2014 Marlow Explorer 97E
Miss B Haven is a very unique vessel. She was built for long range fast or slow cruising with minimal staff. She was completely Awl gripped white from the hull to the name boards to make her easy to maintain. She is exceptionally fast when you want her to be and has very long range capabilities as well. She will do 19-20 knots with 3,000 gallons of fuel on board at only 60% load. She only burns 7-9 gallons a side at 9-9.5 knots. With the wireless yacht controller she is easily handled by 2 people. If you want a Yacht that can house your family and friends comfortable but don't want to give up real boating this is the perfect Yacht for you. This is not a floating condo that is no fun to be on underway. Miss B Haven will do 20 knots in about 20 seconds and can cruise for extended periods at 24 knots. With her Watermaker and large fuel tanks you can stay out until you run out of food.
The salon provides comfortable living space for a large group of friends and family. The oversize built in seating also provides lots of storage under the lift up seats. The full size chairs and end tables will make you feel right at home while watching the large Hi Def flat screen tv with Bose surround sound. The interior walls and cabinets are beautiful teak and the floor is teak with ebony with a flawless high gloss finish. The port aft corner features a nice desk with storage. At the forward end of the L settee is a Limo type privacy wall that separates the salon from the bar area. This allows the bar to be part of the salon group or to divide it into a private space.
The bar is perfect for entertaining. There are 4 bar stools securely mounted to the floor so you don’t have to worry about stowing them at sea. The bar surface is Black Galaxy granite that is cored with aluminum honeycomb to keep the weight down. With a cruise speed of 23-25 knots every effort has been made to keep unnecessary weight out of the vessel. Behind the bar you will find a second full size oven that is a duplicate of the one in the galley; perfect for preparing appetizers. The bar has an ice maker, wine cooler, and sub zero beverage center. The bar has its own TV forward and the privacy wall is behind the bar stools so it can be separated from the salon. The bar is also open to the aft end of the galley and this opening has Shoji screens to divide this area from the galley when desired.
The full beam master features his and hers heads and a king size bed. The large hanging lockers and storage drawers provide storage to allow living on board comfortably for extended periods of time. This stateroom is very quiet when the vessel is underway or at the dock. The port lights are very large allowing lots of natural light in the space. The full beam head provides his and hers toilets and sinks with lots of storage space and these are separated by a large shower in the middle that can be accessed by either head area.
This cabin has been finished with high gloss burl in the tops of the cabinets and on the headboard. This is a beautiful stateroom with the storage space for long term cruising.
The VIP amidships is really a second master stateroom. This stateroom is accessed via its own stairs across from the bar. The stateroom is the full beam of the vessel and has a shower and sink on one side and a toilet and sink on the other. This stateroom is just aft of the master near the center of the yacht. Aft of this stateroom is the 5,000 gal composite fuel tank that provides very good insulation from the twin 1800 HP Caterpillar engines. The 6 oversize port lights let in lots of natural light. There are lots of storage cabinets and 2 hanging lockers.
The helm is a simple clean layout with everything you need at your fingertips. The Furno Navnet system is a networked “black box” system that allows you to configure the screens with charts, depth, radar, and weather data as you see fit. There is also a separate Garmin system that provides a full backup system should the Furuno system fail. There is a single and a twin helm chairs allowing 3 adults to sit at the helm. The helm chairs are mounted on custom built teak cabinets that provide storage and house a drink refrigerator. Behind the helm is a large L sette that provides comfortable seating for 6 adults at a large teak table. The table is on an adjustable height pedestal that lowers to the seat height and with a filler cushion this can become another large sleeping area. On the port side of the Command Bridge there is a full size head with a separate shower stall. Standing watch for long periods is easy when you have a full head and refrigerator steps from the helm.
The Day Head just behind the helm means those standing watch underway to not have to go downstairs to use the head. This Day Head was also outfitted with a separate shower so you do not have to go downstairs to take a shower after using the Gym.
One of the challenges the owners who had this yacht built wanted to overcome was the desire to have a place to get regular exercise while cruising. The Command Bridge was extended to house exercise equipment. The multi function machines are in there own space with a great view. The full head and shower are only a few steps away as is the drink fridge under the helm seat. If you do not want the gym this area could easily be converted to a captains quarters or office.
The centerline transom steps provide space for a large L seat in each corner with large high gloss teak tables. The seating is very comfortable and is all removable for storage when not in use. The boat deck overhead has been extended to provide shade in the seating area. The aft deck is a large open space and is a great place to entertain at the dock or slow cruising.
Command Bridge Aft Deck
As you come out of the command Bridge and Gym doors you enter another great entertaining area. There is a nice seating area and lounge pad under the protection of the extended hardtop. Just aft you find a nice bar complete with drink fridge sink and Ice maker. The boat deck has been set up with removable boat chalks that can be configured to carry a nice RIB dingy or two jet skis or removed entirely to provide more entertaining space.
The crew cabin is set up to be a full time accommodation for the staff. With a full galley, separate sleeping areas, and a place to sit and read or watch TV living on board full time is very comfortable. The captains berth is a double with ample storage for personal belongings. The single is outboard on the opposite side providing the flexibility for a husband and wife team or a separate captain and mate. The crew area is accessed from a cockpit door that does not require entering the main living area of the Yacht and also has a large transom entrance under the lifting stairway. The crew has a refrigerator, Microwave, and sink. The seating area and table provide real living space when off duty.
The bow features port and starboard bow seats, this is a great place to sit while slow cruising and is the perfect spot to have a cocktail when anchored out at sunset. Storage boxes conceal fenders, lines, and power cords keeping the yacht neat and tidy.
The C-32 1800 HP CAT engines are easily accessible. The engine room is Air conditioned keeping thinks clean dry and corrosion free. The attention to detail is stunning with stainless fuel lines, carbon fiber engine beds, awl gripped bilges and bright LED lighting. The oil filled shaft system eliminates salt water from the dripping drip-less shaft seals. Cameras monitor this area so you can see what is going on in here from the helm. The twin 32KW Onan Generators are in sound boxes in the engine room that is soundproofed as well providing very quiet operation.
The main displays are 3 19" Furuno monitors. The black box processor allows you to configure any of the available Furuno data on these screens. Radar, Charts, Sounder, and Cameras can be configured as you see fit. There is a 12kw Radar with a 6' array and a second 6kw radar as a backup. The helm also has a backup Garmin 7515 that has its own GPS source and map data, providing a separate chart plotter should anything happen to the Furuno system. The system has a Simrad Autopilot, XM Weather, AIS, FLIR Night Vision, and satellite compass.
The Yacht has KVH Tracvision HD7 TV, Wireless Cell service, Personal cell extender, WIFI extender, and a GOST security system
Equipment of Note
- Watermaker 1400 GPD Searecovery
- Oyster White Awlcraft 2000 painted Hull and Topsides
- Twin Outback Inverters wired in series, 7,000 Watts
- Twin 100 Amp shore power cords aft on Cabelmaster
- Twin 100 Amp inlets at the bow
- Chilled water system with 3 chillers that can be run in series
- Large Clutch driven crash pump in the Engine Room
- Bow Storage boxes for lines and fenders
- Extended Command bridge to house the Gym
- Head Hunter Toilet system
- N rails on Swim Platform
- Full Size Sub Zero refrigerator
- Enclosed chest freezer on Command Bridge Deck
- Marquipt boarding ladder
- Heated towel bars in each head
- LED bulbs throughout the boat
- Oversize opening stainless port lights
- Forward boarding doors near bow to allow egress on tall docks