Lexus luxury yacht gets a name and edges toward production

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With enough room to sleep six and entertain up to 15, guests aboard the LY 650 luxury yacht can enjoy their time on the water from the open air decking or the three luxury staterooms beneath


After testing the waters with a typically lavish-looking concept last year, Lexus is now set to dive into the world of luxury yachts. The production-ready LY 650 is described as a Lexus flagship vehicle, and follows other vessels cooked up by fellow luxury automakers keen to move into the world of wonderful watercraft.

Lexus lumps the LY 650 luxury yacht in with its LS sedan, LX SUV and LC coupé, labeling the boat its fourth flagship. The Lexus Sport Yacht Concept revealed in January 2017 provides the basis for the LY 650, with its 42-ft (12.8-m) length stretched out to 65 ft (20 m).

The production version was actually announced earlier in the year, though technical details were light on the ground. We now know the LY 650 will be powered by Volvo’s IPS 1200 (standard) or IPS 1350 (optional) engine, with a fuel capacity of 1,000 gal (3,785 L).

Lexus has previously said sales of its luxury yacht will begin in the second half of 2019


Described as the first production maritime expression of Lexus L-finesse design language, the yacht boasts enough room to sleep six and entertain up to 15, with guests able to enjoy their time on the water from the open-air decking or the three luxury staterooms beneath. Renders reveal an elegant cabin fitted with a large flat screen tv, leather couch seating and mini-bar.

We’ve also learned that Lexus will be handing off the construction, sales and servicing of the LY 650 yacht to Marquis-Larson Boat Group, the same team that crafted the prototype of the original yacht concept. There’s still no word on when the LY 650 will hit the water, though Lexus has previously said sales will begin in the second half of 2019.

Source: Lexus

After testing the waters with a typically lavish-looking concept last year, Lexus is now set to dive into the world of luxury yachts


The Lexus Sport Yacht Concept revealed in January 2017 provides the basis for the LY 650


The production-ready LY 650 is described as a Lexus flagship vehicle


The production version of the LY 650 luxury yacht was actually announced earlier in the year, though technical details were light on the ground


Lexus has previously said sales of its luxury yacht will begin in the second half of 2019


There’s still no word on when the LY 650 will hit the water


The LY 650 luxury yacht will have a fuel capacity of 1,000 gal (3,785 L)


The Lexus LY 650 yacht will be powered by Volvo’s IPS 1200 (standard) or IPS 1350 (optional) engine


Render of a possible cabin configuration aboard the Lexus LY 650 luxury yacht


Render of a possible cabin configuration aboard the Lexus LY 650 luxury yacht


Render of a possible cabin configuration aboard the Lexus LY 650 luxury yacht


Render of a possible cabin configuration aboard the Lexus LY 650 luxury yacht


Render of a possible cabin configuration aboard the Lexus LY 650 luxury yacht

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