Lexus announced its fourth flagship—a 65.5 foot yacht inspired by the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept. The yacht will be joining the LS sedan, LX SUV, and LC coupe as a part of the auto manufacturer’s new “L-finesse” design theme. The yacht has three staterooms, three heads, and it can sleep six people. Propulsion will come courtesy of either a Volvo IPS 1200 or a Volvo IPS 1350 marine engine. The yacht will be built by Marquis-Larsen Boat Group out of Wisconsin; they will also handle sales and service for the boat. The yacht is slated for availability in the second half of 2019. Six to eight yachts will be built; no pricing has been released yet.
Lexus first broached the idea of a yacht with its Sport Yacht Concept in January of last year in Miami. The concept went on to win a special award at the Japan International Boat Show. The concept was so well received that Lexus decided to go into production. Many of the ideas from the Sports Yacht made its way into the production model. The yacht was initially a way of looking into new materials and powertrains. What has come of this enterprise is an exploration of luxury. In fact, Shigeki Tomoyama, executive vice president of Lexus, stated that the yacht is a “dream-like vision of the luxury lifestyle.” The yacht definitely has the look of being a luxury craft that one can only dream of.