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Naval Yachts reveals supercar-inspired LXT88 concept

24 May 2022• Written by Katia Damborsky

Turkish shipbuilder Naval Yachts has unveiled a 27 metre supercar-inspired concept that will be able to reach top speeds of 42 knots thanks to twin MTU 1600 V12 engines.

Blending high-performance cruising with a bold look, the LXT88 was designed by Naval Yachts’ in-house design team to meet the requests of an existing Naval Yachts client.

One of the most distinctive features of the superyacht is a forward Jacuzzi where guests can cool off and soak up the views on board. “It makes a great chill-out spot,” said Barış Dinc, co-owner of Naval Yachts. “It’s great to have a pool, even a small one, on board a yacht of this length.”

Meanwhile, the LXT88 offers accommodation in three cabins, with additional quarters for a crew of two. The yacht also offers a main saloon and dining area.

The client who provided the inspiration for this yacht is an avid supercar fan and the LXT88 borrows plenty of design cues from the world of luxury cars. Carbon patterns define the side of the hull, with sleek black grills on the stern and a low, predatory superstructure.

The concept would be built in aluminium to ensure lightweight construction and faster speeds. Aerodynamic engineering has also been carefully integrated into the design to ensure the yacht maintains her performance while underway.

“With our innovative design and models that keep up with the modern world, we continue to ensure that our customers can reach the horizons they dream of in the most comfortable and safe way,” the yard said in a statement.

The unveiling of the concept comes shortly after the news that the yard is working on the rebuild of a Gulf Craft yacht under the project name Cavalli