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Instant Success: Lexus Sells First LY 650 Luxury Yacht

Lexus LY 650 Yacht

Rob Parmentier, CEO of the Marquis-Larson Boat Group, has announced that Lexus has found the first customer for its new 65-foot LY 650 yacht — here’s a quote from Trade Only Trade:

“We’ve already sold the first hull,” says Parmentier. “It’s a more traditional build than the 42 [foot Lexus Sports Yacht Concept], which was built like a spaceship with all sorts of high-tech features. This boat won’t be as complex as that 42.”

For some perspective, Mercedes released their Arrow460-Grandturismo yacht earlier this year with a limited production run of 10 boats — one unit for each country where the yacht is available for sale.

(Another note — the article also mentions that the yacht’s interior was designed by Italian firm Nuvolari-Lenard, with help from Lexus engineers.)

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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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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.

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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.

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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:
For the people who wanted Lexus to make something more expensive than the LS and LC, their ship has literally come in :D
For the people who wanted Lexus to make something more expensive than the LS and LC, their ship has literally come in :D
For the people who wanted Lexus to make something more expensive than the LS and LC, their ship has literally come in :D
This article from Daily Kanban is interesting:

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. They also are alarmingly cyclical. The Wall Street tycoon who has everything buys boat of that size only once other avenues of spending money have been exhausted. Once the stock market turns, the boats flood Boattrader.com. Boats of that size usually have a crew. Many pleasure boat makers have been bankrupt at some point.

“The main goal is not the number of boats,” said Tomoyama, but the enhancement of the brand. Other carmakers have similar ideas. There is an Aston Martin speedboat, there is a wet Bugatti, and there is a race boat made for Daimler’s performance-offshoot AMG.
This article from Daily Kanban is interesting:

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. They also are alarmingly cyclical. The Wall Street tycoon who has everything buys boat of that size only once other avenues of spending money have been exhausted. Once the stock market turns, the boats flood Boattrader.com. Boats of that size usually have a crew. Many pleasure boat makers have been bankrupt at some point.

“The main goal is not the number of boats,” said Tomoyama, but the enhancement of the brand. Other carmakers have similar ideas. There is an Aston Martin speedboat, there is a wet Bugatti, and there is a race boat made for Daimler’s performance-offshoot AMG.
This article from Daily Kanban is interesting:

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. They also are alarmingly cyclical. The Wall Street tycoon who has everything buys boat of that size only once other avenues of spending money have been exhausted. Once the stock market turns, the boats flood Boattrader.com. Boats of that size usually have a crew. Many pleasure boat makers have been bankrupt at some point.

“The main goal is not the number of boats,” said Tomoyama, but the enhancement of the brand. Other carmakers have similar ideas. There is an Aston Martin speedboat, there is a wet Bugatti, and there is a race boat made for Daimler’s performance-offshoot AMG.
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The Champagne Gold color chosen for the Lexus yatch concept last year now makes sense with the context of the LF-1 concept. #elevate
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The Champagne Gold color chosen for the Lexus yatch concept last year now makes sense with the context of the LF-1 concept. #elevate
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The Champagne Gold color chosen for the Lexus yatch concept last year now makes sense with the context of the LF-1 concept. #elevate
Axel
Too much effort into something that not going to be produced
you thought wrong lol...
Axel
Too much effort into something that not going to be produced
you thought wrong lol...
Axel
Too much effort into something that not going to be produced
you thought wrong lol...
So dope!!!!
So dope!!!!
So dope!!!!
Axel
Too much effort into something that not going to be produced
Just wanted to take the time to point out and laugh at this post.

Great effort by Lexus. My gut feeling was that they were going to make something out of the concept and I'm happy that they are making it even bigger, wow!

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