20 years ago, Marquis Yachts had already shaken the category of sports yachts made in the USA by bringing European style and design to the United States with the Marquis Yachts 59.
Now, the Wisconsin shipyard still amazes with the new M42 “day boat”, which it presents at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Many yachts boast the nickname of “day boat”, but those are more related to how owners’ are now using their boats today, as opposed to the form and shapes inspired by the styles found along the Cote d’Azur or the destinations and islands that dot the Mediterranean sea.
If the Marquis M42 will certainly make an impression while at rest, but is sure to make an impression cruising from place to place with twin 6.7 Cummins inboard diesel engines or a triple outboard configuration model to be available next summer.
The resin-infused hull has been designed to meet the needs of a day boat: safe turning speed, low draught to explore the coast and exciting performance.
The cockpit favours liveability, with a large amount of space available. Seating or sunbathing spots are abundant, from the large aft facing sunbed, oversized starboard U-shaped seating arrangements for up to eight adults with a large fixed table.
A starboard entertainment centre, leisure space with sink and grill accommodation, ice maker and refrigerator are all useful for a relaxing day out on the water or the perfect party anchored in the harbour. Add the optional hydraulic extendable swim platform and the space for guests increases. And to keep the sun under control, you can choose a hardtop or a Bimini top.
The cabin has everything you need for a refreshing break. Behind the sliding door is a galley with microwave, refrigerator, sink and storage room. With more than 6.5 feet of headroom hull side windows , the cabin looks bigger than it is. Towards the bow is a large U-shaped configuration, with the table turning into a queen-size berth.