Marquis Yachts built its reputation on building premium coupe, sedan and flybridge yachts, but a new dawn is on the horizon for the Pulaski, Wisconsin, builder, thanks to a soon-to-be-launched 42-foot sport/day boat.
“The Marquis 42 will have a sporty, high-end feel to it,” said Josh Delforge, vice president of design and engineering for Marquis Yachts. “It is the beginning of what will evolve into a comprehensive line of sport/day boats of varying sizes.”
The boat is being built with input from designers at Donald L. Blount and Associates. “The hull will be all fiberglass with coring used in strategic areas,” said Delforge. "We’re working closely with the naval architects at Blount and Associates to minimize the use of exotic materials like carbon fiber and Kevlar to keep the price point and overall displacement where we want it. The 42 will still be an amazing performer, with either twin 480-hp Cummins inboard diesels or twin 300- to 425-hp outboards. We expect a top-end of about 35 knots with the diesels and 40-plus knots with the twin 425-hp outboards.”
Inside the gunwales will be an open cockpit area with plenty of room for relaxing and lounging. Below will be a small cabin with mini galley and an enclosed head with separate shower.
Marquis Yachts 42 hull number one is currently under construction. It will debut at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October.
Dry weight: 19,000 lbs.
Fuel: 230 gals.
Water: 60 gals.
Waste: 35 gals.
Power: (2) 480-hp Cummins diesel inboards or (2) 300- to 425-hp 4-stroke outboards