This is the production version of the prototype we saw a year ago and needless to say, it looks much better and stunning. The idea for the LY 650 luxury yacht began in 2017 with the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept and the production version retains some of those design elements and curves.
The most eye-catching part of the design is its coupe-like roofline and the optional two-tone color scheme. Metallic accents on the bow, side windows, and on the L-shaped air intakes at the rear, add a touch of elegance. The 65-foot yacht rides on a light, composite hull that combines CFRP (carbon fibre-reinforced plastic) and GFRP (glass fibre-reinforced plastic), and was jointly developed with Marquis Yachts.
Notice the Lexus logo on the floor
For the interiors, Lexus has worked with Italian yacht design studio Nuvolari Lenard. The interior is a fusion of advanced design and omotenashi (Japanese unique hospitality), and features a white theme for a sense of openness. The white and brown colors look tasteful and elegant too. The salon’s layout features dual captain’s seats and sofas set forward and a galley set aft. Below the salon are three elegant berths with 6 feet and 6 inches (more than 2 meters) of headroom, each with a private shower.
The yacht features LY-Link, a connectivity technology, which can be used to monitor the vessel and have notifications sent via text message should an abnormality be detected. It also enables the users to remotely switch on and off components such as the yacht’s air conditioning system and lights via a smartphone. The captain gets a touchscreen display. A custom Mark Levinson Surround Sound System is optional.
Powering the Lexus LY 650 are two Volvo Penta IPS engines, with each producing 1350, 1200 or 1050 hp output options. Fuel tank can hold 4,012 litres.
The LY 650 symbolizes the challenge taken by Lexus, which aspires to be a true luxury lifestyle brand, to venture beyond the automobile. A collaborative team between Toyota and Marquis Yachts introduced the Toyota Production System to the boat manufacturing facility to improve productivity and quality. This allowed the Lexus “CRAFTED” philosophy of anticipatory hospitality and meticulous attention to detail to become a reality in the form of a luxury yacht. I am truly looking forward to seeing the advanced, high-quality LY 650 display its beauty on the oceans across the globe. As a mobility company, we are pursuing new possibilities for mobility even on the sea. – Akio Toyoda, President
The Lexus LY 650’s sales launch will happen on October 30, 2019. The new yacht will appear at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Florida (Oct 30―Nov 3, 2019). Check out the yacht in action above.