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Marlow Explorer 53

Marlow Explorer 53E 

The introduction of the new Marlow Explorer 53 in 2016, has brought a more fuel efficient vessel due to the enhanced beam to length ratio and underwater design features that significantly reduce parasitic drag. At the same time, interior and on deck accommodation spaces are enhanced due to composite and propulsion technology advances. Due to Marlow Yachts’ much acclaimed and awarded proprietary construction materials and techniques, this new ME 53 boasts mechanical spaces equal to or larger than vessels ten feet longer. The effort of the Marlow engineers and designers make it possible, in some layouts, to see the forward VIP while seated in the enclosed rudder room fully aft. This utterly unique flow through traffic pattern is made possible by space age engineering that eclipse all other products of similar dimensions.

Marlow Yachts’ air frame design philosophy and technology allow the lowest overall height and the lowest center of gravity with greater head room than any similar offshore cruiser. This remarkable achievement pays tangible dividends in offshore weather or entrance to secluded anchorages.

This new Marlow Yacht follows standard procedures in fully practicing the underwater propulsion and providing arrow-straight tracking due to the NACA foil section Strut Keels® which are a Marlow exclusive. Following closely to the much acclaimed and highly successful ME 49, this new ME 53 is set to make waves around the world.

Specifications for ME 53E


new ME53

Hull number one is everything Marlow Yachts promised and more. The proportions on the interior layout are perfect and the spaciousness in every area makes one question how it is possible in a yacht this size. Stepping in to the cockpit, there is a bench seat across the transom with a lovely teak grate seat and table. Neither are attached to the cockpit sole providing the additonal visual effect of a larger cockpit area in one that is already very large. The bench is supported by the transom and the curved table-leg attaches under the bench. A storage cabinet and auxillary helm are on the bulkhead wall. Stepping into the salon you find the signature Marlow Yachts touch on all surfaces. On starboard side there is workdesk with the TV inocuously placed over it diagonally across the corner allowing viewing from all seating areas. There is a long L-shaped settee on the starbaord side and a large settee between the bar in the port aft corner and a granite topped cabinet forward.

The galley and dinette area in the pilothouse feature all the amenities needed for your gourmet pleasure. Two undercounter drawer refrigeration units, a Miele Speed oven with microwave function among the many cooking options, a Miele cooktop and lots of overhead storage cabinetry. The dinnette is horseshoe shaped with a dropleaf table allowing comfortable seating for conversation or dining. A teak cabinet unit on the port side has a wine cooler and a beverage refrigerator. On the starboard side is a compact yet fully capable helm.

Below is a light filled companionway featuring maple paneling and ultraleather wall coverings, leading to the VIP and Master staterooms, a very large guest head and an upper and lower berth tucked under the steps with our teak privacy curtain. The VIP has a queen bed with twin cedar lined hanging lockers and a private entry door to the head. This head has a full glass enclosed shower and a beautiful glass fronted locker for linens. Next to the Master stateroom behind beautifully finished maple cabinetry are the washer/dryer and a freezer.

The Master stateroom features an Olympic Queen bed midline with hanging lockers and bureaus of drawers hull-side. Wtih the additional storage drawers under the bed, there is enough space to pack for a very extended voyage! The master head, athwartship behind the bed, is artfully and precisely done to allow for a vanity and toilet area on each side connected by the shared shower. Remarkable in this size yacht.

The open flybridge has twin Stidd helm chairs facing the array of instruments and controls. A large L-shaped settee and table on starbaord side and a smaller settee on the port side provides seating for a large group that is quite comfortable. Aft of the settee is the hidden grill, sink and refrigerator/ice maker for outdoor entertaining.

The engine room is the captains pride! This hull has twin John Deere engines, two Northern Lights generators, a state of the art air conditioning system and still room to stand and walk around the pristine space. The engine room is accessed through a transom lift door and for access while at sea, a companionway from the master head shower. Brilliant!