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After an exhaustive market search just one year ago, satisfaction for a very judicious buyer was found in the classically styled Marlow line of vessels. More specifically this Marlow 78 Euro styled transom, otherwise referred to as the Marlow Explorer 78E. Numerous nuances surround even this single model! Blue Heron hosts the more sought after options including and starting from the top, her custom hardtop with new EZ2CY custom enclosure from Admiral Canvas, an extra-long boat deck creating extra storage space for tender and toys up top, as well as magnificent cover for her cockpit seating area which is also completely enclosed with easily opened EZ2CY panels, newly added custom lexan wing doors complete her aft enclosure and brilliantly transform this area from fun in the sun to offering interior comforts for extended New England cruising. Comfort abounds in her numerous seating / lounging options as well!
West Florida Yachts would love to guide you through a personal showing of this 78' Marlow 78E 2005. This yacht for sale is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For pricing details or a showing please contact us by filling out the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly!
2005 1815.00 HRS 1550.00 HP
2005 1815.00 HRS 1550.00 HP
BLUE HERON was delivered to her original build owner via ship and lightly cruised in the Mediterranean for two years and then brought to Florida for interior and exterior styling refits. With the vessel located at the Marlow USA Yacht Yard in Snead Island, Florida her second owner saw the opportunity to make her like new adding beautiful changes and upgrades. In fact much became brand-new on this boat at this time. All electrical infrastructure was brought to USA standards, all control panels, all chargers, a fully redundant and complete Furuno electronics package, stabilizers, tender and engine, upholstery and interior decorations, fabrics, draperies, bedspreads, linens, water maker, water filtration system, entertainment systems, fuel polisher, all household appliances i.e. cooktop, dishwasher, oven washer, dryer systems, entertainment systems, refrigeration and freezer systems, fuel polisher, exterior cushions, all canvas, barrier coat and anti-fouling, boot stripe paint, alarm system, satellite and cellular Wi-Fi networks, the addition of new stern thruster, redundant hydraulics both engines, all teak floors refinished, custom-built desk area, salon and dining tables, engine room fans and controls, complete updated exhaust system, inverter system, most of the exterior teak refinished, barbecue grills, motorized top deck awning, fire extinguishers, exterior lighting, simply to name a few.
BLUE HERON's most recent updates and improvements include: Blue Awlgrip topside paint, custom teak tables on flybridge and full enclosure of fly bridge and aft deck with the addition of custom Lexan wing doors. Custom helm seats on fly bridge and dual companion seat at fly bridge, as well as new exterior cushions on fly bridge and after cockpit complete with canvas covers. She also benefits from an upgrade in 2013 AB 15 VST hard bottom inflatable tender, reworked hydraulic crane system, upgrade to batteries and charging system for thrusters, additional 100 amp shore power service, Glendenning real, updated AV Satellite systems and TV’s to High Definition throughout and Low Voltage LED lighting throughout not to mention updated appliances in galley and laundry, simply to name a few.
Blue Heron features an open main salon and dining area with AV console to port flanked by one recliner and one matching chair to dining set. To starboard and aft is a wrap- around built in settee with corner cabinet. Forward of the settee is a second matching leather recliner with massage and heating options. Great for lounging and enjoying the 46’ retractable HDTV with surround sound. Forward to starboard, divided by a half wall is the dining area with concealed desk outboard and sideboard with storage forward. To port is the wet bar area with built in wine cooler massive counter space and storage with glass faced storage lockers for wine and cocktail glasses.
Up three steps and forward is the fully equipped galley, open to the pilot house and casual dining area. Black granite countertops coupled with under mount sink and flush cooktop allow for an abundance of working space and tidy-up to complete the overall incredibly esthetically pleasing fully functional work space. Forward of the galley and completing the pilot house one finds the centerline helm station with leather covered Stidd helm seat flanked to port by the casual dinette and to starboard by the accommodations staircase down with additional work space / navigation area to starboard and furthest outboard.
Moving below and forward down the magnificently crafted staircase one finds four private staterooms, aft and amidships is the full with berth master cabin with King center-line walk around berth with drawer storage below, large closet forward to starboard, writing desk to port and dresser storage outboard on both sides of cabin. Aft of the berth and accessible from both sides one finds the full beam, his and hers bath and head arrangement with centerline large walk in stall shower. FABULOUS! And more than the comforts of home!
VIP is cabin forward with ensuite head and stall shower, hanging lockers to port and starboard and adequate clothing storage in drawer storage below the berth.
Guest cabin one is to port with ensuite head, split single berths with drawer storage below and one hanging locker outboard.
Guest cabin two is forward and outboard of the inward turning staircase from the Pilot House and shares the VIP / Day Head. The vessels laundry equipment is below this berth. Tamboured doors quickly privatize this space if desired otherwise open to the staircase architecture features.
Additional interior details include Satin finished teak paneling throughout, solid hardwood valances, varnished teak and Holly sole, louvered or Campbell or face cabinet doors, English beveled mirrors, dovetail Douglas four drawers with ball bearing slides, brass stainless hardware throughout, all storage cabinets lined with Formica, all hanging lockers lined with Cedar, insulated ducting and hardwood grills for air-conditioning, lamp positive cabinet locks, tasteful designer fabrics, drapes, bedspreads, teak wood blinds in the salon and pilothouse, cylinder lifts on births, motorized parentheses motorized and master), Grohe top line faucets and fixtures, granite countertops in galley and heads, stainless port lights with screens and blackouts in all state rooms and heads, matching carpets with black binding in all cabin areas, pilothouse, galley, and salon, all bedding new 2015, all fabrics and carpets marine grade.
Full beam master state room forward of the engine room, amidship, insulated from engine room by bulkhead, fuel tanks and his and hers heads with adjoining shower.
New and 2011 available at both pilothouse and flybridge unless otherwise specified
The engine room features exceptional headroom with easy access to all sides of the engines and other service required equipment. The space is air-conditioned with easy access from aft deck or transom door.
RPM 800 Speed 8.2 KNOTS 9.00 GPH
RPM 900 Speed 9.5 KNOTS 13.00 GPH
RPM 1000 Speed 10.8 KNOTS 18.00 GPH
RPM 1100 Speed 12.6 KNOTS 21.00 GPH
RPM 1200 Speed 14.4 KNOTS 29.00 GPH
RPM 1300 Speed 15.5 KNOTS 36.00 GPH
RPM 1800 Speed 21.6 KNOTS 87.00 GPH
RPM 1900 Speed 22.9 KNOTS 97.00 GPH
RPM 1950 Speed 23.6 KNOTS 102.00 GPH
RPM 2000 Speed 24.7 KNOTS 109.00 GPH
RPM 2050 Speed 25.5 KNOTS 114.00 GPH
General:This yacht is constructed from the most modern materials and techniques providing more strength with less weight than possible with conventional technology. The use of Kevlar modified epoxy resin And high density core materials allows the Marlow explorer to be stronger than the heaviest of hulls at a fraction of the weight. The use of modern resin infused vacuum assisted transfer is made on every counter, cabinet and sole in the yacht. The result is a yacht that cruises at 20+ knots when conventionally constructed yachts would only achieve 17 knots with similar power. Even if speed is not a driving factor for some, the increased range and reduced fuel costs will be of great benefit.
Other hull and deck construction aspects include:
On Radar Mast:
In Second Dome:
All owners personal effects are excluded from sale. An itemized list may be provided on request.
I’ve searched high and low, inspected all of the Marlow options, and have come to the conclusion Blue Heron is the most viable option available for purchase in this past year. In fact this still remains the case if one is looking for a Marlow 78E, open bridge, with the smartest propulsion option. Please allow us the opportunity to get you a little closer and offer the pros and cons of this very attractive, user friendly and economical raised pilothouse motor yacht.
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.