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2005 Marlow Explorer

$2,190,000 USD

  • $2,190,000 USD
  • Andrew Cilla
  • Active
  • Used
  • Motor Yachts
  • 2005
  • Marlow
  • Explorer
  • Key Largo, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 78ft / 23.77 m
  • 20ft 3in / 6.17 m
  • Caterpillar
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2015-08-05
  • 2016-08-17
  • 1887377

HOOLIGAN V is one of the few 78 Marlow Explorers to be built with Caterpillar C18 diesels.


When one steps aboard HOOLIGAN V, they immediately get the impression of being on a much larger vessel. This is due in part to a 20+' beam and innovative design. The aft deck is larger than what you would typically find on a 100 footer, and integrates smartly with the extended swim platform.

Entering the main salon, one will immediately become impressed with the ambiance and feeling of spaciousness due in part to her excellent sight lines, large windows, and limited separation between the salon and galley/wheelhouse. It's hard to believe that you're on a 78 footer with generous side decks.

The owner's stateroom is located midship on the lower deck, positioned forward of the engine room, near center where the beam is the greatest. This provides the owner with the most spacious and comfortable cabin of any vessel in HOOLIGAN V's size range. His and Her baths are located aft of the stateroom. It should be noted that aft of the owners accommodations, are the fuel tanks in the forward section of the engine room which greatly reduces sound levels.

The VIP stateroom is located all the way forward. The second guest stateroom is located between the Master and VIP on the port side. Each of the two guest staterooms have their own private heads with stall showers. Crew's quarters are all the way aft, accessed from a companionway on the aft deck. This provides excellent segregation between the owner, their guests and their crew.

The flybridge deck and oversized hard top affords all on board a great place to enjoy their surroundings.

We encourage your personal inspection of this very special vessel.  We strongly feel that it will exceed your expectations.


Sharp Carousel microwave oven
Braun trash compactor
Krups coffee maker
Kitchen Aid 3 hp stainless steel in sink macerator
Sub-Zero 700 BR 4-drawer refrigerator
Sub-Zero open door freezer
Approximately 20-gallon electric (240V) hot water heater


Uniden ES VHF at flybridge with distress mode
100-watt AM/FM/CD stereo at flybridge
Sharp 15" flat screen TV at forward cabin
Sharp Carousel mircowave oven at crew's room
Sharp flat screen TV at port side guest room
Bose surround sound system
DVD player at master stateroom
Sony AM/FM/CD player at master stateroom
Sony AM/FM/cassette deck at lower helm with 10-disk CD player
Sony AM/FM/CD player at port side guest room
Sony AM/FM/CD player at forward cabin
Panasonic flat screen TV at port side guest room
ASKO T701 Independent clothes washer and dryer between cabins

Safety and Fire Protection

(5) Kidde BC dry chemical portable fire extinguishers throughout vessel
Halon 1301 "Fire-Boy" located at aft engine room to starboard
Fire alarms in cabins


Raymarine ST60 digital depth meter at flybridge
Raymarine ST60 speed log at flybridge
Raymarine ST60 at pilothouse
Raymarine ST60 speed/log at pilothouse
Simrad AP 25 autopilot with 2 stations
(2) Northstar 6000I's at helm at pilothouse
(2) Northstar 6000I's at helm on flybridge, one is not operational
Interphase sonar at lower helm
Interphase color twin scope with forward looking sonar
(3) Station intercom on board
SEA 157 VHF radio telephone at pilothouse
KVH Trac phone at lower helm


Twin Caterpillar diesel engines at 1001 BHP, each at 2300 RPM's. Hours: 1,744 starboard and 1,743 port. ZF 550A
Exhaust silencer, molded fiberglass
Racor twin 1000 fuel filters, manifolded together each engine and Racor 500's also manifolded to each gen set
Naiad stabilizers
Bow and stern thrusters
Engine Room air conditioning
5-Blade bronze right and left hand props, 38"
Stainless steal propeller shafts, 3" diameter
Twin spade type and stainless steel rudders
(6) 24-volt DC automatic bilge pumps

Fittings and Equipment

Remote operated station at aft deck cable connected with bow and system thruster controls
Shore water hook-up for dock side use, fore and aft
Cable Master In-Out Haul systems to shore power at bow, port and starboard
Fresh and salt water wash down at starboard bow
Fresh water wash down at flybridge, starboard under sink/grill
Wet bar on flybridge complete with Miele electric grill and refrigerator to starboard
Chilled water A/C system
Wine cooler
"L" shaped bench seating at flybridge, aft of helm with tear drop fixed tables, port and starboard
Twin Stidd help chairs on flybridge
Chart area port side of help station with see-through glass cabinet
Fiberglass hardtop over flybridge
Reverse oil change system at engine room
Matrix 800 GDP water maker at engine room
Lube oil reserve tank at port side engine room aft VacuFlush toilets
Sony "VEGA Engine" large flat screen TV in main salon
Bose surround sound system in main salon

Electrical System

Newmar PT70A battery charger
Newmar PT24-40 battery charger
Newmar 32-15-50 DC converter
Trace 120-amp Max inverter charger
(2) Northern Lights 25 kW generators, 1,320 hours port and 1,285 hours starboard
Wiring is thermoplastic and stranded copper wire


Novurania inflatable hard bottom dinghy HIN PKD15349J405
Yamaha 60 hp outboard, 2005
1600 lb. stainless steel low profile dinghy davit

Broker Comments

We have always been a fan of Marlow Yachts and in particular, the 78 Marlow Explorer. HOOLIGAN V is one of the best examples of this highly successful model. While there is little variation in the fit and finish of the Marlows that we have inspected, I feel that HOOLIGAN V's standard of finish exceeds the norm. The teak interior on the main deck is exquisite. The lower deck accomodations are finished off in a soothing light maple, which gives the illusion of more volume than there actually is and contrasts beautifully from the teak on the main deck. The soles on both decks are teak with inlaid holly.

HOOLIGAN V is one of the few 78 Marlow Explorers to be built with Caterpillar C18 diesels. These smaller engines are perfectly suited for the owners that choose to cruise in the more economical speed ranges. Furthermore, their smaller size affords far more space in the engine room to access machinery.

The Marlow 78 uniquely combines the special features of an offshore trawler with the speeds and versatility of a contemporary motoryacht. They afford their owners and guests an exceptionally, beautifully crafted interior, magnificent styling, with economical, and reliable offshore capability.


3 large 'Latitude/Longitude' burlap pillows
2 large Blue Gingham pillows

2 blue and white coral motif pillows
1 blue sailboat throw pillow
2 Stainless Steel hurricane lamps (8-10" high)

3 throw pillows (1 H pillow, 1 Stanford pillow, 1 'Dads are the best Anchors' pillow)

1 tiny 'gone fishing' pillow

Assorted cotton and wool throws, boat bags.
Assorted small baskets, cutlery caddies, etc.
Assorted pewter serving pieces.
Set of square white dishes
Assorted collection of Navy dishes (white with blue anchors)

2 fold-up bicycles
8 (of 12) vest-type life jackets with whistles and strobe lights


Default Disclaimer

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 Luke Brown Yachts

1500 Cordova Road Suite 200
Ft Lauderdale, Florida, 33316