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2002 Marlow Explorer 65C

$1,139,000 USD

  • $1,139,000 USD
  • Active
  • Used
  • Motor Yachts
  • 2002
  • Marlow Explorer
  • 65C
  • Florida, US
  • Power
  • 65ft / 19.81 m
  • 18ft 3in / 5.56 m
  • Caterpillar (2)
  • Twin Cat 3406e
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Composite
  • 2014-05-17
  • 2016-10-21
  • 2228603

Irish Miss has been extensively upgraded in the last few years. Exterior varnish was done in September 2015 and the topsides were waxed at the same time. From her Awlgrip topsides, Pipe Welders hard top, new Garmin Electronics, and new chiller system with two new chillers and a new chiller control system. She now shows like a yacht only a few years old. The 800 HP 3406E Caterpillar Engines let her burn a mere 8 GPH total at 8 knots and still provides an 18 knot cruise and 21 knot top speed. The engines and generators have just been serviced and she is ready to cruise. Both generators were recently replaced with new units. She is a great sea boat with twin keels that fully protect the propellers. She is also stabilized, and the teak decks look great.

The three staterooms with three heads makes her a great family boat. Her separate crew quarters are aft of the engine room with access from the aft deck, making this a nice overflow guest quarters for the owner/operator.

The Portuguese bridge and high bulwarks make this a very safe vessel underway. Wide covered side decks, large cleats and oversize hawse pipes make line handling safe and simple. The hard top and full enclosure provide protection from the elements on rough days and will keep the flybridge seating out of the sun and rain. She features a Nautica 13.5 widebody dinghy with a 50hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboard engine.

Irish Miss has great outdoor spaces for relaxing or entertaining. The bow seating is a favorite spot to watch the world go by when coastal cruising, and is also a great spot at anchor. The cockpit is a great place for dinner with its built in bench seat and beautiful teak table with the addition of a few chairs. You will find the flybridge is the best spot in a marina setting, offering privacy and a great view.


Virtual Tour

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The salon is perfect for entertaining. A large, comfortable U-shaped seating area is opposite the large flat screen TV, which is on a lift mechanism so it can be hidden away when not in use. There are comfortable barrel chairs on each side of the TV cabinet providing additional salon seating. There is a large salon table that is on a gas lift allowing you to adjust it from coffee table height up to a good position to dine. Forward you’ll find a full wet bar, full size wine cooler, Ice maker, sink and lots of storage. The double salon doors aft can be opened on nice days providing wonderful fresh air throughout the main deck. 

One of the best features of the salon is the ability to see up through the galley and pilothouse. This open plan makes the salon feel much larger and you will not get that closed in feeling you get on many boats. 

  • Teak blinds
  • 24V Danish lighting
  • Rope accent lighting
  • Teak & Ebony floor, satin finish
  • 42" LG HD flatscreen TV on a lift
  • Dining area with chairs for 6 people
  • Large storage cabinets
  • Built in Seating that lifts up to provide storage
  • Yamaha surround sound in salon
  • Blue Ray DVD player
  • Sub Zero 48 bottle wine refrigerator
  • Sub Zero ice maker


The Galley is up in the Pilothouse and with its unobstructed views of the horizon, you’ll find it to be a stable and comfortable work space while at sea. This is also great for those who are standing watch at the lower helm because the galley is just a few steps away.

The Galley features top of the line appliances including two SubZero refrigerator drawers, two SubZero freezer drawers, a full size four burner Dacor cook top, full size convection oven, microwave convection oven, and Fisher Paykil dishwasher. The combined Pilothouse/Galley area is a favorite spot when underway. This superb layout will have you running the boat from the lower helm whenever the weather outside is less than perfect.

  • Black Galaxy counter tops with teak fiddles
  • Franke heavy stainless steel sink
  • Grohe faucet
  • Drinking water faucet supplied by yacht's separate drinking water system
  • Dacor smooth surface 4 burner cook top
  • Panasonic microwave/convection oven
  • Dacor full size conventional/convection oven
  • 2 Sub Zero refrigerator drawers
  • 2 Sub Zero freezer drawers
  • Fisher Paykel drawer style dishwasher
  • Exhaust fan over cooktop/oven
  • Kitchen Aid trash compactor
  • Large overhead cabinets
  • In counter bread warmer
  • Numerous drawers for storage

Pilothouse / Lower helm

The Pilothouse is far enough forward and high enough off the water for this to be a safe and comfortable station to pilot the yacht. Many find docking is actually easier from the lower station as you can see all the way through the galley and out to the stern of the vessel. The upper and lower helm stations are fully equipped with electronics. Just to Port of the helm chair there is a nice teak table and seating area for 5. You will find your family and friends will be here when you are underway on days when it is more pleasant to run from inside. This pilothouse will quickly convert those that usually run from the flybridge in any weather. The Stidd Helm chair is very comfortable and is adjustable in every direction. Overhead you will find the status of the yachts systems including the monitoring of all tanks, the voltage of all the yachts batteries, LED indicators of any pump that is running, breakers for all the electronics and bilge pumps. The stabilizer control is also here for easy access. The console in front of you provides easy access to the twin Garmin 7215's that can display the charts, radar, depth/fish finder, or AIS and Weather data. There is a Raymarine autopilot and wind instrument, Icom VHF radio, CAT electronic engine displays and electronic controls. The yacht's wheel is truly a work of art – made from stainless steel, wrapped in teak and accented with ebony. Another reason you will quickly find that this a comfortable station is its proximity to the galley that is just a few steps away. 

  • Stairs below to the guest staterooms
  • Stairs up to flybridge
  • New Fusion Stereo system
  • Sat Phone
  • Chart drawer
  • Custom built storage cabinet aft of helm chair
  • Overhead hatches with screens (opening)
  • Port & starboard pilothouse doors
  • Stidd helm chair
  • Air handler & thermostat for pilothouse
  • Overhead electronics breakers
  • Fireboy fire suppression system control panel
  • Tank tender system to monitor all tanks (fresh water, fuel, grey water, black water, drinking water)
  • Ships systems indicator displays, pump, light, temperature warning
  • Xantrex inverter remote control
  • Westmar stabilizer controls
  • Bilge and sump pump control systems
  • Ships battery voltage monitor
  • Compass
  • Glendinning engine controls
  • CAT engine displays
  • Garmin HD radar
  • 2 Garmin 7215
  • Garmin fish finder/depth module
  • Raymarine auto pilot
  • Raymarine wind indicator, depth and speed
  • ICOM VHF radio
  • Bow & stern thruster controls
  • Wiper controls and wash system
  • Trim tab controls
  • Kobelt electronic engine controls & side power thruster controls
  • Black mesh windshield covers

Master Stateroom

Irish Miss’s full beam master stateroom features a king berth, twin built in night stands and sufficient locker and drawer space to stow everything you might need for extended cruising. The ensuite master head features twin sinks, a nice vanity,shower with tub and lots of counter space. There is a very nice private office area aft of the stateroom that also houses a full size washer and dryer. The washer and dryer were replaced in 2012 with new Whirlpool front loader units.

  • Athwartship king size bed with 3 opening port lights above
  • His and Hers nightstands with reading lights
  • 8 storage drawers under the bed and large center storage area for oversize items
  • Several cedar lined, full height, hanging lockers
  • 2 chests of drawers
  • Private office area with laundry center including new fill size front loader Whirlpool washer/dryer
  • Flatscreen TV with built in DVD and Direct TV
  • New Fusion radio with overhead speakers
  • Accent rope lighting
  • Teak & Ebony sole with satin finish
  • Separate a/c air handler with separate control for this stateroom
  • New Whirlpool Washer and Dryer

Master Head

The head is large enough for both of you to get ready for your day in the morning. The shower also has a small tub. There is abundant counter space and lots of storage.

  • Large porcelain sink and lots of counter space
  • 3 opening port lights
  • Large walk in shower/Tub
  • Vacuflush head
  • Access to 2nd head and shower when port guest stateroom is not in use
  • Numerous storage drawers and cabinets
  • Head fan
  • Black water level indicator
  • Bright overhead lights and mirrored ceiling

VIP Stateroom

The VIP stateroom features a queen size bed, cedar lined hanging lockers, ample drawer and cabinet space and its own ensuite head with sink, vanity and large stall shower. Large overhead hatches provide plenty of light and fresh air.

  • 2 Hanging lockers, cedar lined
  • 4 Overhead storage cabinets
  • 6 Large storage drawers
  • Queen size bed
  • 2 Reading lamps
  • 2 Large opening overhead hatches with screens
  • Separate A/C thermostat
  • Flatscreen TV with built in DVD and Direct TV

VIP Head

The VIP head is a nice size and has a large dedicated shower.  This head can be accessed from the VIP or from the cabin-way to act as a day head for guests.  

  • Large shower stall with Grohe fixture
  • Ceramic sink with white corian counters and Grohe faucet
  • VacuFlush head
  • Opening portlight with screen
  • Mirrored ceiling
  • Storage cabinets and drawers
  • Exhaust fan

Port Guest Stateroom

The Port guest stateroom features offset twin bunks and a private head. There are two large hanging lockers, storage drawers, and bookshelves. Natural light and fresh air is provided by two opening port lights in the stateroom and one in the head. The head for this stateroom can also be accessed from the master stateroom giving the owners the option of his and her heads when the guest stateroom is not in use otherwise.

  • Flatscreen TV with built in DVD and Direct TV

Crew Cabin

The crew cabin has a nice bunk and a private head, separate air conditioner control, storage cabinets and drawers. The crew cabin can be accessed from the aft deck so they do not have to come into the vessel.


The Flybridge has a recently installed Pipe Welders full hard top with built in LED lighting. There is plenty of seating for family and friends behind the two Stidd helm chairs. There is another beverage refrigerator, eliminating the need to go below for drinks. There is a sink, and lots of storage space here as well, perfect for entertaining.  

  • Custom built hardtop (Pipe Welders) installed 2012
  • 2 Oyster white Stidd helm chairs
  • Twin seating areas for 6 with blue ultrasuede cushions
  • Twin Garmin chart plotters 7212
  • New Fusion stereo
  • Garmin Hi Def Radar
  • Garmin Fish finder 
  • Icom VHF
  • Raymarine, speed and depth instruments
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Bow and stern thruster controls
  • CAT engine displays
  • Westmar stabilizer controls
  • Spotlight controls
  • 110V GFI outlet
  • Full enclosure
  • Kobelt electronic engine controls & side power thruster controls

Boat Deck Aft of Flybridge

  • Sink
  • Refrigerator
  • Large ice chest
  • 800lb. Davit
  • Offshore life raft 8 person, certified November 2012
  • Nautica 15' RIB with 60hp Yamaha 4 stroke, has Bimini top and cover
  • ARC EPIRB with auto release and GPS positioning
  • LED lights mounted on aft forward of hard top
  • Stairs to aft deck with sliding hatch to close off
  • Stairs to pilothouse
  • Custom Y 150' tender tow bridle for up to a 25' boat.
  • Kenyon Electric Grill (2012)

Deck General

The wide side decks and high bulwarks up to the Portuguese bridge will be you feel secure at sea or when handling lines at the dock. All the decks look great having been caulked and cleaned and the fore-deck teak was replaced in 2012. The Windlass is a heavy duty Lofrans Titan unit with a vertical rope capstan.  The yacht comes with a custom Y anchor bridle. The varnish looks great as does her Flag Blue Hull.  


The cockpit on Irish Miss is a perfect spot at anchor or in a Marina. The table will seat 6 for dinner with a combination of the built in bench seat and a few deck chairs. The custom built awning will keep you out of the sun and rain.

  • Aft engine controls
  • Aft Thruster controls
  • 2 In deck hatches in deck for fenders and lines
  • Cockpit bench seat with cushions
  • Extended custom cockpit awning
  • Cockpit lights
  • Aft deck stereo speakers
  • Kobelt electronic engine controls & side power thruster controls


The electronics have just been upgraded (2013) to twin 15" touch screen displays at the lower helm station and twin 12" touchscreens at the upper helm. A new high definition coastal and offshore (4kw and 10 kw) radar and bottom sounder were also installed. The original Raymarine wind speed and autopilot work well as do the ICOM VHF radios.

Pilot House

  • Garmin GPSMAP 7215 15" touch chart plotter
  • Garmin GPSMAP 7215 15" touch, 2nd stat.
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata: Wind / Speed / Depth
  • Raymarine ST7000 plus autopilot
  • Sanshin high performance spotlight
  • Icom VHF with emergency select call
  • Fusion radio / satellite radio / CD player


  • Garmin GPSMAP 7212 12" touch chartplotter system
  • Garmin GPSMAP 7212 12" touch, 2nd stat.
  • Raymarine Speed / Depth
  • Raymarine ST7000 plus autopilot  
  • Controls to Sanshin high performance spotlight
  • Icom VHF with emergency select call
  • Fusion radio / Ipod player


  • Open array radar antenna: Garmin GMR 404 XHD 4KW 4' open array radar
  • Dome Radar antenna: Garmin GMR 24 HD 24" dome radar
  • Auto Identifier: Garmin AIS 600 black box transceiver
  • Sounder system: Garmin GSD 24 digital sonar / Garmin B258 BTH GSD24 8-pin, fairing transducer
  • Transducer: NMEA expander & cables / (2) Garmin NMEA 2000 starter kits / Garmin GMS 10 network port expander
  • Siruis / XM radio
  • Six underwater transom lights    

Engine Room

As is the case with all Marlow's, the air conditioned engine room, with its full standing headroom and easy access to all components, is a delight to work in. All the yachts batteries were replaced with new AGM batteries in 2012. The rudder bearings and stabilizer seals, and shaft cutlass bearings were all replaced in 2012.

  • (2) 3406E Caterpillar engine
  • (2) ZF 350A transmissions
  • New exhaust blankets
  • Aquadrive shaft couplings
  • Sea Chest
  • Twin Raycor filters for each engine and generator (8 total)
  • Twin Recently replaced 20KW Northern Lights generators
  • Underwater exhaust
  • Reverso Oil change system
  • Village Marine 800 GPD watermaker
  • Spare Propellers
  • 110V & 24V lighting
  • 220V & 24V engine room fans
  • Chilled water ac/heat system
  • Sea Chest to supply all salt water
  • 24V salt water wash down pump
  • Generator air water separators
  • Fire Boy fire suppression system
  • Stainless steel safety rails
  • Spare parts and filters
  • Fuel sight tubes
  • Fresh water wash down faucet & hose
  • 25 gallon oil lube tank
  • Westmar stabilizer system
  • Dripless shaft seals
  • 10 AGM Batteries new 2012


Two water color paintings on the lower deck and personal items are not included with the yacht. 


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