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2011 Marlow Explorer 97E

$4,995,000 USD

  • $4,995,000 USD
  • Active
  • Used
  • Motor Yachts
  • 2011
  • Marlow Explorer
  • 97E
  • Palmetto, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 97ft / 29.57 m
  • Caterpillar
  • C-32
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Composite
  • 173000
  • 1969-12-31
  • 2016-07-20
  • 2228611

Irish Rover is an exceptional long-range cruiser designed to cross the oceans of the world and cruise the islands in luxury, comfort and complete dependability. Nonetheless, she is also the perfect weekender for a quick get-away or to entertain family and friends, and the only one with the exquisite master stateroom on the main deck! Equipped with a custom bar area for spacious entertaining and amazing hot tub on the upper deck giving you the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful panoramic view. Also the only one with 7 staterooms plus crew quarters. Solar roof system to recharge house batteries for 8 KW inverter power for appliance use. Don't miss this great opportunity to own such an amazing vessel.

This Marlow yacht stretches over 100 feet and is constructed to the rigorous stands of ABS and Lloyd's Register Ocean Class A. Similar to other Marlow yachts, Irish Rover was built without wood framing or stringers and her hull was designed around the unique Marlow Velocijet Strut Keel, which is credited to enhancing stability and performance. Twin keels on each side of the center line protect the propellers and act as stabilizers to minimize the rolling motion, and the Naiad stabilizers and a Sea-keeper gyro stabilizer all collectively provide a rock-solid ride.

Another unique attribute to the Irish Rover is Marlow's innovation in the use of Full Stack Infusion, which won international awards for providing a sleek hull design that offers exceptional fuel mileage. Her top speed is approximately 27 knots at 2300 RPM with a comfortable cruising speed of approximately 20 knots at 1900 RPM, and a range of approximately 4,000 nautical miles at 9 knots. She is powered by twin 1800HP Caterpillar C-32 engines with only 725 operational hours, in addition to the two Onan 32kw generators, which includes a custom sound box. a full compliment of Raymarine electronics will direct you to any local or foreign port of call.

Irish Rover could be considered a floating luxury hotel, offering a magnificent master suite, an in-suite head with bidet; gorgeous full size hand carved white marble tub carved from a single block of white Sichuan marble and a stunning granite floor. Six additional staterooms offer plush accommodations for guests including a VIP suite, which rivals a master suite on other comparable yachts of this size. Additional roomy crew's quarters with its own mini galley provides added privacy for both owner and crew.

From the sun deck with its own galley including barbeque grill, to the fabulous accommodations that include everything imaginable for creature comforts and convenience; 7 staterooms, 8 heads, a huge hydraulic swim platform, a hydraulic transom garage style door for easy access to equipment storage, room for toys, outdoor hot tub on upper deck, crews quarters and full standing height engine room,  this Marlow is one elegant lady, unsurpassed in convenience and luxury.


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The main deck offers a formal dinning area to accommodate eight, separated from the main salon by a pillared custom sculptured glass divider that changes colors with lighting effects and contains a large pop-up television. The galley enjoys its own doorway to the side deck to make provisioning a breeze. The upper deck sky-lounge and command bridge are well arranged with plenty of space, a comfortable corner settee with table, and a day head. Just outside the sundeck is equipped with an outdoor galley, complete with three stools, and a built-in barbeque, and a Jacuzzi spa. This Explorer yacht has 4 microwaves, 2 stove tops, 2 outdoor country kitchens, and 2 grills (1 gas, 1 electric).

The master suite is conveniently located forward on the main deck, offering owners a wonderful panoramic view out of large windows. The master head offers an incredible hand-carved white marble tub, his and hers hand-carved marble sink basins, and a simply stunning black Shanxi granite floor.

Guests are also well accommodated on the lower deck with six staterooms offering a variety of space, including a very large suite in addition to two mirrored staterooms, and two cabins with double berths that are perfect for kids. A mini-galley located in the lower foyer is convenient for guests staying aboard to feel at home. the private crew's quarters, located aft of the engines, are also well situated with their own mini-galley.

There is an alarm system throughout the boat. the forward section of the vessel has a water tight bulkhead and door. There is central vacuum system through out the yacht as well.  And as with all Marlows, there are no laminate materials used, only quality woods, this one has Burmese Teak, Holly and Bamboo.

Mechanical / Electrical

  • AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) no maintenance batteries
  • Air conditioning in engine room and crew cabin
  • Bow thruster, Naiad 60 hp (hydraulic - triple controls)
  • Stern thruster, Naiad 30 hp (hydraulic - triple controls)
  • Glendinning cable master 100 amps (2 bow 2 stern)
  • Morse electronic controls
  • Morse remote station engine controls plug-in
  • 1400 GPD Sea Recovery Aquamatic Watermaker (with remote control at lower helm & UV treatment
  • Headhunter fresh water system
  • Solar panel charging system (1800 Watts)
  • Windlasses are hydraulic and integrated with hydraulic stabilizer and thruster system
  • Storage bracket in the toy locker with Fortress FX125 anchor
  • Davit upgraded to 2200 lb
  • Backup freshwater system 24 VDC
  • Dimmers on interior lighting in master stateroom, main salon, and galley
  • LED courtesy lighting on the exterior decks-Cantalupi model “Storm”
  • Wing control stations with engine/thruster control Wired Morse remote plugs for engine/thruster pop out control in cockpit, starboard and port side.
  • Reverso fuel polishing system
  • Second 4 kW inverter and four batteries wired in series with existing standard inverter
  • 1" extra Soundown lead foam insulation to all decks and bulkheads
  • Stainless steel main engine exhaust wrapped with high temp phenolic resin with black carbon wrapping.
  • Smart “Y” 100 adapter
  • (8) LED floodlights for docking from command bridge hardtop, 2 facing forward, 2 on each port and starboard sides, and 2 facing aft
  • CO2 Detectors through out the boat
  • Alarm System


Nav Displays

  • 3-Raymarine: G170 17" Marine Display

Main Radar

  • 1-Raymarine: RA3072SHD 6' 12kW Open Array Radar

Second Radar

  • 1-Raymarine: RA1048HD 4' 4kW Open Array Radar

NAV Processors

  • 3-Raymarine: GPM400 Processor Module
  • 2-Raymarine: Raystar 125 (2)
  • 1-Raymarine: Command Center Keyboard
  • 1-Extron: VGA 4x Distribution Amplifier
  • 1-Extron: VGA Line Driver
  • 1-Raymarine: Command Center Keyboard
  • 1-Raymarine: Wireless Keyboard Kit
  • 2-Raymarine: ST2 Wireless Base Station

AIS System

  • 1-Digital: 578-SW 4' AIS Antenna


  • 1-Raymarine: SS270 1kW Bronze TH


  • 1-Raymarine: ST70 Plus AP Control Head
  • 1-Raymarine: ST70 Plus Keypad Control


  • 1-Raymarine: ST70 Plus Instrument Control Head
  • 1-Raymarine: DST800 N2K D/S/T Sensor
  • 1-Raymarine: PB200 Weather Station
  • 1-Raymarine: ST70 Plus Keypad Control


  • 2-Raymarine: Ray 218 VHF Radio
  • 2-Raymarine: Rear Flush Mount Kit
  • 2-Raymarine: Ray 218 Mic Relocation Kit
  • 1-Newmar: PA-30/20 Hailer Horn 25W
  • 2-Digital: 532-VW 16' VHF Antenna (2)
  • 2-Rupp: PAK-006 4-Way Flat Mount with support and 2-Way Base
  • 2-HST: Custom VHF Antenna Extension
  • 1-Raymarine: Ray 218 RayMic
  • 2-Raymarine: 10M RayMic Extension Cable

Cell Modem / Internet

  • 2-Digital: DA4000 Cell Amp
  • 1-Telular: SX7T Cell Terminal
  • 1-Panasonic: KXT9381-T Cordless 2 Line phone
  • 2-Digital: 567-CW 8' Cell Antenna (2)
  • 2-HST: Custom Fabricated Cell Phone Antenna Extension
  • 3-PC Connection: 3COM WAP (3)
  • 1-Netgear: 8 Port Switch

Satellite Phone

  • 1-KVH: Fleet Broadband 150 Sat Phone

Satellite TV/Entertainment

  • 1-Raymarine: 60STV 24" Satellite TV System
  • 1-Newmar: 115-12-8 Power Supply
  • 1-APC: 620 UPS Power Supply
  • 2-HST: Custom Sat TV Antenna Extension
  • 1-Digital: 531-AW 4' AM/FM Antenna
  • 1-KVH: 5x8 Active Multi Switch
  • 8-KVH: H24 DirecTV Receiver
  • 8-KVH: RF Remote Control

Empty Dome

  • 1-Raymarine: 60STV 24" Antenna Dome

Alarm System

  • 1-Paradox: Marine Magellan Alarm System
  • 4-Paradox: Wireless Door Contact

CCTV System

  • 1-Elbex: 8 Channel Sequential Switcher
  • 2-Raymarine: CAM100 Marine Camera (6)
  • 2-Extron: DA-6AV 6x Distribution Amplifier

Thermal Imaging

  • 1-Flir: Navigator II PTZ Camera System

Interfacing & Networking

  • 2-Raymarine: Seatalk HS Network
  • 5-Raymarine: Seatalk HS Network
  • 1-Raymarine: Seatalk HS Network
  • 1-Raymarine: 1.5M Seatalk HS

Deck Equipment

  • Fiberglass twin pedestal Radar and Electroncis mast
  • Seakeeper M7000 Single Gyro Stabilizer (located in stern toy locker)
  • Naiad Stabilizers: model 302 ( Dual Station Multi-ser Controls, Spline Drive Pump)
  • (2) Maxwell 4000 Windlasses with Foot Switches and Helm Remote
  • Airtex Davit Powder Coated to 2200 LB. Full hydraulic positioning and rotation Telescoping
  • Forward boarding doors to Portuguese bridge
  • Underwater Lighting (8)
  • Hydraulic 8ft. X 21 ft Swim Platform drops 3 ft.
  • Hydraulic Garage Door to Stern Storage Lazarette
  • Removable N-rails on the swim platform (5)
  • Ocean Air screens in VIP, MSR, and Command Bridge deck hatches- (6)
  • Wing doors on walkway forward the main cockpit
  • Expansion pressure tank to the boat's seawater wash down pump system located in bow locker under the main seawater wash-down spigot to increase/maintain pressure at the bow locker to aid in anchor wash-down

Command Bridge

  • Custom pedestal/cabinet
  • Upgraded chrome/stainless version Stidd helm chairs (one single, one double) with cabinet with storage under each
  • L-settee to port with teak hi-lo table with 45-degree angle slide feature
  • Two chart drawers and storage underneath settee
  • Day head with fiberglass non-skid floor with drains in the floor to store foul weather gear inside. Four coat hooks on wall to hang foul weather gear
  • Stowable stainless ladder with teak tread to access the top of the command bridge

Sun Deck

  • Custom outdoor bar to starboard including a propane grill, Refrigerator, Sink and three custom stainless bar stools
  • Solana Spa Hot Tub to port
  • Extended five removable sections aft railings
  • Custom mess “dodgers” around the fly bridge dinghy deck are attached with high quality custom snaps to all of the stainless railings


  • Sun pad located forward of the command bridge with safety grab railing and stairwell down to lower deck
  • Bow seating features two L-shaped seating sections incorporated into the deck storage boxes on port and starboard sides


  • Twin, opposing settees with storage underneath
  • Ultra Leather Upholstery
  • Digital safe in salon
  • Bose Home Theater LS48 (multi-zone system)
  • Sony 42" Plasma in salon with lift
  • Storage behind settee on starboard side
  • Dining table and six(6) chairs
  • Cabinet divider centerline with pillars
  • Ocean air skysol shades


  • Large cleats and winches in the main cockpit
  • Secondary hawse pipes land fixed cleats both port and starboard sides
  • High gloss teak table with Compass Rose inlay with hi-lo and slide in/out feature
  • Custom bar on forward starboard side equipped with: Refrigerator, electric BBQ, sink, icemaker, (3) custom stainless bar stools, and microwave
  • Day head to port
  • Marquipt Boarding Stairs (5-step with additional 2 custom removable steps)
  • Maxwell 3500 24VDC rope capstan in cockpit corners


  • Galley port with dividers into main salon
  • Subzero wine cooler
  • Dacor Four Burner cooktop
  • Decor Microwave/Convection Oven
  • Fisher and Paykel single-drawer Dishwasher
  • Hinged door entry/exit from port side galley
  • Subzero refrigerator B136, side-by-side Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Sinale Franke sinks with Garbage Disposal in small sink
  • Trash compactor

Master Stateroom


  • Centerline king berth with vanity and custom desk
  • Custom head including free standing full size marble tub, 2 raised Jade sinks, toilet and bidet
  • 40” Toshiba LCD TV with separate DVD player
  • Shoe locker on forward end of master berth
  • Vanity in master stateroom, forward, with lift-up lid and lighted mirror and 1 OVAC outlet inside cabinet
  • OceanAir Skysol shades
  • OceanAir custom blinds
  • Shoji screens to provide privacy while still allowing natural light in

Lower Mini Galley

  • Refrigerator
  • Icemaker
  • Sink
  • Microwave
  • Sea Frost Holding Plate top loading Freezer
  • Bosch washer - Full size
  • Bosch dryer - Full size

Mid Ship VIP Cabin

  • Custom head/shower with bidet layout with marble floor
  • King berth
  • Toshiba flat screen TV

Aft Starboard Stateroom

  • Toshiba flat screen TV
  • Reading lamp
  • Double berth
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Shared shower with port stateroom
  • Shared head with large storage cabinet

Aft Port Stateroom

  • Toshiba flat screen TV
  • Reading lamp
  • Double berth
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Shared shower with starboard stateroom
  • Shared head with large storage cabinet

Forward Port Stateroom

  • Side by side bunks
  • Reading lamps
  • Storage drawers
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Toshiba flatscreen TV
  • Ensuite Head

Forward Starboard Stateroom

  • Over under bunks
  • Toshiba flat screen TV
  • Full length mirror
  • Large cedar lined hanging locker and storage shelves
  • Reading lamps

Forward VIP Stateroom

  • (2) Upper bunks
  • Queen berth
  • Full hanging lockers
  • Teak framed beveled mirror
  • 8’ Headroom

Crew Quarters

  • Located aft of engine room with access
  • 2 berths (1 twin, 1 double) with room divider
  • Fixed port lights (non-opening)
  • Ensuite head
  • TV
  • Washer dryer combo unit
  • Access to lazzerette
  • Custom galley
  • U-Line combo 29 fridge
  • Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • 2010 Nautilus AB 14'  inflatable with 75 hp Evinrude ETEC
  • VHF
  • GPS
  • Depth Finder 2011
  • Full Cover


  • Twin 1800hp C-32 Caterpillar ACERTS with only 725 hours

Other Accessories

  • Mesh windshield covers
  • (2) Six man Winslow Liferafts
  • European Transom
  • Transom Hydraulic Garage Door to Huge Storage Lazzarette
  • Aritex Davit Powder Coated 2200 lb (full hydraulic positioning & rotation-Telescoping)
  • Hydraulic swim platform: 8’ X 21” and Drops approximately 3 ft.
  • Stabilizers: Naiad Model 302 (dual station multi-sea controls, spline drive pump)
  • Radar and electronics mast
  • Underwater lighting (8)
  • Seakeeper M7000 single gyro stabilizer  (conveniently located in Aft toy locker)


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