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"ROCK ME BABY" IS A NICE EXAMPLE OF THE VERY SPACIOUS, WELL LAID OUT, & POPULAR 65 MARQUIS!! SHE IS NICELY UPDATED & APPOINTED, RECENT SERVICES ON ALL MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT 10/2021, RECENT HIGH QUALITY BRIDGE CANVAS & ENCLOSURES IN 2021, BRIDGE AC/HEAT, HYDRAULIC SWIM PLATFORM, AFT TEAK DECKS, & MORE!!
"ROCK ME BABY" is powered by a pair of optional MTU 12V 2000'S(1350HP) that are fresh water cooled, as well as are up to date with all recommended maintenance. Her engine room is very well laid out, everything is easy to access, and thoughtfully placed with service and maintenance in mind. There is a separate room that houses the KOHLER 19KW GENERATOR IN A SOUND SHIELD, along with the battery chargers & inverter equipment, that also lends itself to easy access for any maintenance needs. Her engine room is accessed two ways, one through a water tight door from the crews quarters, and the other through a deck hatch in the aft cockpit floor.
"ROCK ME BABY" is also well-equipped with the right options to include the factory HARD TOP, HYDRAULIC SWIM PLATFORM, 4-zone AC/HEAT, BOW & STERN THRUSTERS, AC/DC INVERTER, teak decks, two helms with full controls, a STIDD helm chair, and aft deck controls for docking. She boasts the volume of a much larger boat, with luxurious comfort built into every space, from the aft deck to the open salon that flows into the galley & pilothouse all on one level. Her bridge deck is climate controlled with AC/HEAT, a full bar with stools, refrgeration, lounge seating with a table, and a helm deck that allows for great visibility while running the boat. Going below, you will find the utmost in luxury & comforts with a FULL BEAM MASTER STATEROOM OFFERING HIS & HERS BATH & ISLAND BED, the VIP stateroom forward with island bed and a private head with shower, along with a third guest stateroom with private entrance to the day head for guests when aboard. Many nice touches from the granite fourier designer flooring, high gloss cherry finishes, cream wool carpets, opening port lights, and ample warm overhead lighting offers a very inviting feel to her accommodations. From the swim platform, you can enter her crews quarters through a water tight door, where will find a single bunk, full head with shower, 2 hanging closets for storage, and it is also climate controlled with central AC/HEAT.
"ROCK ME BABY" is standing tall, and ready for your inspections today!! For additional information or to schedule a time to come see her, please call our office today!!
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DESIGN & BUILD OVERVIEW, LAYOUT WALK-THRU, & HIGHLIGHTS
Carver brought in renowned naval architect Donald L. Blount for advice on hull lines and performance. It tapped Ward's Marine Electric, a company with a great history of its own, to specify the electrical, control and navigational systems for the yachts. And after looking worldwide, Carver enlisted the Venetian design team of Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard for the exterior styling. The Italian duo also laid out the interior arrangement and worked with A La Mer on the décor.
The use of a team with this depth of experience is common for the world's largest custom superyachts, where cost is no object, but it is a bit unusual for a production boat company such as Carver to carry planning to this extent. The result is worth whatever Carver invested, for the Marquis 65 went well beyond my expectations. Built entirely in Wisconsin with uncompromising attention to the preferences of American buyers, the yacht is an exceptional combination of styling, accommodation and performance that has an undeniable Italian flair, yet is heir to the tradition of spacious comfort pioneered over the years by the Carver Mariners.
One can board the 65 Marquis via the stern rather than the side bulwark gate, across a sizable platform that can be dropped to water level for swimming or even lower for launching and retrieving a small tender. Up a few steps, and you arrive at the curved stainless-framed glass saloon door, where you'll find a little something extra: a screen. Blessed as this land of ours is with mosquitoes, black flies and no-see-ums, the screen is very sensible, and it rolled effortlessly into place.
Beyond the entry lay an uninterrupted vista that took in the salon, dining room, galley, pilothouse and the horizon ahead. It is not easy to keep such a space from looking long and narrow, especially when a yacht carries full side decks, but the designers achieved it through a combination of several techniques. First, there is an abundance of windows along the sides of the house, expanding the apparent width of the room. Second, partial dividers-the port one holding the galley's refrigerator/freezer and the starboard one serving as a base for the open glass stairs to the flying bridge-visually differentiate the saloon from the remainder of the deck. Finally, the pilothouse helm area is elevated slightly, providing a better view for the captain, who sits centerline on a comfortable Stidd helm chair, and his guests, who can relax nearby on the circular settee forward of the galley.
The feeling here, and throughout the Marquis, is one of refined modernity. There are no sharp corners, with joinery-edge moldings and bulkhead knuckles displaying large radii that are attractive and safe at sea. All woodwork is cherry with a deep, high-gloss finish. Veneer grain patterns are well matched, and many countertops are cut from burl to offer visual contrast.
The dining table is a work of art in itself, in appearance and function. The oval tabletop has a starburst veneer pattern, with Nuvolari & Lenard's trademark curved diamond in the center, a theme echoed in the saloon overhead and the backs of the dining chairs. The tabletop is mounted on a sturdy, fixed center post, but it slides outboard to create a wider passageway fore and aft when not in use.
Cream colors were selected for the carpets and overheads aboard our test boat, along with lighter colors for the leather chairs and settees, but décor and some other design elements are largely up to the buyer. Kim Riley, Carver's director of communications, and Randy Peterson, manager of propulsion and systems engineering, explained that while Carver does not offer customization of the Marquis 65, the company would consider reasonable "special options in addition to the extensive list of "owner preference items that forms part of the yacht's specifications.
Several of those items were aboard "ROCK ME BABY" including a full fiberglass hardtop that is sure to be a buyers favorite. In the sunny climes of Florida, it will keep things tolerable, with or without the available air-conditioning. Up on the Great Lakes, the top and removable enclosure curtains will extend the boating season considerably.
Belowdecks, the Marquis carries six guests in three cabins clustered around a marble-sole lower foyer. The VIP stateroom, forward with a queen island berth, has cedar-lined lockers to port and starboard. There's also a smaller guest cabin to port, with twin berths and an en suite head that doubles as a day head. Both guest heads have showers that are equipped with seats and grab rails.
The master stateroom, positioned amidships, is as large and well appointed as some I've seen on 100-footers. His-and-her baths flank a centerline tub, and the clear glass enclosure can be rendered opaque instantly, at the flip of a switch. Stowage is abundant, with multiple drawers and a locker to starboard that is not only a walk-in space, but a "walk around in space. A settee and vanity complete the outfitting.
TEST CAPTAINS FEEDBACK
"The Marquis 65 is a dream under way, both at sea and in tight quarters. She rides like a much larger yacht, yet handles like one much smaller. We ran at speed through some confused slop offshore, and her quick response to the rudders and trim tabs hoisted the bow easily as we turned into the seas and passed a boat 30 feet longer having a much tougher time of it. We had bow- and sternthrusters, which are nice but not necessary, and did not have stabilizers. Frankly, I didn't miss them-I assumed they were fitted and operating until I looked for the controls. Our test boat carried an optional crew cabin abaft the engineroom, but the Marquis 65 is well within the capabilities of a skilled owner-operator. To me, half the pleasure of this yacht would be in driving her."
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