The Marlow Legend 37 is the second model to be launched since David Marlow (of Marlow motoryachts fame) took over the Legend Yachts brand two years ago. In the 1990s, Legend had a factory building cruising yachts in Dorset and several key features that made those yachts so popular in the UK remain on the new versions.

For a more details, see the recent full-length Marlow Legend 37 review, or take a look at the boat for yourself with reporter, Rupert Holmes who recorded this Marlow Legend 37 video at the London Boat show earlier this year.




The cruising features that immediately catch the eye are the lack of a backstay, the metal arch to keep the mainsheet clear of the cockpit and the large pushpit seats in the aft corners of the cockpit. These combine to create a stress-free family cockpit area all the way to the stern.

The folding wheel is another nice touch removing a large obstacle whenever the boat is at rest.

Down below, the galley is the focus of attention with plenty of work surfaces and room for a built-in microwave, a front-opening fridge and more. American designs tend to emphasise home comforts in a way that Europeans do not, so this is bound to be popular with families and sociable groups.

For an interesting comparison see the recent Beneteau Oceanis 35 video or Rustler 37: First Look Video.

Written by: Rupert Holmes
Rupert Holmes has more than 70,000 miles of offshore cruising and racing experience, in waters ranging from the North Sea to the Southern Ocean and Cape Horn. He writes about all aspects of boat ownership and marine travel, including destinations, seamanship and maintenance, as well as undertaking regular new boat and gear tests. He currently sails around 5,000 miles per year and in the past couple of seasons has cruised from the UK to the Azores, as well as winning his class in the 2014 two-handed Round Britain and Ireland Race. He also owns two yachts, one based in the Mediterranean and the other in the UK.