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    Default Marlow Explorer 72 LR - warning many images

    This is the short image based review of the Marlow Explorer 72 LR that is the long range version carrying 3000 UK size gallons of fuel with the New Zealand Style waver penetrating bow, twin radar arch etc.



    She has a closed foan Kevlar/glass advanced hull form with twin strut keels protecting the props these can have a further 5 inch extension and so she can dry out with the props protected. The shaft is also enclosed to reduce drag.



    She has a sea chest and so has just the one water intake for all purposes.



    The following shot shows the sea chest



    She has a deep V hull form



    Part of the saloon


    The galley


    One of the staterooms


    The boat has a tool room with workbench etc and toy storage area plus a nice crew cabin with enclosed shower/Tv etc I would have this altered into a large storage area.



    Nice posh fender clips!



    twin anchors


    Safe walk ways



    Walk in engine room via crew quarters


    All mod cons such as wine chillers


    The single helm station from flybridge height


    She is packed with hi-tech features, almso9t too many to mention and handled better than any boat I have ever helmed. She is great in a following sea and can be very much custom fitted out.

    The only fault uncovered was a very noisy cockpit inside had very low noise levels indeed just the cockpit was noisy but they plan to correct that fault.
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    Default Re: Marlow Explorer 72 LR - warning many images

    Oh ok, Sold. I'll have one [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Seriously, great looking boat - or should I say ship? BTW, have you looked at the big Aquastars in your considerations? Just interetsed to know how they compare. Serious bit of kit though Paul, you could really do some exploring in that.

    One more thing, I take it the yellow gel coat is an option?....
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    Default Re: Marlow Explorer 72 LR - warning many images

    The yellow gel coat is really not on - I would go flag blue :-)

    I have looiked at the Aqua Stars but find that they are old fashioned compared to the technology of the Marlow. They are not toally ruled out - just currently falling way behind in the running.

    I am really into some long distance cruising stuff with the next boat.
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    Default Re: Marlow Explorer 72 LR - warning many images

    I know what you mean. As soon as I don't have to work for someone, I would love to buy a Nordhavn in the US and spend a year to 18 months bringing it back.
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    Default Re: Marlow Explorer 72 LR - warning many images

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    I am really into some long distance cruising stuff with the next boat.

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    Then why don't you have a look at a Nordavn? They are serious long distance passage makers! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Marlow Explorer 72 LR - warning many images

    First impression is that it could do with a bit more wood inside.
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    Well, Jezbanks! you have just gone seriously up in my estimation, for a mobo jockey, you are showing a remarkable amout of taste, maybe even class! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Smiffy, the Raggie. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Marlow Explorer 72 LR - warning many images

    Aha, well. Thanks I think. I was a bit of a born 'n' bred raggie until a few years ago. Even did the Fastnet once.
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    Default Re: Marlow Explorer 72 LR - warning many images

    Paul - you have great legs ( photo 3 ) !! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Marlow Explorer 72 LR - warning many images

    The Nordavn is on the potential list but it is a slow boat.
    The marlow offers a naturally much lower centre of gravity, better fuel consumption at displacement speeds, longer range and the potential to do 25 knots when you need to.

    The problem is i want a boat that can both do long range and short runs - so I need the flexiblity...... ta lest that is my present view but as always it is subject to change [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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