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97' Marlow Marlow Explorer 97E Command Bridge 2011

$ 3,395,000

Irish Rover is the largest Marlow currently available on the market and is in excellent condition. She has very low hours and has always been maintained with an open checkbook and full-time captain. Her hull design along with Cat C32 ACERT engines gives her the ability to cruise at 23 knots and will top out at 29. Lightly used, never chartered and a must see for any buyer looking in the 100’ range. 


  • Builder: Marlow
  • Model: Marlow Explorer 97E Command Bridge
  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • Type: Power
  • LOA: 97 ft 0 in
  • Display Length: 97 ft
  • Price: $ 3,395,000
  • Beam: 21'
  • Category: Motor Yachts
  • Water Capacity: 600 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 4000 gals
  • Engine Details: Caterpillar C32 ACERT
  • Engine 1: 2011 1300.00 HRS 1800.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 2011 1300.00 HRS 1800.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

The main deck offers a formal dining 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 throughout 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.

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

The only 97’ Marlow Explorer with the master stateroom located on the main deck, featuring large panoramic window views from every location

  • 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
  • Custom head/shower with bidet layout with marble floor
  • King berth
  • New Toshiba 40" flat screen TV
  • Toshiba flat screen TV
  • Reading lamp
  • Double berth
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Shared shower with port stateroom
  • Shared head with large storage cabinet
  • Toshiba flat screen TV
  • Reading lamp
  • Double berth
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Shared shower with starboard stateroom
  • Shared head with large storage cabinet

  • Side by side bunks
  • Reading lamps
  • Storage drawers
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Toshiba flatscreen TV
  • Ensuite Head
  • Over under bunks
  • Toshiba flat screen TV
  • Full length mirror
  • Large cedar lined hanging locker and storage shelves
  • Reading lamps
  • 2 x Single upper bunks
  • Queen berth
  • Full hanging lockers
  • Teak framed beveled mirror
  • 8’ Headroom
  • Galley port with dividers into main salon
  • Subzero wine cooler
  • Dacor Four Burner cooktop
  • Dacor Microwave/Convection Oven
  • Mini 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Icemaker
  • Sink
  • Microwave
  • Sea Frost Holding Plate top loading Freezer
  • Bosch washer - Full size
  • Bosch dryer - Full size
  • 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
  • 4 x Coat hooks on wall to hang foul weather gear
  • Stowable stainless ladder with teak tread to access the top of the command bridge
  • Fiberglass twin pedestal Radar and Electronics mast
  • Naiad Stabilizers: model 302 (Dual Station Multi-ser Controls, Spline Drive Pump)
  • 2 x 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
  • 8 x Underwater Lighting
  • Upgraded Hydraulic 8ft. X 21 ft Swim Platform drops 3 ft.
  • Upgraded Hydraulic Garage Door to Stern Storage Lazarette
  • 5 x Removable N-rails on the swim platform
  • 6 x Ocean Air screens in VIP, MSR, and Command Bridge deck hatches
  • 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
  • Custom outdoor bar to starboard including a propane grill, Refrigerator, Sink and three custom stainless bar stools
  • Solana Spa Hot Tub to port
  • Extended deck with five removable stainless-steel aft railings
  • Custom “dodgers” around the fly bridge dinghy deck are attached with high quality custom snaps to all the stainless railings
  • Custom paddle board and kayak storage racks
  • 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
  • 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
  • Located aft of engine room with access
  • 2 x 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
  • Twin 1800hp C-32 Caterpillar ACERTS with only 1300 hours and full 1000 hr service completed by local CAT dealer
  • AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) no maintenance batteries
  • Air conditioning in engine room and crew cabin
  • 4 x New Gen Set Battery 
  • 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)
  • New Yacht Controller 2017 - controls both engines, both thrusters and air horn
  • Headhunter fresh water system
  • 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 and wireless Yacht Controller for engine/thruster pop out control in cockpit, starboard and port side
  • Reverso fuel polishing system
  • 2 x 4 kW Outback inverters run in parallel for increased off grid enjoyment
  • 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 AMP adapter with cross over to allow for single 100 AMP plug in when reduced load usage is desired
  • 8 x LED floodlights for docking from command bridge hardtop, 2 x facing forward, 2 x on each port and starboard sides, and 2 x facing aft
  • CO2 Detectors throughout the boat
  • Alarm System
  • 1000-hour service completed
  • 3 x All new Chillers 2017
  • New extended Wifi system Aigean (2.4G and 5G capable)
  • Complete systems re-certification, upgrade and maintenance completed late 2017 / early 2018, includes engines, transmissions, generators, hydraulics, batteries and inverters, stabilizers and electrical systems
  • 3 x Raymarine G170 17" Marine Display
  • Raymarine RA3072SHD 6' 12kW Open Array Radar
  • Raymarine RA1048HD 4' 4kW Open Array Radar
  • 3 x Raymarine GPM400 Processor Module
  • 2 x Raymarine Raystar 125
  • Raymarine Command Center Keyboard
  • Extron VGA 4x Distribution Amplifier
  • Extron VGA Line Driver
  • Raymarine Command Center Keyboard
  • Raymarine Wireless Keyboard Kit
  • 2 x Raymarine ST2 Wireless Base Station
  • Digital 578-SW 4' AIS Antenna
  • Raymarine SS270 1kW Bronze TH sounder
  • Raymarine ST70 Plus AP Control Head
  • Raymarine ST70 Plus Keypad Control
  • Raymarine ST70 Plus Instrument Control Head
  • Raymarine DST800 N2K D/S/T Sensor
  • Raymarine PB200 Weather Station
  • Raymarine ST70 Plus Keypad Control
  • 2 x Raymarine Ray 218 VHF Radio
  • 2 x Raymarine Rear Flush Mount Kit
  • 2 x Raymarine Ray 218 Mic Relocation Kit
  • Newmar PA-30/20 Hailer Horn 25W
  • 2 x Digital 532-VW 16' VHF Antenna (2)
  • 2 x Rupp PAK-006 4-Way Flat Mount with support and 2-Way Base
  • 2 x HST Custom VHF Antenna Extension
  • Raymarine Ray 218 RayMic
  • 2 x Raymarine 10M RayMic Extension Cable
  • 2 x Digital DA4000 Cell Amp
  • Telular SX7T Cell Terminal
  • Panasonic KXT9381-T Cordless 2 Line phone
  • 2 x Digital 567-CW 8' Cell Antenna 
  • 2 x HST Custom Fabricated Cell Phone Antenna Extension
  • 3 x PC Connection 3COM WAP 
  • Netgear 8 Port Switch
  • KVH Fleet Broadband 150 Sat Phone
  • Raymarine 60STV 24" Satellite TV System
  • Newmar 115-12-8 Power Supply
  • APC 620 UPS Power Supply
  • 2 x HST Custom Sat TV Antenna Extension
  • Digital 531-AW 4' AM/FM Antenna
  • KVH 5x8 Active Multi Switch
  • 8 x KVH H24 DirecTV Receiver
  • 8 x KVH RF Remote Control
  • Raymarine 60STV 24" Antenna Dome
  • Paradox Marine Magellan Alarm System
  • 4 x Paradox Wireless Door Contact
  • Elbex 8-Channel Sequential Switcher
  • 6 x Raymarine CAM100 Marine Camera 
  • Extron DA-6AV 6x Distribution Amplifier
  • Flir Navigator II PTZ Camera System
  • 2 x Raymarine Seatalk HS Network
  • 5 x Raymarine Seatalk HS Network
  • Raymarine Seatalk HS Network
  • Raymarine 1.5M Seatalk HS
  • 2010 Nautilus AB 14' inflatable with 75 hp Evinrude ETEC
  • VHF
  • GPS
  • Depth Finder
  • Full Cover
  • Mesh windshield covers
  • 2 x 6-man Winslow Life rafts
  • European Transom
  • Upgraded Transom Hydraulic Garage Door to Huge Storage Lazarette
  • Upgraded Aritex Davit Powder Coated 2200 lb (full hydraulic positioning & rotation- Telescoping)
  • Upgraded Hydraulic swim platform: 8’ X 21” and Drops approximately 3 ft
  • Upgraded Stabilizers: Naiad Model 302 (dual station multi-sea controls, spline drive pump)
  • Radar and electronics mast
  • 8 x Underwater lighting 

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

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.


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