Lexus Takes to the Sea With the Sport Yacht Concept
It seems every week now a luxury automaker announces a concept for the sea. With the likes of Aston Martin and Mercedes already downing their anchor, it’s no great surprise to see other car manufacturers setting sail in the yacht market. And one of the best we’ve come across is the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept.
Having unveiled its fully redesigned flagship, the LS sedan, Lexus have just announced a new type of ‘flagship’ with their new Sport Yacht Concept. According to Toyota, the idea for the sea vessel came about when the company’s CEO, Akio Toyoda, was razzing around a new yacht in the Toyota Marine Department. The result is a slick, carbon-fibre beauty.
The Lexus Sport Yacht has some power too with a pair of V8 engines installed, shared with the Lexus RC F (and GS F, and LC500). Compared with their land cousins, each engine produces a little less power at 440 bhp. But when put together, they put out roughly 880 bhp which propels the boat to a top speed of 49 mph.
As well as performing like a monster, the concept looks the part will seating for eight on deck, a two touchscreens for the captain, and you can also see the engine through a clear compartment cover that they share the same bright blue-painted intake manifolds.
Below deck, the luxury continues with plenty of leather and wood being utilised for the furnishings, including a table and a sofa with room for six. The yacht’s galley is also decked out with everything you’d need, including a sink, fridge and stove. There’s also a shower on board should you need it.
There are no initial plans to actually put the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept into production but unlike other concepts, the ability to do so is immediately available through the Toyota Marine Department. So maybe watch this space over at the Lexus Website.