Car manufacturer Lexus has launched a 19.94 metre flybridge cruiser yacht developed in partnership with superyacht designer Nuvolari Lenard.
In development for two and a half years, the LY 650 yacht is Lexus’s first ocean going yacht and will make its international debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this October.
Built in collaboration with Marquis Yachts, which builds the yachts at its yard in Pulaski, Wisconsin, the yacht has a beam of 5.76 metres.
The yacht was developed with superyacht design studio Nuvolari Lenard and is “faithful” to a sport yacht concept first unveiled by Lexus in 2017.
The yacht is constructed of carbon fibre reinforced plastic for weight saving combined with glass fibre reinforced plastic, which was jointly developed with Marquis Yachts.
Accommodation is for a total of six guests in three main deck cabins. The interior is populated with bespoke furnishings, real wood trim and “curved flowing lines" and sports a “white colour theme to increase the sense of space and openness”.
There are a range of propulsion options. The yacht is powered by twin Volvo IPS engines of either 1,050, 1,200 or 1,350hp for a top possible speed of 31.4 knots.
Speaking about the new model, which will be available to buy in the US from October 30, Lexus chief branding officer Akio Toyoda said: “The LY 650 symbolises the challenge Lexus has taken up in its aspiration to become a true luxury lifestyle brand, venturing beyond the automobile.
“I am truly looking forward to seeing the LY 650 display its beauty on oceans around the globe. As a mobility company, we are pursuing new possibilities for movement, even on the sea.”