2008 MARQUIS 420 SC

€360,000 tax not paid

Single owner, high spec Marquis 420 SC

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelMarquis 420 SC
DesignerNuvolari Lenard
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax not paid
LyingInstanbul, Turkey


EngineVolvo Penta IPS600
Engine Hours1100
Fuel Capacity1136l
Max Speed51.856kph
Hull ConstructionGRP
Drinking Water Capacity530l


Great spec, 1-owner privately used 2008 luxury & stylish high spec. (A/C & steam shower) boat with the IPS600’s makes her easy to handle & fast.


With just one private owner since new, DALIA has been sparingly used and her high specification beautifully maintained.

Her specification highlights include:
• Metallic grey coloured topsides.
• Larger twin Volvo IPS 600 435hp engine option (870hp combined).
• 10 KWA Generator.
• Replaced batteries.
• Secondary IPS joystick control at aft end of the cockpit for ease of berthing.
• Electric stern mooring winch.
• Electric anchor windlass.
• Internet TV in saloon.
• Additional TV to each of the sleeping cabins.
• Internet and sound systems.
• Satellite antenna.
• Radar.
• GPS chart plotter.
• Replaced mattresses, interior and exterior cushions.
• Replaced covering to the sole of the heads.
• Re-vanished hardwood to cabin sole.
• Replaced cabin linings to the saloon and heads.
• Steam Spa shower to the heads.
• Reverse-cycle air conditioning to all cabins with individual controls.
• Large electric panoramic sunroof to the cockpit, saloon and helm position.
• Raymarine electronics.
• Electrically raised & lowered dining/coffee table.
• Teak to the aft cockpit area, bathing platform and side decks.
• Hydraulic telescopic passerelle.
• LED blue coloured underwater lights.
• Microwave combination oven.
• Electric ceramic hob.
• Icemaker.
• Freezer.
• Cockpit fridge and outside fridge.
• Electric retractable aft seating for the cockpit to extend or reduce the cockpit/bathing platform areas.

DALIA is a fantastic example of the modern, stylish, adaptable and highly specified sports cruiser style of motor boat, which is very popular today and combined with her great specification, many updates and relatively low hours represents a substantial saving over a comparable new build today.


The Marquis 420 SC comes with some great features originating from her combination of US Builders and European Designers. The Italian Designers being Nuvolari Lenard are renowned as being superyacht designers who work with the likes of the renowned brands such as Palmer Johnson and Oceano and their attention to design can clearly be seen, Marquis Yachts are the only production builder who they work with.
The features for this fabulous boat include; the aft seating area which can be adjusted electrically to extend out over the bathing platform to increase the cockpit area or be reduced to increase the bathing platform area as required. The electrically operated dining/coffee table in the saloon raises or lowers as required and when raised to be used for dining, the pedestal tilts the table towards the seats but when being used as a coffee table, it tilts away from the seats to create more space. Of course, the electrically operated panoramic roof over the helm and saloon area means that no matter what the weather, the boat can adapt to ensure it is perfectly suited to the conditions making for a boat ideal no matter what the weather or time of year.

The builders report a maximum speed of around 34 knots (subject to conditions and fuel loads etc) and so a comfortable cruise should be in the mid/high 20’s.


The (Marquis) 420 has a European heritage because it is designed by the rising stars of the yacht design world, Nuvolari and Lenard from Italy. They are now responsible for all the Marquis range and with their design skills, I should not have worried. Parked at the quay by the famous Monaco Yacht Club, the 420 was attracting many admiring glances, and it could quite happily mix socially with the serried ranks of Rivas nearby.

On the outside, the 420 is very seductive with its European curves. I love the shape and style, which is distinct but supremely attractive. You can almost hear the siren call of this boat, and those Italians have done a great job in creating something that is both stunningly beautiful, yet individual and practical. The flowing lines were enhanced by the metallic, granite-gray of the hull, with the rising deck line towards the stern embracing the lower saloon windows in a unique way. Above, the deckhouse presents another seductive swoop that has been developed by the double curvature glass of the sunroof. The curves run aft, with a hint of aggression to terminate in mini-fins.

Below, the transom has the same sharp finish, curving outwards in a distinctive line to a sharp point. The balance of the design is supreme and you then wonder if this exterior design can be matched by the interior.
There is a more American flavor on the interior, with cream and chocolate panelling matched to black and maroon trim. The fashionable Zebrano wood of the furniture adds a touch of texture in the neat and practical saloon, where the dark wenge wood deck is on the same level as the teak of the cockpit, but with a deep sill between. Marquis have done a great job of the rear saloon doors, with a hinged opening door to port. The remainder of the glass screen can be concertinaed back to open up the whole area, making saloon and cockpit a common playground. To create even more space, the transom settee can be moved back in port under electric power…

…A great feature is the large sun roof that opens up the saloon to the blue skies above. Now you have the joys of open air cruising but the deck levels are not quite right, because even standing at the helm there is no view over the deep top of the windscreen frame. The helm itself is neat and tidy with none of the clutter found on many layouts…

…Down below there is no feeling of being crowded and once again, inspired design comes into play. A two-berth cabin and the master double forward share a common bathroom, a sensible arrangement that does not make the accommodation feel crowded. Corner windows let into the edge of the coach roof give good natural light in the master cabin whilst the twin cabin and the bathroom have their own skylights.

The 420 manages to combine sexy good looks outside with practical features inside that make this a safe and sensible boat. The side decks have handrails in the right places to allow safe passage forward and the teak swim platform neatly fits into the overall length of the hull to enhance the appearance. Yet, it is still wide enough for stowing a jet ski.

The version tested was fitted with the top-of-the-range IPS 600 units, in which the drives are coupled to a pair of 435-horsepower Volvo diesels. The joy of IPS for me is when the drives are combined in the joystick control, which allows you to position this boat to within inches of a point, and to hold it there. In theory, you could do away with mooring ropes and anchors and just let the IPS hold the boat in the assigned position. With IPS you can maneuver like a pro and without too much thinking. And to make things even easier, on the 420 there is a second joystick fitted in the cockpit for stern docking. Combine this joystick with Volvo’s automatic interceptor control system for use at sea and half the work of driving this boat is done for you…

We ran the Marquis along the coast from Monte Carlo to Cannes for the sea trial, the classic cruising route that takes in some of the most exciting social centers along this coast. Villefranche with its attendant cruise liners, Beaulieu sur Mer and Antibes, where many superyachts find a temporary anchorage, Nice with its airport built out into the sea and just before arrival at Cannes, the Eden Roc Hotel at Cap d’Antibes, home to many of the rich and famous. Cannes came up all too soon at the end of a pleasant cruise, with the 420 running at a leisurely 28 knots…

…The hull has a moderate vee, combined with a relatively full bow. These features make it more sensitive to waves but the ride was very acceptable from a comfort point of view, and the generous beam ensured good stability. The speed topped out at 33 knots, although as the boat had just been refuelled it was on the heavy side. But the speed is on par with most sports cruisers these days, and you can cruise all day in the high twenties.

I fell in love with the 420 mainly for its sexy style, which matches the best on the market today. But I also loved it for its practical comfort and features – the boat is solidly built, feels good and it works well. This European-designed and American-built sports cruiser equals or exceeds most of its competitors.

Article by Dag Pike for Luxury Insider Magazine - 30th December 2010



RCD Status:
• Our understanding is that the vessel complies with the Recreational Craft Directive and is categorised B-Offshore or similar

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• All GRP.
• Grey hull topsides.
• Teak laid to the cockpit sole, the side decks and bathing platform.


Engine & gearbox:
• 2x Volvo Penta IPS 600 6-cylinder turbo aftercooler, compressor with common-rail fuel injected diesel engines each producing 435 hp (870 combined)
• Engine cooling via saltwater intake.
• Volvo Penta Engine control display at helm station.

Maintenance & Performance:
• Engine hours: approx. 50 hours for the replaced portside engine and 1,100 hours for the starboard engine as at November 2018.
• Engines last serviced – July 2018 by Volvo Penta Istanbul.
• Cruising speed: approx. 28 knots.
• Maximum speed: approx. 34 knots.

Propulsion & Steering:
• Single helm position with hydraulic power steering.
• 1x IPS joystick at the helm station.
• 1x IPS joystick in the aft area of the cockpit for easier berthing.
• Volvo Penta's automatic interceptor control system (automatic trim controls).
• 2x pairs of contrarotating propellers.


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC domestic system with 220vAC via an inverter, generator and shore power

Battery Banks:
• Replaced 12vDC batteries – there is a bank of 2x engine start batteries and 4x service batteries linked in parallel, all were replaced – July 2017.

Charging & Inverter:
• Charles 50Amp automatic battery charger and inverter.

• 2x 115Amp engine-mounted alternators.

• Kohler 10KWA Generator.
• Generator hours: 1,568 hours as at November 2018.
• Generator was last serviced – July 2018.

Shore Power:
• 220vAC shore power connection with 220vAC sockets in interior.


Fresh Water:
• Water is pressurised by 24vDC high-pressure pump system.
• Hot & cold freshwater pressurised water supply throughout.
• Hot water boiler tank via 220v immersion heater element.

Bilge Pumps:
• Electric bilge pump.
• Manual bilge pump.


• 1,136 litres fuel tank capacity.

Fresh Water:
• 530 litres water tank capacity.

Holding Tank:
• 170 litre holding tank capacity.


Navigation Equipment:
• Raymarine multifunction display.
• Raymarine autopilot.
• Raymarine fish finder.
• Raymarine radar.
• Raymarine E120 GPS chart plotter.
• Danforth helming compass.
• Raymarine ST6002 depth sounder.
• Raymarine log.
• Search light.

Communication Equipment:
• Raymarine satcom.
• Raymarine 240 VHF radio.


Galley Equipment:
• Domestic stainless-steel combination microwave oven.
• Eurohera Princess electric ceramic hob.
• Extractor fan behind the hob.
• Refrigerator in galley area.
• 1x refrigerator in cockpit.
• Icemaker.
• Freezer.
• Coffee machine.
• Stainless-steel single bowl sink with a mixer tap.

• 1x electric flush marine heads.
• Glass countertop mounted wash basin with stainless-steel mixer tap over.
• Separate shower cubicle with glazed, hinged door, shower grate, showerhead, thermostatic valve and matching grate style seat and ledge.
• Replaced sole – 2018.

Heating & Ventilation:
• Reverse cycle air conditioning/heating with outlets and individual controls to all cabins. 3x air conditioning units: Guest Cabin – 10,000 BTU, Owner’s Cabin – 12,000 BTU, Saloon – 16,000 BTU.

• 1x Samsung flat screen smart TV to the Saloon - 2018.
• 1x Pioneer flat screen TV to the Owner’s Cabin.
• 1x Pioneer flat screen TV to the Guest Cabin.
• Satellite TV antenna.
• Sony CD/DVD player system with speakers in all cabins and cockpit.


Accommodation Summary:
• Sleeps up to 5 in two cabins plus addition occasional sleeping space to the saloon. One-heads serving both cabins.

Accommodation Finish:
• African Zebrano hardwood.
• Parquet flooring to the saloon, helm position and galley area – re-varnished 2018.
• Carpets to both sleeping cabins’ sole.
• Black granite to the counter top in the heads and the worktop in the galley.
• White leather upholstery to the helm position, saloon and cockpit seating – upholstery replaced – 2018.
• White vinyl to the deckhead of the sleeping cabins.

Accommodation Layout From Forward:

Owner’s Cabin:
• Central double berth
• Matrass replaced - 2018.
• Portholes with blinds.
• Double door hanging wardrobe.
• Further cupboard/locker space.
• White coloured vinyl panelling to deckhead and hull.
• Deck hatch for ventilation with a blind.
• Reading lights.
• Pioneer flat screen TV.
• Mood lighting spotlights.
• Carpeting to the cabin sole.

• Located to the portside.
• 1x electric flush marine heads.
• Glass countertop mounted wash basin with stainless-steel mixer tap over.
• Black granite countertop with cupboard under.
• Separate shower cubicle with glazed, hinged door, shower grate, showerhead, thermostatic valve and matching grate style seat and ledge.
• Circular porthole to both the main Heads area and to that of the shower cubicle.
• Towel holder.

Guest Cabin:
• Twin single berths.
• Matrasses replaced – 2018.
• 2x Portholes.
• Storage cupboards.
• Hanging wardrobe.
• Pioneer flat screen TV.
• Speakers.
• Carpeting to the cabin sole.

Helm Position:
• Helm position located to starboard with a double bench seat with white leather upholstery – upholstery replaced - 2018.
• Panoramic electrically operated sunroof folds back over this area as those of the galley and saloon.
• Parquet flooring to the cabin sole.

Galley Area:
• L-shaped black granite worktop with inset stainless-steel single bowl sink with mixer tap over.
• Ornamental glazed raised worktop mounted shelf/grab rail.
• Domestic stainless-steel combination microwave oven.
• Eurohera Princess electric ceramic hob.
• Extractor fan behind the hob.
• Refrigerator.
• Freezer.
• Coffee machine.
• Stainless-steel single bowl sink with a mixer tap.
• Matching grey coloured units comprising a draw and cupboards.
• Parquet flooring to the cabin sole.

Saloon Area:
• U-shaped sofa (upholstery replaced – 2018) rapping around the electrically operated coffee/dining table positioned to starboard. The table raises and lowers electrically to convert between a coffee and dining table. When the table raises to become a dining table the pedestal automatically leans towards the seating to be more convenient for dining and then when lowered to form a coffee table, the pedestal moves the table further away from the seating to provide more relaxation space.
• To the portside there is a low-level storage unit with draw space.
• Samsung Smart TV - 2018.
• Large windows to both port and starboard.
• Mood lighting.
• This area also benefits from the large electrically operated panoramic opening sunroof.
• Glazed doors which open back completely to access the cockpit.
• Re-varnished parquet flooring to the cabin sole – 2018.
• Bench style sofa with white leather upholstery – upholstery replaced 2018.
• At the push of a button the seating area for the cockpit can be extended electrically to extend out over the bathing platform or conversely, to push the seating more inboard to increase the size of the bathing platform as required.
• Icemaker.
• Cockpit fridge.
• Teak to the cockpit sole.
• Sunshade extends over the cockpit area.
• Teak covered steps leading up to the matching side decks.
• Electric stern mooring winch positioned to port.
• Secondary Volvo IPS joystick control for easy berthing.


• Glazed gate in a stainless-steel frame with further hinged GRP bar leads from the cockpit out to the teak covered bathing platform.
• Opacmare hydraulic telescopic passerelle.
• Stainless-steel grab rail.
• Retractable swim ladder.
• Transom shower.
• Foredeck sunbathing pad.
• Stainless-steel guard rails to the side decks and foredeck.
• Stainless steel hoop to the wheelhouse/deck saloon roof.
• VHF radio aerials.
• Mast with the Raymarine radar receiver mounted on it along with the foghorns and further stainless-steel hoop with the steaming and stern navigation lights attached.
• Satellite TV receiver and communications dome.
• Search light.
• Mounts for the horseshoe life buoys.
• Rear facing spotlight to the cabin roof.
• 4x underwater blue coloured lights, makes the boat really stand out at night.

Anchoring & Mooring:
• 12vDC Maxwell electric anchor windlass.
• Anchor and 80m of 10mm anchor chain.
• Bow roller.
• Stainless steel mooring cleats.
• Warps & fenders.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

• Fire extinguishers.
• Automatic fire extinguisher to the engine room.
• 4x Life jackets.
• 2x Horseshoe life buoys.

Viewing arrangements

Lying: Istanbul – Turkey.

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: James McNeil – Grabau International (UK)
Tel: +44 (0)7979 907210
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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