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Lexus Announces 65-Foot Flagship Luxury Yacht

Lexus LY 650 Yacht

Lexus has added to its flagship lineup in a most unexpected way with the introduction of the LY 650, a 65-foot yacht that stands as the “first production maritime expression of Lexus design language, L-finesse”.

Powered by twin Volvo IPS 1200 engines, the yacht has been built in partnership with the Marquis-Larson Boat Group in Pulaski, Wisconsin.

The first completed Lexus LY 650 is expected to be finished in the second half of 2019 and will make its global debut late in the year. Below is the full press release.


  • 65-foot Lexus yacht joins the LS sedan, LX SUV and LC coupé as the fourth Lexus flagship
  • Lexus LY 650 is the first production maritime expression of Lexus design language, L-finesse
  • Exploration into non-automotive ventures continues beyond Lexus involvement in culinary, film, design and other select luxury lifestyle experiences

Crafting amazing automobiles is something Lexus has pursued relentlessly, as evidenced by the beautiful hand-pleated door panels in the LS 500 or the complex paint process, inspired by the morpho butterfly, that results in dazzling Structural Blue. And crafting every touch point around the Lexus brand is an opportunity Lexus continues to seize. This maritime application is another proof point in Lexus’ storied history of exploring new frontiers both inside and outside the automotive industry.

Lexus continually evaluates what constitutes a luxury experience and has, as a result, ventured into the worlds of culinary, design, film, and more as alternative opportunities to interact with the brand. Driven by Lexus International President, Yoshihiro Sawa’s vision of Lexus as a brand that, “explores new ways to deliver innovative and amazing experiences for our guests,” Lexus has partnered with some of the world’s finest purveyors of experience to further celebrate the phrase, Experience Amazing.

And now, Lexus returns to the water with its next expression of a Lexus yacht in the form of the LY 650. Bearing the most contemporary expression of Lexus design language, L-finesse, applied beyond the world of automobiles, the production LY 650 picks up where the stunning Lexus Sport Yacht Concept left off.

LEXUS TAKUMI MEET MARQUIS-LARSON CRAFTSPEOPLE

Encouraged by the robust public interest in the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept, a follow-up maritime effort was fueled by Executive Vice President; Shigeki Tomoyama’s 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.” Making this dream-like vision a reality, Marquis-Larson Boat Group was selected to build, sell and service the next Lexus yacht based largely on their extensive experience with bespoke boat building and their proven capability, confirmed by their work bringing the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept to life.

Based in Pulaski, WI, Marquis-Larson is the ideal partner to bring the second chapter of Lexus yacht design to fruition with their thorough blend of artisanal craftsmanship, modern technology and inspired design. Complementing Lexus’ renowned heritage of Takumi craftspeople who are supremely skilled in their roles, Marquis’ craftsmanship backbone is clearly demonstrated by their masterful boat builders, many of whom have been with the company for 30 years.

L-FINESSE SEAMLESSLY TRANSITIONS FROM AUTOMOTIVE TO MARITIME APPLICATIONS

Several of the most attractive features from the 42-foot concept have made their way onto the LY 650. In 65-foot overall length, 19-foot beam form, the newest Lexus yacht has a distinguished style found in the strong, pronounced bow, curved deck accents and accentuated aft hips. Viewed from the profile, the elegant rise and fall of the yacht’s distinctly Lexus roofline flows into rising, broad hips of the rear section.

UPCOMING MILESTONES AND CONTACT INFORMATION

The first completed Lexus LY 650 is expected to be finished in the second half of 2019 and will make its global debut late in the year. Parties interested in gathering additional information or inquiring about the purchase of a Lexus LY 650, please contact:

Matthew Vetzner
Vice President of Marketing, Marquis-Larson Boat Group
+1 920.822.3214

mvetzner@marquis-larson.com

SPECIFICATIONS (preliminary values)

  • Overall length 65’5” (19.96 m)
  • Beam (width) 18’8” (5.72 m)
  • Engines Volvo IPS 1200 (Volvo IPS 1350)
  • Fuel Capacity 1,000 gal (3,785 l)
  • Water Capacity 225 gal (852 l)
  • Hold Tank Capacity 170 gal (643 l)
  • Staterooms 3
  • Heads 3
  • Sleeps 6
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Well, since all these Paris Accord mongrels (Imo it is happening, but Im no nut) been crying. Won't be long before all cars are banned from traffic. Next phase is the ocean & the skies. Lexus yacht & plane. I'm in!
Please vote for the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept!!
https://madeinwis.com/popular-vote,

Scroll down and please select the "Marquis Yachts - Lexus Sport Yacht"! You can vote every 24 hours until next Monday!
Please vote for the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept!!
https://madeinwis.com/popular-vote,

Scroll down and please select the "Marquis Yachts - Lexus Sport Yacht"! You can vote every 24 hours until next Monday!
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    Den
  • September 8, 2017
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Please vote for the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept!!
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Scroll down and please select the "Marquis Yachts - Lexus Sport Yacht"! You can vote every 24 hours until next Monday!
+1 :)
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    Den
  • September 8, 2017
mikeavelli
Please vote for the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept!!
https://madeinwis.com/popular-vote,

Scroll down and please select the "Marquis Yachts - Lexus Sport Yacht"! You can vote every 24 hours until next Monday!
+1 :)
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    Den
  • September 8, 2017
mikeavelli
Please vote for the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept!!
https://madeinwis.com/popular-vote,

Scroll down and please select the "Marquis Yachts - Lexus Sport Yacht"! You can vote every 24 hours until next Monday!
+1 :)
Den
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Thank you!!!
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Den
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Thank you!!!
Lexus takes yet another step in making its yacht a production reality by extending U.S. trademarks for Lexus and the "Circle L" logo to "motor boats, yachts, and structural parts thereof". For more, check out my latest Kaizen Factor article.
Lexus takes yet another step in making its yacht a production reality by extending U.S. trademarks for Lexus and the "Circle L" logo to "motor boats, yachts, and structural parts thereof". For more, check out my latest Kaizen Factor article.
Lexus takes yet another step in making its yacht a production reality by extending U.S. trademarks for Lexus and the "Circle L" logo to "motor boats, yachts, and structural parts thereof". For more, check out my latest Kaizen Factor article.
The Daily Kanban's Bertel Schmitt brings us further confirmation of upcoming Lexus Yacht production. Here are the highlights:

...Lexus will enter the boat market with a 65foot sports yacht, Toyota Marine boss Shigeki Tomoyama said today (8 March 2018)

...The big boat will Made in America, courtesy of Marquis Yachts in Pulaski, Wisconsin. The boat also will primarily sold there, which is a wise move as the U.S. is the world’s largest recreational boat market. The boat will be sold in the U.S. “from the latter half of 2019,” Tomayama said. As Toyota’s very own “America first” strategy, the boat shall be exported to Japan in 2020.

Don’t expect rows of Lexus yachts floating out of an assembly line. Annual industry volume for 60+ft pleasure boats is a few hundred. They go for a few million on up...
For the full story:
https://dailykanban.com/2018/03/sunseeker-take-cover-lexus-enters-big-boat-market/
The Daily Kanban's Bertel Schmitt brings us further confirmation of upcoming Lexus Yacht production. Here are the highlights:

...Lexus will enter the boat market with a 65foot sports yacht, Toyota Marine boss Shigeki Tomoyama said today (8 March 2018)

...The big boat will Made in America, courtesy of Marquis Yachts in Pulaski, Wisconsin. The boat also will primarily sold there, which is a wise move as the U.S. is the world’s largest recreational boat market. The boat will be sold in the U.S. “from the latter half of 2019,” Tomayama said. As Toyota’s very own “America first” strategy, the boat shall be exported to Japan in 2020.

Don’t expect rows of Lexus yachts floating out of an assembly line. Annual industry volume for 60+ft pleasure boats is a few hundred. They go for a few million on up...
For the full story:
https://dailykanban.com/2018/03/sunseeker-take-cover-lexus-enters-big-boat-market/
The Daily Kanban's Bertel Schmitt brings us further confirmation of upcoming Lexus Yacht production. Here are the highlights:

...Lexus will enter the boat market with a 65foot sports yacht, Toyota Marine boss Shigeki Tomoyama said today (8 March 2018)

...The big boat will Made in America, courtesy of Marquis Yachts in Pulaski, Wisconsin. The boat also will primarily sold there, which is a wise move as the U.S. is the world’s largest recreational boat market. The boat will be sold in the U.S. “from the latter half of 2019,” Tomayama said. As Toyota’s very own “America first” strategy, the boat shall be exported to Japan in 2020.

Don’t expect rows of Lexus yachts floating out of an assembly line. Annual industry volume for 60+ft pleasure boats is a few hundred. They go for a few million on up...
For the full story:
https://dailykanban.com/2018/03/sunseeker-take-cover-lexus-enters-big-boat-market/
Well, moderators, I wasn't sure where to post this one, since this is an auto forum...but I figure the Garage threads are as good a place as any. Lexus has unveiled a sport-boat powered by two Lexus V8s.

I once had a friend, several decades ago, who had a 28-ft yacht powered by two Chrysler V8s...you would not believe the amount of gas (marine fuel) that thing used. ;)

https://www.autoblog.com/2017/01/12/lexus-sport-yacht-concept-official/

Lexus goes from land yachts to water yachts with this boat concept
The Lexus Sport Yacht Concept is a pet project of CEO Akio Toyoda.

JOEL STOCKSDALE

Jan 12th 2017 at 10:00AM





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  • Image Credit: Lexus

Just this week, Lexus unveiled its fully redesigned flagship, the LS sedan. But the term "flagship" seems a bit misplaced now that Lexus has revealed an actual ship. Well, the Lexus Sport Yacht may be a bit small to be called a ship, but it's as close as many automakers will get.

According to Toyota, the idea for the boat came about when the company's CEO, Akio Toyoda, was trying out one of the marine division's new yachts that use Toyota diesel engines. He wanted to see what a sporty, luxury yacht using Lexus design would be like. At his behest, the Toyota Marine Department and Lexus got to work on the concept you see here.

More than a clay model, this is a fully-functional nautical machine. The Lexus Sport Yacht was constructed from carbon fiber by Marquis-Carver Yacht Group in Wisconsin, and has a pair of V8 engines shared with the Lexus RC F (and GS F, and LC500). You can even see through the clear engine compartment cover that they share the same bright blue-painted intake manifolds. Compared with the automotive applications, each engine makes a bit less power at 440 horsepower. When you have two of them, though, that becomes less important. Together the engines' roughly 880 horsepower can propel the boat to a top speed of 49 mph.



The Lexus Sport Yacht comes complete with many luxury amenities. There's seating for eight on the deck. Two of those seats fold out from either side of the captain's chair "for very special guests." The captain also has access to a pair of touchscreens, a small one in the wheel and a massive one ahead of it for instruments and other information. Down below, the forward passenger cabin is loaded with leather, wood, air conditioning, a table, and sofa seating for six. The yacht's galley has a sink, refrigerator, and stove, and the bathroom comes complete with a shower.

Don't expect to see the yacht on sale anytime soon, since this is just a concept at the moment. That being said, luxury automakers, including Aston Martin and Mercedes, have started competing in the yacht market. And while Toyota's marine division hasn't built a pleasure boat since the Epic line, it probably wouldn't be too difficult for the company to start building this Lexus.

Related Video:
Well, moderators, I wasn't sure where to post this one, since this is an auto forum...but I figure the Garage threads are as good a place as any. Lexus has unveiled a sport-boat powered by two Lexus V8s.

I once had a friend, several decades ago, who had a 28-ft yacht powered by two Chrysler V8s...you would not believe the amount of gas (marine fuel) that thing used. ;)

https://www.autoblog.com/2017/01/12/lexus-sport-yacht-concept-official/

Lexus goes from land yachts to water yachts with this boat concept
The Lexus Sport Yacht Concept is a pet project of CEO Akio Toyoda.

JOEL STOCKSDALE

Jan 12th 2017 at 10:00AM





MORE PHOTOS





















  • Image Credit: Lexus

Just this week, Lexus unveiled its fully redesigned flagship, the LS sedan. But the term "flagship" seems a bit misplaced now that Lexus has revealed an actual ship. Well, the Lexus Sport Yacht may be a bit small to be called a ship, but it's as close as many automakers will get.

According to Toyota, the idea for the boat came about when the company's CEO, Akio Toyoda, was trying out one of the marine division's new yachts that use Toyota diesel engines. He wanted to see what a sporty, luxury yacht using Lexus design would be like. At his behest, the Toyota Marine Department and Lexus got to work on the concept you see here.

More than a clay model, this is a fully-functional nautical machine. The Lexus Sport Yacht was constructed from carbon fiber by Marquis-Carver Yacht Group in Wisconsin, and has a pair of V8 engines shared with the Lexus RC F (and GS F, and LC500). You can even see through the clear engine compartment cover that they share the same bright blue-painted intake manifolds. Compared with the automotive applications, each engine makes a bit less power at 440 horsepower. When you have two of them, though, that becomes less important. Together the engines' roughly 880 horsepower can propel the boat to a top speed of 49 mph.



The Lexus Sport Yacht comes complete with many luxury amenities. There's seating for eight on the deck. Two of those seats fold out from either side of the captain's chair "for very special guests." The captain also has access to a pair of touchscreens, a small one in the wheel and a massive one ahead of it for instruments and other information. Down below, the forward passenger cabin is loaded with leather, wood, air conditioning, a table, and sofa seating for six. The yacht's galley has a sink, refrigerator, and stove, and the bathroom comes complete with a shower.

Don't expect to see the yacht on sale anytime soon, since this is just a concept at the moment. That being said, luxury automakers, including Aston Martin and Mercedes, have started competing in the yacht market. And while Toyota's marine division hasn't built a pleasure boat since the Epic line, it probably wouldn't be too difficult for the company to start building this Lexus.

Related Video:
Well, moderators, I wasn't sure where to post this one, since this is an auto forum...but I figure the Garage threads are as good a place as any. Lexus has unveiled a sport-boat powered by two Lexus V8s.

I once had a friend, several decades ago, who had a 28-ft yacht powered by two Chrysler V8s...you would not believe the amount of gas (marine fuel) that thing used. ;)

https://www.autoblog.com/2017/01/12/lexus-sport-yacht-concept-official/

Lexus goes from land yachts to water yachts with this boat concept
The Lexus Sport Yacht Concept is a pet project of CEO Akio Toyoda.

JOEL STOCKSDALE

Jan 12th 2017 at 10:00AM





MORE PHOTOS





















  • Image Credit: Lexus

Just this week, Lexus unveiled its fully redesigned flagship, the LS sedan. But the term "flagship" seems a bit misplaced now that Lexus has revealed an actual ship. Well, the Lexus Sport Yacht may be a bit small to be called a ship, but it's as close as many automakers will get.

According to Toyota, the idea for the boat came about when the company's CEO, Akio Toyoda, was trying out one of the marine division's new yachts that use Toyota diesel engines. He wanted to see what a sporty, luxury yacht using Lexus design would be like. At his behest, the Toyota Marine Department and Lexus got to work on the concept you see here.

More than a clay model, this is a fully-functional nautical machine. The Lexus Sport Yacht was constructed from carbon fiber by Marquis-Carver Yacht Group in Wisconsin, and has a pair of V8 engines shared with the Lexus RC F (and GS F, and LC500). You can even see through the clear engine compartment cover that they share the same bright blue-painted intake manifolds. Compared with the automotive applications, each engine makes a bit less power at 440 horsepower. When you have two of them, though, that becomes less important. Together the engines' roughly 880 horsepower can propel the boat to a top speed of 49 mph.



The Lexus Sport Yacht comes complete with many luxury amenities. There's seating for eight on the deck. Two of those seats fold out from either side of the captain's chair "for very special guests." The captain also has access to a pair of touchscreens, a small one in the wheel and a massive one ahead of it for instruments and other information. Down below, the forward passenger cabin is loaded with leather, wood, air conditioning, a table, and sofa seating for six. The yacht's galley has a sink, refrigerator, and stove, and the bathroom comes complete with a shower.

Don't expect to see the yacht on sale anytime soon, since this is just a concept at the moment. That being said, luxury automakers, including Aston Martin and Mercedes, have started competing in the yacht market. And while Toyota's marine division hasn't built a pleasure boat since the Epic line, it probably wouldn't be too difficult for the company to start building this Lexus.

Related Video:
Ah, latest story from few days on this is that they will be producing it in 2019, but different - larger sport yacht thats around 35ft if I remember.

Also, Toyota has been doing this for a long time, and point is that their engines are really efficient compared to the regular marine ones, but it also makes them very expensive.
Ah, latest story from few days on this is that they will be producing it in 2019, but different - larger sport yacht thats around 35ft if I remember.

Also, Toyota has been doing this for a long time, and point is that their engines are really efficient compared to the regular marine ones, but it also makes them very expensive.
Ah, latest story from few days on this is that they will be producing it in 2019, but different - larger sport yacht thats around 35ft if I remember.

Also, Toyota has been doing this for a long time, and point is that their engines are really efficient compared to the regular marine ones, but it also makes them very expensive.
mmcartalk
Well, moderators, I wasn't sure where to post this one, since this is an auto forum...but I figure the Garage threads are as good a place as any. Lexus has unveiled a sport-boat powered by two Lexus V8s.
Actually, the Lexus Yacht Concept has had its own thread in the Lexus Lounge since January 2017, when it was unveiled in Miami, Florida, with Krew and Mikeavelli in attendance. It also spawned a trio of News articles, all of which have been part of this thread into which I merged your posts.
mmcartalk
Well, moderators, I wasn't sure where to post this one, since this is an auto forum...but I figure the Garage threads are as good a place as any. Lexus has unveiled a sport-boat powered by two Lexus V8s.
Actually, the Lexus Yacht Concept has had its own thread in the Lexus Lounge since January 2017, when it was unveiled in Miami, Florida, with Krew and Mikeavelli in attendance. It also spawned a trio of News articles, all of which have been part of this thread into which I merged your posts.
mmcartalk
Well, moderators, I wasn't sure where to post this one, since this is an auto forum...but I figure the Garage threads are as good a place as any. Lexus has unveiled a sport-boat powered by two Lexus V8s.
Actually, the Lexus Yacht Concept has had its own thread in the Lexus Lounge since January 2017, when it was unveiled in Miami, Florida, with Krew and Mikeavelli in attendance. It also spawned a trio of News articles, all of which have been part of this thread into which I merged your posts.
I've since been told the Lexus yacht will be more in line with the Marquis 720 Fly Bridge:

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Guess I'm the only one that thinks Lexus making a yacht is crazy news? :scream:
I've since been told the Lexus yacht will be more in line with the Marquis 720 Fly Bridge:

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Guess I'm the only one that thinks Lexus making a yacht is crazy news? :scream:
I've since been told the Lexus yacht will be more in line with the Marquis 720 Fly Bridge:

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Guess I'm the only one that thinks Lexus making a yacht is crazy news? :scream:

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