- "Needless to say, nobody actually sails these things."
- — GTA Vice City Website
The Marquis is a sailboat that appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Grand Theft Auto V. It is manufactured by Dinka in the HD Universe.
The Marquis is a long single-hull sailboat with a Bermuda rig and a propulsion motor in the rear, features that have not changed much since its introduction. While one of the largest boats in the games and common in various locations of the games, the boat is significantly slow (due to its underwhelming motor) and has stiff controls. Despite its design, the ship's sails are of no practical use as they are down and completely rolled up.
While the Marquis in pre-GTA IV games have long been depicted as a leisure sailboat, the GTA IV rendition of the Marquis sports a more luxurious design with additional living quarters underneath the mast. In comparison to the former's blocky design, GTA IV rendition is also sleeker and modernized.
In GTA V, the Marquis may spawn with either two sails attached to the mast, or with no sails at all. Similar to previous games, the sails are simply for decorative purposes, and serve no practical use. The sails may flutter loosely in the wind, but they do not move the boat in any way. Unlike previous games, the Marquis' mast is solid and will not be able to pass through solid objects such as bridges.
Its only advantage is to be able to carry lots of people, which is of little use, unless if in multiplayer. Also, it can be used to transport large gangs in GTA San Andreas, but other, smaller boats can also easily carry 8 people, like the Reefer, Tropic or Coastguard.
There are two older versions at the Grand Senora Desert.
- One is made of wood. It's missing the propeller, but there's no other sign of damage. The rear of the ship has a panel with "MARQUIS" written on it.
- The other has an identically shaped hull, looks newer and isn't made of wood. It has a propeller, but is missing the mast. This one has no name, but there's "LS 4145 RS" written near the front end.
- Michael De Santa (formerly/stolen)
- The wooden one is at the house where Exercising the Truth begins, indicating that it may belong to the Epsilon Program.
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
- Docked at Bayside Marina.
- Docked near the Boat School after the player receives Bronze medals or higher at the school.
GTA Vice City Stories
- Docked at the Marina in Ocean Beach.
- Can be purchased for $4500 on the docks just east of your safehouse in Viceport.
- Commonly spawns along the West River, although the ship can be found in other waterways around the city.
- Docked near Beaverhead Avenue, Leftwood, Alderney.
- A target for one of The Fixer's Assassinations is standing on a Marquis with bodyguards. If the player kills the target without destroying the boat, he/she can take the boat.
- Often found sailing along the west coast of San Andreas.
- Often near the Chumash pier.
- Above the sunken paddlewheel ship.
- Can be found in the purchasable boat docks near Vespucci Beach.
- Can be bought on the DockTease website for $413,990.
- Older unusable version:
- Can be bought on the DockTease website for $423,990.
GTA Vice City
- This boat is one of the boats used by the French agents during the mission All Hands on Deck, the others being the Tropic and Dinghy.
- In Vice City, there are letters on the back of the boat which read "Marquis 69," which is one of the many references to the 69 sex position.
GTA Vice City Stories
- According to the game manual, the Marquis costed $84,800 in August 1984.
- In GTA V, even though the Marquis features an underbelly fin, running aground will not stop the boat.
- Due to the mast being a vehicle's part, it can still be carried by a Cargobob. However, the boat will sometimes cause the helicopter to crash.