Marquis 630 Sport Yacht receives Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show’s ‘Best of the Best’ Award

Marquis Yachts and the new Marquis 630 Sport Yacht was presented with the ‘Best of the Best’ Award during the recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The Marquis 630 Sport Yacht was pronounced the ‘Best of the Best’ during a gala ceremony sponsored by AIM (Active Interest Media).  “The Editor’s Choice Award was developed to recognize the best production and semicustom yachts in the world,” AIM Executive Gary DeSanctis said. “It (the Best of the Best Award) is the only one of its kind that honors builders on a global perspective.” A select team of noted boating experts was given the task to choose the outstanding boat. George Sass Jr., the selection team’s director and editor-in-chief of Power & Motoryacht magazine says ‘the award reflects renewed vigor, confidence, and innovation among builders.’

The new, award winning, Marquis 630 Sport Yacht, which was introduced in February 2012, was recognized for its superior craftsmanship and flawless interior joinery.  The iconic, sleek lines of this new yacht deliver a striking visual impression that distinguishes a Marquis from other brands.  Also recognized was the dramatic functionality of the single level saloon floor plan which integrates the cockpit, saloon, galley and lower helm station into a single level environment.  Twin Volvo engines coupled with IPS pod drives deliver a thrilling 31 knot top end speed.

‘Receiving the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show’s ‘Best of the Best’ award from this prestigious group of marine experts is an honor that clearly classifies the Marquis 630 as a profoundly innovative and extraordinarily impressive World Class yacht’ stated Robert VanGrunsven, President of Marquis Yachts, LLC.  ‘Being recognized by your peers for designing the best yacht in its class brings a great sense of pride to our entire organization including our clients throughout the world who currently own yachts built by Marquis.’

Marquis Yachts, LLC is an independent and privately owned company. Premium quality Marquis brand yachts are engineered and built at the company’s American ship yard and represented throughout the world by a network of independent dealers.