The 35th Marlow-Hunter Rendezvous is falling in conjunction with longtime dealer Specialty Yachts’ 50th anniversary this week.
Marlow Yachts, based in Palmetto, Fla., is owned by David Marlow, who also owns Marlow Marine Sales in Sarasota, Fla., Merrill-Stevens Boat Works in Miami and the Norseman Shipyard in China. Marlow acquired the assets of Hunter, Mainship and Luhrs in 2012 and builds yachts from 53 to 97 feet.
The Marlow-Mainship 32, the first launch since Marlow acquired the Mainship molds and rights in 2012, is being powered with Yanmar diesel engines. Many Mainships traditionally were powered by Yanmar, and the companies announced that Marlow-Hunter will work exclusively with Yanmar. The Marlow-Mainship 32 has twin Yanmar 4JH4-TCE 75 mph sail drives as a standard…more
Marlow-Hunter LLC said it has named Norton Yachts of Deltaville, Va., as its top dealer worldwide in sales and service. At its recent dealer awards event in Annapolis, Md., Marlow-Hunter sales director Greg Emerson said the company was proud to have Norton Yachts representing the brand. “This is not the first time that they have…more
The Marlow Marine Cruising Club, a worldwide owners association, held its 18th annual Spring Rendezvous April 25-28 at the Ocean Reef Club, a private resort in Key Largo, Fla. Members and guests arrived by boat, plane and car and were treated to a number of surprises, starting with an exterior washing of their boat upon…more
The first Mainship — now called the Marlow-Mainship 32, built since emerging from Chapter 11 restructuring and being purchased by Marlow-Hunter LLC — recently shipped. It’s the first Mainship produced since the company ceased operations in February 2012. “By expanding into the trawler market with the introduction of the Mainship line, it has allowed us…more
MIAMI BEACH — David Marlow introduced the Marlow Mainship 32 at the Miami International Boat Show as the first in a revival and upgrade of Mainship’s trawler line. The yellow-hulled sedan trawler — named Buttercup — is the first new design from Mainship since Marlow, the chairman of Marlow Yachts, purchased Mainship and Hunter sailboats’…more
Marlow Acquisitions LLC chairman David Marlow announced that the rebirth of “America’s Trawler” will take place Feb. 14-18 at the Miami International Boat Show with the unveiling of the new Marlow Mainship 32. Marlow Mainship plans a minimum of four new models during the next two model years to position itself as “America’s largest trawler”…more
Luhrs Corp. announced that new investors plan to build 25- to 50-foot boats again at St. Augustine Marine, which is not to be confused with the plant at which Luhrs used to manufacture boats in St. Augustine, Fla. That’s according to John Peterson, now president of Marlow-Hunter LLC, who told Soundings Trade Only that the…more
Marlow Yachts Ltd. was given the Active Interest Media Marine Group’s 2012 Editor’s Choice Award in the 80- to 100-foot Passagemaker category for its Marlow Explorer 97E during an Oct. 26 gala at the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. The AIM Group is composed of BoatQuest.com, Passagemaker, Power and Motoryacht, Sail, Show Management, Soundings, Trade…more
Marlow-Hunter LLC announced today that it signed Omina Marine Corp. Ltd. as a distributor in China, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam. Omina will operate out of its central location with a full sales and service center, including parts and customer service support from Shenzhen, China, the company announced. Chairman and managing director Wei Hong Zhuang, along…more