Lexus has made a splash with a stunning, production ready prototype of its first boat.

The new luxury vessel, dubbed the LY 650, is set to become the fourth, L-branded flagship in the range, together with the LS sedan, LC coupe and LX SUV.

The first completed vessel is expected in the second half of 2019 and will make its global debut late in the year.

The stunning Lexus LY 650 picks up where the widely acclaimed 2017 Lexus Sport Yacht Concept left off, extending the brand’s exploration of new frontiers.

The decision to produce the vessel was fuelled by Lexus executive vice president Shigeki Tomoyama, with his desire to “present a dream-like vision of the luxury lifestyle; one where the Lexus Yacht expands the potential of Lexus mobility to the ocean”.

The LY 650 is distinguished by a strong, pronounced bow, curved deck accents and accentuated aft hips.

In profile, the elegant rise and fall of the roofline flows into the rising, broad hips of the rear section.

The vessel retains several of the most attractive features from the 42-foot concept, but is longer overall at 65-feet, with a beam of 19-feet.

It will be built, sold and serviced by renowned US-based boat manufacturers Marquis-Larson.

Complementing the company’s renowned heritage of ‘takumi’ craftsmen, Marquis-Larson’s artisanal skills and technology are demonstrated by its masterful boat builders, many of whom have been with the company for 30 years.

It will enhance the reputation of Lexus as a top-tier brand dedicated to offering a full range of expertly crafted halo models — and not just inside the automotive sphere.

Preliminary specifications

Overall length 65′ 5″ (19.96m)
Beam (width) 18′ 8″ (5.72m)
Engines Volvo Penta IPS1200/Volvo Penta D13-IPS1350
Fuel Capacity 3785 litres
Water Capacity 852 litres
Hold Tank Capacity 643 litres
Staterooms 3
Heads 3
Sleeps 6

 

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