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2012 Marlow Explorer 61E

$1,949,000 USD

  • $1,949,000 USD
  • Bill Thomas
  • Active
  • Used
  • Motor Yachts
  • 2012
  • Marlow Explorer
  • 61E
  • PALMETTO, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 61ft / 18.59 m
  • Caterpillar
  • C-18
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2016-08-03
  • 2016-09-03
  • 2298118

Beech to Beach is a beautiful example of a nearly new Marlow that has been impeccably maintained and was outfitted with the best equipment available when she was built.  With C-18 Cats and a full hydraulic package she is built for the cruising couple that wants to travel.  She can run 20+ knots all day or do 1500 miles non stop at 8 knots.  Rather than choosing to build a 3 stateroom boat this owner opted to build 2 larger staterooms forward.  This essentially gives you two master staterooms each with its own large head.  In the hall there is a berth over the waster and dryer that is fine for some grand children on summer vacation and there is a very nice crew cabin with a large double bed that no family member would mind using.  The crew cabin has a nice head  and a separate entrance from the cockpit. 

General Arrangement

The 61E has beautiful lines and is pleasing to far more than the eye.  She looks sleek and elegant sitting at the dock and she was designed to have fewer staterooms to provide the a Master Cabin, only found on much larger Yachts, and to provide a second cabin and head any guest would feel at home in.  

This gorgeous Yacht was ordered by a couple that wanted to do the loop themselves and they opted for a full hydraulic system with a joystick.  This system lets you run the yacht with the joystick and has the “Skyhook” feature that will hold the boat in a position indefinitely (until you run out of fuel).

As you step into the cockpit you will find a comfortable bench seat with a good size Teak table that can be set up with free standing chairs to provide seating for 4-6 people in comfort.  You enter the salon and you find a large built in seating area to starboard and two comfortable chairs with a small table to port.  This area is great for 4-6 people to live in.  The forward wall features a large TV and Bose surround sound system. There is a large beverage fridge and sink in the salon as well.  

Ascending 3 steps to the pilothouse you have a galley aft, and a helm station and seating area forward.  The galley is well laid out and has excellent storage.  The feature of having the galley up will make the cook much more comfortable at sea.  The galley has everything you need for extended time on board and offers plentiful counter space for preparation and ample storage.  

From the forward starboard side of the pilothouse there are stairs that will take you to the lower deck.  As descend to the lower deck you find a large nook that houses the washer and dryer; additionally, this nook has a bed on top of it that can be perfectly utilized for an occasional grandchild.  

Aft is the full beam master stateroom with his and hers heads.  This is a stateroom that you would normally find on a 75-80' Yacht; further, it features a full king size bed, an abundance of drawer and hanging locker space and is also full beam with port lights in each side making the room feel very open.  

Forward is the VIP stateroom with a full Queen size Berth and a very large head. Any guest will feel at home with this stateroom and private head. 

From the aft deck you can descend the cockpit stairs where you will find a crew cabin; of which, any family member can comfortably enjoy as personal quarters.  This cabin is fully finished like the rest of the yacht and the older grandchildren will be pleased with the privacy. Additionally, this room has its own head and shower, TV, and refrigerator.

From the aft deck you can ascend to the flybridge. The flybridge can also be accessed via the inside stairs to the port of the galley. The flybridge features two Stidd helm chairs and a full helm control station. There is also an L settee with a large table. The flybridge has its own Subzero drink fridge, sink, and electric grill.

Aft of the fly bridge seating area is the boat deck.  he dingy and davit are here amidst a convenient beverage fridge and sink as well as ample storage.  Once you are anchored up, with the dinghy in the water, this becomes a sizeable porch.   

If you are familiar with our very popular Marlow 57E this model is 4' longer, adding approximately 2' to the length of the interior of the Salon and another 2' to the cockpit.  This added waterline length makes her a bit faster than a 57E.  The two stateroom design was driven by the desire to have a full beam Master with his and hers heads, resulting in a Master Stateroom just as you would find on a 70' Marlow.  

This is the perfect yacht for the cruising couple that wants a Motoryacht in excellent condition, demands the best, and desires high performance speed and range.

Exterior - Deck

The cockpit has a nice built in seat with a Teak cockpit table.  There is seating for 6 if you add 3 deck chairs to the forward side of the table.  There are wing doors at the forward end of the cockpit that when closed shield the aft deck from wind and spray on inclement days.  The side decks are wide and have high bulwarks and safety rails allowing those that are helping tie the dock lines full safe and secure.  At the forward starboard side of the cockpit there is a flush door that provides access to a slide out control station.  This station has a set Glendinning engine controls, Sidepower thruster controls and a Xenta Joystick that fully integrates these functions making docking very simple.

At the forward end of the pilothouse the Portuguese bridge provides the working deck shelter from the wind and seas.  The forward center doors provide access to the foredeck where you find the twin anchors, fresh and salt water wash down, and port and Starboard 50 A cable master shore power cords.

The upper boat deck can be accessed by the stairs on the aft deck or via the inside stairs on the port side of the galley.  

The boat deck has a nice 13' Boston Whaler dinghy and a 1,000 LB davit that has full power in all directions, making launching her safe and easy.  

The swim platform is accessed via port and starboard cockpit stairs.  The swim platform also has a folding swim ladder making getting in and out of the water very easy.  On the sides of the swim platform small doors house the port and starboard 50 A Stern cable masters, fresh and salt water wash down faucets, oil change system discharge, and hot and cold fresh water hand held shower.  

 The stainless steel cleats are oversize and recessed so you do not snag your foot on them.  There are 4 cleats on each side of the vessel giving you great flexibility when tying her up.


The salon is a beautiful living space and features a large built in settee with a desk and chair on the starboard side  To port you find two comfortable chairs with a small table between them. All this seating has a good view of the Samsung LCD TV forward.  The bar is built in on the forward port side and features a SubZero Beverage center with ice-maker, sink, and ample bottle and glassware storage.  In the aft salon corners you fine a large lower storage cabinet with a beautiful radiused  glass display cabinets above hanging your stemware safely at sea. The salon table is built in satin Teak with an Ebony inlay and has 4 generous storage drawers underneath.    

Galley / Pilothouse

With the galley up any cook will be more comfortable underway with the ability to see forward. The galley is just aft of the lower helm station and you will find that the "Captain" will be very comfortable using this lower helm station underway when it is not so perfect outside.  Cruising couples love this space.  

The Galley is outfitted with 2 SubZero refrigerator drawers, 2 freezer drawers, a Dacor glass top 4 burner stove, a Dacor convection microwave, Franke stainless steel sink with Grohe Faucet.  There is plenty of storage for equipment and dry goods for extended voyaging.   The counter tops are a beautiful blue synthetic material with Teak fiddles.

The lower helm station includes:

  • Garmin 7215 displays
  • Twin Disk Quick Shift engine Controls
  • Xenta Joystick with "Skyhook" vessel position hold function
  • Side Power bow and stern thruster controls with hold function
  • Flir night vision camera control
  • Simrad AP28 Autopilot control
  • 2 Garmin VHF radios
  • Indicator lights for bilges, navigation lights, high exhaust temperature, and generator run lights.
  • Inverter controls panel



As you come down the stairs from the pilothouse you land in the companion way.  Forward is access to the VIP stateroom and aft are the doors to the master stateroom.  On the starboard side of the companionway you will find a full size washer and dryer behind beautiful teak louvered doors.  The top surface of the washer and dryer cabinet is topped with a mattress that makes a great overflow bunk for the occasional guest.  There is a beautiful small teak table in the companionway as well.


VIP Stateroom

You enter the VIP from the companionway via double teak doors.  The bed is elevated providing room for queen size berth. There are cedar hanging lockers, storage drawers, and a built in "night stand" surface on either side of the berth. 

On of the best features of this yacht's layout is the large private head for the VIP stateroom.  This head is larger than most master stateroom heads on vessels 10' larger. The VIP guests will be very much at home in this living space.  This a a great 2 couple boat.  

Master Stateroom

The master stateroom is a very elegant space.  You walk in double teak doors and the king size bed with its beautiful headboard, symmetrical nightstands, mirrors and custom reading lamps give a very stately feel.  There are ample storage drawers and hanging lockers to live aboard indefinitely.  There is a nice settee to port with storage underneath and a generous chest of drawers to starboard.  There is a doorway on either side of the master bed leading to his and hers heads.  This is a luxury not usually found in vessels under 70'. The twin heads with their own sinks and storage are separated by a large shared shower on the center line that can be accessed from either side.

This is the nicest, largest, Master Stateroom you will find on any vessel in her class.


Crew Cabin / Lazarette

The crew cabin is very self sufficient with a full head and shower, twin bunks, microwave, refrigerator, TV, and a separate AC unit.  The crew cabin is entered from a stairway on the aft deck so the crew can come and go without entering the salon.  

Engine Room

The engine room is well lit and air conditioned.  The bilges are Awl gripped white and has removable teak grates in the center bilge area.  The Caterpillar C-18 Engines are on stainless mounts that are set on Carbon fiber engine beds to save weight. The engine exhaust has the very clean looking hard cote insulation.  The Twin Disk Quick Shift transmissions are connected to the Sea Torque oil filled shaft system.  This system eliminates salty shaft seal and cutlass bearings making her easier to maintain and increasing fuel efficiency.   Stainless Steel piping has replaced conventional hose where ever possible. Each engine and generator has its own pair of Raycore fuel filters.  There are 2 intake and 2 exhaust fans to cool down the space after running.  The two AC chillers are outboard of the starboard engine.  The fuel tank is forward separating and insulating the engine room from the living space forward.  The Fuel tank has a industrial quality glass sight tube with bronze shut off fittings.   The Water maker is outboard of the Port engine.  

Fly Bridge

The fly bridge is finished in beautiful oyster white Gel coat with 2 tone non skid decking. There are twin Stidd helm chairs at the helm and aft you find a comfortable L settee and a nice table.  On the port side there is a grill, sink, and drink refrigerator.

Aft of the seating area and bar you find the 1,000 full hydraulic Davit and the 13' Boston Whaler tender with Mercury 40 HP 4 stroke outboard.

At the helm you have:

  • Garmin 7215 displays
  • Twin Disk Quick Shift engine Controls
  • Xenta Joystick with "Skyhook" vessel position hold function
  • Side Power bow and stern thruster controls with hold function
  • Flir nightvision camera control
  • Simrad AP28 Autopilot control
  • 2 Garmin VHF radios
  • Indicator lights for bilges, navigation lights, high exhaust temperature, and generator run lights.
  • Large Compass
  • CAT engine displays
  • Trim Tab Control
  • Searchlight Control




The yacht features two 50A cablemasters at the bow and the stern.  You can use both cables from the bow or stern or you can use one from the bow and one from the stern.  The yacht features a 3,500 Watt inverter and four AGM house batteries.  The inverter runs the 110V house fresh water pump, all the refrigerators and freezers, microwave, and all the 110V outlets.  

When you are not on shore power, you can run one of the 17KW generators.  Each of the C-18 engines has its own pair of 8D AGM batteries and each generator has its own 12V Starting battery.  The engine batteries have their own 24 volt charger and the generators have a 12 volt charger.  

The shore power is connected to a Charles Iso Boost charger that will filter the incoming AC power and it will raise low voltage dock power when required.


  • Twin Garmin 15” displays at each helm
  • Garmin XHD 6KW radar with a 6’ array
  • Simrad Autopilot
  • Garmin Sounder module with 1K transducer
  • Garmin AIS600
  • XM Satellite weather and radio
  • Telular Digital Cell antenna integrated to wifi for the boat
  • Flir M324 night vision camera
  • KVH HD7 Satallite TV
  • Cameras for the engine room, boat deck looking aft, and cockpit looking aft.

Mechanical Systems

The Yacht is equipped with a full hydraulic system with a Hydraulic pump on each engine that power the 30 HP bow and stern thrusters and the stabilizers.  The upgraded Twin Disk transmissions with trolling valve function allows the system to run above idle speed for more hydraulic power without increasing the prop speed.  In addition to the conventional engine and thruster controls the yacht has a EJS Joystick at each of the 3 helm control stations.  The joystick allows you to move the boat in any direction you indicate and it automatically engages the transmissions and thrusters to move the vessel.  The Joystick also has a “skyhook” feature that will hold the vessels position indefinitely. 


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