Southern Boating

Marlow Explorer 58E

Modest Size, Mega Features

The smallest of the Marlow Explorers is big on style.

Marlow Yachts offers vessels that are grand in stature and classic in styling, as I’ve noted in past reviews of the Marlow Explorer (ME) 80E (see Southern Boating, February 2014) and ME 72E. Marlow Yachts also introduces the same level of superior craftsmanship and styling in a yacht much smaller—the ME 58E. Built to replace the 57E, the 58E is the smallest in the Explorer line, with a 49E in the works to debut in early 2015.

Quality craftsmanship is guaranteed on all Marlows, inside and out. The proven Full Stack Infusion© process allows for the entire structure to be infused all at once, from the outer skin coat through the coring material/fabric layers to the inner skin. Ensuring the perfect amount of resin to permeate all of the layers is critical to prevent pools of excess resin from forming in the laminate. Additionally, no harmful resin fumes or chemicals are released into the environment.

The beauty factor is carried out in the 58E’s styling. Non-skid, covered, walk-around decks, a fully covered aft deck, bow seating, and a Portuguese Bridge come standard—features typically found on larger yachts. From a side view, the house/flybridge are neatly proportioned for length and height against the lapstrake hull. Angular struts supporting the flybridge coincide with the top deck supports, and the forward windshield is swept back akin to the flybridge windshield. The bottom line? It’s one good-looking yacht.