Marquis Yachts Receives Prestigious “Best of the Best” Award

March 29, 2013 – Marquis Yachts, LLC, builders of Marquis brand ultra-premium quality yachts has been distinguished by receiving the highly coveted Asian Yachting Best of the Best yacht award. The award is sponsored by BMW and Asia Boating magazine and recognizes a single company for designing and building the ultimate best quality yacht. 

Marquis executives accepted this award during a black tie event staged at the InterContinental Sanya Resort in Sanya, China.  Attending the event was Irwin L. Jacobs, co-owner of Marquis Yachts, LLC, Robert VanGrunsven, President of Marquis Yachts and Michael Marcotte, General Manager of Poly Marquis, the company’s affiliate in Asia. More than 350 invited guests representing the world’s most respected marine, aviation and automotive brands attended this highly prestigious red carpet event.

The Asian Yachting’s Best of the Best award is a pinnacle achievement within the global yacht building industry. The company receiving this distinction reflects the consensus of 20 highly regarded industry experts who select a single company to represent the world’s best.

“The panel of experts chose Marquis because the yachts we build represent superior design, world class engineering, ultra-premium quality materials and expert craftsmanship” stated Robert VanGrunsven, President of Marquis Yachts and a 37 year veteran of the yacht building industry.  “It’s an honor to be recognized as having accomplished our goal of designing and building the undisputed best yachts in the world. I’m thrilled to bring this award back to America and share it with my fellow Marquis employees who have all contributed to this achievement.  This recognizes our combined passion, experience and skill and once again validates that Marquis is designing and building the best.” 

‘Being selected as Best of the Best among this select group of nominees puts us at the very top of an impressive line-up of yacht builders from Europe, Asia, South Africa and America.’ commented co-owner of Marquis Yachts, LLC, Irwin L. Jacobs.  ‘This is the second time in the past six months that Marquis has been recognized and awarded for building best quality yachts (Marquis Yachts received a Best of the Best award at the recent Fort Lauderdale Boat Show). It proves once again that the American based Marquis yacht yard is setting the bar very high for yacht builders throughout the world”. 

Marquis Yachts, LLC is an independent and privately held American yacht builder owned by business partners Irwin L. Jacobs and John Paul DeJoria.  The brand is represented throughout the world by a network of independent businesses.  For additional information about the company and the yachts it builds visit or .