Lexus Takes To The Seas With It’s Own Sport Super Yacht Concept
Lexus has taken it’s design aesthetic and it’s penchant for style to the seas.
The project started when TMC President Akio Toyoda was invited to check out what the Toyota Marine Department had been up to. After getting on the water with the new Ponam range and giving them a spin he realised that this could be a concept that fits Lexus. They took the design brief to two seperate design team to duke it out.
Fast forward to today and they now have a running proof of concept blasting around Miami beach.
“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.”
The yacht has an overall length of 12.7 metres and a width of 3.86 metres. It can fit eight people comfortably.
Under the hood it has impressive twin 5.0-litre V8 gasoline engines based on the 2UR-GSE high-performance engine of the Lexus RC F coupe, the GS F sport sedan and the new LC 500 grand tourer. Each engine produces over 440 horsepower and gets the yacht to 43 knots.
On the interior in the forward passenger cabin is an inviting standing height, sofa seating for six with a table, and air conditioning, all made with luxurious Lexus leather with wood and glass details.
The galley features a two-burner stove, sink and under-counter refrigerator; a beautifully finished head includes a shower.
Unfortunately the yacht is a one off concept, so we might never see these made regularly. At the moment I guess you could consider it an exclusive limited edition model.