NEW LEXUS LY650 – 2020
LEXUS LY650 LUXURY YACHT CRAFTED IN THE SPIRIT OF AMAZING
- 65-foot Lexus yacht joins the LS sedan, LX SUV and LC coupé as the fourth Lexus flagship
- Lexus LY 650 is the first production maritime expression of Lexus design language, L-finesse
- Exploration into non-automotive ventures continues beyond Lexus involvement in culinary, film, design and other select luxury lifestyle experiences
TORONTO, ON – September 7, 2018 – Crafting amazing automobiles is something Lexus has pursued relentlessly, as evidenced by the beautiful hand-pleated door panels in the LS 500 or the complex paint process, inspired by the morpho butterfly, that results in dazzling Structural Blue. And crafting every touch point around the Lexus brand is an opportunity Lexus continues to seize. This maritime application is another proof point in Lexus’ storied history of exploring new frontiers both inside and outside the automotive industry.
Lexus continually evaluates what constitutes a luxury experience and has, as a result, ventured into the worlds of culinary, design, film, and more as alternative opportunities to interact with the brand. Driven by the vision of Lexus International President, Yoshihiro Sawa’s vision of Lexus as a brand that, “explores new ways to deliver innovative and amazing experiences for our guests,” Lexus has partnered with some of the world’s finest purveyors of experience to further celebrate the phrase, Experience Amazing.
And now, Lexus returns to the water with its next expression of a Lexus yacht in the form of the LY 650. Bearing the most contemporary expression of Lexus design language, L-finesse, applied beyond the world of automobiles, the production LY 650 picks up where the stunning Lexus Sport Yacht Concept left off.
Lexus takumis meet Marquis-Larson craftspeople
Encouraged by the robust public interest in the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept, a follow-up maritime effort was fueled by Executive Vice President; Shigeki Tomoyama’s desire to, “present a dream-like vision of the luxury lifestyle; one where the Lexus Yacht expands the potential of Lexus mobility to the ocean.” Making this dream-like vision a reality, Marquis-Larson Boat Group was selected to build, sell and service the next Lexus yacht based largely on their extensive experience with bespoke boat building and their proven capability, confirmed by their work bringing the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept to life.
Based in Pulaski, WI, Marquis-Larson is the ideal partner to bring the second chapter of Lexus yacht design to fruition with their thorough blend of artisanal craftsmanship, modern technology and inspired design. Complementing Lexus’ renowned heritage of takumi craftspeople who are supremely skilled in their roles, Marquis’ craftsmanship backbone is clearly demonstrated by their masterful boat builders, many of whom have been with the company for 30 years.
L-finesse seamlessly transitions from automotive to maritime applications
Several of the most attractive features from the 42-foot concept have made their way onto the LY 650. In 65-foot overall length, 19-foot beam form, the newest Lexus yacht has a distinguished style found in the strong, pronounced bow, curved deck accents and accentuated aft hips. Viewed from the profile, the elegant rise and fall of the yacht’s distinctly Lexus roofline flows into rising, broad hips of the rear section.
The first Lexus LY 650 is expected to be completed in the second half of 2019 before its global launch at the end of the year. It is planned to be present for the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show this fall which runs from October 30 to November 3, 2019.
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Here is a link with a video presentation.
Now comments from the broker team Ita Yachts Canada :
For the moment, let’s say that the exterior is nothing exceptional. The flybridge seems very small for a 60 ft. The management of outdoor spaces is not innovative, on the contrary, the new concepts found on yachts category A made in Italy or England are much more generous and innovative. This mini fly with a hardtop seems problematic.
The interior reserves more pleasant surprise. The main deck seems more up to date but there is no dinette however rather standard for a 65 ft yacht. It remains to be seen the choice of materials. The rooms are however up to the standards. There is more audacity in the models that are presented.
When it came to propulsion, they chose the safe approach with Volvo IPS 1350 (optional). We would have liked to have a glimpse of the weight of the yacht but it will certainly come quickly. The weight is very decisive for qualifying a yacht.
The suggested retail price (preliminary) will be $ 3.5 million USD, the competition at this price is very interesting. The Princess Group with the Princess Yacht S65 and Princess yacht V65 or the Princess F62, all classes A and of course Azimut, at this price we easily have the Azimut S7 or the Flybridge 66 which will certainly be fierce competitors.
Of course, there is also the Sunseeker 66 Fly, the Ferretti 670, the Pershing 62 and the Riva 66 Ribelle.
In short, it will be much better in real life than are the sketches to compete with the giants of the award-winning industry that are the Italians:
Azimut Yacht, Ferretti Group
and the English who are: The PRINCESS YACHT group and the SUNSEEKER Group.
The brokers of Ita Yachts Canada are at your disposal to assist you in any purchase process, do not hesitate to contact us at 514-521-1221.
LOA : 65 ‘5 ” or 19.96m
Beam : 18’8 ” or 5.72m
Engines : Standard Volvo IPS 1200 , optional Volvo IPS 1350
Fuel tank : 1,000 gal or 3,785 l
Water tank : 225 gal or 852 l
Black water tank : 170 gal or 643 l
cabins : 3
toilets : 3
bunks for : 6
Some pictures :
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