Marlow Yachts is a luxury yacht producer owned and founded by David Marlow, owner of the Marlow Marinas in Florida. The company owns a shipyard in China that employs over 600 workers, employs 750 workers in the Tampa Bay Area, and over 1,000 workers at another shipyard in Taiwan. The company began operations in 2001 and as of 2008 offered sizes ranging from 38 to 78 feet in its Explorer yacht model. Since that time, the company has produced yachts in excess of that length. In 2011 Marlow's businesses acquired the Merrill-Stevens Drydock & Repair Co.'s main drydocks in Miami, Florida. Marlow Yachts is also involved in the preservation of marinas and boat schools in the United States.