Lexus Now Has a Flagship Yacht
Because of course it doesby Jonathan Lopez, on
Ah, the good life. Luxury cars, caviar, champagne, and of course, yachts. Sounds about right. Now, Lexus is expanding its offerings to include two of the four things I just mentioned, and neither fit on a cracker or in a glass.
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As brands look for new and exciting ways to stand out from the pack, over-the-top is one proven strategy, especially with regard to the high-end luxury segment. As such, Lexus’ new yacht actually makes a lot of sense.
After all, if Lexus wants to be associated with the créme de la créme in the minds of well-heeled buyers, offering its own branded yacht is a natural step.
Up next - maybe a Lexus private jet?
Dubbed the LY 650 (a good fit for Lexus’ letters-and-numbers naming scheme), the new Luxury Yacht is over 65 feet in length. This will be the first production prototype for Lexus’ line of pleasure craft, and follows on the heels of the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept that dropped in 2017. However, this time around, the yacht is longer, surpassing the 42-foot concept by an impressive 23 feet.
The LY 650 is the fourth L-labeled flagship in the brand’s lineup, which also happens to include the LX SUV, the LS sedan, and the LC coupe.
Powered by engines sourced from Volvo, the cabin offers 3 bathrooms and sleeps up to six guests.
Lexus also claims that the LY 650 offers the company’s latest design language, but to be honest, we’re having a little trouble imagining the aesthetic brought over to the world of four wheels.
To help produce the LY 650, Lexus partnered with Marquis-Larson, a U.S.-based boat manufacturer. The LY 650 is Expected to roll off the production line (er, “sail” off the production line?) towards the second half of next year, with a global debut planned for later in 2019. No word on pricing, but if we were to guess, $2 million would probably fit the bill.
Lexus LY 650 Specifications
|Overall Length||65’ 5” (19.96 m)|
|Beam (width)||18’ 8” (5.72 m)|
|Engines||Volvo Penta IPS1200/Volvo Penta D13-IPS1350|
|Fuel Capacity||3,785 liters (1,000 gallons)|
|Water Capacity||852 liters (225 gallons)|
|Hold Tank Capacity||643 liters (170 gallons)|
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