Marlow (Mainship/Hunter)

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.

Marlow Yachts honored with AIM award

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 adds distributor in Asia

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

Marlow Yachts looks to build on recent success

Despite the lagging economy, Marlow Yachts is growing. In the summer of 2011 David Marlow purchased the Merrill-Stevens Drydock Co., which has become Marlow Merrill-Stevens. The original shipyard in Miami was incorporated in 1885, making Marlow Merrill-Stevens the oldest shipyard in operation today, according to the company. The property is 12 acres and Marlow is…more

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New era begins for Marlow

Lessons of a lifetime drive diversified builder’s plans for newly acquired Hunter, Mainship, Luhrs David Marlow, the owner of Marlow Acquisitions, brings to boatbuilding the lessons he learned as a child. Marlow, who acquired the assets of Hunter Marine Corp. out of bankruptcy Aug. 1, as well as selected assets of Mainship and Luhrs, spent…more

Marlow-Hunter launches 33-footer

Marlow-Hunter LLC, recently established as the operating company of Marlow Acquisitions LLC, successfully launched its first completed boat with a Marlow-Hunter 33. A new logo depicting the 40th year in business also made its debut as Marlow-Hunter begins to build for the new model year starting in September, according to the company. New ads under…more

Marlow anxious to get Hunter, Mainship going

David Marlow didn’t sit still for very long Thursday after completing the purchase of Hunter Marine and selected assets of Mainship and Luhrs. Instead, he spent the day assessing Hunter’s Alachua, Fla., facility. “I am seated at Hunter-Alachua for the first day after funds were transferred to complete the purchase,” Marlow told Soundings Trade Only…more

Marlow completes Hunter acquisition

The sale of Hunter Marine Corp., as well as selected assets of Mainship Corp. and Luhrs Corp., to Marlow Acquisitions is official. That’s according to a letter to Hunter dealers sent today by Hunter sales director Greg Emerson. “Mr. [David] Marlow was here with John Peterson and I until late last night discussing details and…more

Marlow outlines the future for its new lines

Marlow Acquisitions owner David Marlow wants to make clear his intention to lift Hunter and Mainship to the next level. In an email sent to Soundings Trade Only, Marlow said that process will begin with the assets it has accumulated in talents and history, “minus the onerous financial conditions that stifled creative thinking and passion…more

Marlow signs Hunter lease for Florida facility

In response to concerns that Hunter Marine will begin manufacturing in China after its sale to Marlow Acquisitions LLC, president John Peterson and new owner David Marlow have spoken out. “As part of the [asset purchase agreement] a lease for the facility in Alachua [Fla.] was signed between Marlow and Bank of America,” said Peterson,…more

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Luhrs goal: save all brands

Boatbuilding for each would be moved into the Hunter plant if bankruptcy process goes favorably Ask John Peterson what it’s been like to handle bankruptcy proceedings as both president of one of the companies filing and chief restructuring officer and he doesn’t hesitate. He calls it the “most challenging endeavor anybody could ever undertake.” “It’s…more

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