Lexus Confirms Production of Its Ultra-Luxe Sport Yacht Concept
If you liked last year’s Lexus Sport Yacht concept, good news: they’re going to make them for sale.
The Lexus Sport Yacht concept was conceived by Lexus Design as part of the brand’s push into new areas of luxury and active lifestyles. Toyota’s Marine Division did the engineering and and a single running proof-of-concept was built by Wisconsin’s Marquis-Larson Boat Group.
“Based on our amazing experiences in engineering, building, testing and showing the Lexus Sport Yacht concept last year, we’ve decided to take the next bold step of producing an all-new larger yacht that builds on the advanced nature of the concept while adding more comfort and living space,” said Executive Vice President Shigeki Tomoyama.
Marquis-Larson will build the production version of the concept as a larger 65-foot sport fly-bridge cruiser with luxury staterooms below deck and entertaining space for up to 15 guests. The concept boat was a more compact 42 feet and only had room for eight passengers.
The concept was powered by a pair of Lexus 2UR-GSE 5.0 L performance V8 engines as used in the equally gorgeous LC 500 sports car.
Specifications and pricing for the production boat will be announced later, with sales starting in the second half of 2019.