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Available for SaleTRAILBLAZER82' 2005 Marlow 

*Preliminary Listing - new Photography and updated specifications coming soon.*

26 North Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Worth Avenue Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


LOA: 82' (25 m)
Beam: 20' (7 m)
Hull Material: Composite
Fuel Capacity: 3,000 gal (11,357 L)
Fresh Water Capacity: 500 gal (1,893 L)
Flag: United States
Location: Florida, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Build Year: 2005
Builder: Marlow
Model: Explorer 78E
Type: Motor Yachts
Cruising Speed: 21 Knots
Max Speed: 26 Knots



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.

Key Features

•tTruly a turnkey-ready-to-cruise yacht

•tFour staterooms plus crew

•tNew Isinglass

•tFresh soft goods

•tEasy 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 Owner's 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 are 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.

•t2 x Uline drawer style refrigerators

•t1 x Subzero 700bf drawer style freezer

•tSharp carousel microwave oven

•tGrohe faucets

•tGarbage disposal

•tHide away garbage bin

•tTeak louvered doors for cabinets

•tDacor 4-burner range

•tDacor oven

•tOverhead exhaust fan

•tFisher-Paykel drawer dishwasher

•tFranke stainless steel sink

•tCutting boards cover sink

•tTeak & holly floors

•tAsko washer and dryer

Owneru0027s Ensuite

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.

•tShoji screens

•tSony flat panel TV

•tDedicated direct TV receiver

•tSettee on the port side

•tDesk with chair

•tStorage lockers

•tTeak and holly floors

•tStainless port light windows

•tDucted air conditioning

•tCircular light bar over the king-size bed

VIP Stateroom

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.

•tSony flat panel TV

•tDedicated DirecTV receiver

•tKing-size berth

•tCustom comforters

•tDecorator pillows

•tIndirect 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 a separate shower. This stateroom is also finished with lighter wood with teak accented trim.

•tNightstand with mirror above

•tHanging locker

•tDecorator comforters

•tSony 15" flat panel TV

•tSeparate stall shower

Guest Stateroom

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.

•tAsko washer

•tAsko dryer

•tSony flat panel TV

•tDedicated direct TV receiver

•t2 x stainless portlights

Crew Quarters


•tSeparate shower

•tFlat panel tv

•tDirect tv receiver

Mechanical Equipment

The Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines give this yacht a swift 22-knot cruise and can be slowed down to give long-range cruising capabilities.

•tEngine hours: 3,500 (July 2022)

•t2 x Northern Lights 20kw genset

•tGenerator hours: Port 2,407; Starboard 2,294 (July 2022)

•t2 x Cablemasters on stern

•t2 x Cablemasters on bow

•tSidepower 20hp bow thruster

•tSidepower 15hp stern thruster

•tNaiad stabilizers

•tNewer AGM batteries

•tChilled water air conditioning

•tSea chest for all incoming saltwater

•tCommon drain system

•t1600 GPD Sea Recovery water maker

•tZeta rod

•tSpurs on shafts

•tNew bottom paint

•tFresh detail and varnish

•tNew style spray rail installed by Marlow Marine

•tNewer 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 the helm, bridge, and on remote. The total height with radar mast folded is 20'.

Lower Helm

•tFuruno Navtex NX-300

•t2 x Furuno GP-37 GPS WAAS navigators

•tFuruno Navnet

•tSimrad AP25 autopilot

•tStandard horizon spectrum VHF radio

•tRaymarine digital depth finder

•tRaymarine digital speed monitor

•tGarmin 5215 touchscreen radar/plotter 2010 w/24hd Radome

•tXM weather

Upper Helm

•tFuruno Navtex NX-300

•tFuruno Navnet

•tFuruno Gp-37 GPS/WAAS

•tSimrad Ap-25 autopilot

•tStandard Horizon spectrum VHF radio

•tCell phone signal booster


•tRaymarine Apparent wind monitor

•tWireless Yacht Controller 2011

•tGarmin 5215 touchscreen radar/plotter 2010

Deck Equipment

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.

•tWatertight transom door

•tRecessed cleats

•tCustom oval stainless steel hardware

•tDual entry from the swim platform and newer bridge enclosure

•tHydraulic davit 1600 lb. capacity

•tTeak deck

•tFolding radar mast

•tLiferaft 8-person capacity

•tElectric grill on the bridge

Recent Upgrades

June 2021

•tFull Hull, transom, and swim platform repaint Flag Blue

•tBottom Paint Seahawke Cukote with an extra coat at waterline

•tProp speed applied to props and shafts

•tNew zincs

•tRebuild trim tabs

•tInstall TV outlets in staterooms

•tInstall new LED lights and wiring in engine room

•tDrop and service stabilizers including replacement of upper and lower shaft seals and service bearing

•tInstall foot switch for windlass operation


•tUpgraded all interior lighting to LED

•tUpgraded cockpit lights to LED

•tNew LED spreader lights

•tBridge new custom speakers and sound system

•tNew custom table with leaf added main salon

•tNew anchor added and chains added

•tMain engines serviced

•tWatermakers serviced and rebuilt including new reverse osmosis membranes

•tNew soft goods throughout

•tNew fancy and everyday dining ware

July 2022

•tRefrigeration and Icemakers serviced

•tNew panels installed for flybridge enclosure

Broker Comments

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.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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