this well thought out classic cruiser. Newest and nicest 78E (82'10" L.O.A.) on the market!


Entering from the generous aft deck of Quality Time, the salon offers a bright and airy feeling, with exceptional viewing areas in all directions, whether seated or standing, the sight lines are well thought out. With twin settees port and starboard, with high low table to starboard, plus two comfortable easy chairs aft, this immediate area is ideal for conversation, entertainment, or just watching the scenery streaming by. As you go forward, the dining area for 6 is bordered by vast cabinets, desk, china cabinets, TV screen, extra refrigeration to port, plus ice maker and sink also to port. Add to this a Bose Home Theater entertainment system which is also throughout the entire boat. 

Up three steps into the galley/pilothouse area, one finds a delightful country style kitchen and dinette area forward to port. The forward views are ideal from this entire area, whether you are cooking, seated for breakfast, or enjoying a drink...This area often is where most boaters convene when they are not up on the fly bridge during the day. 

From the pilothouse down to the lower stateroom deck, immediately to starboard, is an over and under cabin at the foot of the stairs. All the way forward down the hall is the ensuite VIP with king sized berth on centerline, followed by a third side by side berth cabin to port. Finally the master stateroom is down two steps aft with king sized berth on centerline.


Galley and salon countertops are "Sevicchi" granite.
Sub Zero drawer refrigerator/freezers (4) plus 2 extra under counter freezer.
Teak & holly flooring throughout galley/pilot house.
Sub Zero wine cooler
Dacor 4 burner cook top
Microwave/Convection oven
Exhaust fan with stainless polished hood
Fisher & Paykel Dishwasher
Sink disposal
Stainless Grohe polished faucets
Filtered drinking water faucet.
Numerous well placed teak overhead and under counter lockers and drawers.
Teak blinds


Teak & Holly flooring, teak blinds
L shaped teak dining table to port with built in Ultraleather seating
Full instrumentation and control station on centerline.
Stidd polished stainless model 500N helm chair
Lighted stairway down to staterooms.
Teak stairway to fly bridge to port.
Large chart drawer and bookcases
Stereo/CD player, A/C controls, Windshield defrosters

Master Stateroom

This stateroom is ideally located and insulated from the engine room by fuel tanks, large head and oversized walk in closet to port.
The amidships master stateroom is full beam with six stainless steel opening ports at eye level and Shoji privacy screens.
Teak & holly flooring
King sized bed on centerline with large storage drawers underneath.
Vanity with beveled, framed mirror and drawers.
Cedar lined full height hanging lockers (4) in addition to walk in closet.
Flat screen direct TV and stereo, CD, DVD system
Side-by-side Whirlpool washer and dryer in forward wall storage locker.

VIP Stateroom

King sized bed on centerline with oversized drawers, lockers, and convenient storage areas throughout.
Excellent cross-ventilation from stainless opening hatches and overhead large deck hatches with Ocean Aire screens and sun shades.
LCD TV, Stereo
Cedar lined hanging lockers and vanity
Ensuite head, stall shower with two doors allowing privacy as the day head.
Teak & Holly flooring

Port Mid Guest Stateroom

Twin side by side berth layout with teak & Holly flooring and ensuite head and shower. 
Full height hanging locker, desk, and stainless opening ports.
Under bed storage drawers and large under deck storage compartment

Starboard Mid Guest Stateroom

At foot of stairwell, over and under single berths
Teak & Holly sole with stainless opening ports
Hanging locker with storage drawers under lower bed
Flat screen TV
This cabin shares the head/shower with the forward VIP stateroom

Crew Cabin

Optional double crew cabin aft of the engine room with head, shower, microwave, flat screen TV/entertainment center, washer/dryer, and entry under aft deck seating area.
Water tight transom door off swim platform to crew area.
Direct access to large port and starboard lazarette/workshop storage area.
Large hanging locker
Captains desk with swing out seating


Extended fly bridge hardtop (36 " longer than standard) with radar arch.
Extended boat deck aft allowing coverage of lower aft deck, plus dinghy placement further aft.
Updated Aritex powder coated 1600 lb. davit with hydraulic positioning, rotation and extension features.
Marlow "Sprite" fiberglass center console dinghy with 40 HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine.
Flood lights on aft end of hardtop and extended boat deck
Large sun pad to port with gas assist lift up hatches and storage underneath.
Combination Uline fridge/icemaker, second Wolf barbecue grill, sink and deck wash down spigot under.
Extended aft fly bridge railings with removable sections aft for dinghy launching
Optional oval shaped fly bridge railing package
Holding brackets for securing scooters
Optional security fiberglass gate between forward seating area and boat deck area.
Settee tables in front of L shaped seating area are optional gloss finished teak, oval in shape.
2 Stidd powder coated model 500N Helm chairs

Aft Deck

Extremely large area for outside dining, including varnished teak table and seating for six.
Overhead protection from extended upper boat deck.
Twin transom doors with easy access to lower swim platform.
Aft station controls for stern docking ease.
Removable N rails on swim platform
3 rod holders installed on railing stanchions
Additional aft underwater lights

Machinery/Mechanical Equipment

Twin Caterpillar C32 Acert engines with 1700 HP and 880 hours (updated 03/16/17)
ZF 2.461 to one transmissions with Aquadrive flexible shaft couplings
2-25 KW Northern Lights generators with 750 hours 
Under water exhaust system
AGM no maintenance battery package in lieu of lead acid (9 each)
Sidepower 20 HP 48 Volt bow and stern thrusters
Two Glendenning cablemaster shore power systems
900 GPD watermaker
Headhunter fresh water toilet system on all 4 heads
Naiad model 254 Multi Sea stabilizers with dual station controls
Chilled water air conditioning system
Additional AC 1600 BTU system for engine room and crew quarters
Drypoint demister air intake system
4 high volume engine room blowers
Updated Morse electronic engine controls
Aritex 1600# hydraulic powder coated davit
Reverso fuel polishing system
4  3700 GPH bilge pumps with auto/manual switches
Polished stainless steel engine beds, risers, and fuel manifolds
Fire suppressant system
Engine room lead/foam fiberglass composite insulation for heat and sound
3-30 Gallon stainless water heaters
Newmar 12 and 24 volt battery chargers plus 4000 Watt Pure sine inverter/charger
Dual Racor filters with pressure gauges for both main engines and generators
Central Vacuum system

Exterior Mechanical Equipment

Dual Electric windlass with remote switches and fresh and salt water wash downs
MarQuipt 5 step boarding ladder with hand railing.
Total of 4 side boarding gates on main deck
Removable hand rails on swim platform with folding swim steps
Fresh water wash down on swim platform


VEI Dual 17 “ Sunlight-Glass Bridge Monitors in pilothouse and fly bridge
Furuno MFDBB Navnet 3D Processors in pilothouse and fly bridge
2 each Furuno  Navnet 3D keyboards for pilothouse and fly bridge
Furuno DRS 12A Navnet 3D 12 KW Radar in pilot house with Open Array Antenna
Furuno DRS6A 6 KW radar Antenna on Fly Bridge with 4 ft. antenna
Simrad AP2804 Autopilot with second station on Fly bridge
FA30 A.I.S. Receiver
Mariner PC: MG20 Marine Tower with Maxsea Software
Paradox Marine Magellan vessel alarm/monitoring system
2 Iris Innovations Camera monitoring systems
2 each Icom M604 VHF radios with flush mount kit, 8 ft. digital antennas, and Hailer Horn
Furuno DFF1 Navnet Network Depth Sounder
Furuno 556 TID-HWD 1 KW Wide Beam
2 each Furuno FL-50 multi instrument displays
Wxworx XM Satellite Weather Package
KVH Tracvision M7 Satellite TV System with 24 “ Domes and HD Controller
3 remote KVH Direct TV receivers with remotes
Iridium 9555 Mobile Sat Phone/External antenna and docking station
2 each Clarion CMD5 CD/AM/FM/Sirius Stereos
Complete set of Schematics & Engineering drawings for the entire electronic system


Two  25 KW Northern Lights Generators (Approximately 665 Hours each)
AGM no maintenance sealed batteries: 4/engine start, 1/generator, 4/house service (9 total)
Two Glendenning Shore Power retractable systems (50 Amp each/240 volt)
4000 Watt Pure Sine inverter/charger
Newmar 12 V and 24 volt battery chargers
Tinned wiring throughout the vessel
Italian and Danish lighting fixtures
24 V lights in all compartments
3 Stereo/CD players with speakers throughout
Bonding system

In Conclusion

QUALITY TIME represents the latest and most totally equipped Marlow 78 open bridge available on the market today. With the classic stunning looks of an offshore styled trawler, this Cat 32 Acert powered motor yacht will easily cruise at 20 knots plus, yet provide comfortable long range at 8 to 10 knots if preferred. From the classic satin finished teak interior, to the unforgettable blue hulled profile, one cannot imagine a more impressive design to consider….This yacht will exceed your expectations and provide your family with endless safe explorations wherever you wish to go.


Potential purchasers should assume that those items aboard vessel, which are not specifically listed in this specification sheet, are excluded from the sale.

A list of specific exclusions will be provided to serious buyers upon request.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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