As promised, Lexus held the world premiere of its first luxury yacht, the LY 650, in Boca Raton, Florida.
Based on the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept first shown in January 2017, the LY 650 flagship is styled by Italian yacht design studio Nuvolari Lenard with input from Lexus. The result is a striking two-tone exterior with a coupé-like roofline and a comfortable interior living space that offers everything its lucky passengers could desire.
That includes a salon with dual captain’s seats, sofas and a galley set aft, as well as three berths located below the salon that offer sleeping for six people. Each of the staterooms offers 6 feet and 6 inches (more than two meters) of headroom and a private head with shower.
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Additionally, the Lexus LY 650 is equipped with LY-Link, an advanced connectivity technology that shares timely information and provides control of various yacht functions. For example, it enables users to remotely turn on and off such components as the yacht’s air conditioning system and lights via their smartphone.
The LY 650 is built on a light and highly rigid composite hull that combines CFRP (carbon fiber-reinforced plastic) and GFRP (glass fiber-reinforced plastic). The hull was jointly developed with Marquis Yachts, who will also handle production in its Pulaski, Wisconsin facility.
Described as offering "superb cruising performance," the LY 650 is powered by twin Volvo Penta IPS engines with an output of 1350, 1200 or 1050 HP each – which means the 65 ft 5 in (19.94-meter) yacht boasts up to 2,700 horsepower. All that power needs a lot of fuel, so the tanks have a capacity of 1,060 gallons (4,012 liters).
Lexus’ first yacht also features an array of piloting-support functions, including joystick control, fixed-point position-holding at sea, an auto-flap function and a stylish instrument panel with touchscreen operation.
The Lexus LY 650 is priced at around $3.5 million, before taxes and options, and will go on sale on October 30, when it will also make its show debut in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.