Marquis Yachts LLC won Asian Yachting's "Best of the Best" yacht award sponsored by BMW and Asia Boating magazine.
Marquis Yachts co-owner Irwin Jacobs, president Robert VanGrunsven and Michael Marcotte, general manager of the company’s Asian affiliate, Poly Marquis, accepted the award at a black-tie event at the InterContinental Sanya Resort in Sanya, China.
“The panel of experts chose Marquis because the yachts we build represent superior design, world-class engineering, ultra-premium quality materials and expert craftsmanship,” VanGrunsven said in a statement. “It’s an honor to be recognized as having accomplished our goal of designing and building the undisputed best yachts in the world. I’m thrilled to bring this award back to America and share it with my fellow Marquis employees, who have all contributed to this achievement. This recognizes our combined passion, experience and skill and once again validates that Marquis is designing and building the best.”
“Being selected as Best of the Best among this select group of nominees puts us at the very top of an impressive lineup of yacht builders from Europe, Asia, South Africa and America,” Jacobs said in a statement. “This is the second time in the past six months that Marquis has been recognized and awarded for building best quality yachts — Marquis Yachts also received a Best of the Best award at the recent Fort Lauderdale [International] Boat Show. It proves once again that the American-based Marquis yacht yard is setting the bar very high for yacht builders throughout the world.”