LEXUS UNVEILS ULTRA-LUXURY SPORTS YACHT CONCEPT
The Lexus Sport Yacht created by Japanese car makers Lexus was unveiled earlier this year as a one-of-a-kind concept vessel. Designed to see if the automaker's design language could evolve into other lifestyle recreational genres.
Powered by marine versions of five-liter V8 gasoline engines in the Lexus RC F Coupe and LC 500 Grand Tourer, the concept features a hull, inner structure and superstructure made from hand-laid carbon-fiber fabric, vacuum-infused with two-part polyurethane resin. Lexus says this composite enabled it to trim 2,200 lb (1,000 kg) off the vessel's weight when compared to glass fiber hulls.
Each engine produces over 440 horsepower / 446 DIN hp / 328 kW, driving the yacht at speeds up to 49 miles per hour (43 knots) through a pair of hydraulically controlled inboard/outboard stern-drives. A bow-thruster with joystick control aids in docking.
The captain controls and monitors on-board systems from a colour touchscreen panel at the helm; screens show GPS navigation, digital charts, surface radar, underwater sonar, lighting and entertainment systems. The captain’s seat is power adjustable; the armrests fold out to become jump seats on each side for very special guests.
The forward passenger cabin is inviting in luxurious Lexus leather with wood and glass details. A standing height, sofa seating for six with a table, and air conditioning create a comfortable environment for intimate entertaining.
The galley features a two-burner stove, sink and under-counter refrigerator; a beautifully finished head includes a shower.
Lexus have announced that they will produce an updated version of this yacht. The newest version of the Lexus Sport Yacht will be a 65-foot sport flybridge cruiser with enough space for up to 15 people, who can stay in below-deck luxury staterooms in addition to taking a seat on the main deck.
More specs and pricing about the newer, bigger yacht are expected later, but the boat will use Lexus' connected services platform for smartphone integration and remote diagnostic, security, and maintenance services — a huge boon for any tech-obsessed buyers out there.
No date has been revealed when production will begin
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