Lexus reveals Lexus Sport Yacht concept in Florida
Lexus has made a concept for the seas with new Lexus Sport Yacht concept. The luxury boat has been inspired by Lexus’ luxury image and customer lifestyle, and the brand’s portfolio of luxury cars along with Toyota Marine Department’s new range of Ponam premium yachts that will soon be hitting the water in Japan.
Designed to accommodate six to eight well-heeled guests, the Lexus Sport Yacht concept is powered by two 5.0 litre Lexus V8 engines, the same sort you’d find in the GS-F, RC F and LC 500 production cars.
Each engine produces a muscular 328kW each, and can allow the boat to charge along at speeds of up to 43 knots through a pair of hydraulically controlled inboard/outboard stern-drives. A bow-thruster with joystick control assists with docking.
The captain is in command with a touchscreen with GPS, underwater sonar, digital charts along with controls for the entertainment systems.
On the subject of entertainment, the Lexus Sport Yacht concept has a comfortable sofa and table on deck, plush leather, wood and glass detailing, a kitchen and shower in the galley and air conditioning, 4G Wi Fi and a Mark Levinson stereo to ensure that everyone aboard is most content.
The Lexus Sport Yacht concept’s hull is built from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic, the same material used in the Lexus LF-A and Lexus commissioned American boat builder Marquis-Carver Yacht Group to create the dreamboat.
“This concept for a Lexus Sport Yacht allowed us to explore how Lexus design language could be applied to a maritime idea,” said Yoshihiro Sawa, executive vice president of Lexus International.
“For the Lexus Design Centre this project has been very exciting. The effort is valuable to us as it stirs our creative energies and pushes our imagination to design and lifestyle possibilities outside of the automotive realm we know well,” Mr Sawa said.
Lexus says that there aren’t any plans to put the Lexus Sports Yacht into production, but if Toyota are making boats, the potential for Lexus variants could sail into marinas before you know it.