2005 Marquis 65 Flybridge MY
Distinguished for its upscale Italian design and superyacht-style amenities, the Marquis 65 Motor Yacht was launched by Carver in 2004, a year after the success of the Marquis 59. Designed from the ground up by a world-renowned team of naval architects and yacht designers famed for their award-winning superyacht work, including Donald L. Blount (hull and performance); Nuvolari and Lenard (exterior and interior design, with A La Mer décor), and Ward’s Marine Electrical (electrical, control, and navigational systems). The Marquis 65 features sleek aerodynamic lines emphasized by the sweep from windshield to aft bridge deck and up to radar arch and hardtop. And her unibody construction—deck, house, sole, is solidly engineered for rigidity—no squeaking, leaks, or torquing. DECKED OUT’s sweeping lines make her appear much longer, and CAD design technology has enabled her designers to optimize the interior volume for headroom, storage space, and comfortable ergonomic living areas.
Exterior areas are optimized for outdoor entertaining and relaxing, especially the flybridge, which is climate-controlled for year-round cruising comfort. A four-sided enclosure was new in 2022, along with updated electronics and stereo system. Bridge entertainment center features a curved wet bar with two bar stools, fridge, icemaker (new 2022), and storage under the hardtop. Main seating is a curved settee with table opposite bar on portside. A large standalone full-sized Blaze 316 marine grade stainless-steel gas (propane) barbecue grill is on the starboard side of bridge aft deck open area along with movable deck chairs. Spiral glass stairs lead down to main salon, or aft molded stairs lead down to cockpit with built-in seating along transom and table for outdoor dining or relaxing. The bow area features new (2022) sunpads for lounging and the option to use the older sunpad arrangement that is still in good condition.
Access to the main salon is via magnificent curved mirrored glass sliders are framed by stainless-steel tracks and feature a screen to keep bugs out. DECKED OUT’s interior is an elegant, timeless style with the architectural details and high-end materials associated with superyachts! Well matched cherry veneers add richness throughout the interior and contrasts beautifully with the cream color leather sofas, barrel chairs, and carpet. A free-standing dining table that seats six, features the signature N & L starburst motif in the surface. Bright and airy with large windows to visually expand the interior’s open floorplan, yet well designed to define specific areas—galley, dining, salon, lower helm). Lower-level accommodations are opulent without ostentation, designed to maximize comfort.
DECKED OUT is a pleasure to drive and easily owner operated as she has upgraded navigation electronics, bow and stern thrusters, trim tabs, and responsive steering.
MAJOR 149K PRICE REDUCTION ON THIS SUPER CLEAN YACHT!!! Owner says SELL NOW!! Only 20 minutes from NOLA Airport and easy to see....Call today to arrange viewing of this outstanding vessel!
“Decked Out” is a great opportunity to purchase a well-loved and well-founded Marquis Motoryacht in excellent condition! Owners’ change of life plans leads to their parting with what has been their pride and joy and great escape platform! Their stewardship of this award-winning Motoryacht has consisted of excellent maintenance, continuous upgrades and aesthetic improvements which have resulted in a vessel arguably better than new! The “key features” list below says it all and should tell you not to miss this one (please read entire list)! She is only a 30 minute ride from the New Orleans International Airport so call Ron and make your arrangements to see her asap. You will NOT be sorry!
Carver brought in renowned naval architect Donald L. Blount for advice on hull lines and performance. It tapped Ward's Marine Electric, a company with a great history of its own, to specify the electrical, control and navigational systems for the yachts. And after looking worldwide, Carver enlisted the Venetian design team of Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard for the exterior styling. The Italian duo also laid out the interior arrangement and worked with A La Mer on the décor.
The use of a team with this depth of experience is common for the world's largest custom superyachts, where cost is no object, but it is a bit unusual for a production boat company such as Carver to carry planning to this extent. The result is worth whatever Carver invested, for the Marquis 65 went well beyond my expectations. Built entirely in Wisconsin with uncompromising attention to the preferences of American buyers, the yacht is an exceptional combination of styling, accommodation and performance that has an undeniable Italian flair, yet is heir to the tradition of spacious comfort pioneered over the years by the Carver Mariners.
One can board the 65 Marquis via the stern rather than the side bulwark gate, across a sizable platform that can be dropped to water level for swimming or even lower for launching and retrieving a small tender. Up a few steps, and you arrive at the curved stainless-framed glass salon door, where you'll find a little something extra: a screen. Blessed as this land of ours is with mosquitoes, black flies and no-see-ums, the screen is very sensible, and it rolled effortlessly into place.
Beyond the entry lay an uninterrupted vista that took in the salon, dining room, galley, pilothouse and the horizon ahead. It is not easy to keep such a space from looking long and narrow, especially when a yacht carries full side decks, but the designers achieved it through a combination of several techniques. First, there is an abundance of windows along the sides of the house, expanding the apparent width of the room. Second, partial dividers-the port one holding the galley's refrigerator/freezer and the starboard one serving as a base for the open glass stairs to the flying bridge-visually differentiate the salon from the remainder of the deck. Finally, the pilothouse helm area is elevated slightly, providing a better view for the captain, who sits centerline on a comfortable Stidd helm chair, and his guests, who can relax nearby on the circular settee forward of the galley.
The feeling here, and throughout the Marquis, is one of refined modernity. There are no sharp corners, with joinery-edge moldings and bulkhead knuckles displaying large radii that are attractive and safe at sea. All woodwork is cherry with a deep, high-gloss finish. Veneer grain patterns are well matched, and many countertops are cut from burl to offer visual contrast.
The dining table is a work of art in itself, in appearance and function. The oval tabletop has a starburst veneer pattern, with Nuvolari and Lenard's trademark curved diamond in the center, a theme echoed in the saloon overhead and the backs of the dining chairs. The tabletop is mounted on a sturdy, fixed center post, but it slides outboard to create a wider passageway fore and aft when not in use.
Cream colors were selected for the carpets and overheads aboard our test boat, along with lighter colors for the leather chairs and settees, but décor and some other design elements are largely up to the buyer. Kim Riley, Carver's director of communications, and Randy Peterson, manager of propulsion and systems engineering, explained that while Carver does not offer customization of the Marquis 65, the company would consider reasonable "special options" in addition to the extensive list of "owner preference items" that forms part of the yacht's specifications.
TEST CAPTAIN’S FEEDBACK:
"The Marquis 65 is a dream under way, both at sea and in tight quarters. She rides like a much larger yacht, yet handles like one much smaller. We ran at speed through some confused slop offshore, and her quick response to the rudders and trim tabs hoisted the bow easily as we turned into the seas and passed a boat 30 feet longer having a much tougher time of it. We had bow and stern thrusters, which are nice but not necessary, and did not have stabilizers. Frankly, I didn't miss them-I assumed they were fitted and operating until I looked for the controls. Our test boat carried an optional crew cabin abaft the engine room, but the Marquis 65 is well within the capabilities of a skilled owner-operator. To me, half the pleasure of this yacht would be in driving her."
Upon entering the salon through the finely crafted curved stainless steel and glass salon doors, you will find a beautiful contemporary interior. The salon features wooden floors throughout, with ample overhead and indirect LED lighting with rocker light switches, The gorgeous satin gloss handcrafted wood lighted cabinetry complements the coffee table and large settee couch to port and the custom cabinetry with built-in Hi-Low TV system to starboard.
2019 Northstar Axis RIB 13’ Tender (with new Teak flooring) with a low-hour 50 HP EFI Yamaha engine!!!
Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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