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Lexus luxury yacht gets a name and edges toward production

Lexus luxury yacht gets a name...
Lexus has previously said sales of its luxury yacht will begin in the second half of 2019
Lexus has previously said sales of its luxury yacht will begin in the second half of 2019
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After testing the waters with a typically lavish-looking concept last year, Lexus is now set to dive into the world of luxury yachts
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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
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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
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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
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The production version of the LY 650 luxury yacht was actually announced earlier in the year, though technical details were light on the ground
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
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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
Lexus has previously said sales of its luxury yacht will begin in the second half of 2019
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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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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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Render of a possible cabin configuration aboard the Lexus LY 650 luxury yacht
Lexus has previously said sales of its luxury yacht will begin in the second half of 2019
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Lexus has previously said sales of its luxury yacht will begin in the second half of 2019
Render of a possible cabin configuration aboard the Lexus LY 650 luxury yacht
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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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Render of a possible cabin configuration aboard the Lexus LY 650 luxury yacht

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
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

4 comments
Robert Walther
It would seem this yacht only has one engine. Any pleasure boat with only one engine will inevitably become a unpleasent log.
Wolf0579
It would seem to me, that the vast majority of your reader do not enjoy being constantly teased with all of the toys of the 1%. I could give a rats behind about the uber-wealthy, unless it's time to take them down.
Username
Robert, there is a reason most commercial fishing vessels only have one engine. Two engines is twice the maintenance, twice the chance of something breaking. Most failures are due to fuel problems which means both engines fail anyway. Also ships this size often have a small backup motor.
christopher
If only they spent a bit of money hiring a computational fluid dynamics engineer - they could then produce a luxury vessel that goes 2x to 10x as fast, using vastly smaller amounts of fuel, creating insignificant wake, and making other luxury boat owners jealous instead of snicker. Lexus (The Toyota label that means Luxury EXport for US) is the brand that poor people buy when they can't afford a real luxury vehicle. If they actually produced something better than the others, they might have a fighting chance of capturing sales to their target market.