As you board the aft cockpit from the side boarding doors or swim platform you will immediately notice the uninterrupted teak decks and a built-in seating area. Gratitude has an extended fly bridge aft deck that provides excellent overhead protection from rain and sun in the aft cockpit. As you walk forward you notice the oversized salon door, when the salon door is open the cockpit and salon become one large flowing entertainment area. There is a docking station in the cockpit that has engine controls, thruster controls, VHF radio, Simrad Jog lever steering (for rudder control), and an IS 15 multifunction display for wind speed, direction, and water depth. Looking aft the twin stairs and extra large swim platform makes for easy access to a robust pneumatic assisted transom door that provides easy access to the engine room and crew quarters.
- Custom hawse pipes in the corner of the transom with rollers and rope storage lockers.
- Built in seating with storage under.
- Twin transom doors with steps from the cockpit to the large hydraulic swim platform.
- Aft deck speakers are integrated with the flybridge speakers.
- Crew access cabinet.
The salon is very beamy, the custom engine-room air intakes on Gratitude means this special 72E-LR has the widest usable salon space offered on any Marlow her size. On port and starboard, you will find two very comfortable Ultra-leather settees with a large aluminum aviation inspired coffee table with built in storage. Additionally, there are two very comfortable full-size chairs that are perfect for viewing the large flat screen television located at the forward end of the salon. They also work excellent when it is time to sit back and read your favorite book. A very functional full-size bar is on the port side of the forward salon area. The bar features a granite counter top, refrigerator, hidden sink supplied from the separate drinking water system, and a full size two- zone wine cooler. Additional glass and bottle storage is provided just forward of the bar. The salon features many built in storage areas with bookshelves along the side walls and again in the bar area. Under the settees are large finished storage areas that are easy to access. On the starboard side of the salon you will find a beautiful desk complete with file drawers. This is a great location for creative thinking, writing letters or working on a laptop.
- Wet bar, hidden sink.
- Overhead handrail.
- New large flat screen TV.
- Marantz AV Receiver. 1
- 0” Valodine Subwoofer.
- Sonnanace- Visual Performance 4 ½” passive 2 way in wall speakers x4.
- Bowers & Wilkins 3way Center-channel speaker.
- Pro Control Remote with prolink processor.
- Two comfortable chairs.
- Glass-door storage cabinets.
- Solid teak window valences.
- Wine cooler, two-zone.
- Built-in desk with hanging folder drawers.
- Teak and Holly flooring over fiberglass/foam composite sole.
- 24V Italian and Danish lighting.
- 110V accent/mood lighting.
The Galley is configured as a country kitchen with an open and spacious galley forward that provides spectacular views for the cruising chef. The raised teak dining table with ebony inlay, elevated seating for seven is a perfect use of this space and makes for excellent cruising visibility. The galley counters are a beautiful raw silk granite with under mounted Franke sink. The Dacor cooktop is at the forward end of the U-shaped counter with removable stainless-steel sea rails and pot keepers that will prevent hot pot and pans from moving at sea. The electric oven is just below the stove and the four Sub Zero refrigerator drawers are on the port side of the galley. A handy spice/ storage cabinet separates the sink and refrigerators. The Fisher-Paykel dishwasher is conveniently located within easy reach of the sink. A large top-opening freezer is in the forward port corner of the galley that makes for easily accessible frozen food storage on those extended cruises. On either side of the pilothouse are port and starboard sliding pilothouse doors that are built to last and withstand the sea. For ultimate extended cruising convenience, there is a pop up mini helm station on the starboard side, complete with remote engine and thruster control, synchronizer control, autopilot remote, 15″ Raymarine multi-function display, and VHF to monitor while you dining at sea.
- Sub Zero refrigerators.
- Custom built top loading freezer.
- Fisher & Paykel dishwasher.
- Granite countertops.
- Dacor electric cooktop.
- Dacor electric oven.
- Storage cabinets and drawers.
- Franke sink.
- 110V accent and mood lighting.
- Grohe faucets.
- Drinking water faucet, separate supply.
- Spice racks.
- Exhaust blower over cooktop.
- Appliance storage locker in countertop aft.
- Teak and Holly flooring.
The sleeping accommodations are accessed from the pilothouse just a few steps down the forward companionway. The full beam master stateroom is located aft with king centerline berth, his and hers heads and a large shared shower. The VIP guest stateroom is forward with king centerline berth, extensive storage, en suite head and separate shower. The port guest stateroom has side-by-side twin berths, separate en suite head and shower. The starboard guest stateroom has a single day bed with ample storage underneath.
Starboard Guest Stateroom
This area was intentionally left open to the stairway to provide a very spacious, open air feel with natural lighting. It is a great daybed area and functional as a stateroom when you have a full boat. If so desired curtains or a folding door could be added if needed.
The VIP Suite is the forward guest stateroom and has two large hanging lockers, 6 smaller lockers and 6 large storage drawers. The head is on the starboard side and has a full size shower.
- King size bed
- Cedar lined storage lockers
- Reading lamps
- CD Stereo with built in speakers
- 6 large drawers under foot of berth
- 15″ LCD TV
- Deck hatch for access to bilge and bow thruster
- VacuFlush toilet.
The guest stateroom has twin berths with a large nightstand and storage locker between them. Forward of the bunks there is a full height hanging locker. The en suite head has granite counters, a china sink with Grohe faucet, and a separate stall shower
Cedar lined hanging locker.
- CD / Stereo.
- Vacuflush toilet.
- Nightstand between berths.
- Reading lamps for each berth
The crew quarters is aft of the engine room and full beam. The crew area has twin bunks, a night stand, refrigerator and hanging lockers. The crew has their own spacious head with sink, shower and toilet facilities. The crew area is accessed from two locations, one entrance in the cockpit (so the crew does not need to enter the salon) and the other is from the swim platform via the full height transom door. This door takes you through the lazarette storage area, into the crew quarters and if one continued forward into the engine room.
The Command Bridge on “GRATITUDE” offers outstanding sight lines, safe all-weather control and is the option of choice for seasoned mariners. On those perfect days you can open up the 3 large screened overhead hatches, twin side port and starboard side doors and the aft door to get as much breeze and fresh air as you desire. With multiple control stations and a wireless Yacht Controller vessel maneuverability is an easy task when docking or navigating in close quarters. The well-engineered combination of Naiad stabilizers, wide beam, hard chines and proprietary Velocijet strut keels make her one of the most stable yachts in her class.
The main helm station is in the enclosed command bridge with L-shaped electronics console (new Garmin electronics package 2016), pilot and co-pilot Stidd helm chairs, and twin L-settees with teak grate tables which are raised to permit excellent visibility. There are doors to port, starboard and aft with three opening screened ports overhead. The large dual pane windows (tempered glass with 3m hurricane film sandwiched in between) allow for excellent 360-degree sightlines for the Captain and guests.
The vessel safety board is located above the helm station windshield providing critical operator information. Bilge and sump pump monitors, tank fluid levels and battery condition monitors reside next to stabilizer and inverter remote controls. The command bridge is also a great living space underway, at the dock, or anchored out. The cabin sole is teak and ebony, a beautiful contrast to the teak and holly below decks. A refrigerator is adjacent to the starboard copilot chair.
As you move aft of the command bridge you will notice a very large shaded aft deck with rear facing seating, comfortable and flexible lounge chairs and a large round cabana with sun/wind shade. This covered aft deck provides an added 300 Square feet of (custom done by Tampa Bay’s premier canvas company) unmatched shaded space for lounging, entertaining or activities. There is a second outside grill, icemaker, and a sink in this space. The current owner has removed the davit (rated for 1,650 LBS) and added a large hydraulic swim platform lift (rated for 2,000 lbs and has wired and cordless remote control) for easier dinghy/jetski launching. The original davit could easily be reinstalled if one desires but the current configuration makes for a wide open shaded upper aft deck perfect for lounging or social activities while at the dock, at sea or on the hook down island.
This yacht has a full Garmin electronics package including Three Garmin GPSMAP8212 15” MFD plotters with Multi-touch Touchscreens, Garmin GMRTM 1226 xHD2 6’ open array radar and pedestal 12kw, Garmin GMR 424 xHD2 Radar Antenna Kit, GMX 52 SiriusXM Marine Receiver, Garmin VHF 300 AIS Radio, Garmin VHF 600 AIS Transciever, Garmin GHP20TM Reactor Hydraulic Corepack w/ smart pump, Garmin GRFTM 10 Redder feedback sensor, Garmin GCV 10 Black box sonar, Sidevu and Downvu with CHIRP, Garmin GSDTM 24 Digital Black Box Network Sounder, Three Garmin GNXTM 120 Marine Instruments, ITC-5 Transducer converter, Marine Black Box, Intellian Direct TV HD s6HD Marine Satellite TV antenna system, Lorex by FLIR 8 channel, 4 camera 1080P 1TB DVR Surveillance System and Two 6” Polyplanner Speakers. She also has a cell phone booster, Sat phone, Sat TV, and is all set up for Wi Fi connectivity when in a marina. She has twin spotlights with remotes on the dash. Additionally, there is a wireless Yacht Controller allowing the helmsman to move to where the greatest visibility is afforded. Upgraded UNDERWATER LIGHTS LUMITEC SeaBlazeX Underwater LED Light, White/Blue – controlled separately – modes solid white, solid blue, fade white to blue, strobe. New batteries (2014).
Gratitude is constructed with the most modern materials and techniques providing more strength with less weight than is possible with conventional yacht building technology. The use of Kevlar, modified epoxy resins and high-density core materials allows the Marlow Explorer to be stronger than the heaviest of hulls at a fraction of the weight. Modern honeycomb and structural foam is used on every counter, cabinet, bulkhead and sole in the yacht. The result is a yacht that cruises at 18 knots when conventionally constructed yachts would only achieve 10-12 knots with similar power. Even if speed is not a driving factor for you, the increased range and reduced fuel costs will be of great benefit.
- Laminated and tempered window glass.
- Dupont Kevlar lamination fabrics.
- Non-skid FRP decks, main & flybridge.
- Screens on all opening windows, hatches and ports.
- Sandwich bulkhead, floors, stringers construction.
- Deck Lights 24V.
- Burmese Teak weather decks, pilothouse and aft deck.
- Red night lights on command bridge.
- Heavy Duty low profile 316L SS hatches (6).
- Heavy Duty 316L solid stainless rubrail.
- S/S ladder with teak steps, cockpit to bridge.
- Bulwark doors and gates port and starboard.
- Portuguese Bridge deck storage lockers.
- Cockpit deck lockers.
- Proprietary RIVAT Infusion Process.
- Molded FRP flush window frames.
- Engineered sandwich construction throughout.
- Cockpit controls.
- Engine room access from cockpit.
- Faux teak coaming and handrails with 10 coats of marine epoxy.
- Owner aboard logo lighting.
- Oval stainless steel handrails.
- Velocijet Strut Keels.
- Sliding hatch and door to bridge from pilothouse.
- FRP bow pulpit with S/S anchor roller.
- Transom door.
- FRP swim platform with teak inlay.
- Covered upper aft deck, lower aft deck, and side decks.
Exterior Hardware and Fittings
The heavy oval stainless bow rail and twin Maxwell verticle windlasses outfitted with an #80 Danforth and 70KG Bruce let you know this is no dock queen. The ocean class certification drove the requirement for the life line attachment points. You will probably never use them, but if you want to cross oceans it is nice to know they are there.
- Hardware S/S or chromed brass.
- Hidden fueling ports with anti- spill catch basin.
- 1.375″ stanchions main deck.
- S/S cleats & hawse holes.
- Scuppers, cockpit.
- Aquamet 22 propeller shafting.
- SS Portholes heavy duty 316L SS.
- Custom CNC cut Nibral propellers, “S” class.
- Fresh water wash-down, cockpit.
- Bronze through hull fittings.
- Twin spotlights with remotes at helm.
- Custom stainless anchor light.
- Pennant bracket.
- Zincs on rudders and shafts.
- Windlass, dual Maxwell vertical.
- Teak or S/S steering wheel.
- Super Duty custom trim tabs.
- Teak bow and stern staffs.
- Sea water washdown, forward deck, high volume.
- Exalto heavy duty windshield wipers and washers.
- Proprietary stanchion base mounting system.
- 2 Stidd helm seats on command bridge.
- Stereo-CD player on bridge.
- Bow Thruster remote control.
- Stern Thruster remote control
Engine and Mechanical
The engine room has full standup height and is air-conditioned. There is good access to all sides of the engines. The sea chest is at the forward end of the engine room and provides raw water to the fresh-water cooled engines, generator, air-conditioning, and all the other items on the yacht that need salt water. Each item has its own shut-off valve for servicing. The two 1500 gallon fuel tanks are forward of the engine room bulkhead. An additional 450 gallon tank is located forward of the main tanks. This is the center of buoyancy of the yacht so your running angle will not change as your fuel level changes. The fuel tanks also provide an additional layer of soundproofing between the engines and the cabins forward.
- Naiad active stabilizers with multi-sea controls and spline-driven hydraulic pump.
- Pressure fresh water faucet.
- Aquadrive Centa flexible drive couplings.
- Soft engine mounts.
- Proprietary sea chest water intake system.
- Drive coupling covers, FRP.
- PSR pressure fresh water system.
- Sea Chest inspection and cleanout port.
- PJR pressure sea water system.
- Seacocks on all seawater supply lines.
- Twin 25KW Northern Lights generators
- Gen 1- 1794 Hours Gen 2- 1561 Hours
- PJR drinking water pump.
- Water heater, 30 gal stainless steel.
- Proprietary fiberglass insulation blanket.
- FRP fuel tanks with sight gauges.
- Engine room lead/foam sound insulation.
- Engine room blowers 220V high volume.
- Salt water pump.
- S/S water tanks.
- Racor fuel water separators, dual with gauge.
- FRP holding tank plumbed.
- Engine room vent blowers 2x12V, 24V.
- Dockside or overboard discharge.
- Engine isolation switches.
- Common drainage system for sink, deck, shower and bilge.
- Varnished teak bilge grating.
- 240V fluorescent lighting.
- Color coded copper piping for fuel, water and hydraulic system.
- DC outlet.
- AC outlet.
- Six 3700 GPH bilge pumps with auto & manual switch.
- Fresh water outlet with hose for engines & generator.
- Engine-Generator-Gears oil change system.
- 304 Stainless domestic water tanks.
- Heavy Duty manual bilge pump.
- Under water exhaust system.
- High water bilge alarms throughout boat.
- 24V overhead lights, waterproof.
- Dripless engine shaft seal logs.
- FRP gray and black water tanks.
- Heavy Duty vacuum pumps for gray and black water.
- Smooth finish gelcoated bilges.
- HD watertight engine room door with inspection port.
- Heavy Duty exhaust hose clamps.
- High Temperature silicone exhaust hoses.
- Common drainage system for all discharges.
- Proprietary air inlet system, baffled.
- Polished stainless engine beds, risers and fuel manifolds.
- 24 volt bilge blowers.
- Engine lube oil tank.
- FRP fuel tanks.
- 4000 watt inverter.
- Aqua Matic modular 900 water maker/desalinator 38 Gallons per Hour.
- Headhunter Royal Flush Hydro-Vac (2) Master (1) VIP (1) Port Stateroom.
- Custom hydraulic swim platform w/ adjustable chocks that can hold the tender or a jetski. Dual 2,500 lbs hydraulic cylinders with a lift capacity of 2000 lbs. Has wired and cordless remote control.
New since 2015
- Upgraded toilets to Vacujet
- Subzero Refrigerators in Galley
- Cold Plate upgraded to Full Freezer
- Dishwasher Fisher Paykel
- LED Lighting
- Full entertainment system
- Garmin Electronics Package – With Full Redundancy
- Hydraulic Swim Platform for Tender or JetSki
- 38 Gallon Water Maker/Desalinator
- Window Covers
- Fender hooks and Fenders
- D’Angelo Exhaust System for both engines
- All three A/C Chillers new
- Satellite XM/Weather
- AIS – Transmit and Receive
- Stern Thruster replaced
- GE Dryer
- Icemaker on Upper covered deck
- Custom Teak-like Railing Package (See below for more on this)
- 14′ AB Nautilus Inflatable.
- 60HP Yamaha 4-Stroke outboard with 10 hours.
- Bimini top.
- Steering console.
- Sunbrella cover
- Garmin Navigation
Custom Railing Package
Anyone who has had real Teak railings understand the ongoing required maintenance every 4-6 months in order to keep them looking healthy and in shape. (8-12k per occurrence)
Gratitude was built with fiberglass railing that were faux painted, which honestly didn’t look like teak at all.
The current owner spent more than an year investigating new technology to make Gratitude’s railing not only look real, but so good that they have fooled the professional yachtsmen in the industry.
The big advantage is that for the last two years there has been “NO” maintenance required on the railings and they look as great now as before. In addition, should you require to “redo” a section of the railing for any reason, simply repair the fiberglass railing and get the cover for that section of the railing “reprinted” and attached. Add 12 coats of marine grade resin epoxy and you have a brand new looking railing that looks just like the rest of the boat.
Maintenance Schedule & Costs
Approx. $220 each cleaning (~$4,400 annually). The diver will provide a report after each cleaning. He will then coordinate a cleaning schedule based on time of the year and water chemistry where it is docked. Make absolute certain that the diver is cleaning the sea chest grates and thru-hull fittings each time
Twice a month during Summer months (April – November)
Once a month during Winter months (December – March)
Wash & Wax
Boat needs to be waxed on a quarterly basis. It is best to find a detailer who will divide the boat into 3 sections and wax each month on a rotating basis. Ex. 1st month – wash entire boat and wax roof and upstairs plus polish all brightwork. 2nd month – wash entire boat and wax lower section plus polish all brightwork. 3rd month – wash entire boat and wax hull. $1,000 per wash & wax ($12,000)
Between waxing boat will need to be rinsed down once a week or every other week. If very dirty, like pollen season, it may need to be scrubbed with a brush and soap. (do-it-yourself or pay $250-$300 for a detailer to wash)
Digital cable service $120.28 per month (~1,443.36 annually)
This number is very depended on location of the boat. Behind a residence it would only cost power and water consumption. At a marina, the price will vary depending on amenities offered. Some marinas include power and water in the monthly fee, while others will be metered. Expect to pay $400- $500 for power and water each month, plus dockage.
Depending on coverage limits, expect to be somewhere around $9,000 annually. This is a must because the marinas and boat yards will require that you have liability coverage in order to use their services.
It’s recommended that the boat be hulled-out when the bottom paint begins to fail. We hulled it out annually which is a very aggressive. Most people wait 18 months, although it could last longer. The life of bottom paint depends on a number of factors, including quality of workmanship. To properly sand and apply bottom paint expect to pay approx. $6,500.
When she is hulled-out you will pay a fee to the boat yard to have it “hulled and launched”. This is the cost of the travel lift, blocking and launching the boat when the work is complete. Usually about $1,200. Because you pay the $1,200, it is best to tackle anything below the waterline when you have the chance.
We would always send the props out to be scanned and balanced. During normal use they will get slightly out of alignment and have them scanned and balance reduces the wear and tear on the running gear. Expect to pay $3,000 for both props. They will need anti-fouling paint applied before launching the boat approx. $1,000
Engine & Generator Maintenance
It is recommended that the oil and filters be changed once a year or every 100 hours, which ever comes first. $3,000 for both main engines and both generators.
Water filters located in the pump room should be changed quarterly or monthly depending on use. 3 filters approx. $150 total.
Water Maker Filters
If the system is “pickled” taken out of service there is no need for filter changes. If the water maker is being used expect to replace the 1 stage filters monthly or every other month. ($150 for both 1stage filters. The 2nd stage filters are quarterly or as needed. ($250 for all 2nd stage filters)
All other maintenance items will be on an as needed basis. Most of the systems on the boat have been replaced in the past few years. If the boat is being used regularly it will cut down on maintenance issues caused by lack of use.