Marquis Yachts 50' Sport Coupe The Making of a Marque Review by YachtForums Publisher Carl Camper The striking new Marquis 50 Sport Coupe, flaunting a bold, edgy, almost futuristic style was the pin-up girl of the 2008 Miami International Boat Show. This sexy little sport coupe is poised to single-handedly revitalize an otherwise status-quo express segment. With a transforming deck plan that instantly converts from a self-contained biosphere to an open, “one with your surroundings” party platform, Marquis has made cruisers cool again. And thanks to a trio of Volvo-Penta IPS drives, stunning style meets speed and maneuverability, head on! A product of Genmar's Marquis Division and yacht design’s dynamic-duo; naval architects Nuvolari-Lenard: the Marquis 50’ is a prime example of why we flock to boat shows…. to dream, to lust and to leave a little lighter in the pocket. The new 50 SC is a product of Marquis’ unique 3-D multi-part molding process that enables the radical angles displayed in the Coupes complex curves. These angles contribute to the integrity of the laminate by adding stiffness and rigidity. The construction process utilizes separate molds for the hull, side decks, and superstructure, with dozens of inserts for special parts. The laminate schedule involves a solid fiberglass bottom, foam core PVC for hull sides, plus imbedded balsa core for strength sans weight in less vital areas. A proper lamination schedule!