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2018 Marlow Explorer


Essex, CT, US
  • 3 Staterooms
  • 3 Heads
  • 2 Engines

This Clean, Like New 2018 Marlow Explorer Offers The Perfect Balance Of Fun And Elegance. HOPE Is A Rare Three Cabin Marlow 53 Explorer With Non-skid Decks And Painted Fiberglass Cap Rails. She Recently Enjoyed A 1000-hr Engine Service And Full Hull And Topside Wax.


Galati Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Essex Boat Works.

  • Last updated May 25th, 2024


Quick Specs

Country: US
Category: Power
Model: Explorer
Model Year: 2018


Cabins: 3
Heads: 3

Hull Information

Hull Material: Fiberglass


Length: 53 ' (16.15M)
Draft: 4.42 ft' (1M)
Beam: 17.25 ft' (5M)


Cruising Speed: 15 Knots
Displacement 66,000 lb lbs
Fuel Capacity: 1200 G. 4542 L.
Water Capacity: 300 G. 1135 L.
Holding Tank: 220 G. 832 L.


Engine 1

Engine Make: Caterpillar
Engine Model: C12.9
Engine Year: 2018
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 850
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Hours: 1,178

Engine 2

Engine Make: Caterpillar
Engine Model: C12.9
Engine Year: 2018
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 850
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Hours: 1,178


m/v Hope

As you step aboard from the port or starboard boarding gates onto the aft deck you will find a great space for entertaining, seating, and storage. Two steps down to the swim step is full access to the lazarette and the engine room with full standing head room.

Walking into the salon through a set of sturdy aft doors immediately gives you the feel of home. The salon layout includes a long settee to port and an L-shaped settee to starboard with storage under each settee. Walking forward and up two steps on the port side brings you to the pilothouse and galley area. Here you will find a gourmet galley to starboard and large pilothouse and dining area forward and to port. A set of stairs starboard of the lower helm leads you down to the companionway and HOPE's three (3) cabins.

The master is located aft and amidships. In addition to a king bed the layout includes his and hers en-suite heads with connecting shower in between.

The VIP and port guest staterooms share a head located on the starboard side of the companionway.

HOPE is powered by twin C12.9 Caterpillar diesel engines (12.9L; 850 HP each) and twin 13.5kW Onan generators.

Whether you are looking to cruise in New England during the summer, explore the Bahamas in the winter or cruise anywhere in between, HOPE is the perfect boat for you, your family and friends.
An extensive yard period last winter has made her cruise ready. Her engines have had the 1000-hr service completed and her generators have been serviced. An experienced captain and her mechanic have thoroughly inspected the engine room and many upgrades and improvements have been made.

You can board HOPE from the swim platform or from one of the port or starboard cockpit boarding gates. From the swim platform looking forward you can walk up to the cockpit from the steps on port or starboard sides.
  • Painted cap rails with stainless steel handrails
  • Settee in the cockpit with a fiberglass tabletop
  • Storage cabinet with a sink to starboard
  • 3rd docking station to starboard
  • Wing doors
  • Bow seating

  • Anchor
  • Windlass
  • Port and starboard seating w/ Sunbrella fabric
  • Port and starboard hawses

As you walk into the salon from the cockpit through a set of double doors, you immediately appreciate her 17'3" beam that makes HOPE seem like a much larger yacht. The elegant teak and holly floor extends the length of the salon and galley and carries throughout the vessel. To port there is a comfortable settee with a bar area forward with a large countertop. To starboard, there is an L-shaped settee with an end table. The middle of the room is accented with a gorgeous custom-built high gloss teak table. The smart TV is located on the forward bulkhead of the salon and can be viewed from the salon and cockpit.
  • Hi gloss teak and holly floors
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice maker
  • Liquor storage
  • Glass storage
  • Dometic Oceanair Honeycomb pleated blinds
  • 50" smart TV
  • Caesarstone Quartz Reflections bar top
  • Bose Lifestyle Sound System
  • Gost Phantom security system

Forward of the salon and up three steps brings you to the Galley/Pilothouse/Dining area. The galley has Caesarstone Quartz Reflections countertops, two refrigerator/freezer combo units, cooktop, oven, and abundant storage. Just forward of the galley is the large dining area that provides comfortable seating. Sitting at the custom dining table you have a 360-degree view of your surroundings, ideal for dinner with a view while at anchor. The Pilothouse helm station is fully equipped with top of the line navigation equipment. This space has pilothouse doors on both port and starboard sides, providing easy access to the side decks and the bow.
  • Subzero 24" double refrigerator drawers
  • Subzero 24" refrigerator/freezer combo unit w/ ice maker
  • Kenyon cooktop
  • Dacor oven
  • Sharp convection microwave
  • Insinkerator disposal
  • Franke sink
  • Fisher & Paykel dishwasher
  • Dometic Oceanair Honeycomb pleated blinds
  • Caesarstone Quartz reflections countertops
  • Storage throughout

  • Custom dining table
  • Storage throughout
  • STIDD helm chair
  • Twin Garmin chart plotters
  • Garmin autopilot w/ AP remote
  • Caterpillar instrument displays
  • VHF radio
  • Throttle controls
  • Bow and stern thruster controls
  • Yacht Controller
  • Naiad stabilizer controls

HOPE was built with a custom companionway forward of the master stateroom. In this space you will find a full size vented GE washer and dryer with storage drawers/cabinets.
  • GE Washer
  • GE Dryer (vented)
  • Storage cabinets
  • Ultraleather Tusk fabric on upper half of wall above chair rail

The master is full beam with a centerline king size bed and ensuite his/hers head aft of the stateroom. The bed has built-in nightstands that flank the berth and additional drawers under the bed. There are large walk-in closets, hanging lockers, and storage cabinet located port and starboard.
  • Hi gloss teak and holly floor
  • Caesarstone Misty Carrera head countertop
  • Grohe head shower
  • Grohe chrome faucet
  • Vacuflush head
  • 32" smart TV
  • Ultraleather Tusk
  • Opening port lights

The VIP stateroom consists of a large, elevated centerline berth with abundant storage underneath, above the bed to either side, and hanging lockers on either side. Flanking the VIP berth are additional shelves for added storage.
  • Teak and holly floors
  • Grohe head shower in port guest head
  • Grohe chrome faucet in port guest head
  • Vacuflush head
  • Caesarstone Misty Carrera head countertop
  • 32" smart TV
  • Ultraleather Tusk

The port guest stateroom houses two side-by-side berths, drawers underneath and a hanging locker forward of the portside berth.
  • Hi gloss teak and holly floors
  • 24" TV
  • Hanging locker and ample storage
  • Ultraleather Tusk

The Flybridge on HOPE provides great visibility, giving you nice sight lines while navigating and docking. There are twin STIDD helm chairs at the helm with all navigational equipment at your fingertips. There is voluminous storage under extensive seating.
  • Garmin chart plotters
  • Garmin autopilot
  • Instrument displays
  • VHF radio
  • Throttle controls
  • Sidepower bow and stern thruster controls
  • Yacht Controller
  • Naiad stabilizer controls
  • L seating area w/ Sunbrella fabric
  • Twin STIDD helm chairs
  • Non-skid decks

The boat deck is fitted with a U-Line refrigerator, Fire Magic LPG grill, stainless steel tender chocks and great deail of storage.
  • U-Line refrigerator
  • Fire Magic LPG Grill
  • Aritex 700lb hydraulic davit
  • 2016 Capelli 11'2" tender w/ 40HP Evinrude
  • Non-skid decks

  • 2016 Capelli 11'2" rigid hull inflatable with 2017 40HP Evinrude
  • Full service January 2023 including new impeller, fluids, plugs and filters

  • Air conditioned
  • Twin Caterpillar 12.9L 800HP engines
  • Twin 13.5KW Onan generator with sound shields (907/1037 hrs)
  • 600 GPD Bluewater watermaker
  • Outback inverter and charger soft motor mounts
  • Two sea chest sea water Intakes with cleanouts
  • Two 40BTU Dometic air conditioning chillers
  • FRP fuel tank (1200 gallons)
  • Fresh water spigot
  • Fuel manifold and proprietary sight gauge
  • Dual Racor fuel filters with pressure gauges for engines and generator
  • Fire Suppressant System
  • Engine room sound and heat insulation system
  • Engine room blowers
  • Polished stainless steel engine beds
  • Painted bilges
  • Reverso oil change system
  • AGM batteries
  • Air conditioned engine room
  • Naiad 252 Model Stabilizers
  • Davit motor

  • Glendinning shore cord barrel
  • Kenmore freezer box
  • AGM batteries (house & start)

  • Backlit AC/DC electrical panels
  • Carbon Monoxide detectors in all berthing spaces
  • Common drainage system from Bow
  • Underwater exhaust
  • Underwater lights
  • Yacht Controller
  • Intercom (inoperable)
  • Kenmore freezer box (in lazarette)

  • Garmin 7616 chartplotters (4)
  • Garmin GMR 424 HD2 6kW radar
  • Garmin autopilot
  • Garmin 78sc wireless autopilot remote control
  • VHF radios (2)
  • Garmin AIS 600
  • Four (4) Garmin GMI (Depth, wind)
  • Garmin GHC10 wireless remote
  • High definition SAT TV
  • KVH Tracvision HD7
  • Five (5) Cameras
  • GOST PHANTOM security and tracking system
  • GXM53 Satellite weather radio receiver
  • Wireless Internet booster
  • FLIR M324XP

  • Twin Caterpillar 12.9L 800HP engines
  • Twin 13.5 kW Onan generators
  • Aritex hydraulic davit (700 lbs)
  • AGM batteries
  • Bow and stern thrusters
  • Yacht Controller
  • 600 GPD Bluewater watermaker
  • Naiad Stabilizers Model 252
  • Subzero refrigerators/freezers
  • Custom 3-stateroom layout
  • Custom full beam master with his and her heads
  • GE washer and dryer
  • Painted hull (Oyster White AwlGrip)
  • Bose audio system
  • All overhead LED lights (interior and exterior) w/ dimmers
  • Exterior LED lights have white/blue bi-color function
  • Underwater lights
  • 2016 Capelli 11'2" tender w/ 40HP Evinrude

Tools. Bedding and pillows for staging only.


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.

Additional Units Included

  • 2016 Capelli 340LE

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