The newest addition to the Marlow Yachts fleet is the ME 75 Command Bridge. She will debut in February 2018 at the Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key at the Miami Marine Stadium in Miami, FL.
This model was built for a cruising couple who wanted comfort, style and entertainment flexibility while on board. From the Command Bridge on down through this luxurious ship to the crew quarters and engine room, the qualities the new owners desired are brought to life in this new ME75.
The ME 75 feels like a superyacht and she is in all respects, except length, allowing for the owners to operate without a crew if they so desire.
Entry to the yacht's cockpit is made easy from docks high and low with side gates port and starboard, as well as two molded stairways providing access from the broad swim platform with its substantial N-rails for added safety. The large aft deck features a comfortable settee nearly encircling the area. The added curtains allow use of the space in all weather. Upon entering the salon, the feeling of quiet elegance reminiscent of old world yachting settles upon you. The long expanse of teak and holly floors with double ultra leather settees lead you to a beautiful and comfortable teak bar complete with custom bar stools. With the double salon bulkhead doors open, the entire space from the pilothouse galley to the aft deck becomes one large space, creating the indoor/outdoor continuity so popular today. As you look around the salon, it is obvious that no detail was overlooked in the design and execution of this yacht. The rich teak cabinetry and crown molding are finished to the highest standard and the signature routing design in the teak trim adds a special charm.
The well thought out and equipped galley is in the pilothouse, up three steps from the salon. While it is a chef's delight functionally, it is housed in beautifully handcrafted cabinetry with granite countertops and high end appliances. The undercounter Miele DW and Sub-Zero drawer refrigeration eliminate the need for bulkhead wall space and opens the pilothouse to the salon visually. The entire fore part of the pilothouse under the arc of the windshield is a spacious dining area with a gorgeous view.
The command bridge is accessed from the pilothouse via a teak stairway. This is truly a command center! The dual helm chairs are the center of an array of instruments providing the captain control at his fingertips. The enormous enclosed bridge provides 360° visibility for the captain and the large dinette provides a comfortable place for guests to lounge and enjoy the cruise. When cruising in great weather, doors on the port and starboard side can be opened to bring in the great outdoors. Through the aft door of the CB is a large open deck area with a bar and seating. Equipped with a galley unit, you can grill and prepare a casual meal without leaving the command bridge. A day head adds to the convince and comfort of all aboard and there is ample room for your dinghy on the aft upper deck which is lowered and raised with an appropriate sized davit.
The four staterooms, three of them en suite, are accessed from the pilothouse via a gracefully curved stairway to a companionway bright with light from an overhead skylight. The master suite is amidship and extends from beam to beam. A king size bed is centerline with a large head and walk in closet behind the bulkhead. A bank of hanging lockers, a settee and vanity provide ample storage and comfort in privacy.
The VIP stateroom in the bow features a king size bed and a large head with stall shower, a second master suite. Staterooms on the port and starboard sides will accommodate four guests or family members and all their belongings! A third full head is shared. As in all Marlow Explorers, there is copious storage, cedar lined hanging lockers and plenty of privacy.
The crew quarters is accessed via a stairway from the aft deck. It has a galley and a head with a full standing room shower stall. It is every bit as luxurious as the main staterooms, so in the case of an ower/operator situation the crew quarters can function as another guest suite.
We come finally to the engine room. Its glossy white gelcoat and gleaming polished stainless are impressive even to those who do not know a Cat from a Cummins! The immaculate chamber houses the big power plants, the generators, water makers and countless other necessities and still allow you complete access to all areas for inspection or service. Teak grates form the central floor over the bilge trace between the carbon fiber stringers with stainless steel engine mounts. Meticulous installation and beautiful labeling of all connections creates a space that makes work a pleasure. A built in workbench adds to the ease of the tasks at hand.