Marlow Yachts

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Marlow Yachts is a luxury yacht producer owned and founded by David Marlow, owner of the Marlow Marinas in Florida.[1] The company owns a shipyard in China that employs over 600 workers,[2] employs 750 workers in the Tampa Bay Area, and over 1,000 workers at another shipyard in Taiwan.[3] The company began operations in 2001 and as of 2008 offered sizes ranging from 38 to 78 feet in its Explorer yacht model.[4] Since that time, the company has produced yachts in excess of that length.[5] In 2011 Marlow's businesses acquired the Merrill-Stevens Drydock & Repair Co.'s main drydocks in Miami, Florida.[6] Marlow Yachts is also involved in the preservation of marinas and boat schools in the United States.[2][7]


  1. ^ "Fire Destroys 32-Foot Yacht". St. Petersburg Times. February 20, 1974. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Brian Bandell (July 1, 2011). "Palmetto marina owner Marlow buys historic Miami property". Tampa Bay Business Journal. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Yacht maker scraps Boat School plans". Mainebiz. July 22, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ Ed McKnew (2007). 2008 PowerBoat Guide. American Marine Publishing. p. 256. 
  5. ^ Paul Sullivan (August 31, 2012). "Indulging in a Yacht, but Still Minding the Expenses". New York Times. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ David Marlow (June 16, 2011). "Marlow Yachts Expands in Florida". Yachting Magazine. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  7. ^ Sharon Kiley Mack (August 12, 2011). "Eastport Boat School's future in question with withdrawal of entrepreneur's proposal". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved September 7, 2012.