Marlow Mainship 32 will debut in Miami


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” brand.

“I am excited, filled with pride and enthusiasm to bring this fine brand back to the boating public with a new 32-foot sedan trawler filled with features that exceed today’s boaters’ demands,” Marlow said in a statement.

The Mainship 32 follows the all-new Marlow Hunter 40, which was introduced in October at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md.

Last August, Marlow Acquisitions purchased all of the assets of Hunter Marine Corp. and selected assets, including the molds, tooling and branding rights to Mainship. The new Marlow Mainship 32 will be built by Marlow Hunter at its manufacturing facility in Florida; the Hunter sailboat brand has been built for 40 years without an interruption.

“We have maximized the prodigious talent in engineering, design and craftsmanship at Marlow Hunter to bring the new Mainship line to the boating marketplace,” Marlow said in a statement.

Since the purchase, the company’s strategic plan has been “to diversify into trawler production,” Marlow Hunter president John Peterson said. This first boat from “America’s Trawler” will begin the development of a full line of cruising trawlers from Marlow Mainship, Peterson said in a statement.

In addition to the Marlow Hunter sailboats, and now the Marlow Mainship trawlers, the company has continued to build the Gemini catamaran on an OEM basis.

“Bottom line — with these three brands under the Marlow Hunter roof the critical mass to achieve a superior level of quality at affordable pricing to boaters worldwide is cemented,” Peterson said. “The ingredients to thrive, if I dare use that word, are in place.”

The company said the Marlow Mainship 32 has a classical, yet sweeping line with a fold-down swoop transom, providing access and boarding to a large cockpit.

Featuring comfortable and attractive matching companion and navigator seats, which are equipped with a refrigerator and/or an ice maker, the company said this stylish, yet practical cruiser is ready for a day, a week or a month in complete comfort. The upper salon with sliding patio doors has seating for six.

Built on a 32-foot hull with a 10-foot, 2-inch beam, the trawler has the look of a nimble lightweight fighter with heavyweight features, the company said. The twin Yanmar engines use the technology driven by Marlow Yachts Velocijet Strut Keels for protection, stability and performance.

Below is a galley designed with a drop-in freezer, as well as a refrigerator, Corian counter tops and a two-burner electric stove top with a convection microwave/oven, the company said. A berth measures 6 feet, 5 inches. Twin port and starboard seating below allows extra guests comfort.

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