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Premium carmaker Lexus now takes to the water via a 65-foot luxury yacht.

Lexus held the world premiere of its first luxury yacht, the Lexus LY 650, last September 19 in Boca Raton, Florida. Based on the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept first shown in January 2017, the LY 650 features unique styling and superb cruising performance.

Lexus aspires to be a true luxury lifestyle brand, and now fuses advanced technology and craftsmanship to provide “an irreplaceable experience that stimulates the senses and exceeds owner expectations, even at sea.”

This LY 650 flagship yacht is the new embodiment of the Lexus “Crafted” philosophy, to which exquisite attention to detail and anticipatory hospitality are applied in every possible aspect.

The shape of the hull, the abundant volume of the stern, in addition to beautiful curved lines, give the LY 650 unprecedented and distinctive exterior styling. Collaboration with Italian yacht design studio Nuvolari Lenard has resulted in an advanced design and a comfortable interior living space that exemplifies high quality in every detail.

The yacht rides on a light and highly rigid composite hull that combines CFRP (carbon fiber-reinforced plastic) and GFRP (glass fiber-reinforced plastic), and was jointly developed with Marquis Yachts LLC. Additionally, the Lexus yacht is equipped with LY-Link, an advanced connectivity technology for boating that shares timely information and provides control of various yacht functions.

The LY 650 is built in collaboration with the craftspeople of Marquis Yachts in Pulaski, Wisconsin, USA. With the start of LY 650 manufacturing, together with Lexus, Marquis Yachts has improved its production processes for better efficiencies and quality production. The new yacht will appear at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Florida Oct. 30 to Nov. 3.

Said Lexus president Akio Toyoda: “The LY 650 symbolizes the challenge taken by Lexus, which aspires to be a true luxury lifestyle brand, to venture beyond the automobile. A collaborative team between Toyota and Marquis Yachts introduced the Toyota Production System to the boat manufacturing facility to improve productivity and quality… I am truly looking forward to seeing the advanced, high quality LY 650 display its beauty on the oceans across the globe. As a mobility company, we are pursuing new possibilities for mobility even on the sea.”

LY 650 Main Specifications

Overall length65 feet, 5 inches (19.94 meters)
Beam (width)18 feet, 11 inches (5.76 meters)
Engine OptionsTwo Volvo Penta IPS
producing 1350, 1200 or 1050hp (each)
Fuel capacity1,060 gallons (4,012 liters)
Water capacity225 gallons (852 liters)
Sleeping quarters3 staterooms (sleeping for 6 people)

 Sales launch: October 30.

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