2004 Marlow 70E Explorer
|Category||Motor Yachts, Trawlers|
|Propulsion Type||Twin Inboard|
The 70E Marlow Explorer Motor Yacht Bluebonnet combines a handsome pilothouse profile with state-of-the-art construction and a practical layout that is perfect for cruising in comfort and luxury. Bluebonnet represents one of the finest examples of this popular yacht currently available and has been professionally maintained by her original owner who now offers her for sale. She is well equipped for long range cruising and all services are up to date.
While capable of cruising at 17-18 knots Bluebonnet has been cruised the majority of her life at 9-10 knots therefore the total gallons of fuel burned by each engine is a fraction of the fuel burn at 17 knots. This should give Bluebonnet an effective engine hour equivalent of 800 to 900 hours of use or only 10% of the life of her 3406E CATS.
Yard service completed late 2017 includes new Prop Speed and running gear antifouling, fluids and filters replaced, steering system serviced, Boot Stripe repainted, and air conditioning serviced. The Bow Thruster was serviced and the 24V/48V conversion box was replaced. Recent new teak decks installed on aft deck and swim platform.
Beginning on the covered teak aft deck features include a built-in Storage locker aft and hand-held remote Side-Power bow thruster and Morse engine controls. A molded FRP stairway with teak treads forward to port leads up to the boat deck and flybridge. Port and starboard aft are boarding doors with three steps on each side leading down to the large swim platform. Forward to starboard is the custom entrance to the Crew Quarters and Engine Room via a counter height molded FRP cabinet with side door and gas assisted lift-top.
Double centerline doors open to the spacious salon. The combination of satin finished Cherry interior joinery, cherry and granite counter tops, Ultra leather furniture and varnished teak and holly sole create an inviting warm ambiance. To starboard a large Hi-Lo table fronts the U-Shaped custom tufted Ultra leather Settee with corner end cabinets. The storage below the end cabinets is accessed through cherry tambour doors. The storage below the settee is accessed by lifting the seat itself which has gas assists for ease and to keep it up during access. On the port side there are 2 Lazy Boy wall hugger recliner chairs. All the way forward on the port side is the granite topped buffet with built-in below counter bar sink, wine cooler and ice maker.
Forward to starboard is the Dining Room area with Cherry table and 6 matching chairs with Ultra leather seating surfaces. This area also features a large buffet cabinet forward with above counter port and starboard storage behind louvered doors and a center display area with glass shelves behind Cherry framed glass doors. Below counter height are 7 drawers for storing linen, flatware and whatever else you desire. The dining area is separated from the salon by a custom counter height cabinet which houses the new Sanyo 43 flat screen TV which rises on a custom lift for easy viewing from the settee or the chairs. By doing this the salon is much roomier since the port side is not taken up by the usual protruding over-sized TV and entertainment center you find on most Marlows. This allows a more social and conversational arrangement in the salon when not watching TV.
Three steps up from the salon leads to the galley and pilothouse. The starboard side open gourmet galley is truly a chefs delight with granite counters, abundant storage, under counter Sub-Zero refrigeration and freezers plus top of the line appliances including a large GE Microwave/Convection oven behind louvered doors below the 4-burner smooth cook top. The Fischer Paykel drawer style Dishwasher is under counter to the left of the Franke double sink with Grohe fixture and separate drinking water fixture. There is an additional microwave/convection oven in the aft over counter cabinets. Additional storage drawers accessed from just inside the starboard pilothouse door. The port side entry door and floating teak stairway to the flybridge is directly across from the galley. The helm and settee were custom designed and built. It features to port and elevated one step an over-sized built-in angled U-Settee and slide out teak table with fold-down leaf. To starboard the offset lower helm station with Ultra leather Stidd helm chair offers excellent sight lines and comfort for running in inclement weather. By moving the helm slightly to starboard the settee was enlarged and has access from both ends solving one of the most criticized issues of the Marlow helm area. All navigation electronics and instruments are within easy sight and reach of the helmsman. The starboard side entry door is directly next to the helm.
A curved stairwell on the forward, starboard side of the pilothouse leads down to the stateroom deck and features a recessed handrail. To port is another custom feature, the guest stateroom with two lower berths and nig
|Salon and Dining Area|
|Pilothouse and Electronics|
Pilothouse Electronics and Equipment:
|VIP Guest Stateroom|
|Twin Guest Stateroom|
|Flybridge, Navigation, Electronics and Equipment|
|Flybridge and Deck|
|Engine Room and Mechanical Equipment|
|Hull and Construction|
Flag Blue Hull.
Marlow Yachts use the most modern materials and construction techniques including stacked resin infusion, DuPont Kevlar, Vinyl Ester and epoxy resins with high density core materials, and engineered fabrics resulting in a hull, deck and superstructure with more strength and less weight than possible with conventional methods.
Marlows composite construction techniques utilizing a Core-Cell foam core and only 3 major molds make for a lighter, stronger, quieter boat with less seams for potential leaks. While the foundation is a modified V form, Marlow utilizes proprietary "Velocijet Strut Keel" technology. This system uses twin strut keels that surround the propeller shafts in hydrodynamic fairings resulting in improved efficiency,tracking and stability, especially in following seas. They also offer running gear protection, while modest propeller pockets keep draft to just 4 feet, 5 inches.
Fresh bottom paint September 2019.
*Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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.
CONTACT LISTING BROKER:
CHUCK ROYHL @ 941-350-3437 OR EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
VESSEL IS LOCATED IN: Sarasota, FL
|Speed and Distance|
|Engine Type||Twin Inboard|
|Hull Shape||Modified Vee|
Fresh Bottom Job - Sept. 2019
NEW UPHOLSTERY for Seats and Benches on FLYBRIDGE July 2019
Bluebonnet has a Cherry Interior and was built to do the Great Loop. All her antennas, arrays and domes are on custom mounts that lower to a clearance of 184. She has been constantly upgraded and maintained to the highest standards and is standing tall for your inspection.
Bluebonnet is offered for sale by her second owner. He is a very experienced mariner who has updated and upgraded many of the systems and equipment aboard. Along with the great customization done by the original owner Bluebonnet is an exceptional example of a wonderful yacht.
In the Salon the hidden TV on its custom lift was re-positioned and is view-able from the recliner chairs as well as the settees. The optional Dining Room was enlarged for easier access to seat 6 in comfort and the entertainment center was modified.
In the Pilothouse the dining settee was enlarged and has access from both ends. The 3rd stateroom has two LOWER berths making cruising with 3 couples civilized. This change answers one of the major complaints about the Marlow 65C/70E series.
The Master Stateroom has a custom vanity and his and her heads with common shower between. This is a huge improvement without giving up the popular separate office and laundry area and hard to find on yachts under 100.
The Crew Quarters and head were enlarged and improved with easier aft deck access and numerous other refinements and enhancements.
Bluebonnet is an opportunity to get a great yacht that really can do it all.