Tuesday, January 21, 2020
News Lexus Goes Offshore With a New Yacht

Lexus Goes Offshore With a New Yacht

Lexus unveiled last week in Boca Raton the LY 650, a yacht based on the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept.

Mercedes made one, Bugatti made one too, Aston Martin even made a submarine. But now, Lexus goes into production with the ultimate toy for people with deep pockets: the luxury yacht.

The LY 650, revealed in Boca Raton last week, is set to begin production soon and will be the Japanese ‘manufacturer’s first stab at the luxury yacht business after it showed its Sport Yacht concept in 2017. Thanks to Marquis Yachts LLC, the LY 650 sits on a state of the art hull composed of CFRP (carbon fiber-reinforced plastic) and GFRP (glass fiber-reinforced plastic) Two Volvo Penta IPS1350 marine engines outputting 1,000 horsepower each are fitted to propel this floating palace.

The LY 650 has three decks and three cabins below that can sleep up to six people.

But this Lexus vessel isn’t just a fashion statement; it represents a collaboration in production methods, where Toyota introduces its rigorous philosophy to the naval world.

Interior finishing and technologies are inspired by the best of what is available in Lexus vehicles, for example, an integrated Mark Levinson Surround Sound audio and entertainment system in the main deck’s salon offers a “concert-like” experience

“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,” said Toyota president Akio Toyoda in a statement.


Lexus LY 650 Photo Gallery

Lexus LY 650 | Photo: Lexus

Lexus LY 650 | Photo: Lexus

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Louis-Philippe Dubé
Louis-Philippe Dubé
Louis-Philippe Dubé has been contributing at MotorIllustrated.com for over a year, and for the NetMedia360 network for nearly three years now. His passion for everything automotive comes from a career as a mechanic, but also from the family vehicle collection that includes a 996 Porsche Turbo and a 2004 Ford GT. We've been bugging him to drive the GT, but he hasn't responded. Send L-P an email

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