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INTRODUCED by Carver Yachts in 2003, the Marquis 59 became the Marquis 600 in 2009 when Marquis became a separate brand. The Italian styling of the Marquis 59 was a sharp contrast from Carver's traditional emphasis on conservative, American-bred styling. Riding on a conventional modified-V hull with cored hullsides and a solid fiberglass bottom, the Marquis' lavish accommodations rival many European yachts in comfort and luxury. The split-level salon stretches unbroken from the sliding entryway doors to the pilothouse windshield. Ultraleather settees and cherry cabinets highlight the aft salon while the galley and dinette are forward, on the pilothouse level. A lower helm is optional, and the full-service galley's boasts solid granite counters and Sub-Zero refrigeration. On the lower level, the master stateroom is aft and includes a king bed as well as two big hanging lockers. An island berth is fitted in the VIP bow stateroom, and over/under bunks are in the tiny port guest cabin. A curved staircase in the cockpit leads to the huge flybridge with lounge seating, wet bar, and davit. A hydraulic swim platform was optional. MAN 825hp V-drive diesels cruise in the mid 20-knot range.

* Sample prices are taken from the boating MLS during April, 2019

2003 model (FL) ............................................ $459,000

2004 model (IL) ............................................. $479,000

2006 model (MD) .......................................... $475,000

2007 model (FL) ............................................ $529,000

2008 model (NY) ........................................... $575,000

"Impressive? Undoubtedly, but it’s what people see when they walk through the 59 that will make them wonder if they’re on a Carver. Everything from the Mariner Italian Faucetry plumbing fixtures to the brushed-aluminum  hardware is upscale."

–Power and Motoryacht


"Swoopy windows and swept-back lines give the 59 Marquis a 30-knot look even when she is at anchor. Touches such as the high bulwarks encircling the deck are not just about styling, but about safety. These European details make the 59 Marquis a Ferretti from the wheat fields..."

–Yachting Magazine


"During maneuvers, the 59 Marquis holds its own against the Euro boats. Our test model made tight circles in each direction and rode through waves without that punchy feel some fast yachts have."

–Boating Magazine

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"One of the first things you'll notice about the Meridian 580 Pilothouse is its contemporary styling, featuring attractively flowing lines. There are large expanses of smooth surfaces accented by functional features including large bonded cabin windows that blend seamlessly into the boat's elegant design."

–Boats.com


"The real beauty of this boat, however, is in her dock appeal, especially at night. Subdued lighting gives her a black tie look that only adds to her graceful character. She really is a comfortable and elegant boat to be in and to be seen on."

–BoatTest.com


"Meridian has created a boat capable of comfortable cruising and dockside entertaining, and has done it at a reasonable price. Mission accomplished."

–Yachting Magazine

What the

Experts Say

Specifications

Length ......................................................... 59'5"

Beam .......................................................... 17'4"

Draft .............................................................4'11"

Weight ....................................................59,920#

Fuel ...................................................... 800 gals.

Water .................................................... 218 gals.

Hull Type ............................................ Modified-V

Deadrise Aft ................................................... 10°

Meridian 580 Pilothouse

2003–09

Marquis 59 Pilothouse

2003–10

PowerBoat Guide Review

Current

Asking Prices*

FLAGSHIP of the Meridian fleet when she was introduced in 2003, the 580 Pilothouse was among the most affordable yachts this size on the market. Actually, the 580 wasn't really a new model for Meridian — she was called the Bayliner 5788 Command Bridge during the late 1990s and became the Meridian 580 in 2003 when Bayliner went out of the big-boat business and Meridian Yachts was formed. The 580's styling is more graceful than the original Bayliner 5788 and her three-stateroom, two-head interior is updated in both decor and salon configuration. Like most pilothouse yachts, the galley and dinette are positioned forward in the salon. Visibility from the raised pilothouse is excellent, and there are two full heads on the lower level along with a full-beam master stateroom and VIP double. A washer/dryer is located at the bottom of the companionway steps leading to the staterooms. The interior is finished with varnished teak or cherry joinery, faux-granite counters and earth-tone fabrics. There are two pedestal seats at the upper helm station. An L-shaped lounge is to port and a wet bar is to starboard. Wide side decks make getting around easy. Cummins 715hp diesels cruise at 22–24 knots (high 20s top).


2004 model (IL) ............................................. $579,000

2005 model (TN) ........................................... $699,000

2005 model (FL) ............................................ $629,000

2006 model (SC) ........................................... $749,000

2008 model (FL) ............................................ $750,000

2010 model (MI) ............................................ $999,000

Length ......................................................... 59'6"

Beam .......................................................... 16'6"

Draft ...............................................................5'5"

Weight .................................................... 58,500#

Fuel ...................................................... 800 gals.

Water .................................................... 200 gals.

Hull Type ............................................ Modified-V

Deadrise Aft ................................................... 14°

Used Boat Shootout: Marquis 59 Fly vs. Meridian 590 PH

Used Boat Shootout

Marquis 59 Flybridge

vs.

Meridian 580 Pilothouse

These two American-built motoryachts go head to head on the brokerage market.