TRAILBLAZER was purchased by a young Colorado family to take their 3 children on a Bahamian Adventure. A very sportive and experienced yachting family, they operated the yacht themselves with the support of a qualified Captain and Mate some of the time. Accommodations include 4 staterooms sleeping 7 guests with 2 crew members in 1 cabin. Powered by twin Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines, 1400hp and twin Northern Lights 20kw generators.
Trailblazer is as turnkey as they come, will survey well, and is ready to go.
- Truly a turnkey ready to cruise yacht
- Four staterooms plus crew
- New Isinglass
- Fresh soft goods
- Easy to show
Whether entering from the double transom doors from the Euro-style swim platform or boarding through port or starboard bulwark doors, you will see the superior quality that sets a Marlow Explorer apart from its competitors. The Portuguese Bridge with high bulwarks allows movement both fore and aft. While lounging on the covered aft decks with custom built-in seating and a teak table, you will be amazed at the space on board. The arched ladder leading to the bridge deck is placed above a fiberglass cabinet-style access hatch. The door leads down to the crew cabin with sleeping for two and a complete head and separate shower. Forward of the crew cabin is the massive engine room and machinery space, the 6-foot plus headroom and the ability to move around the front and outside of both engines with ease makes this space most impressive. The transom access door from the lazarette storage area provides convenient access without disruption to the owners who may be aboard.
Just above on the aft deck, a door accesses the spacious main salon. All the way aft, twin leather recliners face a Phillips flat panel TV which is mounted in the forward end of the salon and surrounded by teak cabinetry and drawers. Opposing sofas feature seat bases that lift hydraulically to expose Formica-lined storage underneath. A teak hi-lo cocktail table complements teak blinds and teak and holly floors, and a custom round teak dining table, finished in high gloss, accents designer dining chairs.
The pilothouse, galley, and dining area are located up three steps from the salon. The island-style galley includes luxury appliances accented by black galaxy granite countertops. The pilothouse helm is fully equipped with redundancy on all electronics including two full PC-based navigation packages. An overhead systems panel, standard on Marlow Explorers, provides readouts of the ship's systems.
The four staterooms, accessed from the pilothouse via a teak staircase, are custom finished in light maple artistically accented with teak trim and joinery, right down to the cabin doors which are finished in maple on the interior side and teak on the hallway side. German Schwepper door locks finish the look and feel of quality. The VIP stateroom is forward with a king centerline berth and a private head with a separate shower, all with nearly 7' headroom. Twin lockers are cedar lined and lighted, and the cabinetry is finely finished furniture. A hatch, just aft of the berth, provides access to the bow thruster and lower bilges finished in high gloss white awlgrip. Aft and to port is a guest stateroom with oversized single berths, also complete with a private head and separate shower. Stainless steel opening port lights supply plenty of light and ventilation. Opposite the guest stateroom is the 4th stateroom with queen sized berth, elevated to accommodate an Asko washer and dryer, and teak sliding tambour doors which allow the area to be open or closed off for privacy.
Moving aft is a luxurious master stateroom with a centerline king-size berth, a settee surrounded by lockers starboard, a beautifully finished vanity table surrounded by curved drawers portside, and full width his and her heads aft, each fully outfitted with luxury granite sinks and pewter and gold Grohe fixtures, adding to the rich feel of this yacht. A finely crafted desk with a chair and Shoji privacy screen are forward.
As you enter from the large aft deck, your attention is drawn to the salon view forward. This area has a large lounging area, a dining table, and a built-in desk to starboard. Two oversized camel leather recliners are situated to face forward and view the flat panel TV mounted at the forward end of the salon. Two built-in sofas in a very plush blue with gold accented fabric. There is storage beneath the sofas, and they have hinged bases raised by hydraulic lifts. In front of the starboard sofa is a teak hi-lo cocktail table. To port in the salon are an end table, a brown leather ottoman (to match the recliners), and a U-Line wine cooler. To starboard forward of the seating areas, there is a built-in desk with file drawers and a slide-out printer cabinet. The centerpiece of the dining area is a beautiful inlaid teak table with black and gold trim with a sculpted circular lighting area above. There are six custom upholstered dining chairs.
|Galley and Laundry Equipment|
Just three steps up from the salon is the large galley and dinette. There is plenty of room for up to six people to sit in the dinette. The dinette and Captain’s Stidd helm chair are covered in camel leather, while the dinette tabletop is black galaxy granite, as is the galley countertop. There are many storage cabinets in the galley, and one is a complete counter height slide-out spice rack. There is plenty of refrigeration and other galley amenities to make your voyages enjoyable.
The lower helm is forward in the galley area and is spacious and laid out, so visibility is never a problem. The helm is large enough to handle a large array of state-of-the-art electronics, and the special teak encapsulated stainless steel wheel looks more like a work of art than a mere helm apparatus. In addition to the electronics, the overhead monitoring panel tells you about the rest of the ship's systems. In this pilothouse area, there are port and starboard watertight doors that slide out and lock in their open position, giving great access to the bow and stern while docking. There are retractable screens on both pilothouse doors.
- 2 x Uline drawer style refrigerators
- 1 x Subzero 700bf drawer style freezer
- Sharp carousel microwave oven
- Grohe faucets
- Garbage disposal
- Hideaway garbage bin
- Teak louvered doors for cabinets
- Dacor 4-burner range
- Dacor oven
- Overhead exhaust fan
- Fisher-Paykel drawer dishwasher
- Franke stainless steel sink
- Cutting boards cover sink
- Teak & holly floors
- Asko washer and dryer
Stepping into the full-width Owner’s stateroom, your first view is the king-size bed which sits centerline with the his-and-her heads directly behind both. The stateroom has plenty of storage and a built-in desk. Finished in light maple and accented with teak trim. There is a hidden makeup table on the starboard side surrounded by locker and drawer storage. The ensuite includes an adjoining shower with access from both heads. Each head has a granite sink, locker storage, a VacuFlush head, and mirrors.
- Shoji screens
- Sony flat panel TV
- Dedicated direct TV receiver
- Settee on port side
- Desk with chair
- Storage lockers
- Teak and holly floors
- Stainless port light windows
- Ducted air conditioning
- Circular light bar over king-size bed
Down the curved stairs from the pilothouse and galley and turn to the right is the VIP Stateroom, a few steps toward the bow. The headroom in this cabin is close to 7’ finished in light maple and accented with teak. There is a King size berth and a wall-mounted flat panel TV with its own HD receiver plus a stereo system. This stateroom is complete with a full-sized head and separate shower. The granite sink is a great complement to the light maple-finished walls.
- Sony flat panel TV
- Dedicated DirecTV receiver
- King size berth
- Custom comforters
- Decorator pillows
- Indirect lighting
|Guest Stateroom (Port)|
The port side guest stateroom has two very comfortable single berths with a built-in nightstand between them. There is a full-size head with separate shower. This stateroom is also finished with lighter wood with teak accented trim.
- Nightstand with mirror above
- Hanging locker
- Decorator comforters
- Sony 15" flat panel TV
- Separate stall shower
This stateroom is semi-private as it lies at the base of the stairwell from the pilothouse and has tambour-type doors that will close for privacy or can be left open as a place to take a nap or read a book. The berth is close to queen size and is elevated to allow for the washer and dryer below.
- Asko washer
- Asko dryer
- Sony flat panel TV
- Dedicated direct TV receiver
- 2 x stainless portlights
- Separate shower
- Flat panel tv
- Direct tv receiver
The Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines give this yacht a swift 22-knot cruise and can be slowed down to give long-range cruising capabilities.
- Engine hours: 3,500 (July 2022)
- 2 x Northern Lights 20kw genset
- Generator hours: Port 2,407; Starboard 2,294 (July 2022)
- 2 x Cablemasters on stern
- 2 x Cablemasters on bow
- Sidepower 20hp bow thruster
- Sidepower 15hp stern thruster
- Naiad stabilizers
- Newer AGM batteries
- Chilled water air conditioning
- Sea chest for all incoming saltwater
- Common drain system
- 1600 GPD Sea Recovery water maker
- Zeta rod
- Spurs on shafts
- New bottom paint
- Fresh detail and varnish
- New style spray rail installed by Marlow Marine
- Newer running gear
This yacht has redundant electronics to insure that, with any failure, there is a backup for the backup systems. The overhead systems monitoring panel gives all the shipboard displays necessary, including the tank tender system for checking levels in the fuel, water, and black and gray water tanks. Also located in this panel is the inverter monitoring station, the electronics breakers and digital battery monitors. Bow and Stern Thruster Controls at helm, bridge and on remote. Total height with radar mast folded is 20'.
- Furuno Navtex NX-300
- 2 x Furuno GP-37 GPS WAAS navigators
- Furuno Navnet
- Simrad AP25 autopilot
- Standard horizon spectrum VHF radio
- Raymarine digital depth finder
- Raymarine digital speed monitor
- Garmin 5215 touchscreen radar/plotter 2010 w/24hd Radome
- XM weather
- Furuno Navtex NX-300
- Furuno Navnet
- Furuno Gp-37 GPS/WAAS
- Simrad Ap-25 autopilot
- Standard Horizon spectrum VHF radio
- Cell phone signal booster
- Raymarine Apparent wind monitor
- Wireless Yacht Controller 2011
- Garmin 5215 touchscreen radar/plotter 2010
The deck areas both top and lower have been meticulously detailed with attention going to every detail with high bulwarks, wide side decks, the beautiful teak cap rails, and secure access to the bow from the Portuguese Bridge. The teak joinery and many other innovative features are unparalleled in this type of yacht.
- Watertight transom door
- Recessed cleats
- Custom oval stainless steel hardware
- Dual entry from swim platform and newer bridge enclosure
- Hydraulic davit 1600 lb. capacity
- Teak deck
- Folding radar mast
- Liferaft 8-person capacity
- Electric grill on bridge
- Full Hull, Transom and swim platform repaint Flag Blue
- Bottom Paint Seahawke Cukote with extra coat at waterline
- Prop speed applied to props and shafts
- New zincs
- Rebuild trim tabs
- Install TV outlets in staterooms
- Install new LED lights and wiring in engine room
- Drop and service stabilizers including replacement of upper and lower shaft seals and service bearing
- Install foot switch for windlass operation
- Upgraded all interior lighting to LED
- Upgraded cockpit lights to LED
- New LED spreader lights
- Bridge new custom speakers and sound system
- New custom table with leaf added main salon
- New anchor added and chains added
- Main engines serviced
- Watermakers serviced and rebuilt including new reverse osmosis membranes
- New soft goods throughout
- New fancy and everyday dining ware
- Refrigeration and Icemakers serviced
- New panels installed for flybridge enclosure
Trailblazer was purchased by a young Colorado family to take their 3 children on a Bahamian Adventure. A very sportive and experienced yachting family, they operated the yacht themselves with the support of a qualified Captain and Mate some of the time.
Prior to departing on their adventure, the yacht went to Cable Marine in Fort Lauderdale under the experienced eye of a veteran family Captain, and everything was serviced, painted, and upgraded. Trailblazer exceeded their expectations and after a year of faultless cruising has returned to Fort Lauderdale. A few things are being serviced including the refrigeration and icemaker and new panels are being manufactured for the flybridge enclosure. New main engine controls are being fitted to the flybridge.
Trailblazer is as turnkey as they come having completed the final family cruise July 1, 2022. Trailblazer will survey well and is ready to go.