This 2013 Marquis 420 Sport Coupe was one of the first boats designed to take advantage of the space-saving features of Volvo IPS pod drives.The bold and dramatic styling of the 40 SC is the result of Marquis’ partnership with the Italian Naval Architectural firm of Nuvolari-Lenard. Perhaps the most innovative feature of the boat is what Marquis calls a “sliding transom” that glides aft with a push of a button to create more than 60 square feet of cockpit space. Below, the two-stateroom, single-head interior of the Marquis 40 features a queen berth in the forward master stateroom and single berths in the starboard-side guest cabin. The salon, with its sweeping windows, U-shaped sofa and disappearing 26" TV, is a modern blend of hardwood cabinets, lacquered trim, and designer fabrics. (An electric table in the salon drops to cocktail level or raises to dinette height.) The eurostyle galley is up and to port, opposite the two-seat helm station. Note the huge power retractable sunroof with integrated shade. Helm visibility could be better. Volvo 435hp IPS pod drives with joystick controls cruise the Marquis at 28 knots (mid 30s top).