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Never My Love just had a full engine service performed by the CAT Dealer, Ring Power at the Marlow Service Center. Her After coolers were only a year away from the recommended replacement date so the owner had them replaced ahead of time. She is ready to cruise the Bahamas with her new owner.
“Never My Love” is the finest example of melding a traditional appearing offshore pilothouse motor yacht with the finest in modern construction methods, equipment and the newest generation of technology in the high-performance yachts of today.
This exquisite vessel was built for a couple that preferred the traditional style of a Marlow on the exterior with a more modern interior that features less traditional teak and more classic bright white finishes as well as modern lighting and appliances. “Never My Love” is a unique offering on the market today. A more beautiful, well-kept, high-performance yacht cannot be found.
Low profile, seaworthy appearance, high bow, flawless exterior craftsmanship, superb joinery and proper equipment selection are always the initial feelings as you board any Marlow Explorer and "Never My Love" is no exception. The passageways are wide and bulwarks and railings are high and safe. Never My Love provides all that and then some, as well as a very functional layout and warm, spacious interior with a more modern flare than typically found on this style yacht.
All interior living spaces are teak trimmed, with teak and holly cabin soles. Many of the interior walls have been upgraded to bright white ultraleather or finished in white gelcoat. The upholstery is bright white Ultra leather. The galley is built in top of the line stainless Viking or Sub Zero appliances. The lockers are cedar-lined and lighted. Wherever there is a nook, cranny or unused space, the Marlow factory has found a way to turn it into a locker, drawer or storage bin. No potential storage volume is wasted anywhere aboard this vessel.
Versatile and conscious of the different docking conditions, “Never My Love” offers a stairway from the wide swim platform in addition to port and starboard forward boarding gates. The integrated swim platform is exceptionally large with protective removable N-rails to assist in boarding from a tender or floating dock. The lazarette, crew quarters and engine room can be accessed by a large hydraulic assisted transom door. Twin port and starboard stairs to the aft deck leading to the twin transom doors grant access to the aft deck. The aft deck offers an abundance of space with a long bench-style cockpit seat covered in comfortable white Ultraleather as well as a high gloss aft deck table and 5 folding deck chairs, providing seating for 8-9 comfortably and a perfect space to entertain or enjoy a quiet sunset. The stairwell to the flybridge is adjacent to the salon bulkhead to port of the salon door. The cabinet to the starboard has a docking station with throttle and thruster controls in addition to spacious storage and a slide-out trash bin. Both expansive side decks run forward from the aft deck to the Portuguese bridge. Optional forward boarding gates make for multiple boarding options when the dock height becomes challenging.
One enters the salon through a pair of beautifully crafted full height tinted glass and stainless sliding doors. As you step in from the aft deck you immediately observe a complete sight line to the forward windshield, as well as the large windows along each side of the salon. To port you see a large and welcoming J shaped settee covered in beautiful White Ultraleather. Each section is easily lifted with the assist of a stainless steel pneumatic strut to reveal a well finished storage area. Additionally, two large and very comfortable salon chairs are free floating for flexible seating options on the starboard side with a large TV on a lift. Ample built-in storage can be found throughout the salon. In the aft Starboard corner the teak cabinet houses the AV components including the Bose surround sound system and Direct TV components. Forward in the salon you find the beautiful "Boat bar" that was custom built to mimic the yacht itself with a blue hull, boot stripe and high gloss teak top. The bar has three comfortable stools that are permanently mounted so they don't move at sea. Storage is everywhere, complete with a bar sink, fridge / icemaker, custom glass ware and bottle storage and a second TV on the forward bulkhead for clear viewing by those sitting at the bar. Forward to port is a white Silestone topped prep area with Subzero wine cooler and a storage cabinet with slide out shelves. There are no long and skinny or short, stocky rooms here, just a feeling of comfort and well laid out proportions. The headliner and walls have been covered in Polar White Ultraleather for a modern feel. In the Port aft corner of the salon there is a stairway down to the crew quarters and engine room. This crew cabin is a great additional cabin for guests when you don't need crew on board. With multiple zones, chilled water loop air-conditioning system you will find no hot spots or cold spots through the boat; just comfortable, quiet air distribution. The elegance, design, styling and well thought out layout need to be seen to be fully appreciated.
Up three steps, the large modified U-shaped galley includes white Silestone counter tops, stainless steel Franke two chamber sink with disposal, Grohe faucets, Viking Professional smooth glass-top electric range with removable stainless-steel sea rails and pot keepers, Viking Professional oven, Viking Professional microwave, full size Sub Zero refrigerator with freezer drawer below and two Fisher-Paykel stainless drawer dishwashers. There are 2 additional freezer drawers on the forward side of the galley. There are abundant cabinets and drawers everywhere! Gourmet cooks will flourish in this wide open well-equipped galley.
Forward is a comfortable U shaped Seating area with built in seating and a beautiful Teak table and 2 stools. When you find the weather is not great for dining on the Aft deck you will find this a great spot. This is also a great spot underway as you can see forward through the salon windows.
The engine room has standing headroom and has been designed to allow easy access to all equipment. Placing fuel tanks forward of the engine room allows the full beam to be used for upgraded equipment placement. Attention to detail enables key maintenance access, which leads to proper adherence to maintenance cycles which yields maximum operational time. The cross plumed sea chests provide all sea water to the engine room providing a much-improved safety factor over most boats built with ubiquitous inlets wherever it suits the builder with little to no regard to functional serviceability. Commercial and military vessels often use sea chests for the same reasons. Twin 32 KW Kohler generators in custom sound boxes provide redundant electrical power at sea (each generator will independently carry the entire vessel electrical load). The dual, redundant and supplementary chilled water chillers and the start/finish of the circulating cold/hot water closed loop are here in the sound insulated machinery area keeping unwelcomed noises from waking guests in the middle of the night. The Naiad stabilizer hydraulics as well as robust hydraulics for the bow and stern thrusters and windlass are located here. On the forward bulkhead is the simplest of fuel management systems. Due to tank location (at the vessels center of gravity), no fuel management is necessary for trim or ballast, allowing all supply and return valves to remain open unless equipment isolation is desired. the fuel level can be checked with the most reliable system available, a glass sight tube. The Seatorq oil filled shaft systems for each shaft which greatly reduce friction, increase overall performance and reduce vibration contributing to the Marlow Explorers reputation for a “smooth ride.” Exceptional sound isolation of this compartment and the additional sound isolation provided by two bulkheads and 3900 gallons of fuel tankage as additional insulation, enable normal conversations to take place in the salon and the master stateroom while operating at the 29-knot Maximum speed. Stainless steel engine beds atop carbon fiber stringers support the engines on soft motor mounts that reduce vibrations transmitted to the boat from the engine. The thrust plate absorbs the forward thrust and transmits it smoothly to the hull through the carbon fiber stringers.
A separate pump room is located below the forward berthing compartment with access from the companionway. This space contains the fresh water and drinking water filters (to remove particulates, taste and odors) and pumps, redundant water pump and water distribution manifold. The water maker output connects to fresh water systems here.
Twin Caterpillar C32 ACERT 1800 HP engines (1185 hours)
Twin 32 KW Kohler generators in custom sound shields (1180 hours each)
2x 3,500-watt Outback inverter and chargers
Victron 24 volt 60 Amp Charger
Victron 12 volt 40 Amp Charger
2 Aft 100 Amp Shore Power inlets- with Glendenning Cable masters
Backlighted electrical Panels
Carbon Monoxide detectors in all berthing spaces
Seatorqe oil filled shaft system with thrust plate
Soft Motor Mounts
Two Cross-Connected Sea Chest Sea Water Intakes with cleanouts
Drypoint Demister air Intake System
FRP Fuel Tank (3900 gallons) with sump and cleanout
Fuel Manifold and proprietary glass sight gauge
Dual Racor fuel filters with pressure gages for each engine and generator
Fire Suppressant System
Engine Room Lead/Foam Sound and Heat Insulation System
Bluewater 1850GPD Watermaker
Heavy Duty (3700 GPH) bilge pumps and high-water alarm
4 220V High Volume Engine Room Blowers
Color coded Piping
Polished Stainless-Steel Engine beds with carbon fiber stringers
Gel coated bilges
Oil change system
LED Engine Room Lighting.
Common Drainage System from Bow to Stern collects deck drain, scupper and sump discharges
50-gallon Hot water supply- 3 SS Tanks
Gray Water (235 gallon) and Black Water (235 gallon) holding tanks with dockside and at sea discharge controls
Fresh Water 600 gallons
There are 4 staterooms below, 3 have in suite heads and the 4th bunk room has access to the VIP head from the hall.
The full beam master stateroom takes great advantage of the warm and open feeling. The king size bed is on centerline with abundant drawer storage and hanging lockers to port and starboard. Also to port is a well-proportioned seating area with built in storage below. Additional storage is located in drawers beneath the bed and in the deck below. Three oversize portlights are port and starboard permit light to enter the stateroom at eye level providing a wide open feel. There are off white black out curtains that close to provide privacy in marinas. The large head and shower are on the starboard side and a walk in closet is to port. The Master head has white Silestone counter tops, Grohe fixtures, Vacuflush toilet. The head is bright white with lots of mirrors making the space feel very open. On the Port side across from the head is a full walk in closet.
The full-size GE washer and dryer are located conveniently in the companionway forward of the Master stateroom. A second washer dryer combo unit is in the Crew area aft allowing you to do two loads of laundry at once.
The VIP Stateroom will make your family and guests feel extremely welcome. Developed for the owner’s family, this stateroom includes a king-size bed, two large hanging lockers, four large drawers and additional lockers. It is light and airy, due to the opening deck hatches with Ocean Aire screen and blackout shades. The forward bulkhead is covered in white ultraleather and has a beautiful circular mirror. The en-suite oversize head is light and airy, with a bright white Silestone counter, large shower stall with a teak trimmed shower door, oversize portlight, Vacuflush toilet, Grohe fixtures and large mirror. A separate door to the companionway allows this head to be used as a day head or to be shared with the adjacent starboard guest stateroom.
The Port Guest stateroom provides two single berths, hanging locker and drawer storage. The en-suite guest head has a separate stall shower, White Silestone counter and Grohe fixtures. The custom headboards and lighting make this a beautiful room.
The Starboard Guest stateroom provides two single berths with one being oversized, hanging locker and drawer storage.
The Command Bridge is conveniently located just a few steps up from the galley and lower dining area. This enclosed bridge is finished with satin teak walls and cabinetry and teak and holly decks, double wide Stidd pilot and copilot helm chairs, large port L-settee (raised for full 360-degree visibility) with an elegant teak table, day head, pop down TV, four large Garmin touch screen displays, multi zone camera controls, dual ICOM VHF radios providing all the creature comforts in this fully air conditioned and heated space. Port and starboard watertight sliding doors allow immediate access to the side decks and when open allow for excellent cross ventilation. The hinged aft watertight door permits easy access to the aft flybridge deck. Large double layer tempered glass windows provide 360-degree visibility. Overhead dual directional opening hatches with Ocean Aire screens with bug screen and blackout screen allows for additional ventilation when desired. The lighted Marlow proprietary safety and control panel is conveniently located above the windshield. Windshield wipers and washers afford excellent visibility in the worst conditions. The spotlight remote controls and Kahlenberg trumpet horn controls are located within easy reach of the helmsman. The Yacht Controller makes for effortless docking and the multiple redundant systems make this go anywhere Marlow Explorer complete. A TV drops down from the ceiling on the forward starboard side.
Immediately aft of the command bridge is the very spacious upper aft deck, with a custom extended hard cabin top overhang forward, a custom bar is on the starboard side and two full size teak lounge chairs to port. The Bar features a gas grill, sink and drink fridge. The easy to navigate stairs to the aft deck are also are here. A sliding hatch covers the opening to the aft stairs for additional deck space and added safety while underway. Aft is the fully hydraulic remote controlled 1200 KG rated telescoping davit and custom stainless-steel dinghy chalks which easily handles the Zar 49SL Dingy with 90HP 4 stroke outboard. The stainless-steel rails on the boat deck have been extended to the end of the boat deck and removable N-rails are installed across the dinghy launching side.
Zar 49SL Dingy with Suzuki 90HP 4 Stroke
Airtex 1200 KG Telescoping Davit
2 Teak and mesh fabric lounge chairs
Bar with 4 Stools and LED strip lights
Overhead shade with carbon fiber support poles
FireMagic Gas Grill with Gas storage locker (Vented)
Uline CO29 Fridge/Icemaker
The crew quarters are configured with a Queen sized single berth, lounge area, head with shower, hanging lockers, drawers and bins, refrigerator, microwave, TV and FM and CD radio. Noting that “a happy crew is a happy ship”, the owner has ensured that all furnishings are the same quality as provided in the guest quarters in Never My Love.
The lazarette is defined in one word “cavernous” with room to spare, storage galore with natural lighting, built in trash compactor, hydraulic assisted transom door and 4 exterior windows that allow for natural lighting. Marlow has simply hit a homerun with the 80E-CB "Never My Love".
"Never My Love" is built using nothing but the best of today’s modern construction materials, taking advantage of all light weight, extremely strong, puncture resistant characteristics to provide a fuel saving at any speed, bullet-proof resistance to punctures, tremendous strength at sea in bad weather conditions and the friendly open feeling of a hull without unnecessary view-interfering bulkheads. The drystack Resin Infusion Vacuum Assisted Transfer (RIVAT) technique saves weight and enhances strength. The Corecell core is engineered for strength, laminating ease and resistance to any water intrusion. The Kevlar inner and outer skins do for this yacht what they do for a policeman, prevent killing penetration.
Three major, complex molds are used to build the vessel, minimizing the number of seams and maximizing strength. The primary structure is highly engineered E-Glass and Kevlar in combination with Corecell foam sandwich, laid up with modified epoxy resins. Marlow Yachts age gracefully, without the graying of skin or wrinkles normally found in other vessels.
The underbody is unique, with twin Velocijet strut keels and mild propeller tunnels. The tunnels permit the propellers to be raised and the thrust along the shafts to be more in line with the forward direction of the vessel. The tunnels improve water flow into the propellers, enhancing thrust. The Velocijet strut keels house and completely protect the shafts and extend below to protect the propellers. They are strong enough to support the boat when out of the water in a boatyard, or during an unfortunate low speed grounding. The Kevlar skin helps protect against severe damage from impact with logs, deadheads and minor and major debris.
The hull is finished with Flag Blue Awlgrip paint. All false planking lines are crisp and the hull shines. The deck drains and scuppers lead to the continuous drainage system, which runs from bow to stern and prevents water from running down the side of the boat. No black streaks on this beautiful girl.
The decks are finished with custom non-skid contrasting surfaces and large waterways carry away any water. Teak decks are provided under the covered aft deck, side decks and also on the centerline of the foredeck where secure footing is so useful in moving to and away from the windlass and anchor gear. The Maxwell anchor windlass is controllable at the bow and at the helm station. A stainless-steel plow and Danforth type anchor are provided. All chain is provided on the primary plow anchor and chain and rode on the secondary anchor. Low profile, heavy duty hatches are provided on the foredeck, above the forward dining area and over the Pilothouse. Custom curved large oval shaped stainless-steel handrails provide safety and security and the quality of the welds displays the artistry from the stainless-steel shop at NORSEMEN Shipyard, the captive Marlow building yard. Moving aft, one walks through the centerline gate in the Portuguese bridge, so substantial that it had to be made in two pieces to permit easy handling. There is built-in bow seating with substantial storage volume for fenders, lines and deck gear in the Portuguese bridge. At the front of the cabin on each side are tank fills for fresh water, no need to drag a hose across to the other side. Walk aft along either covered, wide side deck and you find a sliding watertight door. Observe the window lands, built with two-inch interior flat surfaces which receive the very strong, laminated, tempered glass from England. Go inside "Never My Love" and notice the clarity of the glass. Continuing aft on either side deck, open the hatch in the cabin side and see the tank fill, off the deck so no contaminants can enter. You can fill the tank from either side without needing to drag the fuel hose across the deck. Notice the drip pocket to catch those last few drops that want to fall on your clean deck.
Twin Lewmar vertical anchor windlasses
2x Anchors Plow and Bruce
Chain anchor rode
Massive foredeck cleats and hawse pipes
Lower Windshield and Command Bridge windshield covers
Retractable Heavy Duty Stainless steel and teak swim ladder
Custom CNC cut Nibral “S” class propellers
Aquamet 22 Shafts, housed inside Velocijet strut keels
Stainless Steel rudders
Never My Love is a unique Motoryacht that has been well cared for. She is fitted out with the best options and has excellent performance. You won't find a more beautiful and well cared for yacht on the market today.