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2004 Marlow Explorer 70E

$1,695,000 USD

  • $1,695,000 USD
  • Active
  • Used
  • Convertible Sedan Bridges
  • 2004
  • Marlow Explorer
  • 70E
  • South Carolina, US
  • Power
  • 70ft / 21.34 m
  • 18ft 3in / 5.56 m
  • Caterpillar
  • 3406e
  • Diesel
  • Composite
  • 1969-12-31
  • 2016-07-20
  • 2228606

Winner of the 2007 World Yacht Trophy Award for the most functional yacht design and long recognized for the stunning profile, traditional lines, Flag blue awlgrip finished hull that shimmers on the bay and best-in-class technologies employed in the yacht's construction! SAND PIPER is hull #11 and a proud and prized member of the Marlow Explorer 70E fleet.

The composite structure of DuPont Kevlar, vinylester resins, core-cell foam and engineered fabrics are vacuum bagged and built in only three major molds to eliminate unsightly joint areas and achieve superior strength that withstands the punishment of rough seas and dangerous floating objects. Designed with the patented Velocijet Strut Keels, SAND PIPER delivers outstanding performance and she tracks reliably through the toughest seas. With the Portuguese Bridge, high bulwarks, windows with two tempered pieces of glass laminated together with 3M hurricane shield for a total thickness of 13mm, this yacht is clearly designed for long term cruising. In a busy marina the core-cell foam construction provides unparalleled strength as well as excellent sound and thermal insulation. The interior bulkheads, stringers and structural components are installed in the hull when the hull is still in the mold. Where a bulkhead or a cabinet meets the hull or the deck they are connected to the hull/deck by means of a tabbing laminate that adds extra strength and stiffness to the hull and deck. These are just a few of the features that make this Marlow Explorer's rugged construction far superior and give her enduring performance.

The hand selected Burmese teak wood was skillfully matched and finished to preserve the beauty of the natural wood grain. The joinery work on every Marlow Explorer is expertly finished with an average of ten layers of varnish that are sanded between each layer and polished to a finish. Dovetail construction is standard on all drawers throughout the vessel with all drawers finished inside, out and under. With this level of attention to detail you can store the finest silks and sweaters safely. Hanging lockers and closets are all cedar lined. Even the bilge areas are a smooth flo-coat laminate, applied to produce a durable high-gloss finish throughout all interior hull surfaces. The quality of workmanship is of the highest level throughout this Marlow Explorer.


Displacement: 90,000


Total Power: 1600HP


Fresh Water: 100/500 gallons


Boarding the yacht from the Euro-transom or cockpit doors, you immediately notice the beautiful teak decks with a full 5/8' thick teak bonded, directly to the deck (not screwed) with recessed cleats on the bulwarks (off the deck) and smooth, clean lines. Entering the salon the uninterrupted view forward thru the salon, galley, and into the pilothouse make for a very welcoming feeling. The space is simply immense, with rich woods, teak and ebony sole, newly refinished ultra-leather settees and a custom office/library that create a warm and comfortable atmosphere. You will quickly find yourself dreaming about isolated coves and spectacular ports of call soon to be enjoyed with family and friends.

Up three steps to the pilothouse, the galley is to starboard, helm on center and dinette forward to port. The emphasis of this area is function. Sitting in the Stidd helm chair you can rotate the chair and see uninterrupted sight lines to the bow and both aft corners of the vessel, making docking an ease with added visibility and security from the camera system. The helm layout puts all engine and navigation information right in front of you. On the overhead panel are the electronics, circuit breakers, tank tender, warning alarms, inverter system, and battery condition indicators. The very well-equipped galley, with top of the line appliances and generous cabinets and drawers, enables gourmet entertaining and provides great storage for provisions and cookware. While working in the galley, you can socialize with family and friends in the pilothouse and salon, never missing any of the the action.

Down the curved stairway to the forward staterooms is varnished in non-skid, recessed teak handrails and a hanging storage cabinet. Overhead there is a cabinet that provides rear access to all of the lower helm station electronics and equipment.

Forward the VIP stateroom is very spacious with a light and airy feel. An island queen bed, two hanging lockers, several storage drawers below the berth with cabinets above, on both the port and starboard side make this VIP truly feel like a second master stateroom. Below the forward end of the mattress are the two Glendinning cable masters for the bow shore power cords. The ensuite VIP head is to starboard with a VacuFlush toilet, black granite countertop and a separate enclosed shower stall with a beautiful curved teak and glass door.

The guest stateroom to port has very comfortable upper and lower berths, two hanging lockers, a flat screen TV with DVD player and a private head with sink and stall shower.

Under the hatch in the companionway sole is the separate 100 gallon drinking water tank, fresh water pumps and associated filters. This lower compartment is a bright clean finished area with teak grating, and a large area for additional bulk storage. 

The full width master stateroom is accessed by a custom private entrance from the salon office. This is a large stateroom with full 6'4" headroom and teak and holly sole. There are two full-size cedar lined closets, a large hanging locker and king-size bed with secure storage and four large drawers below. The suite includes a large flat screen TV with DVD player and stereo system. Down two steps at the aft end of the stateroom are port and starboard armoires with hanging lockers and numerous drawers. To port are his and hers heads each with a sink and one with a vanity that are joined by a common shower stall. This area also contains access to the port utility area where the central vac and both hot water heaters are located. You will notice every hose and every valve has a label, is properly mounted and is color coded.

Interior access to the laundry/work area, lazarette and engine room is via a custom stairway from the aft port corner of the salon. The lazarette is finished with a teak and holly sole and teak grates above the bilge area. Entrance to the engine room is through a water tight door. The air-conditioned engine room provides a full 6 feet of head room and very good access to engines, generators and fuel tanks as traditional and heavy bulky beams are not required to support the salon sole.

The cockpit area contains a large settee with storage under, cockpit controls, a large electric grill and stainless steel sink and exterior access to the lazarette. The Euro transom has molded steps with door entry to the large teak swim platform.

Master Stateroom

SAND PIPER has a custom private entrance to the Master Stateroom which runs full width. She carries an island king berth with drawers under the berth in addition to a dresser and linen closet. The full height closets and hanging locker provide abundant storage for long cruises. The portlights have screens and the beautiful 24V Italian and Danish lighting illuminates the berth as well as behind the valances create an intimate ambience.

On the aft side of the stateroom, down two steps, is an area with two additional hanging lockers and several drawers for storage.

The master stateroom is one of the quietest areas on the yacht, shielded from engine noise by not only the fuel tank but also completely enclosed with core-cell foam, vacuum bagged composite structure, and partitions of laminated core-cell foam sandwich construction that are all vacuum bagged together to add superior strength, sound and thermal insulation.

The ensuite head is spacious with a sink, black granite counter, a vanity with a swing out stool, three mirrors, several drawers and lockers for storage. There is a shared stall shower, another head with sink, mirrored cabinet and storage accessed through a separate entrance.

  • King berth with ship's safe and drawers under
  • Two full height cedar lined closets with automatic lighting
  • One cedar lined hanging locker
  • Two armoires with wide hanging space and several drawers under
  • A large bachelor's chest and a small chest
  • Two nightsands with storage under
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Full-length wall mounted mirror
  • 22 inch LCD TV
  • Ensuite head with two sinks, stall shower and vanity

VIP Stateroom

The VIP stateroom is very spacious with a queen island berth with under berth storage in addition to two cedar lined hanging lockers. There is a flat screen LCD TV, telephone and above berth cabinets with reading lights.

There is a ensuite head with separate stall shower accessible from the VIP stateroom and also the companionway (to double as a day head). Outboard of the shower is a large linen locker. Both the head and the shower have exhaust fans vented outside the vessel for noise reduction and ease of maintenance.

  • Island queen berth with under berth drawers
  • 2 cedar lined hanging lockers
  • Cabinets over the berth with louvered doors, and plant shelves above
  • 2 large screened teak manship hatches
  • 15 inch Panasonic LCD TV with DVD, wall mounted
  • Ensuite head with separate stall shower with curved glass and teak shower door
  • Black galaxy granite counter with over and under sink storage
  • VacuFlush head
  • Reflective ceiling
  • Teak and holly sole

Guest Stateroom

The portside guest stateroom has over/under berths, two cedar lined hanging lockers, drawer storage, book shelves, and a flat screen LCD TV. The guest stateroom has another private head with shower, black galaxy granite vanity and storage cabinets.

  • 2 Twin berths over/under
  • 2 Cedar lined lockers
  • 15 inch Panasonic LCD TV with DVD, wall mounted
  • Ensuite head with stall shower
  • Black galaxy granite counter with under sink storage
  • VacuFlush head
  • Teak and holly sole

Main Salon

The salon is tastefully decorated in warm and neutral colors. The tinted windows are covered with beautiful wood blinds and accent curtains below matching the valances. In addition to the 24V Italian and Danish lighting and behind valance lighting, there are well placed table lamps. This is a very functional warm and inviting area. On the starboard side of the salon is a built-in U-shaped settee newly re-covered with a tan ultraleather that provides seating for several guests with finished storage below. In front of the settee is a large teak hi-low salon table with storage behind tambour doors and magazine racks on two sides. Opposite the settee there is plenty of space for the two comfortable recliners on either side of the entertainment center. The entertainment center conceals a 37" Sharp LCD TV on a hydraulic lift mechanism built into a custom teak cabinet that also houses a Lifestyle 35 multi-zone Bose home entertainment system. The salon bar has a Sub-zero dual-zone wine chiller, U-line icemaker, slide out beverage storage, a stainless steel sink with liquor storage below and all finished off with a black granite work surface.

Forward of the U-shaped settee are “his and hers” work stations in a custom designed office/library with four file drawers, several shallower drawers, 2 storage cabinets, book shelves and power phone connections for two laptops.

In the aft port corner of the salon is a stairway leading down to the laundry/work area, lazarette and engine room.


Up three steps from the salon is the galley and the pilothouse. The galley is very well equipped with top of the line appliances and plenty of storage for provisions and cookware. The galley is U-shaped with a beautiful black granite countertop creating a very functional,and lovely setting for preparing gourmet meals and entertaining guests.

  • Dacor ceramic cooktop with searails/potholders
  • Subzero refrigerator/freezer (drawers)
  • Franke double sink with decorative cutting board cover
  • Fisher and Paykel single drawer dishwasher with a drawer above and below
  • Grohe faucet
  • Dacor oven centered below the cooktop
  • Sharp microwave convection oven
  • Bread crisper, recessed in the counter
  • Kitchenaid trash compactor
  • Sharp 13” LCD TV, under cabinet
  • Vaulted, mirrored ceiling
  • Teak and ebony sole


The pilothouse is often the ship's main hub, this hub has a center helm with electronics built into the dash and an overhead panel control center for electronics, breakers, controls and tank tenders. The black Stidd helm chair swivels around to the gorgeous teak drop-leaf dinette and newly recovered ultra-leather seating area for several guests. Charming wood blinds on both sides provide privacy and shade when desired.

  • SIMRAD wind system IS15
  • SIMRAD 15” color display
  • SIMRAD autopilot system
  • Intercom phone
  • SIMRAD radar RA5416
  • SIMRAD depth sounder/GPS CE44
  • GVT camera system monitor, recessed below the dash
  • KVH Tracphone


The flybridge is a great place for piloting the boat and entertaining guests while protected by a composite hardtop. The flybridge is accessible by stairs from the pilothouse and from the cockpit. There is comfortable seating for a dozen or so people with two spacious serving tables. The sink, refrigerator and icemaker make entertaining easy and also provide plenty of storage.

  • KVH TracVision G6
  • DSS Receivers
  • SIMRAD wind system IS15
  • SIMRAD autopilot 20 station
  • ICOM M602 VHF radio
  • F77/F55 antenna
  • Sanshin search light
  • Ship's intercom
  • 1600# davit, with full hydraulic positioning, powder coated to match the yacht finish
  • Dinghy chocks
  • Freshwater washdown
  • Icemaker, Stainless steel sink
  • Switlik 10 person liferaft w/ hydrostatic release in a cradle with matching cover
  • Frigibar refrigeration/freezer with cushion seating

Electrical System

  • Electrical bonding system
  • 20kW Northern Lights with 1600 hours generator and 12kW  Northern Lights generator with 550 hours, both in custom Lexan see-thru sound shields
  • New 2014 trace 4kW inverter
  • Battery parallel switches
  • 24V lighting system w/ Itallian and Danish lighting fixtures
  • AC/DC distribution panel w/ magnetic circuit breakers
  • Voltage meter
  • Glendinning Cablemasters – 2 at bow; 2 at stern
  • 4 x 200AH AGM no maintenance batteries, one for generator, 4 for service

Deck & Hull Equipment

  • Portuguese bridge storage lockers
  • Vetue windlass VXC 3500C w/ capstan
  • Fresh water and sea water washdown system at bow
  • Outside storage locker on starboard side for boat hooks and fishing poles
  • White mesh windshield covers
  • Salon and pilot house soles are teak and ebony w/ a satin finish
  • Stateroom and head soles are teak and holly w/ a satin finish
  • Gold/brass lighting and cabinet hardware
  • Central Vac
  • Stern thruster Sidepower 20hp, 48V, dual propeller
  • Bow thruster Sidepower 20hp, 48V, dual propeller
  • Naiad stabilizers
  • Ship's Intercom in flybridge, pilot house and engine room
  • Cockpit controls w/ bow and stern thruster controls
  • GVT surveillance camera system for flybridge, cockpit, and engine room
  • Large electric grill in cockpit
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Long cockpit settee with storage under
  • Cockpit shower
  • Exterior access to lazarette
  • Molded stair access to flybridge
  • Underwater lighting (4)

Engine Room

The lazarette contains the ship's washer and dryer, a porcelain sink in a teak vanity with black granite counter, hanging locker, open storage space and a utility head with room for a captain/mate bunk. The sole is teak and holly and there are satin finished teak grates over the bilge area. Entrance to the engine room is through a sound-deadening, water-tight door.

The air-conditioned engine room provides over 6 feet of head room, very good access to engines, generators and fuel tanks. At the front of the engine room is the fuel manifold with a very well thought out and engineered fuel system of two tanks located across the width of the yacht just ahead of the engine room. Both tanks can be filled from either side of the yacht as the tanks are connected and automatically balance the fuel load. All saltwater demands are serviced by the sea chests located in the engine room. Other engine room equipment includes:

  • Twin 800hp Diesels IB; 2004 Caterpillar 3406E w/ 1380 hours
  • 12V and 110V lighting
  • Aquadrive flexible drive coupling system
  • Soft engine mounts
  • Exhaust blowers
  • High capacity induction blowers
  • Engine block heaters
  • Engine hour meter and gauges
  • Chilled water air conditioning
  • PSR fresh water cooling system
  • Fire control system plus 3 Fire extinguishers
  • Barnacle Buster for A/C lines
  • Washer and dryer units in lazarette
  • Naiad 250 heavy duty digitized stabilizers
  • 800 gal/day watermaker w/ UV sterilization, autoflush & remote
  • Oil temperature alarm
  • Emergency engine stops
  • 4 -3700gph bilge pumps with auto and manual switch
  • 2 -FRP fuel tanks; 1760 gallons
  • Dual Racor fuel separator with vacuum gauges for each engine
  • Oil change system for engine, transmissions and generators
  • Zeta Rod system
  • Watertight door w/window at engine room entrance
  • 3” lead/foam engine room sound insulation
  • Workbench
  • Ship's intercom
  • Freshwater washdown
  • Both chillers new in 2015

Additional Salesperson's Remarks

From the flybridge to the staterooms SAND PIPER is complete, luxurious and accommodating in every detail. Her gleaming bright work and spotless recently repainted hull are indicative of meticulous owner care and expert maintenance. SAND PIPER is a beautiful, quality yacht that will take her new owners to exciting ports of call in great comfort and luxury.


Owner's personal items.


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.

For Sale By Marlow Marine Sales

4204 13th Street Court West
Palmetto, Florida, 34221