Say “aye, aye” to the handsomely appointed, exploration worthy Marlow 70E, available now from Irwin Yacht Sales.
The “E” in the Marlow 70E stands for Explorer, and that’s exactly what this yacht has done for the past 20 years, providing endless family fun with a spacious, open design, four luxurious cabins, and four heads. Christened as the Aye Claudia in 2002, this sturdy Marlow strikes a handsome profile, featuring freshly varnished brightwork and a recently painted flag-blue hull.
The salon, with teak and holly flooring, is accessed via double-wide doors to reveal an upholstered, U-shaped couch to starboard that surrounds a circular ottoman and a chaise lounge forward. A customed-designed coffee table includes a footrest and extra storage space. For entertaining, a teak cabinet can be opened to reveal a hydraulically lifted TV and a wet bar console includes beverage refrigerator, a Sub-Zero wine cooler, and a glassed-in china cabinet.
Three stairs separate the salon from the galley, complete with granite countertops, Teal & Goll flooring, dual Sub-Zero undercounter refrigerator and freezer, a full-size oven, four-burner cooktop, Fisher Paykel dishwasher, and dual sink with a garbage disposal. The galley opens forward to the pilothouse and features a leather-appointed wraparound settee with room for six people on the port side around a drop-leaf dining table. At the helm, the electronics suite includes Furuno radars, gauges, and chart-plotters, a new Simrad autopilot, bow and stern thruster controls, Icom Ic-M506 VHS with DSC, and ZF electronic controls.
A curved stairway with recessed teak handrails leads from the pilothouse to the three staterooms below, plus a separate crew cabin at the stern, which can also be converted into kids’ bunks. The full-beam owner’s cabin amidships features a king-size bed, an office, opening portlights, a flat-panel TV, a DVD and stereo system, and a washer and dryer combo. The stateroom also has wood-floored “his and hers” heads, each with its own sink and medicine cabinet. One head has a vanity and tub, while the other has a stall shower. Forward of the owner’s suite is the VIP stateroom, with a queen-size berth, dual overhead hatches, and an en suite head and shower. The guest stateroom has a double-sized berth and access to a guest head.
The open-air cockpit aft features two wicker deck chairs and a table. A curved stairway to port leads up to the roomy flybridge deck, with another wraparound settee aft of the upper helm. There is also space on deck to store a Nautica 14′ tender with a 60-hp Evinrude E-Tec engine and a six-way, full-rotation davit. Powering it all are twin Caterpillar 3406E diesel engines, capable of putting out 1,600hp to cruise at 10 knots and top out at about 20.
In recent years, Aye Claudia has undergone some needed improvements, including replacements of its two chilled water air-conditioning compressors and new windshields. A haul-out was conducted at Nordlund Boat Co. in April 2020, and the boat had its Naiad Stabilizers dropped and bottom serviced, its props polished, and its zincs replaced. The teak can rail was refinished in September of this year.
Specs & Info
LOA 74’11” · Beam 18’4” · Draft 4’5”
1,760 gal. / 500 gal. / 120 gal.
Twin Caterpillar 3406E 1,600hp Diesels
Irwin Yacht Sales