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2005 Marlow 78 Explorer 2005/2013

Palm Beach Boat Show, Florida, United States


Don't miss this beautiful boat if you are in the market for a new or used Marlow, you have to see this boat. This is a one-of-a-kind 78 Marlow.  Since 2012, Off Duty has been continually upgraded and redesigned, in excess of $1 million. The current owner enjoys projects and he did a fantastic job. You must see this boat to appreciate everything that the owner has done. Please contact the listing broker for a detailed explanation of all of the upgrades.


This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $2,295,000
Boat Name: Off Duty
Make: Marlow
Model: 78 Explorer 2005/2013
Year: 2005
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 78.0 ft
Beam: 20.25 ft
Max Draft: 4.83 ft
Displacement: 165,420.0 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: MTU
  • Model: 10V2000M93
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,500hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 2080
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: MTU
  • Model: 10V2000M93
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,500hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 2080
Total Engine Power: 3,000hp
Cruising Speed: 17.38 kn
Maximum Speed: 21.72 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 3,000.0 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 450.0 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 400.0 gal


Stock Number: DB
Boat Class: Motor Yachts

2005/2013 78 Marlow Explorer

Layout – Four stateroom, three heads plus aft crew quarters and crew head

Electronics - Pilot House

  • Over $200,000 in upgrades
  • CCTV camera system, 2016
  • MTU engine displays
  • 3 Garmin 8000 Series display screens, 2014
  • Garmin controller, 2014
  • FLIR night vision, 2014
  • 4 Garmin info displays, 2014
  • Bow and stern thruster controls
  • Spot light controls
  • Furuno radar with open scanners 72 miles and controller
  • Garmin radar
  • Garmin autopilot
  • Stabilizer control, Naiad
  • Trim tab controls
  • 2 ICOM IC M604 VHFs
  • KVH H07 SAT TV
  • KVH V3 SAT Phone

Flybridge Electronics

  • 3 Garmin 8000 series displays, 2014
  • 2 ICOM IC-M604 VHF
  • Radar controller
  • FLIR controller
  • Garmin controller
  • Garmin autopilot
  • New MTU engine displays
  • 4 Garmin small displays
  • Spot light control

Hull, Superstructure and Decks

  • Rebuilt bow thruster motor, new drive 2014
  • Full walk-around decks, port and starboard
  • Two entry ways port and starboard
  • Hull faired and painted 2012
  • Dupont Kevlar lamination fabrics in hull
  • Non-skid FRP decks main and flybridge, repainted 2016
  • Epoxy Vinylester Hi temperature lamination
  • Sandwich bulkhead, floors and stringer construction
  • Burmese teak weather decks, refinished 2016
  • Heavy Duty concealed swim ladder, new 2015
  • FRP radar arch
  • FRP bow pulpit with SS anchor roller
  • Euro integrated swim platform with teak inlay, new 2015 removed hatch on deck to water proof
  • Velocijet Strut Keels
  • Molded Fly Bridge seating with dry storage under
  • Fly Bridge total enclosure EZ2CY with vents and sliding panels port and starboard, 2015
  • Cockpit L-settee plus molded transom seats
  • FRP cockpit storage lockers
  • Portuguese bridge door, port and starboard, 2012
  • Extended fly bridge deck to forward of transom taffrail reinforced with SS supports providing a larger bridge lounge area and the aft deck is larger and covered, total re-do 2013
  • Molded FRP flush window frames
  • Laminated and tempered window glass
  • Deck lights 24V, red night lights on fly bridge
  • Heavy duty low profile 316L SS hatches (4)
  • Sliding hatch and door to bridge from pilothouse
  • FRP integrated stairwell to fly bridge
  • Sliding doors, port and starboard pilothouse, aft salon with lock
  • Cockpit control for fire system
  • Transom door from crew quarters
  • Interior stairwell to crew quarters and engine room with extra sound insulation
  • Teak Taffrails, recoated 2016
  • Teak Coaming, recoated 2016
  • Portuguese Bridge with deck storage lockers
  • New teak deck on swim platform, 2015

Exterior Hardware and Fittings

  • New stainless steel plow anchor, 2014
  • Hardware SS or chromed brass
  • Oversized oval rails on bow and flybridge
  • SS cleats and hawse holes redesigned for towing
  • Scuppers, cockpit
  • SS portholes Heavy Duty 316L SS
  • Fresh water washdown, cockpit and flybridge
  • Custom SS anchor light
  • Marquipt sea stair and step to side entry (removable), 2012
  • Custom SS yardarm with halyards for Q and courtesy flags
  • Lofrans windlass, twin anchor and drum, 2014
  • Sea water washdown, forward deck, high volume
  • Proprietary stanchion base mounting system
  • Custom SS railing around flybridge stairwell
  • Custom SS trim tabs, 2013
  • 6 LED underwater lights, 2013
  • SS rudders
  • Strut keels
  • Aquamet 22 HS propeller shafting
  • Michigan props, 2014
  • Bronze through hull fittings
  • Zincs as needed
  • SS steering wheel on flybridge
  • Teak bow and stern flag staffs
  • Exalto heavy duty windshield wipers and washers, 2015
  • 2 Stidd helm seats on flybridge, 2012
  • Hidden fuel ports with anti-spill catch basin port and starboard
  • All running gear, cutlass bearings, props balanced, struts, 2014

Control & Navigation

  • Two control stations, pilothouse and flybridge, complete engine instrumentation
  • International navigation lights
  • Intercom system for flybridge, pilothouse and engine room
  • Custom tank level system all tanks
  • Search light, electronic controls
  • Kahlenberg air horns
  • Fuel Polisher, 2011
  • Power hydraulic steering system, dual pump backup
  • Ritchie compass
  • Engine alarm system, audio
  • Proprietary vessel safety system
  • Wired, walk-around boat controller for docking


  • Teak and Holly sole
  • U-shaped dinette
  • Ultra leather settee
  • Adjustable dining table with teak top
  • Custom designed teak steering console
  • Teak valance boards with tube lighting
  • Lighted stairwell to forward cabins
  • SS post see through stair to flybridge
  • Chart table with drawers under
  • Custom lift up compartment for laptop computer
  • Flush FRP articulating doors
  • Teak electronics panel mounted overhead
  • 24 volt Italian and Danish lighting, LED
  • Stidd Helm chair
  • Sound system
  • LED TV

Electrical System

  • Complete update, Ward’s Marine, new 100 and 50 amp service, custom design, 2014
  • Heavy duty AGM closed cell batteries, 4 for engines and generator start, 6 for household 2014
  • Engine battery disconnect switch
  • Battery paralleling system with control switch
  • Service battery switch
  • 2 Iso-Boost system , 2014, 100 amp and 50 amp
  • Shore power inlets fore and aft, 240 volt with Glendenning cable masters, 100 amp and 50 amp
  • GFI outlets
  • Hinged electrical panel doors
  • Tinned wiring throughout
  • Backlighted electrical panel.   Polarity reverse indicating light
  • LED lighting converted interior and exterior, 2013
  • All new A/C units, pumps and chillers, 2015
  • Electric panel new, 2014
  • Central vacuum system throughout boat
  • AC/DC distribution panel with magnetic circuit breakers
  • Volt and Amp meters
  • Bonding system
  • AC outlets throughout

Main Salon, Dining

  • 2 New A/C units moved under counter
  • Teak and Holly sole, with new carpet
  • 2 opposing 7' integrated settees with interior linen fabrics, extended 6 inches for larger seating area, 2013
  • Gas assisted lifts with storage under, one lounge chair
  • 2 teak storage cabinets/end tables with tambour doors
  • Stereo cabinet with louvered door
  • Teak end table with louvered door
  • Custom made teak coffee table with ebony inlay
  • Custom made teak dining table with ebony inlay with leaf and 6 teak chairs
  • Teak office area with knee hole desk
  • 2 file drawers, custom compartment for printer, fax and scanner
  • Custom lift up compartment for laptop computer
  • Bookcase for boat manual storage
  • Teak buffet with five drawers
  • Two matching teak cabinets with louvered doors on either side of
  • 55" LED TV with satellite receiver, 2015
  • Service bar with granite top
  • Kitchenaid refrigerator, 2012
  • Kitchenaid ice maker, 2012
  • Wine cooler under service bar, 2012
  • AC plenums behind teak valances with tube lighting
  • Interior stairwell to crew Quarters, Engine room and lazarette with watertight door, teak interior finish
  • All lighting with dimmers LED
  • New audio/video equipment, 2013
  • Speakers for surround sound system flush mounted, 2013
  • Panasonic desk set telephone and wireless phone
  • 8 gold plated wall light fixtures
  • All light fixtures throughout Italian or Danish manufacture
  • Teak blinds


  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Teak panel and cabinetry
  • 2 New A/C units with touchpads
  • Granite counter tops
  • Storage cabinets and drawers
  • Grohe faucet
  • Bread crisper box
  • Spice racks
  • Sink cutting board cover
  • Exhaust blower with custom polished SS hood
  • Bosch induction cooktop and oven, 2016
  • 2 Sub Zero under counter refrigerators, 2015
  • 1 Sub Zero under counter freezer, 2015
  • Vaulted overhead panel with tube lighting
  • Louvered cabinets
  • 1 U-line Echelon refrigerator drawers
  • Redesigned galley pass-thru and A/C cabinet
  • Caso microwave
  • Franke SS sink with separate drinking water faucet
  • Trash bin
  • Kitchenaid disposer
  • Breville toaster oven/pizza oven
  • Teak blinds

Master Stateroom

  • Custom state room cabinetry, 2012
  • King size berth with matching end cabinets with drawers
  • Bureaus with chest of drawers
  • Drawers under berth
  • Full length mirror, back of door
  • His and Hers head with common shower, granite counters and marble floors
  • Dometic head system, 2014
  • Large storage cabinets in head, port and starboard with custom shelves
  • Heavy duty 316L port lights
  • LG LED 42" TV with satellite receiver
  • 5 cedar lined full height hanging lockers with automatic lighting
  • Tube lighting under berth and behind valance
  • Additional storage under berth
  • Custom glass etched shower doors
  • New touch line A/C control with new A/C unit
  • Teak and holly sole, all joinery teak
  • Reading lights, 24 volt Italian and Danish lighting
  • Full sized closet with safe

Forward VIP Guest Stateroom

  • Queen size berth
  • All joinery teak, Teak and holly sole
  • Reading lights, 24 volt Italian and Danish lighting
  • Chest of drawers under berth
  • VIP head and shower, granite counter top and marble floor
  • Dometic toilet
  • LG 20”LED TV
  • Cedar lined hanging lockers with automatic lighting port and starboard, valances
  • Tube lighting
  • English beveled mirror
  • Storage under sole
  • New A/C with touchpad control

Port Guest Stateroom

  • Twin berths
  • Cabinet with drawers between berths
  • Book shelves above berths
  • Samsung 15" TV
  • Cedar lined hanging locker with automatic locker
  • Teak and holly sole
  • All joinery teak
  • Reading lights, 24 volt Italian and Danish lighting
  • Head with granite counter and marble floor
  • Stall shower

Starboard Guest Cabin

  • Single berth
  • Cabinet with drawers under berths
  • Book shelves above berths
  • Cedar lined hanging locker not a full length
  • Teak and holly sole
  • All joinery teak
  • Reading lights, 24 volt Italian and Danish lighting

Crew Quarters

  • Twin berths with insert converts to queen berth
  • Cabinet with drawers between berths
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Drawer under berth
  • Teak and holly sole with varnished teak grating
  • Reading lights, 24 volt Italian and Danish lighting
  • GE clothes washer and dryer behind teak louvered doors
  • 15" LG TV
  • Head
  • Storage cabinets with Lexan doors
  • Teak and glass door to Lazarette
  • New A/C with touchpad control


  • Closed in lazarette remove hatch re-design, 2015
  • New stairs that flip up to access lazarette
  • Custom storage shelves with teak trim and doors drawers
  • Glendenning cable masters port and starboard with 50 amp cord and 100 amp cord
  • Steering gear under larger platforms
  • 2 Bilge pumps
  • Storage cabinet
  • Stern thruster, 2015
  • Water tight door to swim platform

Engine room and Bilge Area

  • Twin MTU 10V2000M93, 1500 hp each
  • Twin Northern Lights generators M864K.3, 25 kw, 2000 hours
  • Re-design and fabricate new exhaust from engine to underwater, 2013
  • Bright, roomy and very thoughtfully laid-out
  • Full head room
  • Varnished teak bilge grating
  • Fluorescent and 24 volt lighting, LED
  • SS mirrors port and starboard
  • Proprietary sea chest sea water intake system, re-designed
  • All mechanical systems are easily accessed
  • Flexible drive couplings and thrust bearings,   Aquadrive-Centa flexible drive couplings
  • Custom Clear Lexan sound shields on generators
  • SS 110 volt pressure pump fresh water system
  • PJR pressure sea water system
  • Engine room blowers 220 volt high volume
  • FRP fuel tanks with sight gauges
  • Water heater
  • SS water tanks
  • Spot Zero Water System providing drinking water to all faucets
  • FRP holding tank plumbed dockside or overboard discharge
  • Common drainage system for sink, deck, showers and bilge
  • Color coded copper piping for fuel, water and hydraulic systems
  • Blue paint engine turbos, 2012
  • Water maker FCI 1800, 2012
  • Added stainless steel crash valves for engine room, 2012
  • Added second A/C raw pump with two thru hulls, 2015
  • New heads and pumps, 2014
  • 3700 GPH bilge pumps with auto and manual switches
  • High water bilge alarms in engine room
  • Shower pumps,   FRP gray and black water tanks
  • Smooth finish Gelcoated bilges
  • Heavy duty exhaust hose clamps
  • Common drainage system for all discharges
  • Polished SS engine beds, risers and fuel manifolds
  • Engine lube oil tank 60 gallons
  • Soft engine mounts
  • Drive coupling covers, FRP
  • Sea chest inspection and clean out ports, seacocks on all sea water supply lines
  • Proprietary fiberglass insulation blanket - 1", Engine room lead/foam sound insulation - 2"
  • Racor fuel water separators, dual with gauges for main engines and gens
  • Engine room vent blowers, (2) 24 volt
  • Engine isolation switches
  • AC outlets
  • Fresh water outlet with hose for engines and generators
  • 304 SS domestic water tanks
  • Dripless engine shaft seal logs
  • Heavy duty vacuum pumps for gray and black water
  • HD watertight engine room door with inspection port
  • High temperature silicone exhaust hoses
  • Pressure fresh water faucet
  • Reverso engine, generator and gear oil change system
  • New A/C unit with touch pad control

Fly Bridge

  • Total re-design at bridge, 2013
  • Extended hardtop fiberglass to stainless steel, 2013
  • All New Garmin
  • Instrument console with fully repeating instrumentation, Garmin new
  • 2 Stidd helm chairs, 2012
  • Bridge windshields replaced 2015
  • New Teak deck 2013
  • Aft deck sunpad 2013
  • Stainless steel bar stools 2013
  • Kitchenaid under counter refrigerator 2013
  • Bridge freezer 2013
  • Chart table 2015
  • 3 Teak chairs
  • LED Lighting
  • Round table with 3 bar stools
  • Bull stainless steel grill
  • Matching opposing molded FRP tables with SS bases
  • Flybridge total enclosure EZ2CY with vents and sliding panels port and starboard
  • Night lighting,   Custom chart display compartment
  • Stereo sound system
  • Ice maker 900 lb per day with extra large stainless steel ice bin, 2013
  • Bridge outdoor 42” TV
  • Twin 8 man life rafts on hard top

Boat Deck

  • Sun pad with cushions and storage under
  • New fully articulating 1500# Marquipt davit and jet ski racks and motor cylce rack
  • Custom railing around stairwell to cockpit
  • High Volume Washdown pump with Low Spot Filter
  • 30 amp service for tender

Aft Deck

  • Teak deck
  • Large Teak table
  • 5 Teak chairs
  • L-shaped couch with table
  • Twin entrance doors to swim platform
  • Stair to flybridge
  • Ship’s bell
  • Access to walkways, port and starboard
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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