Leaving nothing to chance is a credo for Marlow Yachts. As I walked through the 49E, I found incredible fit and finish wherever I looked. An obvious example is the beautifully bookmatched teak planks, all from a single log purchased, sawed and installed at the company’s factory (built from scratch by Marlow) near Xiamen, China. There are art-quality, 316L stainless-steel fittings fabricated, welded and polished to an imperfection-free finish. A closer inspection reveals color-coded plumbing and number-referenced electrical wiring harnesses for easy refits and troubleshooting — the list of well-considered features, born in the crucible of yacht builders’ and owners’ experiences, is thorough.