After Five
After Five

2006 Marlow 78E Marlow | 78E 2006

Fort Lauderdale, United States

Asking Price: $1,695,000


Marlow Explorer Yachts are limited production yachts built under constant supervision and stringent quality control procedures. The Marlow Explorer 78E is designed and ....


  • Vessel Type:
  • Vessel Condition: Used
  • Vessel Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
  • Beam Feet: 20
  • Draft Feet: 4
  • Model Length (Feet): 78'
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Builder: Marlow
  • Hull Configuration: Fiberglass
  • Model: 78E
  • Model Year: 2006
  • Region:
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Capacity Gal: 3000 gal
  • Engine Info: Caterpillar,2006, 1000 hp, 3300 h, C18,


  • Builder Length: 78'
  • Beam: 20
  • Draft: 4
  • Year: 2006
  • Builder: Marlow
  • Hull Configuration: Fiberglass


Marlow Explorer Yachts are limited production yachts built under constant supervision and stringent quality control procedures. The Marlow Explorer 78E is designed and built to cross the oceans of the world in comfort and safety while the proprietary Strut Keel technology allows inland and island cruising with fully protected running years.
Upon stepping onboard AFTER FIVE….kids the craftsmanship of the popular Marlow Explorer is evident and the clean line are showcased throughout. The large aft deck/cockpit offers guests a lot of outdoor living including comfortable seating arrangements to relax and dine alfresco. The oversized adjoining swim platform give guests great access to the water and even more outdoor living space. The aft deck is fully covered providing both shade and shelter from bad weather. The yacht boasts wide side decks and Protuguese Bridge with high bulwarks allowing guests and crew to easily walk around th boat. The design, while classic in style, incorporates modern composite materials and construction methods not available on other yachts from the true craftsmen at Marlow. This one owner yacht has been well maintained since build and is a must see!

The yacht was built with the C­18 inline 6 cylinder Caterpillar engines allowing a cruising speed of 10 knots while giving yo the ability to do 18 knots when desired. Wide decks, high bulwarks and quick access to the flybridge make this yacht very safe and comfortable whilst the design lends itself to short handed docking. Marlow yachts have the highest standards of construction and with constant research and development of these yachts, they will always have a high resal value in the industry, providing peace of mind to the owners as they cruise in comfort, safety and style throughout the worlds oceans.

AFTER FIVE….kids features a full draft central keel and a smaller enclosed strut with fully enclosed shafts. Whether heading directly into mountainous seas or riding large following seas, this Marlow Explorer provides the most comfortable ride and is truly in a class by herself!
When you step into the salon the great feeling of wipe open space is evident. You can see clear through the salon and dining room to the front pilothouse windows in the pilothouse. The beautiful teak and holly wood combination is showcased throughout the yacht. The U­shaped built in seating is very comfortable and provides great storage under the lift up seats. There is a beautiful satin teak cockpit table in front of the salon seats. The large flat screen TV is directly across from the built in seating.

Forward of the salon is a dining area with a large teak table and seating for 6­8 adults. The built in seats provide more storage. The buffet cabinet forward gives you secure storage for all your tableware. The table normally seats 4­6 and has a leaf that extends the table when you want to serve 6­8. A key feature here is that the table is also removable to be moved tot he aft deck for expanded dining al fresco.
As you go up the 3 steps at the forward end of the salon you enter the galley and pilothouse area. The galley has plenty o storage and all the best appliances. There is a generous counter top space for preparing meals.
The lower helm is a few steps forward and has all the helm control functions and electronics. This station is far enough forward and high enough to allow you to run the vessel from this position whenever the upper station is not comfortable. Just to port of the lower helm is a nice seating area with a table providing a favorable spot underway.
AFTER FIVE… comfortably accommodates up to 10 guests in 4 well appointed staterooms. As you descend to the lower deck you will find the full beam master aft. This is the most stable comfortable spot onboard as it is near the yacht’s center of motion when at sea. The owner’s stateroom has twin heads featuring a large center line shower. The king size bed is in the middle of the space and is surrounded by cabinetry that provides storage for extended cruises. To starboard there is a comfortable settee that lifts up for storage.
The port guest stateroom forward has a TV, twin side by side beds, hanging closet and storage drawers as well as a private head with separate stall shower.
The VIP stateroom is in the bow and has a queen berth, large hanging closet and storage drawers. This yacht also has overhead bunks on either side that are perfect for a couple with children or a group of fishing buddies. The 4th stateroom is on the starboard side and has a set of bunk beds with its own TV and storage drawers. Please note all staterooms are featuring brand new mattresses in October 2017.
You can access the Fly Bridge from the pilothouse or the cockpit stairs. The upper helm station has all the engine controls and electronics to be used in this position, as the primary helm, just as the lower helm does. The twin helm chairs are very comfortable and will hold you securely in on rough days. The enclosure will protect you from the elements, through any bad weather, and will keep this area clean when you are not using the yacht. There is seating for a large group aft of the helm chairs and there is a large table on the starboard side. Aft of the Fly bridge there is an expansive outdoor living area featuring a Sun pad that has plenty of storage, grill, drink fridge, and lots of deck space for free standing furniture. There is an oversized canopy providing plenty of shade for guests as well. The Davit is perfect for handling 16’tenders or jet skis.
The engine room and crew cabin are accessed from the stairs at the aft port side of the salon or via the transom door. The crew cabin is fully self sufficient with twin bunks and a full head.
The engine room is very spacious with the C18’s. There is a space to walk around all sides of the engines providing great access for service; additionally, providing easy access to the generator and all components of the fuel system.
Key Features
New Soft goods throughout including Drapes, Sheets and BeddingNew Mattresses
New Eisinglass on FlybridgeDecks Freshly Sanded
Huge Flybridge with plenty of space for entertaining large groups or intimate parties
Full Beam King Master Suite with private entrance
Caterpillar Power
Walk Around Decks
4 Staterooms with versatile VIP accommodating up to 4

The salon is very elegant with Teak and Holly floors as well as Satin Teak cabinetry. The built in seating will accommodate 8 adults and there is room for more in the adjacent dining room. This yacht can comfortably entertain a large group. The large flat screen TV is directly across from the U shaped seating. The coffee table is large and comfortable for casual
dining. The Salon is lit and overhead 24V lights, rope lighting, table lamps and 24V wall sconces. More so, the Bose surround sound is excellent for music or when watching a movie.

Dining Room/Bar:
The dining room features a Ushaped
seating area that is augmented by chairs on the port end of the table. The table is normally left to seat 8 but has a leaf that can be inserted for large dinner parties. The built in seats lift up to reveal an abundance of easy access storage for provisions for long voyages. The forwards buffet cabinets will store all your dishes and glass ware securely at sea and are easy to access when needed. Directly across from the table is a full wet bar with sink, wine cooler, clear ice machine, and ample storage.
The galley is up in the pilothouse providing great views forward when preparing meals. The U shaped Galley is a pleasure to work in and has all the amenities of a home kitchen. There are many storage cabinets and drawers for extended cruising.
Dacor Cooktop with stainless steel sea rails
Full size Dacor oven
Sharp convection microwave
Franke stainless steel sink with garbage disposal
Grohe faucet
Instant Hot water spigot
2 Sub Zero drawer units (4 drawers)
Sub Zero under counter refrigerator
Vented cooktop
hood with lights

Master Stateroom:
You will feel right at home cruising for extended periods living in this stateroom. The king size bed sits centerline with the his and hers heads directly behind both featuring an adjoining shower with access from both heads. Each head has a sink, storage cabinets, and drawers, a VacuFlush head, and mirrors. The stateroom is finished in satin teak. There are 6 stainless steel opening port lights in the stateroom and 2 in the head. There is a comfortable desk on the forward wall of the stateroom that has a built in swing out stool.Brand New Mattress and soft goods Shoji screens
Sony flat screen TV
Settee on Starboard side, lifts up for storage Teak and Holly Floors
6 opening portlights with screens Vacuflush heads
Grohe faucets and shower Marble counter tops in the heads

Vip Stateroom:
As you grab the curved teak handrail, gliding down the curved stairs from the pilothouse and galley, you will find the VIP Stateroom is a few steps toward the bow on your right. The headroom in this cabin is close to 7’. The King size berth is easy access from either side. There is a wall mounted flat panel TV with it’s own Direct TV receiver plus a stereo system. Above the main berth, on either side, is a good size bunk bed that is perfect for small children. This stateroom is complete with a full sized head and separate shower.
Sharp flat screen TV
King size bed with brand new mattress
Overhead 24V lights, indirect rope lights, twin reading lamps Head has marble countertops
Grohe sink and shower fixtures Vacuflush Head
Large overhead hatches Opening portlight in head
Lighted cedar lined hanging lockers 6 large storage drawers under berth
Port Guest Stateroom
The port side guest stateroom has two very comfortable single berths with a built­in nightstand between them. There is a full size head with separate shower. This stateroom is also finished in satin teak.
Brand new mattress
Night stand and storage drawers Hanging lockers
Flat panel TV – connected to DirecTV service Stereo & speakers
Head with separate stall shower
Overhead lighting, rope lighting, and twin reading lamps Starboard Bunk Room
This stateroom is at the base of the stairwell from the pilothouse. The bunks are appropriately sized for adults with brand new mattresses; additionally the room has a TV, storage drawers, and a hanging locker. The guests in this stateroom can access the VIP head from the hallway. There are 2 opening port lights.

Engine Room:
The C­18 engines will power this vessel to cruise at speeds most motor yachts can only achieve with larger, heavier, and more costly to operate V­12 engines. This smaller package also provides you with a very spacious engine room. There are twin 25kW Northern Lights generators which are easy to service. The engine room is well lit and well ventilated with 4 fans. There is a fire suppression system, fore and aft blige pumps, with high water alarms.
The engine room is also air­conditioned and the bilges are fully finished allowing you to keep it aesthetically pleasing. The C­18’s are mounted on soft mounts to isolate vibration and the drive couplings further reduce vibration to keep you from having to make minor shaft alignments.
This yacht has redundant electronics to insure that, with any failure, there is a backup for the backup systems. The current owners and the captain enjoyed miles of trouble free travelling, with the assurance that the systems would safely guide them. The overhead systems monitoring panel gives all the shipboard displays necessary, including the tank tender system for checking levels in the fuel, water, and black and grey water tanks. Also located in this panel is the inverter monitoring station, the electronic breakers, and digital battery monitors. Bow and Stern Thruster Controls at helm, bridge, and on remote. Total height with radar mast folder is 20’.

Lower Helm:
Twin Raymarine E120 multifunction displays Raymarine Autopilot
Raymarine Wind, Depth, and Speed display Upper Helm:
Twin Raymarine E120 multifunction displays Raymarine Autopilot
Raymarine Wind, Depth, and Speed display”

The deck areas, both top and lower, are very special on Marlow Explorer yachts. The attention goes into every detail with high bulwarks, wide side decks, beautiful teak caprails, and secure access to the bow from the Portuguese Bridge. The teak joinery and many other innovative features are unparalleled in this type of yacht.
Watertight transom door Recessed cleats
Custom oval, stainless steel hardware
Dual entry from swim platform & newer bridge enclosure Hydraulic davit: 1600lb capacity
Teak deck
Folding radar mast Life raft capacity: 8 Electric grill on bridge
The Caterpillar C­18 diesels give this yacht a swift 8­17 knot cruise. (Hours: Port­3203 and Stbd 3203 as of 5/2018)
(2) Northern Lights 25KW generator sets (Hours: Port­7963 and Stb 7909 as of 5/2018)
(2) 50A Cablemasters on Stern
(2) 50A Cablemasters in Bow Sidepower 20HP Bow Thruster Sidepower 20HP Stern Thruster Naiad Stabilizers
AGM batteries, 4 for engines, 4 for house, separate thruster & generator batteries. Chilled water air conditioning
Central Sea Chest for all systems requiring sea water Common drain system for overboard discharge of water 1600 GPD Sea Recovery Water Maker
Spurs on shafts
Recent detail, bottom job, and varnish
Crew Cabin
The crew cabin features two side by side bunks to comfortably accommodate 2. The crew cabin has its own head and shower as well as a desk. There is a microwave and refrigerator in the crew cabin as well. The crew cabin can be accessed from the cockpit or via the large opening center transom door when in port.
The full size washer and dryer are in the Crew Cabin.”

Boat Location:

Physical Location

Country:United States

State/Prov: Florida

City: Fort Lauderdale

Contact Information:

Name: Stotler Yachts
Address: 401 East Las Olas Blvd
Address2: Suite 1400
City: Fort Lauderdale
State/Prov: FL
Country: United States
Zip/Postal Code: 33301
Sales Contact
Name: Robert Stotler
Address: 401 East Las Olas Blvd
Address2: Suite 1400
City: Fort Lauderdale
State/Prov: Florida
Country: United States
Zip/Postal Code: 33301

Additional Description:

Only the finest components like Dupont Kevlar, CoreCell and enginering construction fabrics are specified for the hull, deck and superstructure of the Marlow Explorer. Vinylester and Epoxy resins and glues are used throughout. Only top quality mechanical components like Aquadrive constant velocity joints, Tides seals, Trace inverters are used. On the lovely hand finished interior quality brands like Sub Zero, Dacor, Asko, Bosch, Franke, Grohe and similar are found. Fine fabrics of Ultraleather and other top brands grace the interior. The result is reminiscent of an era when quality, not quantity was the hallmark of a fine yacht.


Speed and Distance:

Cruising Speed: 10 kn
Max Speed: 18 kn


LOA: 82 ft 10 in
Beam: 20 ft 4 in
Min. Draft: 4 ft 10 in
Max Draft: 4 ft 8 in


Dry Weight: 100000 lb


Fuel Tanks Capacity: 3000 gal
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity: 500 gal
Holding Tank Capacity: 200 gal


#1 Engine Make: Caterpillar
Engine Year: 2006
Primary Engines: Inboard
Power: 1000 hp
Hours: 3300
Engine Model: C18
Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Other
#2 Engine Make: Caterpillar
Engine Year: 2006
Primary Engines: Inboard
Power: 1000 hp
Hours: 3300
Engine Model: C18
Fuel Type: Diesel


Other Details:

Not for sale to US residents while in US Waters: Yes
Hull Shape: Semi Displacement
Listing Title: Two owner boat in excellent condition
Flag of Registry: Virgin Islands, British
Designer: David Marlow


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.