Harbor Lady II is a very special Marlow 65' Explorer with spaces similar to a 70E Marlow with Euro transom. Swim platform access from a floating dock is better on the 65C model like Harbor Lady II. The overall length of the vessel, including the swim platform, is 74'. The boat deck on Harbor Lady II has been extended over the aft deck seating creating a larger veranda above with full railings used for entertaining, yet chocks can still be fitted and a dinghy installed as desired.
Aesthetically the roof extension lines up well with the traditional non raked transom and looks like the boat was originally built that way. The fit and finish of the Marlow's satin "honey teak" paneling and teak and holly soles is incredible with seams still tight and everything fitting well. Marlow joiner work is among the best by production yacht builders.
On the main deck Harbor Lady II has a large pilothouse with dining settee and open galley and doors on each side to walkaround side decks and stairs to the flybridge and forward steps to the guest staterooms.
Aft of the galley is the main salon with large windows, comfortable "built in" seating, and a private staircase to the master stateroom. There is eye level visibility from the pilot house and galley looking aft into the main saloon.
Below deck is a Queen bed V.I.P. stateroom forward with ensuite head and shower. On the portside there is a crisscross stateroom with two single beds with ensuite head and shower; all the way aft is a spacious master stateroom. Aft of the stateroom area, separated by hull to deck fuel tanks is the engine room and crew quarters. In an emergency, occupants of the master stateroom can come up to the main deck from two different staircases.
Marlow's are very solidly built yachts with large molds for component parts providing a very solid feel underway. Marlow also utilizes a velocijet keel/tunnel system that improves propeller protection and provides shallow draft.
The Marlow hull is semi displacement and preforms very economically between 8 and 12 knots (1 to 3 gallons per mile fuel consumption). She can also outrun bad weather at close to 20 knots when needed and loves deep water. At 98% load speed is close to 20 knots in deep water and fuel consumption is about 80 gallons per hour; then Fuel consumption is approximately 4 gallons per mile.
Head room in most areas of the boat is 6'8" to 6'10" which is incredible for a yacht this size. Although the model is referred to as a Marlow 65 explorer, she is actually 74' from bow to stern, including the swim platform.