The Lexus Sport Yacht concept is designed for recreational day-touring for six to eight passengers, made from carbon-fiber reinforced plastic, the same technology used in supercars and world-class racing sailboats. Because of the carbon fibre design, the Lexus yacht is 997kg lighter than a similar sized yacht made from fibreglass. The hull features a stepped design to reduce drag and to improve handling and balance at high speeds.
Lexus fitted two 5.0-litre V8 engines borrowed from their LC500 coupe. Each engine has 330kW of power, and the watercraft can reach a top speed of 43 knots. A large colour touchscreen handles infotainment such as navigation, radar, sonar, music and lighting. Of course, it also has built-in 4G WiFi. With Air con, fridge, stove and shower, the Lexus concept yacht has more features than some homes.
Currently, the Lexus Sports Yacht will remain a concept design. However, it’s giving all competitors notice that Lexus is willing and able to create amazing experiences on every level, whether by land or by sea.