Boat Test #1434
The Marquis Yachts 660 Sport Yacht is sixty-six feet of design magnificence. The very distinctive profile features a relatively flat foredeck and a unique arched sidewalk that sweeps first up and then down to the extended hydraulic swim platform in a single continuous curve.
Climbing aboard the platform, you’ll find a flip-up door to the optional crew quarters, and twin staircases port and starboard which lead up to an aft cockpit that is truly large enough to entertain outside. There’s an aft bench seat between the staircases and removable folding captain’s chairs around a beautifully varnished wooden table that would seat up to 8 comfortably. The outdoor grill and entertainment centre to starboard.
LOA (With Swim Platform): 65’ 8” / 20 m
Beam: 17’ 2” / 5.23 m
Bridge Clearance: 17′ 9″/5.99 m
Draft: 54″/ 1.37 m
Fuel Capacity: 1030 gal/3899 L
Water Capacity: 255 Gal / 3899 L
Water System Capacity: 255 gal/ 965 L
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Executive Yacht Canada
790 Industrial Park Rd, Pulaski WI.
United States, 54162
I stepped inside the cabin, through a massive sliding glass door. The cabin is finished in dark wide plank flooring, white leatherette walls and ceiling with overhead pot lights, and dark brown leather wraps on the chrome handles. The main deck layout offers a salon aft and a galley forward design – all on one level which is great for kids. The helm is amidships between the port side galley and the large starboard-side dinette. The salon features a beautiful l-shaped sofa opposite a double sofa that converts to a twin bed a large flat screen TV. Behind the TV is the main electrical control panel.
Our test yacht had the optional “galley-up” design, which afforded two things: everyone on the same level for both conversation and little-kids safety, and an extra stateroom down below. (The “galley-down” design eliminates the fourth stateroom.) As I headed below, I found the master-stateroom below the salon, with a full beam layout including an island queen bed, walk in closet, and a beautiful master bath behind the headboard. Large windows on both sides feature opening portholes.
The narrow hallway design maximizes space in the staterooms: a twin bunk-bed room under the galley to port, and a twin single bed that convert to a king to starboard under the dinette above. The day head is forward and features a full separate shower. The forward v-berth VIP stateroom features an island queen bed, lots of light from the portholes and overhead hatch, and its own private head with separate shower.
Having gone through the entire boat, it was now time to put the 660 though my test protocol and get some performance numbers. The view from the single helm seat is impressively wonderful both seated, and up on the bolster. The Volvo IPS powered up with a familiar feel and took the Marquis Yachts 660 easily onto plane. I recorded a top speed of 30.2 knots at 2380 rpms consuming 86 gallons per hour of fuel; and a cruising speed of 20.2 knots at 1900 rpms using 55 gallons per hour.
Next, it was time to explore the flybridge. Up the port-side stairs from the aft cockpit, through a hatch, I discovered a large u-shaped sofa to starboard, and a second small u-shaped sofa forward opposite the port-side double helm seat. From here, hard over in the turns, the 660 feels like a massive bowrider with the power to thrill! This was my favourite seat in the entire boat!
By Brad Roberts