The Marex 440 is a new generation of cruisers with contemporary design lines and several innovations. This new boat is set to become the brand's flagship at 13.70 metres in length and with a maximum beam of 4.27 metres.
The boat will have two modifications: 440 Gourmet Cruiser with an enormous U-shaped kitchen layout and 440 Scandinavia Version with second dining in an enclosed salon.
“Our new 440 GC is the natural evolution of a Marex range”, comments Espen Aalrud, CEO of Marex. “The exterior of the Marex 440 has a dynamic and modern look, but we wanted to keep our shipyard DNA very carefully”.
“The fundamental idea is to create a family boat focusing on easy living and have the cruise experience of a much larger vessel. The biggest kitchen in its class, beach club next to the water, two bathrooms, and a washer machine are examples of this idea”, - adds Aalrud.
The Marex 440 Gourmet Cruiser results from the collaboration between the Marex in-house design team and Slovenian studio VOM Creations Yacht Design. Naval architecture was provided by Nikl Design and Engineering by Alpha Creations.
Cockpit and salon
The cockpit in 440 Gourmet Cruiser features a U-shaped sofa with a table for up to 8-10 persons. The main highlight is the bar counter, which connects the salon and cockpit into one open social area for guests to enjoy. Of course, the 440 GC can have a sliding salon door and an electrically retractable window for heating in the northern regions.
The table can be lowered, converting the cockpit into a large sunpad or a sleeping bed. A sofa or a multifunctional BBQ area is optional on the opposite side.
The model has the fastest and easiest way to close the open cockpit deck existing in the market.
The curtains are hidden in the targa arch and slide around like a curtain. The canopy can be fastened with just ONE single grip. No buttons or rubber bands. From an open cruiser to a wholly closed boat in less than a minute!
This solution allows air-conditioning (or heating) throughout the deck, making the 440 Gourmet Cruiser suitable for every climate.
One of the 440 Gourmet Cruiser’s innovations is its kitchen. Marex created a chef’s dream with an enormous U-shaped kitchen layout – the largest in its class. It features an oven/microwave, double sink, induction cooker and a dishwasher. It also has an opening on the countertop to store four beer/ drink cases of 24 boxes each.
The Scandinavia version can propose an additional dining area with a big sofa and two retractable stools instead of a port side kitchen.
The solar panels provide enough capacity to keep the 220-litre refrigerator and 100-litre freezer running permanently without shore power.
Propulsion and technology
The 440 can be equipped with a pair of Volvo Penta engines:
2 x Volvo Penta D6-440HP DPI Sterndrive,
2 x Volvo Penta D6-480HP IPS-650 or
2 x Volvo Penta D6-480HP V-Drive.
An optional large generator and gyroscopic stabiliser maximise cruising comfort.
The fuel tanks (2 x 595 L), water tank of 780 L, battery capacities (8 x AGM 100 Ah + EXIDE 60 Ah for generator) and optional solar panels make a boat perfect for extended family holidays on the water.
Helm and co-pilot seating
The 440’s helm station has three 12-inch screens that monitor engines, navigation, and the anchor. The anchoring typically requires a family member to monitor, but the captain can do it alone in this boat. A sofa opposite the helm lets the whole family enjoy the cruising view. A foldable table creates a portable office area.
The 440 has two side doors. This allows freedom of movement for the captain and passengers, also letting in a fresh breeze in. Together with an open sunroof, this increases cruising enjoyment enormously.
The Marex 440 Gourmet Cruiser is available with two, or three-cabin layouts. The two-cabin solution has a forward Master Cabin with a large 1,70 x 2,00m bed, a generous bathroom and huge additional storage under the bed for long cruises.
The second guest cabin comes with its own bathroom, 1,80 x 2,00m bed, a comfortable sofa along the window line, a changing room area at the entrance and can be delivered with a laundry machine (washer/dryer).
Foredeck and swim platform
Marex has brought the beach club idea to the family boats. The platform has a large sitting area with integrated soft backs for enjoying the closeness to the sea. The swim platform also features optional steps when submerged, making getting in and out of the water safe and easy. A hydraulically operated bathing platform allows one to carry a tender during cruising. That makes 440 a perfect boat for extended family holidays on the water.
The 440’s bow area features a large sunbed. This waterproof cushion floats on water, serving as a water toy and can carry several people on the water. It also features a lift-up seat back.
Interior colour style
The interiors of the Marex 440 Gourmet Cruiser are designed to the highest standards of quality and attention to detail.
Designed to satisfy the most demanding owners' tastes, Marex offers many finishes and materials. The style features two interior style themes: modern light wood and classic dark walnut wood. Other visual and tactile high points are the beige and pale grey surfaces.