Carver's 65' Marquis SeriesMaking a Mark and Defining a Brand... by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy Setting its course for the top quality megayacht market, Carver has taken a step calculated to reach for the royalty of midsize luxury yacht owners. Its Marquis 65 yacht reflects a breakthrough in that direction. Designed by renowned naval architect Donald Blount, with the Venetian design team of Carlo Nuvolari, and Dan Leonard for exterior styling, Ft. Lauderdale’s A La Mer for interiors; Carver chose highly respected Ward’s Marine Electric for navigational electronics and control systems. Not the usual cadre for a 65’ production yacht. The Marquis 65 presents first of all, attention to detail, and refined, artistic styling that could rival any yacht this size produced in Italy, so famous for its up to the minute flair. Yet it is a unique look amongst its peers. It could easily be mistaken for a 75-footer, and while it may sport an Italianesque panache, it is strictly American for its dedication to roominess, accessibility, and comfort. Example, M-65 boasts 6’8” headroom throughout, and an even 6’ in the engine room. Carver claims that spaciousness to be the result of its engineers’ ingenious CAD 3D design program.