Marlow 70E

Marlow 70E-CB (Mark I)

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Marlow 70E-CB
Those boaters familiar with Marlow Yachts tend to be those who both want to cross oceans and have a 20-knot cruising speed. Fortunately for them, the Marlow 70E-CB Mark I does both. Part of the Explorer (the “E” in the name) line of yachts from the Palmetto, Florida-based company founded in 2000, the 70E-CB looks right at home in our rugged Pacific Northwest waters.

Marlow 70E-CB specs

The “CB” in the name stands for command bridge, referring to the fully enclosed flybridge with wheelhouse above. There’s plenty of tried and true trawler design features aboard, like the expansive open space aft of the flybridge, made to accommodate the dinghy and davit system. The covered cockpit and well-appointed interior, complete with three large staterooms and five heads, provide plenty of space for family and friends.

Modern touches include the generous swim step with engine room access hatch built into the transom. The 2007 hull Graceful Spirits is currently for sale in Seattle and is powered with a single Caterpillar C-18 1,001-hp diesel engine. The dual Northern Lights 20-kW gensets offer nice redundancy for cruising.

It’s worth noting that Graceful Spirits is a Mark I version of the model, with the Mark II currently in production. If the Marlow 70E-CB and Graceful Spirits have caught your eye, you can learn more by contacting the local dealer Hampton Yacht Group. Listed at $1,749,000.

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Norris Comer is an award-winning writer and the former Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington and an Albin Vega. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show "Alt for Norge."

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