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Rick Obey Yacht Sales
***$300K Price Reduction Sept 2021***
***WILL BE FEATURED AT FT LAUDERDALE BOAT SHOW***
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Don't be fooled by the model number 66 as “Joan’s Rondevous”boasts a spacious 77' LOA and is one of the most optioned and well maintained 66 Marlow’s cruising the waters today. Current owner has decided to move up in size, now making this 66 Marlow available for immediate sale. Since purchasing the current owner has invested in many updates and has been proactive and preformed the 1000 Hr. CAT Service. “Joan’s Rondevous” is easy to see at the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club with 24 Hr. Notice.
Introduced at the Miami Boat Show in 2013 the Marlow 66 Explorer gained popularity quickly and the model has been in high demand since. “Joan’s Rondevous” is the newest Marlow 66 Explorer to hit the brokerage market and, and has been priced attractively in this new in-demand boat market. Her classic lines, attention to detail, superb craftsmanship, and the overall beauty of this yacht make her one of the most sought-after vessels in its class. Featuring a Command Bridge that provides the ability to cruise in the shallow waters of the Bahamas, the rest of the vessel provides all the comforts of home during extended offshore trips.
Boarding is a joy from the expansive swim platform or from one of the boarding entries on either port or starboard side. From the swim platform looking forward you will notice the unique divided transom with the single row of steps going up the middle of the stern up onto the cockpit. Once on the cockpit you will find two separate seating areas to the starboard and port aft corners of this space, each with a varnished teak table securely fixed to the deck. On the forward starboard corner of the cockpit there is storage space along with a docking station equipped with throttle controls and bow and stern thrusters. On the port side, are steps leading up to the upper aft deck with a door under these steps that provides access to the crew quarters and engine room.
The Salon is accessed from the aft deck through wide double doors. Upon entry, you will notice the classic high gloss teak and holy flooring that ties in with the teak walls and cabinetry throughout the yacht. Elegant Camphor burl has been used in strategic locations as an accent. To starboard there is a large TV on a lift with an AV Cabinet that houses the Direct TV and Bose Surround sound system. To port “Joan's Rondevous” has a beautiful large slightly curved settee that is directly across from the TV. The aft starboard corner of the room houses a wine cooler under counter with glass storage above. The center of the room is accented by a built in wet bar that has 3 stools. The Bar has a sink, ice maker, and lots of storage. This salon is perfect for entertaining. The forward cabinetry has great storage for extended cruising.
Forward of the salon and up three steps brings you to the galley and dining area. The galley is well equipped and outfitted even for the most demanding of chefs. Seviche Granite countertops offer plenty of surface area in this space with ample storage all the way around. Just forward of the galley you will find a large U-shaped dining area with comfortable seating and table space with additional storage to both port and starboard. The 360 degree views from this dining area allow for a relaxed environment to soak in the beauty of your surroundings.
Mechanical / Electrical
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 equipment placement providing easy access for maintenance. Attention to detail enables key maintenance access making it an owner-operator friendly vessel. The twin sea chests provide all sea water to the engine room through redundant sea chests that are cross plumbed, 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. Two 21.5kW Onan generators in custom sound boxes and mounted forward in the engine room provide redundant electrical power at sea (each generator will independently carry the entire vessel’s electrical load). The dual, redundant and supplementary 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 hydraulic system is also found here in the engine room. The fuel tank is located at the vessel’s center of gravity which translates into no requirement of fuel management for trim or ballast, allowing all supply and return valves to remain open unless equipment isolation is desired. Fuel levels can be checked via sight tube mounted up against the fuel tank on the forward part of the engine room where it is easily accessed and viewed. Aft are the Seatorqe oil filled shaft systems for each shaft which greatly reduce friction, increase overall performance and reduce vibration contributing to the Marlow Explorer’s reputation for a “smooth ride.” 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 transmit 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 and pumps, redundant water pump and water distribution manifold.
The Command Bridge on “Joan's Rondevous” provides a 360 degree view giving you great sight lines while navigating. Fully equipped with an array of navigational tools including 3 large Garmin Screens, Autopilot, Yacht Controller, VHF radios,and numerous other navigation aids, she is a dream vessel for any owner/captain. There are 2 Stidd captains’ chairs mounted at the helm with all navigational equipment at your fingertips. On the port aft corner of this space there is a large Subzero refrigerator and to starboard you will find a large seating area ideal for lounging or dining. Ample storage throughout the entire command bridge.
Aft of the Command Bridge, the upper aft deck on “Joan's Rendevous” houses an outdoor entertainment area that includes a grill, sink, plenty of storage, and a big deck space that holds the tender while underway.
The master stateroom is full beam and provides warmth and comfort. The king size bed is center-line with abundant drawer storage and hanging lockers to either side of the bed. The head is aft with his and hers heads with sinks and storage with a shared shower on center.To starboard there is a comfortable bench/seating area with a large hanging locker on either side. On the port side you find a large vanity area with a row of drawers aft and a hanging locker forward. Additional storage is located in drawers beneath the bed and in the deck below. Shoji screens to port and starboard permit light to enter the stateroom while providing privacy in marinas.
The VIP is spacious and welcoming for your guests. A large elevated bed sits center-line with drawer storage underneath. Hanging lockers are found to either side of the bed and two additional storage cabinets are located to port and starboard above the bed. This room has private access to its own VIP head.
Port Guest Stateroom
This stateroom provides two single berths, hanging locker, and drawer storage. Large portholes allow natural light to brighten the room. The en-suite guest head has plenty of storage for toiletries and a large walk-in shower.
Starboard Guest Stateroom
This stateroom was built as a fourth stateroom that has spacious upper and lower bunks with a nightstand with storage and hanging locker. The area has a sliding curtain on tracks encloses the room if privacy is desired by your guests.
The crew quarters has a separate private entrance from the rest of the sleeping areas. This space is configured with a Queen sized single berth, head with shower, hanging lockers, drawers and bins, refrigerator, and TV to the starboard side. The starboard side has been built with storage cabinets and are perfect for spare parts..