This 2007 55’ Marquis is the perfect size cruising yacht with
more space than you would ever expect from a boat this size. From
the swim platform to the bow pulpit and throughout the vessel,
Marquis has built a 55' yacht with room to live and entertain.
The Marquis 55 LS (called the 560 since 2009) is marketed as a
blend of Italian styling and American craftsmanship. True enough:
the design work was done in Venice, Italy, by Novolari-Lenard, and
all Marquis yachts—a division of Carver Yachts—are built in
Pulaski, Wisconsin. Introduced in 2007, the 55 LS is an appealing
and well-constructed motoryacht whose graceful lines stand in
dramatic contrast to Carver’s usual slab-sided designs.
Her spacious and richly appointed interior is similar in layout
to many other motoryachts her size, with a full-beam salon,
home-size galley and dedicated dinette forward, and three
staterooms and two heads on the lower level. Note that the guest
head is split with the shower to port and toilet to starboard.
The flybridge can be reached from interior steps or a staircase
in the cockpit, and a watertight door in transom opens to a
spacious lazarette and engine room. The flybridge is designed to
entertain with a full wet bar, electric grill, ice maker and
refrigerator. There is also seating and a table aft. The full helm
with retractable instrument panel and a sun pad forward. A fully
enclosed and air conditioned bridge for year-round comfort.
Additional features include bow and stern thrusters, Yacht
Commander controller ($15K), hardwood flooring, 5 cameras covering
all views, and more.
Volvo D12 715hp diesels cruise the Marquis in the low 20s (27–28
Meticulously maintained with many optional upgrades.