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2003 Marlow Explorer 72C

$1,699,000 USD

  • $1,699,000 USD
  • Master User
  • Active
  • Used
  • Motor Yachts
  • 2003
  • Marlow Explorer
  • 72C
  • Michigan, US
  • Power
  • 72ft 3in / 22.02 m
  • 20ft 2in / 6.15 m
  • Caterpillar (2)
  • 3412 - 1400hp X2
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Composite
  • 1969-12-31
  • 2016-07-20
  • 2274439

This Marlow Explorer 72C shows like a much newer yacht than her 2003 Hull number indicates.  She has had many updates and all major systems have been serviced recently. She has been in the fresh, cool Great Lakes for the last three years and has been stored in a heated building over from mid-fall to mid-spring. Any previous signs of sea water corrosion have been corrected.  The Flag Blue awlgrip hull, varnished teak exterior and soft goods inside and out look great.  Even the engine room shows like a much newer vessel.  She has been a captain maintained vessel most of her life and it shows.  She can cruise at an efficient 8-10 knots or run 20-24 knots when you want to get there fast.  With 3 cabins with private heads, and overflow bunk over the washer and dryer and a separate private crews quarters aft she is ready to take the family and quests for extended cruises.  This 72C has the same interior volume of a 78E.


The salon is beautiful and spacious. The U-shaped settee to starboard seats 6-8 comfortably and there is a large salon table. Directly across from the seating area is the entertainment center with a large flat screen tv and a lift mechanism. There are 2 comfortable chairs on either side, perfect for socializing with people seated in the settee. Furnishings are teak and cabin sole is teak and holly.

Dining Area/Bar

Just forward of the salon is the dining area. The teak and ebony table seats 6 comfortably. This area features lots of storage for tableware and linens and glassware in the buffet and china cabinet forward. Directly across from the dining area there is a full bar with ice make and wine cooler. This yacht has a very open feel as the salon, dinning and bar are all in one big open area. She feels like a much larger yacht than 72' would lead you to believe.


The galley is very well equipped with top of the line appliances and plenty of storage for housewares and food. It is U-shaped with beautiful black granite countertops throughout, creating a lovely setting for entertaining guests in the pilothouse.

  • Dacor cooktop smooth with sea rails/potholders
  • Grohe faucet
  • Cracker keeper
  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Fisher and Paykel single drawer dishwasher
  • SubZero refrigerator/freezer drawers
  • Microwave oven
  • KitchenAid trash compactor
  • Franke stainless double sink with cover
  • SubZereo icemaker
  • Dacor 27" oven centered below cooktop
  • Extensive teak cabinetry


Up three steps from the Salon and Dining area, the Pilothouse is another very comfortable area, complete with Stidd helm chair for the captain, next to a gorgeous teak dinette with Ultraleather seating for guests. The overhead panel has electronics, breakers, stabilizer controls, inverter control, tank tender and the vessel control center.

  • Stidd helm chair
  • Nav PC with PC based charting system
  • CAT digital engine displays
  • Radar and sonar
  • Night vision camera
  • Autopilot
  • Morse electronic controls
  • Updated Garmin electronics


The master stateroom is full beam amidships, making it very roomy with maple and teak accented bulkheads and cabinetry and teak and holly sole throughout. She has an island king berth with drawers under the berth, in addition to a dresser and linen closet. There are port lights with screens, night lighting around the berth as well as behind valances. All lighting fixtures are 24V Italian and Danish, giving the stateroom a comfortable atmosphere.

The ensuite heads are spacious with vanities, black granite counters and several drawers and cabinets with shelves for storage of toiletries, linens, etc. The stall shower is centered between the his and hers heads.

  • Teak and Holly sole
  • King berth with under berth drawers
  • Ensuite his and hers heads with large stall shower between
  • Large flat screen television
  • Stereo system with CD
  • Full height cedar lined hanging lockers with automatic lighting
  • Dresser
  • Vanity
  • Bench seat

 VIP Stateroom, Forward Port

The VIP stateroom has a queen island berth with under berth storage, in addition to cedar lined hanging lockers. Flat screen TV and above berth reading lights.

There is a full head with separate stall shower accessible from the stateroom or the companionway to allow use as a day head. Outboard of the shower is a large linen locker. Both the head and shower have exhaust fans vented outside the vessel.

  • Teak and Holly sole, maple with teak accent cabinetry and bulkheads
  • Island queen berth with under berth drawers
  • Ensuite Vacuflush head with separate stall shower and granite counters
  • 15" Panasonic flat screen television with a full height TV locker
  • Cedar lined hanging locker

 Guest Stateroom, Amidship

To port is the guest stateroom with side by side twin berths, cedar lined hanging locker, a nightstand and flat screen tv. The guest stateroom also has a private head with shower and vanity.

  • Teak and Holly sole, maple with teak accent cabinetry and bulkheads
  • 2 Twin berths
  • 15" Panasonic flat screen television
  • 2 Cedar lined hanging lockers
  • Nightstand with drawer


Deck and Hull Equipment


  • Fill Isinglass flybridge surround
  • Cockpit shower
  • 1600lb hydraulic full rotation davit
  • RIB dinghy and outboard
  • Switlik life raft w/hydrostatic release in cradle w/matching cover
  • Fresh water and sea water wash down system at bow and stern
  • Fuel fill port and starboard
  • Wide side decks with high bulwarks and Portuguese bridge
  • Protected access at sea entrance to crew cabins and engine room
  • Transom door
  • Passerelle ramp, comes out of the transom about 10'
  • Maxwell windlass VWC 3500C
  • Twin anchors with chain
  • White mesh windshield covers
  • Dinghy chocks
  • Dive compressor
  • Bow and stern 25HP thrusters
  • Twin Stidd captain chairs on flybridge, single in Pilothouse
  • Guest seating and tables on flybridge and aft deck


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