New Listing – 2006 Marlow 57E Explorer


Grabau International is delighted to announce the new listing of the 2006 Marlow 57E Explorer ‘DIGNITY’.

Single-owner, UK VAT paid and EU RCD Category-A example of the beautifully constructed and hugely capable Marlow 57E (Euro) Explorer.


An American institution to rival the likes of Grand Banks and Fleming, Marlow motor yachts are serious oceangoing motoryachts built for those who want to cruise the worlds oceans in comfort. Distinctive in their design with the gently sweeping sheer line and moulded lapstrake hull common features across the companies range of explorer yachts they are instantly recognisable. The Marlow 57E proved hugely successful, regarded as a modern classic in the USA.

A rare find in the UK DIGNITY is a UK VAT paid, RCD Category-A compliant example of this magnificent motor yacht. Not built for speed she is a displacement cruiser built to accommodate a crew of up to 8 in comfort across 3 cabins with additional crews quarters aft. Boasting a proper ships bridge with ‘Captains table’ and spacious galley elevated above the main saloon. A proper little ship her vast inventory includes highlights such as:
• Single piece FRP, vinylester infused hull, engineered sandwich construction
• Awl Grip Flag Blue two-pack painted finish to topsides.
• Burmese teak laid decks to finish foredeck, side decks, aft deck, bathing platform and flybridge.
• Glazing all of tinted, laminated 3M Hurricane Shield glass
• Proprietary Velocijet Strut Keel©
• 2x Caterpillar C-12 marine diesel engine, 705hp @ 2300rpm
• 2x Northern Lights M844K generator, 220VAC, 16kW, 1800RPM, 60Hz
• Naiad Marine Systems Multisea II stabiliser system
• Sidepower bow and stern thrusters
• Xantrex Freedom SW2524 Charger/Invertor 20-32VDC – 230VAC, 2500watt(2014)
• Phase Three PT24-40 220VAC/115VAC – 24VDC
• Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper reverse osmosis water maker
• Racor drinking water filtration system, water filtered between main freshwater tank and drinking water tank.
• Blackwater holding tank
• Greywater sump tanks
• Miele Induction hob. 220VAC, with four induction plates and pan clamps
• Miele electric oven and grill. 220VAC
• Miele Ecosensor TurboThermic Dishwasher. 220VAC
• Raymarine chart plotter and radar systems, 3 displays in total
• Raymarine ST60 instrumentation
• Raymarine Autopilot

Wintering afloat on her berth in Ardfern the Marlow 57E DIGNITY is available for immediate viewing either in person or virtually.


The Malow ME57E was created in response to customer’s repeated requests for a smaller version of the previously introduced larger Marlow Explorers. This yacht is fully capable of extended ocean cruising but is easily managed by a couple. The large fiberglass fuel and stainless steel water capacities allow far ranging destinations and the unique and proven hull design guarantees comfort in less than ideal conditions should they arise. The ME53C will astonish you with the internal volume. With a beam of only 2″ less than the 57C-65C’ series, it provides the wonderfully spacious stand-up engine room Explorers are noted for and commodious interior spaces from the saloon to the staterooms. There are three staterooms below, master and VIP, with full heads and one more guest stateroom that can double as an at-sea office. The u-shaped galley is in the aft part of the raised pilothouse and features every convenience and appliance to make your galley duties a pleasure. The dinette is next to the helm and is comfortable, roomy and presents a lovely view through the pilothouse windows. Two steps down from the pilothouse is the saloon with built-in seating that doubles as storage with pneumatic lifting hinges, wet bar with storage, TV/Stereo cabinets and lovely teak coffee table.


Anyone can build a marina queen that is at home on protected waters. But, when you have your wife and your kids and maybe even the grandkids aboard and the weather turns grim, that’s when you want a Marlow underfoot.

If you step back from a Marlow, you realize it’s not just seaworthy design or extra solid construction or little details like sea rails on all the counters that make this a great yacht. It’s the culmination of a whole lot of little things that, when added up, have made Marlow a revered name among knowledgeable skippers.
The Marlow 57E Explorer shares the same hull as the 53-foot series, with a 14-degree deadrise and twin strut keels. These have so many advantages I don’t know why every builder doesn’t use them. The strut keels protect the running gear, props and rudders, from groundings and collisions with debris in the water. And the strut keels allow the Marlow to sit upright if you do find yourself aground.

Strut keels also greatly improve directional stability while helping to dampen roll. As a result, the Marlow 57 tracks with ease in large following seas and, if you find yourself struggling upwind in rough weather, the boat holds a course without sliding sideways…

…The goal for the 57 was to create a yacht that could be handled by a husband and wife team, with a layout suitable for cruising or living aboard. Marlow already has a hull for their 72-footers and most builders would have simply sawed it off like a Subway sandwich. David Marlow, however, didn’t want a high stubby yacht, and so he built mock-ups and tinkered with the layouts until he got it just right. The result is a yacht that is proper, or what old-timers call “yar.” It’s not too tall, the lines are sweet, and there is more than six feet of headroom in the engineroom.

The interior is better than yar. In a word, she’s gorgeous. She has a fullbeam master suite, a VIP cabin forward, and a portside stateroom that can be configured in a multitude of ways: guest cabin, office, or a combination. Of course, what makes the Marlow a great yacht is not any one thing but, rather, the perfectly orchestrated gathering of many good ideas, executed impeccably…

… Needless to say, the Marlow is a delight offshore: solid and seaworthy and predictable. With the standard Caterpillar C9s of 575hp each, the top speed on the 57E is around 21 knots, with a comfortable cruise at 2100rpm of 17-18 knots.

If you’ve owned a yacht before, give yourself plenty of time to tour the Marlow 57E Explorer, because you’ll keep seeing things that will make you smile. Ways of doing things better, ideas to simplify maintenance, or just the sheer indulgence of high quality.

It’s all there in a Marlow, and the 57E is a perfect example.

Yachting Magazine – October 2008

Marlow 57E Explorer – DIGNITY – Asking £695,000 UK VAT paid – full details here

Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high quality cruising yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us

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