If you have been looking for a Marlow Explorer58 with 3 staterooms and 3 full heads in near new condition then MEGUSTA is your boat. She has all the most popular options including twin 715HP Cummins QSM-11's for cruising, Garmin electronics, crew cabin and much more.
The raised pilothouse, Portuguese bridge seating, wide side decks, combined with her state of the art semi-displacement hull makes Marlow Explorer one of the most comfortable yachts in any sea condition. The side decks are fully protected by fiberglass bulwarks topped with teak cap rails. The foredeck is accessed through a Portuguese bridge door. The twin stainless steel anchors are set up with dual gypsy windlass. On either side of the windlass, deck lockers open to expose the forward 50A shore power connections. Faucets for the fresh and salt water wash downs are also in these lockers.
The fuel tank can be filled from either side of the yacht. The fuel fill is in a locker that is conveniently located amidships about 12" above the deck. The water fills are located on either side of the pilothouse right below the windshield.
The Marlow Explorer is one of the few yachts whose manufacturer has taken the time to optimize the basic hull design. Most yachts built today are very similar to each other and their predecessors over the last 20 years. When you see a Marlow Explorer on land you notice very quickly that the yacht is blocked at the bow every other boats, but at the stern she is sitting on her own twin keels. The propellers are well above the bottom of the keels and it is obvious that a light grounding on a sand bar will only result in some worn bottom paint. What is not so obvious is how these strut keels will make the boat handle in a following sea. The lateral resistance provided makes the boat track straight with very little rudder correction required. On deck you can see that the teak planks do not have bung holes hiding screws, they are epoxied in place. You can tell that the deck is molded as one piece because there are no seams from the transom to the bow, including the Portuguese bridge. The windshields and side windows are tinted glass and laminated with a layer of 3M Hurricane shield to a total thickness of 11mm, twice what most builders use in vessels below 100'.
The hull is molded in gel coat and topped with Awlgrip primer and finished with the beautiful Midnight Blue Awlgrip. The bilges are smooth using a special gel-coating for a clean and tidy finish like the rest of the yacht.
When you enter the salon from the aft deck you feel the spaciousness of the vessel's 18'6" beam. The composite construction has allowed this space to be very open allowing you to see beyond the salon and galley to the front windows. The tinted windows and wooden blinds allow just the right amount of light into the space. The door you entered is one of a pair. On nice days when you want natural salon ventilation the second aft door can be unlatched and slid open to create a 5' wide opening for lovely aft viewing.
The large settees are upholstered in Ultraleather that is beautifully tufted. Under the salon seats there is a string of 110V lighting that provides perfect accent lighting. The deck light circuits and 110V plugs are on the inverter so you do not need shore power or the generator to have these on. On the forward end of the salon there is a HD flat-screen TV. There are 5 overhead lights in addition to the 24V Italian and Cabin Denmark lighting and valance lighting. There is a beautiful large teak table in front of the settee. The overhead teak valance on the starboard side has slots that diffuse the air-conditioning so you do not have air blowing directly on you.
The pilothouse is up three steps from the salon and includes the lower helm station, dinette and galley. There are port and starboard exterior doors, a staircase forward descends to the staterooms and a staircase on the port side aft ascends to the Flybridge. The galley is very well equipped with top of the line appliances and plenty of storage for provisions and housewares. The galley is U-shaped with beautiful granite counter tops.
If you are moving up to this size vessel from a smaller boat with a lower helm at the same level as the salon you may think you will not use the lower helm much, but the beauty of the raised pilothouse design is the lower helm is moved up and forward enough that dodging crab pots from this helm station is no problem. Because of the open layout you have visibility straight through the salon to the aft deck. With practice you will not only run the boat from this station you will find you can dock just fine from this position as well. Most owners find they use both helm stations every day depending on conditions.
The lower helm is complete with Pompanette helm chair for the captain next to a gorgeous teak dinette with Ultraleather seating for guests. In front of the helm chair you have all the systems a captain would need. The engine displays, Garmin 8215 screens, Autopilot, VHF, and other critical systems are all within easy reach. The overhead panel has electronics circuit breakers, Inverter control panel, tank tender fluid level monitor for all tanks, bilge pump controls, and the vessel safety indicator lights.
On long passages you will appreciate the ability to take 3 steps back to the galley while still being able to see out the windows and easily monitor the Garmin screens. You will also appropriate the ability to be on the main deck while under way.
The master stateroom is amidships full width, making it very light and roomy with teak and holly sole throughout. MEGUSTA has an island king berth with large drawers under the berth. The walls and cabinetry are all satin finished teak. There are two cedar lined hanging lockers and several lockers with shelving.
The flat screen TV is easily viewed from the bed. There is a beautiful nightstand on each side of the bed with 3 large dovetailed drawers mounted on ball bearing slides. A swing arm lamp is mounted just outside the headboard on each side to provide perfect light for reading. A beautiful curved solid teak valance over the headboard of the bed has small lights on a dimmer. The slots in the top of the valance diffuse the air-conditioning and send it out into the middle of the room, keeping cool drafts off the bed. There are 4 opening port lights with screens. The en-suite head is very spacious with vanity marble counters, under-mounted china sink bowl, Grohe faucet, several drawers and cabinets with shelves for storage of toiletries. The sole is granite with stainless steel trim. The shower area has a large teak-framed Lexan door and the shower sides are finished in high gloss gelcoat trimmed in teak. There is a nice cabinet in the shower area to store toiletries. The tank tender is next to the head allowing you to see the state of the holding tank at a glance.
The VIP stateroom forward has a center-line island queen berth with six large drawers under the berth. All the cabinetry is satin finished teak. There are twin cedar lined hanging lockers. There is flat screen TV that is mounted on the aft wall of the stateroom. This stateroom has reading lights. Two screened overhead hatches to provide light and fresh air.
There is a full head with separate stall shower accessible from the stateroom or the companionway to allow use as a day head. The Lexan shower door is a beautiful curved shape framed in solid teak to make the best use of the space. The head has exhaust fans vented outside the vessel. The sink is an under-mounted china bowl on a marble top finished with teak fiddles. The sole is granite with stainless steel trim.
The second guest stateroom is on the port side of the vessel at the base of the stairs from the Pilothouse. This stateroom provides two comfortable bunks and a cedar-lined hanging locker. There is a flat screen TV on the aft bulkhead viewable from the berths. Double doors open this area to the companionway where you descend from the pilothouse giving the yacht a very open feel.
This bunk room also has its own head with separate shower stall, providing a true 3 stateroom 3 head yacht.
Electrical bonding system
Battery parallel switches
Upgraded AGM Batteries
4 x 200AH batteries for engines, 1 200AH for generator, 4 200AH for House - Inverter
110 Volt and 220 Volt house systems
24V lighting system with Italian and Cabin Denmark lighting fixtures
Overhead 24V lights
AC/DC distribution panel with magnetic circuit breakers
Voltage meter for all battery banks
2 Glendinning cablemasters aft, 2 50A receptacles in bow
2 17kw Onan Generators
Most professional captains tell us that we have the best engine room they have ever been in on a vessel of this size. You can get to everything quickly and safely with stand uphead room. The area is well lit. There are 4 large blowers to cool the space down after a run. Each diesel engine has dual Racor filters. The fuel system is very simple with 1 large fuel tank 1500 gallons that you can fill from either side of the boat. The engine mounts are very heavy polished stainless steel and secure the engine vibration isolation mounts to the carbon fiber hull stringers that run all the way past the transmissions. The shaft seals are by Sea Torque and eliminate friction for a smooth and efficient rotation of the shaft. At the aft corner of the engine room you will find twin Sea Chests with removable clear cleaning port. Each of the engines, generator, air-conditioning system, salt water washdown and all the other components of the yacht that require salt water have their own shut-off valve on the Sea Chest. One hole opening for each Sea Chest for all sea water needs provides great safety. The 715 HP Cummins engines are connected to the underwater exhaust system via high temperature silicone hose to further isolate noise and vibration.
The flybridge is an excellent place for fair weather cruising and entertaining guests. The twin Pompanette helm chairs are very comfortable. The Garmin Electronics package is complete with dual 15" screens, 6kw radar, sounder module and camera system. The Cummins electronic display is immediately forward of the large stainless steel wheel. The console also has displays for direction, water depth, and boat speed. The VHF and the yachts intercom phone are within easy reach. The flybridge is protected by a full factory fiberglass hardtop. The flybridge has a three sided poly carbonet enclosure. The flybridge is accessible by stairs from inside the pilothouse and from outside from the cockpit. There is comfortable seating aft of the helm chairs and a large table perfect for dining outside. There is a sink, refrigerator with ice maker and plenty of storage as well as a double Wolf electronic grill.
Even if you are not sure you want crew you will find the spacious crew cabin provides great storage and on those family gatherings no one will feel slighted staying in this space. You may find with the great range of the Marlow Explorer you will want to venture offshore for days at a time and taking on some help is a very nice option.
The Crew Cabin has its own entrance so they do not need to come into the salon to get to their quarters. There are two nice beds, head and shower, TV, ample storage, and a refrigerator and microwave.
The full size stacked separate washer and dryer are in the main hallway between the staterooms so everyone staying on board has access. There is a storage locker for detergent and other supplies a few feet away at the base of the stairs.
MEGUSTA is a rare opportunity to own a virtually new Marlow Explorer 58E without waiting for one to be built. MEGUSTA has been built with all of the most popular options. Her engines give you a 8.5 knot slow cruise burning 10-12 GPH total allowing a large range with her 1500 gallon fuel tank. This economic power plant can also provide a 18 knot W.O.T. due to her sophisticated hull design.The 18'6" beam makes her feel more like a vessel in the 65' range. The master stateroom is amidships and is the full width of the hull with a private head. The full stand up engine room offers easy accessibility for maintenance. The tender and paddle boards shown in the photos is not included with the vessel. Also the owners personal items and clothing on board do not convey with the vessel.