Greetings from Miami, Florida. I’m Patrick Hopkins with Denison Yachting and today I’d like to welcome on board makes a 2007 Marquis 690 MINX. This yacht has a four stadium layout and is replete with creature comforts. Whether you’re just going for a slow cruise on Biscayne Bay with friends or you prefer to pack up the family and head for the Bahamas, this Marquis MINX 690 is the perfect platform.
As I like to do, we’re going to start today’s walk through here on the swim platform, the retractable platform has this 12 foot Ab tender, just a port are your two 250 shore power cords on Glendinning Rails.
Back here, we have access to the crew cabin as well as your primary engine access. As we pass through this watertight door immediately to starboard is your full sized berth. And to port, an electric head shower and sink, rounding up this base is a box washer dryer combo unit. Let’s move forward into the engine room here, we have a pair of MTU 12V 2000’s. This engine package pushes minkes through the water at an easy cruise of 20 knots.
She’ll reach a maximum speed of twenty eight knots at 2,300 R.P.M..
From here, let’s step up into the cockpit with teak on her foot, which ends at the side. We approach one of my favorite items on any boat on aft docking station. Even today, as we left the slip and returned, this was the preferred station for docking.
There’s a centerline table with fixed seating aft and these 4 removable chairs just forward by adding a few chairs, this space can comfortably seat 8.
One of the things that makes this space a guess favorite is the molded hardtop that provides shade to this area. Integrate into the hardtop our jail audio speakers and LED lighting from here. Follow me forward to the bow. Note that there are signs, both port and starboard, that converge at this Yats for deck. What I like about this design is the clever use of space by these compartments to port and starboard that are perfect for housing lines and fenders. Also found this area are large stainless steel cleats, ground tackle and a raw water washdown.
Making our way back aft and into the cockpit, we slide open this large salon door to keep pace with the freshness of the space. Her owners have added these three white leather lounge chairs, as well as this white leather sofa.
This base is complete with a Raymarine E 20 multifunction display, engine monitors and autopilot. Directly below to port is your main twelvefold switch panel, spotlight, remote and monitor for the aft deck and engine room, camera to starboard. There’s a VHF Valenstein thruster controls as well as your MTU throttle controls.
Perhaps the most dynamic control here at the helm is the controller. This option allows you to dock the boat from anywhere aboard.
With the controller in hand, you can get a closer look at your docking situation by walking out this motorized starboard door, leaving the helm and moving forward down the starboard staircase. We arrive in the first of four staterooms, the Ford VIP and the Ford VIP. We have a centerline berth hanging loppers to port and starboard, a TV surround sound and symmetrical side windows. The VIP has an en suite head to starboard with a full stand up shower.
Leaving the VIP and moving after we arrive in the portside stadium, this stadium is very practical with double berths and an additional third Pulman bunk. This stadium is complete with a TV and a hanging locker from the stadium you have on speed access to the day head with a full standup shower moving and just starboard.
We arrive in the bunks room, which is just one step outside of the master.
Following the lower gas companionway all the way after we arrived at the Masters Stadium this fall, being midship Master has a king sized berth to port.
There’s plenty of storage in the stadium complemented by this large walking closet, turning our attention to the starboard side.
We have a love seat, which is next to this cabin’s teething. This room also features blackout shades for those who prefer to sleep in the sizable en suite contains a variety of a day and a shower stall with a tub.
From here, follow me back to the main deck. A rare but great feature for a boat in this class is this interior staircase that leads up to the floor bridge. This is the final stop on today’s walk through. All the way aff is this open deck space with an app facing seat and a great place to set up deck chairs or challenges, this spot is perfect if you want to be out in the sun. Turning our attention forward, let’s now step underneath this newly installed white bimini, top to starboard, we have an L shaped dinette, which is a great place to catch up with friends over cocktails, whether you are underway or just hanging at the dock.
Those cocktails I reference can be made at the adjacent summer galley. This is our galley is equipped with an icemaker, refrigerator, sink and plenty of storage all the way forward on the fly, which are these three captain’s chairs that face the upper helm.
The helm here is a duplicate of what we saw below. But the obvious difference is that in the environment, when you think boating, there’s just something that draws you to be outside, not to mention the incredible visibility from this vantage point. On behalf of Dennis Nyathi and myself, Patrick Hopkins, I want to thank you for joining me on today’s walkthrough. You have any questions or would like to see her in person?
Feel free to contact me.