The First-Ever Lexus Yacht Is Here, And It's Spectacular

The gorgeous 65-foot Lexus LY 650 boasts twin 1,000-horsepower engines and tons of luxurious amenities.
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The Lexus LY 650 luxury yacht has finally made its global debut with even more power and over-the-top amenities than was initially promised when the concept was unveiled last year

The two-tone, 65-foot vessel was built in collaboration with Wisconsin's Marquis Yachts using the Japanese automaker's ultra-efficient production process. 

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Its dynamic hull was constructed from carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) for lightness and high rigidity, ensuring to a comfortable ride at high speed. Soundproofed sandwich panels built into the main walls further enrich the passenger experience.  

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Automotive-inspired style has crept its way into the design as well: a coupe-like roofline  and accentuated aft hips both emulate road-going Lexus vehicles like the elite RCF.  Metallic accents on the bow, side windows, and an L-shaped air intakes give the LY 650 a distinctive look among the populated superyacht market.  

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From the flybridge, twin 1,000-horsepower Volvo Penta IPS1350 engines can be helmed with an array of pilot-supported functions, including joystick control, fixed-point position holding and an auto-flap feature. 

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The salon below boasts couches, dual-captain's seats and an optional custom Mark Levinson surround sound system for concert-like audio quality. An open-air deck finished with custom fittings is located on the bow, serving as another way to take in the open water. 

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Further below is an interior designed using the Japanese "omotenashi," a hospitality-based philosophy that "anticipates and fulfills people’s needs." A soothing white space provides a sense of openness, while curved lines and "creative" lighting produce an inviting aesthetic. Three staterooms, each with a private shower and bathroom, can sleep up to six. 

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For an even closer look at Lexus' first-ever yacht, check out the LY 650 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from October 30 to November 3.