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Marquis 65

Discussion in 'Marquis Yacht' started by JROliva, Jul 27, 2019.

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  1. johnnry

    johnnry Member

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    Hello JR, any decesion yet?? Was the princess yachts ever on your list??
  2. Scott Felstad

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    JR, how do you like that Prestige 500 Fly? Looking at one and also the Sea Ray 510 fly. Thanks so much.
  3. JROliva

    JROliva New Member

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    The Prestige is a lot of boat for the money BUT it comes with greater potential costs. The pod drives while great for maneuvering, require expensive maintenance and often suffer from water intrusion. The quality of the boat and interiors are not stellar. All in all, it’s a good boat for the price, in calm waters.
  4. Scott Felstad

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    Thanks a million, JR.
  5. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    The boat is also range limited. 160NM at cruise if you're figuring on a 20% reserve.
  6. LuvBigBoats

    LuvBigBoats Member

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    Picking up on this thread since I'm looking at these too.
    Capt J--are your views on the Marquis boats here for the 59', 65' or both? Reason I ask is the 65 looks to be pretty stout and they seem to be holding value better than other boats of that vintage and size. Also they reportedly cruise in the low-mid 2os (I believe mph), which is not consistent with one point above.
  7. Capt J

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    Both. I've found the quality lacking on both, although the 65' might be a hair better. Speed is measured on yachts in knots, NOT mph. So take MPH and divide by 1.15 to get knots or nautical miles NM. And sure, they probably were a little faster with 1/4 tank of fuel and water in them and no owners gear, but they slow down with full fuel and water and some gear, which is how an owner would run them on a trip to somewhere.
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  8. LuvBigBoats

    LuvBigBoats Member

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    Just wondering if I need to be concerned if it's a 14 year-old boat. The ones I'm looking at have c-32s.
  9. dancingbear

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    The Marquis checks a lot of boxes and I hope to learn more from the experts here.
    Looking seriously at the 65 & 690's, but there were none at the FLIBS at all. I need to figure out ceiling heights and door widths on a real one (without having to fly all over the country).
    I missed on Minx & the one in VZ... they looked great.
    Can someone 6'5" stand up in the engine room of a 65/690?
    Do you hit your head on the salon door frame like a Maritomo?
    Are the door frames 17" like a Princess75?
  10. olderboater

    olderboater Senior Member

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    And will there ever be another built by whomever ends up owning them. Polaris sure dumped them quickly.