The Rebirth of Mainship
In the summer of 2012, David Marlow, owner of Marlow Yachts, acquired the sailboat brand Hunter Marine and the iconic trawler brand “Mainship”.
Since that time David Marlow and his design team in Alachua, FL have designed four new trawler models Marlow Pilot 31, Marlow Pilot 32, Marlow Pilot 37 and more recent the Marlow Pilot 34. Building upon much of the design ideas that came from the Mainship brand coupled with many new ideas and techniques added from David Marlow’s success with his Marlow Yacht brand, the new Marlow Pilots are simply stunning.
From the high tech offshore capable construction of Nida-Core to replace balsa-core, Kevlar added along with stitched FRP fabrics, vinyl ester resins and the elimination of the chopper gun from the construction process to create better glass to resin ratios, the new Marlow Pilots are proving themselves with a resurgence back into the trawler market.
Technologies developed by Marlow are being integrated to allow classification to high international standards, far exceeding minimum criteria described or imposed by regulatory authorities worldwide. This new line of Marlow trawlers with others in development now will challenge all similar products in value, capability, performance, seaworthiness and quality with the mission statement to “Build Simply The Best”.