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2008 Marlow 53C Explorer

Clearwater, Florida


The 2008 MARLOW EXPLORER 53C is a 3 stateroom/ 2 head layout with upgraded CAT C12 engines with low hours. She can be cruised at 18 knots with a top end of 21 knots. This 2008 MARLOW 53’ has had a great ownership history and the current owner has spared no expense in the upkeep of the boat and all systems. 

Full 1000 hour service on engines completed September 2021 .


Highlights include:

  • Upgraded CAT C12 engines with only 970 hrs, 1000 hour engine service completed 9/2021
  • Bow and stern thrusters
  • Sea Recovery watermaker
  • Twin 16kw northern lights generators
  • Davit
  • 2020- hull and topsides ceramic coated
  • 4/2021- Bottom painted and running gear coated with prop speed
  • Yacht Controller system
  • Electric grill
  • Full beam master stateroom
  • Stabilizers


Yacht Registry is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by HMY Yacht Sales - Waterway Marina.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Marlow
Model: 53C Explorer
Year: 2008
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: XXE53123D808
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 53 ft / 16.15 m
Length Overall: 61'10 ft / 18.85 m
Beam: 18'2 ft / 5.54 m
Max Draft: 4'11 ft / 1.50 m
Displacement: 59,000 lb
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: C12
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 715hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 970
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: C12
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 715hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 970
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 1,430hp
Cruising Speed: 18 kn
Maximum Speed: 21 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,200 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 300 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 240 gal


Heads Count: 2
Stock Number: MM
Boat Class: Motor Yachts

Vessel Details


Three stateroom two head layout. Full beam master stateroom with walkaround Island Queen sized berth, enclosed head to port with separate stall shower. Guest stateroom forward to port featuring upper/lower stacked berths. VIP guest cabin forward with centerline queen walkaround berth. Well ventilated with large overhead hatches. Enclosed head with curved lexan shower door and second access door leading to companionway stairs.



Enter salon through wide double doors, to starboard there is a built in sofa in ultra leather, teak adjustable table, TV and audio equipment, entertainment system with beveled glass doors forward. To port there is additional seating with storage underneath, teak storage cabinet to port. Varnished teak and holly cabin sole. Wet bar forward with U-Line icemaker/refrigerator and additional cabinet with storage for bottles and glasses.


  • Varnished Teak and Holly cabin-sole
  • Large adjustable Teak table
  • Wetbar with stainless steel sink
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice maker
  • Internal Vacuum System
  • Ultraleather Sofa with storage below
  • Drawer and cabinet storage
  • Tinted salon windows
  • Wooden blinds
  • Lighting
  • Glass and bottle storage



Galley is aft of pilothouse, U shaped with Granite Counter tops, abundant storage for provisions and housewares. Equipped with top of the line appliances.


  • Stainless steel sink with Grohe faucet
  • Dacor 4 burner cook top with stainless searails/potholders
  • Sharp Microwave/Convection Oven
  • Miele Dishwasher
  • Sub-Zero Two Drawer Refrigerator
  • Sub-Zero two Drawer Freezer
  • Abundant locker and drawer storage



Pilothouse & Electronics

The pilothouse is complete with lower helm and a good electronics package. There is a Stidd helm chair, teak dinette to port with ultra leather settee. Port and Starboard wing doors allowing quick access to exterior walkways for easy line handling and docking. Large over head hatches for additional light and ventilation. Staircase port aft that leads to the flybridge. Forward staircase that leads to the staterooms.


  • Stidd Helm Chair
  • Two Garmin 7215 touchscreen multifunctional units
  • CAT engine displays
  • VHF radio
  • Autopilot
  • Inverter system control
  • Wireless yacht controller
  • Side power bow and stern thruster control
  • Naiad stabilizer control
  • Remote spotlight control
  • Intercom


Fly Bridge & Electronics

The flybridge is accessed from pilothouse via stairs inside port side of galley or by stairs in cockpit. Fiberglass hardtop with overhead lighting. Twin Stidd Helm chairs. L-shaped seating with room for eight plus people comfortably. Fiberglass table. Wet bar with refrigerator and electric grill. The davit and dinghy are aft of the flybridge seating area.

  • Gaggenau Electric grill
  • Wet bar with Refrigerator and Icemaker
  • Two Stidd Helm Chairs
  • L-shaped seating with storage underneath
  • Table
  • Nautical Structures 1,000lb hydraulic davit with rotation – telescoping
  • Garmin 7215 touchreen multifunctional display
  • Garmin GAC10 autopilot
  • Icom M604 VHF radio
  • Icom Commandmic VHF
  • Raymarine boat speed gauge
  • Raymarine water depth gauge
  • Raymarine wind speed/direction gauge
  • Wireless yacht controller
  • Side Power Bow and stern thruster control
  • Naiad Stabilizer control
  • Remote Spotlight control
  • Intercom


Hull and Deck

Raised Pilothouse with Portuguese bridge, wide side decks and state of the art semi-displacement hull makes the Marlow Explorer one of the most comfortable and safest yachts in any sea condition. The side decks are fully protected by fiberglass bulwarks topped with waist high teak cap rails. The foredeck is accessed through the Portuguese bridge doors, twin stainless steel anchors, dual gypsy windlass, deck lockers open to expose the forward shore power electrical inlets. Power connections are in the bow as well as the stern for great flexibility when docking. Teak decks are epoxied in place. The fuel tank can be filled from either side of the yacht.

  • 4 Glendining Cable Masters fore/aft
  • Maxwell 24 VDC Dual Windless
  • Stainless steel Danforth anchor
  • Stainless steel Bruce anchor
  • Hydraulic Davit
  • Dinghy chocks
  • Full Width Swim Platform with swim ladder
  • Transom Door
  • Side Boarding Doors Port/Starboard
  • Teak Decks
  • Fresh and Salt water washdowns at bow and stern
  • Electric Grill, Refrigerator/Icemaker and Wetbar on Boat Deck
  • Bow seating with cushions
  • Cockpit shower


Engine Room & Mechanical

  • Cat C-12 715hp engines with 970hrs
  • Two Northern Lights 16KW generators with 750 & 740hrs
  • 110V and 24V blowers
  • Air conditioning vents that go into the engine room
  • Fuel polishing system
  • Chilled water reverse cycle air conditioning compressors
  • Naiad Stabilizers
  • Sea Recovery Watermaker
  • Fire Suppression system
  • Sea Chest for all incoming water demands
  • Reverso Oil Change System
  • Underwater Exhaust
  • Watertight engine room door
  • Dual Racor Fuel Separators with vacuum gauges for each engine and generators



The vessel was designed with the inverter system that allows all outlets and the galley refrigerator to have power with or without the generator or shore power.

  • Battery chargers
  • Electrical bonding system
  • Battery parallel switches
  • AGM batteries
  • Inverter system
  • AC/DC electric panel
  • Voltage meter for all battery banks
  • Twin Northern Lights 16KW Gen
  • Fore and Aft 240VAC 50 Amp shore power each with Glendining cablemasters


  • Boston Whaler Tender
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.

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