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"The Marquis is the perfect blend of traditional elegance and modern decadence."
DockTease webpage, GTA V

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.

Description

3D Universe

"Needless to say, nobody actually sails these things."
GTA Vice City Website

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. Despite its design, the ship's sails are of no practical use as they are down and completely rolled up.

From Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the design as a leisure sailboat remained the same, having a long hull and the captain' steering wheel on the back, where the player stands in front of it and controls the boat, similar to the Dinghy. There's an open side to the rear to facilitate the player entering it.

Its only advantage is to be able to carry a lot 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.

Grand Theft Auto IV

The HD Universe rendition of the Marquis sports a more luxurious design with additional living quarters underneath the mast. In comparison to the former's blocky design, the updated rendition is also sleeker and modernized, having a detailed design with wooden floor, a detailed interior and a redesigned captain' steering wheel, as well as the addition of a seat and a redesigned open rear.

Grand Theft Auto V

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.

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Performance

3D Universe

While it's one of the largest boats in the games and common in various locations, the boat is significantly slow (due to its underwhelming motor) and has stiff controls. The Marquis' low speed makes it a terrible option for getaways, where the police Predators are chasing the player. The boat is distinguished by its resistance to collisions and is very stable, considering the heavy weight.

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Marquis remains as one of the slowest boats in the game, though the changes on controls makes it less heavy than in the 3D Universe. The boat can reach moderate speeds and its handling seems to be improved, but it is still a poor option for wanted levels, as the police Predators will likely catch the player easily. As one can expect, the boat's weight will allow the boat to push other smaller boats with no efforts.

GTA IV Overview

Source Acceleration
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Engine
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Mass
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Defined/Claimed
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1 inboard w/ rudder

Mass cannot be observed.

Grand Theft Auto V

Its performance remains unchanged from GTA IV and still remains one of the slowest boats in the GTA Universe.

GTA V Overview

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(knots)
Engine
(Inboard / Outboard)
Mass
(Kg / lb)

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(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.)

n/a n/a

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Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded on Speedometer.)

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1 inboard w/ rudder

Mass cannot be observed.

Notable Owners

Image Gallery

Versions

There are Marquis' props 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.

The wooden one is at a farm to the west of Sandy Shores Airfield, while the slightly newer looking, but mastless one is about 0.25 miles to the south-east of the wooden one. Similarly, newer version with a mast and flags are on dry land in the drydocks in the middle of Elysian Island, next to Olifantus.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Vice City

Locations

The Marquis is usually one of the most common boats in each game. It can be seen either navigating through the city's waterways and docked in several docks.

Grand Theft Auto Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • 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 side-missions (Water Hazard) is standing on a Marquis with bodyguards. If the player kills the target without destroying the boat, he/she can take the boat.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Often found sailing along the west coast of San Andreas.
  • 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.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be bought on the DockTease website for $423,990.

Trivia

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • According to the game manual, the Marquis costed $84,800 in August 1984.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • 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.

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