Marquis 720 Flybridge MotoryachtSetting New Standards... by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy From the aggressive sheer of her bow, to the sculpted silhouette and sleek, chiseled swoop of her superstructure, the new Marquis 720 is a pleasure of the seas and senses. Marquis Yachts, located on Lake Michigan in America’s Midwest, now challenges the planet’s leading production yacht builders with pizzazz, aplomb; a startling entry to the mid-size yacht class. Following up on the successful launches of other stylish Marquis models; the 59 and 65; this 72’ Marquis chose to leap forward; not look back. With an interior design by Valentina Zannier, leading partner of Italy’s Nuvolari-Lenard Naval Architects, in Venice; the result is a traffic stopper, inside and out, built to high-style European contemporary vision; yet birthed from, yes, homey little Pulaski, Wisconsin. Marquis' group continues to be the major upscale arm of Genmar Holdings, Inc., which boasts approximately 3,500 employees at five manufacturing centers. This company builds 15 premier brands of recreational boats and yachts. They have become known for training and treating their employees very well. The result is a higher level of production boat building, manifesting itself in the new Marquis 720 Fly.