Lexus today announced it will produce a luxury yacht based on a concept the company previewed about 18 months ago.
Dubbed the LY 650, the new yacht is a 20-metre boat (about 65 feet) with a 5.72-metre (nearly 19 feet) beam that sleeps six in three staterooms and boasts three heads (washrooms).
The LY 650 came about after Lexus executive vice president Shigeki Tomoyama expressed a 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.” In other words, give Lexus loyalists a way to keep it in the family whether travelling by road or water.
Built by Marquis-Larson Yachts of Wisconsin, Lexus the LY 650 sports a number of styling cues that link its look to the brand’s upscale cars, but don’t ask us to point them out.
What we can tell you are a few of the LY 650’s technical details. The standard engine is a 900-hp Volvo turbodiesel marine engine, and a 1,000-hp version is available as an option; whichever engine is bolted in, it’s fed by a 3,785-litre fuel tank (not a typo). There’s also an 852-litre freshwater tank and a 643-litre holding tank.
Lexus says Marquis-Larson will deliver the first example of the LY 650 in the second half of 2019.