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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
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 www.marquisyachts.com
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 designed and styled by Nuvolari-Lenard Naval Architecture, a world renowned yacht design firm located inVenice,Italy. Marquis Yachts are engineered and built at the company’s American ship yard and represented throughout the world by a network of independent dealers.AIM Award photo
Marquis embodies perfection in the art of yacht building.
Marquis' Corporate headquarters and yacht yard are located in the inland seas region of the United States where generations of skilled craftsmen have been building the world's finest yachts and ships since the early 1800's. This heritage runs through the veins of all who work at Marquis, bringing an experience and passion to our craft unmet anywhere else in the world.
Each Marquis is hand built by a team of vastly experienced yacht builders and technicians who are as passionate about building the finest yachts... as you are in owning one.
The prestige of the Marquis brand has been earned by building substantial vessels regarded by experienced yachtsmen throughout the world as superior in styling, design and construction. A Marquis reflects not only your sense of style but also your ability to own the best built yacht of its kind.
Marquis quality is strikingly different.
It is typical for other yacht builders to outsource the design and installation of electrical and plumbing systems as well as cabinetry construction, upholstery fabrication and other critical components. In doing this they are, in essence, assemblers of other company's products and are limited by their supplier's capabilities, timeframes and quality standards.
Marquis is unique and superior because we build nearly every subcomponent and critical system ourselves and are immersed in every minute detail in the creation of each vessel.
The results are yachts with the ultimate in distinctive style, unmatched fit and finish and proven operational reliability.
This quality and uncommon attention to detail says a lot about the Marquis brand and the person who owns one.
Whether you're entertaining at dockside or making an offshore passage in a Force 7 gale - a Marquis will never fail to impress all onboard.
Marquis is a substantial yacht. Substance not built from flamboyant promotions or superficial rhetoric. Marquis substance is tangible, built into our yachts by experienced craftsmen who only do things the right way - the Marquis way.
Marquis quality goes much deeper than the obvious. While all yachts are luxurious on the surface, all brands are not constructed to the same quality standards. Because Marquis is a substantial yacht, we have chosen to build all sport yachts and motor yachts to meet or exceed CE Class 'A' - Ocean standards - the most rigid and highly scrutinized CE category. We are not required to do this and you will be surprised how many of the other well known brands are not built to this high standard.
But the Marquis brand represents premium quality in every aspect of every yacht, even those areas deep within the bilge that you may never see.
The feeling you get while onboard a Marquis is like the feeling you have while driving your premium quality motor car.
Superior engineering and workmanship surrounds you and envelopes your senses. Seemingly small details combine to create an environment of supreme quality. This is an environment you are accustomed to. With Marquis you will never have to compromise your personal standards.
The Marquis Promise
The Marquis promise is as strong and dependable as the yachts we build.
Marquis yachts are supported throughout the world by a network of highly trained and experienced yacht specialists. If you are cruising America's Florida Keys, the French Rivera's Cote d'Azur, Asia's South Eastern Approaches or any other paradise throughout the world you will never be far from people who can help you select, outfit and maintain your beloved Marquis yacht.
The confidence we have in our ability to build the world's finest yachts is demonstrated by the limited warranty that backs every Marquis.
The Marquis limited warranty offers 10 year protection on hull construction, 5 years on osmotic blistering and 2 year comprehensive coverage on the yacht's systems and components. For more extensive information on the Marquis 10-5-2 limited warranty consult with your Marquis representative.
Every Marquis is outfitted with numerous and varied components - most of which carry their own limited warranty. All component vendors must qualify as a supplier to Marquis Yachts on the merits of their product's quality backed by their own limited warranty. Those selected vendors share our vision with a level of quality, urgency, commitment and resources equal to our own.
The 500 Sport Yacht is a recent creation from the American Marquis yacht yard. This is a very special vessel. Every last detail has been scrutinized to reflect Marquis Yacht’s outstanding reputation for obsessive attention to design detail and unmatched yacht construction quality
The 500 Sport Yacht can be operated from either the flybridge or the fully equipped salon helm station. Power is supplied by three Volvo Penta diesel engines coupled to IPS rotating pod drives – the most innovative and efficient engine/drive system available. The result is superb slow speed torque; thrilling top-end speed and exceptional joy stick controlled slow speed maneuverability. And, while powerful – this engine and drive combination is quieter and more efficient than traditional shaft driven propulsion systems.
The features incorporated into this yacht reflect forward thinking from the Marquis Yachts design team. The low profile sport bridge is for people who love fresh sea air and warm sunshine. There is no shortage of lounge space. Choose the privacy of the triple-wide foredeck lounge or the contoured bridge lounge or the spacious sun pad aft of the bridge.
With the opening of the aft bulkhead doors, galley, salon, cockpit and swim platform are integrated into a single level social area. For additional cockpit space the transom is moved aft with a simple touch of a button. Awe inspiring interior appointments include yacht finish woodwork custom crafted from a number of exotic hardwoods.
The prestige associated with the Marquis brand has been earned over time and is undisputed by the world’s most knowledgeable yachtsmen. The new Marquis 500 Sport Yacht reflects the knowledge of a highly refined owner that recognizes world class style and fine yacht quality.
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Marquis is pleased to unveil the exciting 660 Sport Yacht, which boasts a design pedigree developed from the creative minds of the Marquis design team. This breathtaking sport yacht carries the distinctive profile and integrated interior layout that makes Marquis Sport Yachts a symbol of prestige throughout the world.
Every detail within the Marquis 660 Sport Yacht demonstrates ultra premium execution quality. The craftsmanship & joinery are the finest you will find in a yacht, regardless of size. The materials selected to craft the interior and exterior features are supreme. The hull form has been designed specifically for the 660 Marquis. Sport yacht performance is provided by perfectly matched twin diesel engines coupled to joystick activated pod drives.
Entertaining is made simple with this forward-thinking design. featuring an integrated lower helm station, galley, salon, cockpit, and swim deck. Walk from area to area unimpeded by restrictive bulkhead doors, multiple steps or narrow hallways. The yacht’s cockpit and swim deck bring you closer to the sea you love. The bridge is an elegant environment in which to command the vessel and witness gorgeous seascapes. The new Marquis 660 delivers an unmatched level of quality, prestige, reliability and hospitality to its owners and those fortunate to be invited onboard.
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This Marquis 720 is an expansive and substantial vessel. It offers opulent living accommodations on three separate decks providing the owners and their guests with a widely variable selection of living and entertaining environments.
The Marquis 720 salon will likely be the place for social gatherings and evening dining. The adjacent gourmet galley and serving center is situated on the same floor level as the salon. This is a feature that is difficult to find in other brands of yachts but certain to be appreciated by those considering the Marquis 720.
Three separate staterooms (a fourth stateroom is available) and three head compartments (all equipped with dedicated showers) are situated below decks. The owner’s stateroom uses the yacht’s full 18’4″ beam to provide a true yacht grade living environment.
A unique feature on the Marquis 720 is the cabin located off the yacht’s transom and swim platform. This area can be utilized as captain’s quarters or as a sea side cabana complete with its own shower, head and sink.
The upper deck can be outfitted as either an enclosed pilot house or open air bridge.
As with all Marquis Motor Yachts, the 720 is built to comply with CE “A” Classification, the most stringent yacht construction specifications in the world. The new Marquis 720 is not only beautiful and well equipped but it’s built to cruise any body of water throughout the world making it a true global-class yacht.
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The 720 Fly Bridge reflects contemporary European design influence envisioned by Valentina Zannier of Venice, Italy. Ms. Zannier has directed the interior layout, design, and fine detailing of several recently built mega yachts. Her yacht design expertise is evident throughout this dramatic new Marquis.
Open grained, select oak hardwood is used to create bulkheads and cabinets. The salon sole is Brazilian cherry and serves as a beautiful backdrop for the handmade Italian leather furnishings from Calia Italia. Illumination throughout the yacht is provided by a combination of fixtures designed and constructed by Cantalupi of Viareggio, Italy. Oak cabinetry is carried forward throughout the yacht’s spacious galley, richly surrounded by intricately flecked and veined granite flooring and countertops. A dining table for six is adjacent to the galley. Below decks the opulence of the Zannier design continues throughout the yacht’s private staterooms.
The Master Stateroom is the owner’s private domain. Oak cabinets, drawers and hanging lockers are not only expertly crafted and beautifully finished but also designed to be highly functional for live aboard convenience. Deep pile Ralph Lauren carpet is used throughout the lower deck creating a luxuriously inviting atmosphere. The Master Bath with marble floor and counter tops is a showcase for yacht finish quality. The spacious stall shower is surrounded by an artistic pattern of Emperador marble tiles from Spain. Additional fine details include hand sewn leather appointments on the king sized bed pedestal and stainless steel accents on the cabinet surrounds.