Discovery / Marlin 850 HD Pro, the à la carte semi-rigid for professionals

The Marlin 850 HD Pro at the Nautic de Paris 2020 © Chloé Torterat

After the success of the Marlin 24X, Marlin Boat is launching the 850 HD Pro (HD for Heavy Duty which means very resistant). While this 8.50 m model is primarily intended for professionals, a yachting version called GT is also available with sunbathing and a bench in the colours acidulées?!

The Marlin 850 HD Pro was designed to meet the specific demand of professionals who were looking for a robust semi-rigid with:

  • Lots of space on board
  • A deck plan that can be adapted according to needs
  • Sufficient storage space to store equipment without disturbing users

"We have a base and we adapt the elements according to our needs", explains Sébastien Chevalier, importer of the brand in France. Like all Marlin models, the 850 HD Pro incorporates the characteristics of the range, in particular this triple moulded hull and the quality of construction that we know from the manufacturer. Moreover, the details and finishes are very beautiful invoices and the equipment used is of magnificent quality.

At the front, there is a large stainless steel cleat overlooking the anchor locker - with a new design - or can be installed an electric windlass. Below you will find a very large storage box, which extends to the bottom of the hull. A second high chest is installed on the stern of the boat.

The floor is made of polyester sandwich and offers a modular deck surface of 5 metres long and 2 metres wide where it is possible to install different equipment. Thus, our model exposed to the Nautic was designed for diving. But the 850 HD can also be transformed into a passenger boat for example.

In the centre, the centre console allows you to move around the boat and accommodate up to 2 pilots behind the large windscreen on a double bolster. As an option, a hard-top with stainless steel upright protects the cockpit.

The floats are made of 1670 Dtex hypalon and reinforced with non-slip material from the back to the float's ¾ Lower aft than forward, this design should provide even more stability to the boat in all conditions. Finally, the height at the front makes it easier to pass waves and deflect spray while ensuring greater passenger safety.

This design was developed and patented by Marlin Boat in 1993 and has since been adopted on all the shipyard's models. It is in a way a trademark of the Italian manufacturer.

As far as motorization is concerned, the boat receives 2 outboards of 2x200 hp, which gives it a top speed of more than 40 knots. For pleasure boating, the importer recommends 2x150 hp instead.

A pleasure version in the catalogue

The 850 HP Marlin Pro will be available in a fully equipped GT version with sunbathing in the front, bench seat in the rear, hard-top and many exclusive equipment designed for pleasure boating (ski mast,...). This model will also be able to play the luxury tender game, mixing relaxation and quality of construction and robustness.

"In the GT version, the optional equipment is installed as standard "Sebastien explains.

Price list

  • Marlin 850 HD Pro : From 52 740 HT
  • Marlin 850 HD Pro GT: From 64 810 euros HT