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 is reached from staircase in the cockpit, and a
watertight door in transom opens to a spacious lazarette, crews
quarters & engine room. The flybridge is designed to entertain
with a full wet bar, electric grill, 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/upgrades include bow and stern thrusters,
Hydraulic Swim Platform, Yacht Commander controller ($15K),
hardwood flooring, Teak Decking on exterior stern decks and
stairs, video monitoring of engine room & stern for docking,
Full Electronics package, Washer-dryer, dishwasher and more.
Volvo 715hp diesels cruise the Marquis in the low 20s (27–28