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Marquis 420 Sport Coupe (2009-)
Marquis 420 Sport Coupe (2009-)
Marquis Yachts tells us that their boats have a new level of attention to detail that rivals top-tier builders. The typical Marquis Yachts customer is an owner/operator with average boating skills who is also looking for quality and modern Euro-styling.

Key Features

  • Cherry wood cabinetry and trim throughout with high-gloss Marquis jewel finish
  • Hand-laid, molded fiberglass components featuring composite laminate hullsides, decks, & cabintops
  • Tinted, tempered safety glass frameless window systems
  • Unitized deck, cockpit, & cabintop construction with integral aluminum truss reinforcement in cabintop structure
  • Solid fiberglass laminate hull bottoms with Knytex substrates & vinylester barrier coat
  • Electric fly by wire steering - Volvo IPS engines
  • Trim tabs - Lectrotab, 4 stainless steel flat planes
  • Volvo IPS joystick control

Specifications

Marquis 420 Sport Coupe (2009-) Specifications
Length Overall 43' 7''
13.3 m
Dry Weight 31,000 lbs.
14,061 kg
Beam 13'11''
4.2 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3' 7''
1.2 m
Fuel Cap 300 gal.
1,136 L
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap 140 gal.
530 L
Max Headroom 6' 5''
2 m
Bridge Clearance 13' 9''
4.2 m
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Marquis 420 Sport Coupe (2009-) Engine options
Std. Power Volvo Penta IPS 550G (gas) - 400 hp
Tested Power Currently no test numbers
Opt. Power 2 x 330-hp Volvo Penta IPS450 D6
2 x 370-hp Volvo Penta IPS500 D6
Volvo Penta D6 IPS600 - 435 hp

Marquis 420 Sport Coupe (2009-) Line Drawing

Marquis 420 Sport Coupe (2009-) Captain's Report

Marquis Yachts 420 Sport Coupe

Designing success --

It starts with the design. Marquis Yachts utilizes the talents of Italian Naval Architectural firm Nuvolari-Lenard. They are most famous for their work with megayacht manufacturers Palmer Johnson and Oceanco. Now those are custom made megayachts, so the question becomes, when did this prestigious design team start working with production line builders? The answer is, they didn’t, at least not in the plural sense. Marquis Yachts is the only production line builder that they design for.

Details, details...

Moving to the nuts and bolts of the 420 Sport Cruiser, we like how the cockpit deck is all on one level. This is a very comfortable arrangement since no one is at a higher level when entertaining. Marquis Yachts 420 SC is built for spending the days on deck and the nights below. The gathering area, as well as the galley, is up on the main deck and the lower deck is reserved for the head and staterooms only. In the galley, the woodwork is second to none, and not only in the fit and finish. Marquis Yachts uses African zebrano hardwood extensively, and one single piece is used where wood is joined, so the grain will all match perfectly. The entire boat is, to a great extent, customizable to each buyer. Things like wood choices, counter tops, placement of cabinets, custom entertainment centers, any special requests short of removing structural bulkheads are met by Marquis Yachts' in-house construction team.

Marquis Yachts 420 Sport Coupe

Note how the pedestal is angled to close in on the seated occupants when at dining height, but moves away when retracted to coffee table height. Check out the hinged leafs and inlaid wood. The black trim is Steinway finish. The outside deck is teak, inside is Brazilian cherry.

Let’s get specific...

Let’s take a close look at the galley as an example. The hardwood is silver lacquered in-house and has a gloss finish that rivals the stainless appliances seen in other boats. The counter is separated from the main gathering and dining area by an ornamental decorative green Lexan glass. To either side of the galley, you can see the “single piece of wood” technique come into play in the entertainment center and the liquor cabinet. The hatchway leading below is also hardwood, but this time it is laid out in a matchbook pattern. The cockpit table is inlaid wood and mounted on an electrically actuated pedestal that is angled to get closer to the occupants as it rises to dining height, and moves away as it lowers to coffee table height. We love the aft cockpit design. Not only do the aft doors open fully to bring the inside together with the outside, if you’re entertaining a large crowd… hit a switch and the transom lounge extends over the swim platform giving over 60 sq. ft. of cockpit space. Retract it and the swim platform becomes a larger play space on sunny days.

Marquis Yachts 420 Sport Coupe

Notice how the wood grain matches all the way from the entertainment center to the liquor cabinet. It’s all made from a single piece of wood. The dinette table is on an angled telescoping base. Check out the amount of natural light entering the salon.

But it’s not all tinsel and glamour...

Even with all of the quality that goes into the Marquis Yachts 420 SC, as with any yacht there are still a few items that could use improvement. First, like aboard many Euro-style boats, you can’t stand at the helm unless the sunroof is open. There must be a way to recess an area of the deck behind the helm without causing too much trouble in the deck below. Otherwise, perhaps raise the overhead? The IPS joystick is mounted on the left of the console. When backing into a slip, typical operators of the 420 SC tend to stand in the center of the deck, to port of the helm, face aft, and use the left hand to operate the joystick with all around visibility. We’d still rather have the joystick mounted outboard on the console and look out the side window at the approaching dock.

Specifications...

The Marquis Yachts 420 SC has a LOA of 43’ 7” (13.3 m), a beam of 13’ 11” (4.2 m), and a draft of 3’ 7” (1.2 m). Her loaded weight is 31,000 lbs. (14,061 kg), she has a fuel capacity of 300 gallons (1,136 L), and she carries 140 gallons (530 L) of water. Marquis Yachts reports a top speed of over 40 mph, and we’ll be doing a full test of the 420 SC soon, to verify that as well as get her best cruise and range figures.

If you are looking for a yacht of exceptional quality that rivals luxury superyachts, while still keeping the size manageable enough for a typical owner/operator, then the Marquis Yachts 420 SC might just be the boat for you. We’ve touched on just a few of the many features that make this yacht a standout, but stay tuned for our full test and walk-through. There’s so much more to see. With a base price of just under $637,000, however, the yacht isn’t inexpensive, but if inexpensive is what you’re looking for... there are plenty of other choices for you. That’s one customer request Marquis Yachts isn’t about to compromise on.



Standard and Optional Equipment

Marquis 420 Sport Coupe (2009-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
Autopilot Optional
GPS/Chart Optional
Radar Optional
VHF Radio Optional
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Standard
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
TV/DVD Standard
Washdown: Fresh Water Optional
Washdown: Raw Water Optional
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Standard
Galley
Icemaker Optional
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Shower Standard
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Generator Standard
Vacuum Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Marquis 420 Sport Coupe (2009-) Warranty

Marquis 420 Sport Coupe (2009-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.

Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

Marquis 420 Sport Coupe (2009-) Price

Marquis 420 Sport Coupe (2009-) Price
Pricing Range $637,000.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.


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