The new Lexus LY 650 yacht features a light and highly rigid composite hull that combines carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic and glass-fiber-reinforced plastic, contributing to remarkable high-speed performance and comfortable cruising.
The Lexus LY 650 Yacht is the manifestation of Lexus’ desire to go beyond the automobile to deliver luxury experiences. The new 65-foot yacht is based on the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept which premiered on January 2017.
Lexus worked with Marquis Yachts LLC to design a composite hull for the LY 650 made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic and glass fiber-reinforced plastic. The dynamic hand-molded and custom-painted hull boasts one of the widest beams in its class, and the lightness and high rigidity of the composite materials create a smooth, fast cruise on the yacht.
The powertrain boasts twin Volvo Penta® IPS engines. Together with the unique composite underwater hull shape, the engines boost the LY 650 to be able to achieve high output, low fuel consumption, and excellent cruising stability and maneuverability.
The LY 650 is built in collaboration with Marquis Yachts who applied the Toyota Production System in its production processes to improve efficiencies and quality. Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Corporation, commented, “The LY 650 symbolizes the challenge taken by Lexus, which aspires to be a true luxury lifestyle brand, to venture beyond the automobile. A collaborative team between Toyota and Marquis Yachts introduced the Toyota Production System to the boat manufacturing facility to improve productivity and quality. This allowed the Lexus “CRAFTED” philosophy of anticipatory hospitality and meticulous attention to detail to become a reality in the form of a luxury yacht. I am truly looking forward to seeing the advanced, high-quality LY650 display its beauty on the oceans across the globe. As a mobility company, we are pursuing new possibilities for mobility even on the sea.”
The Lexus LY 650 will be available in late October 2019.