Lexus’s is a name most commonly associated with luxury automobiles; so popular in fact that it has become Japan’s largest selling make of premium cars. However they could also be about to conquer the high seas with the concept release of the Lexus Sport Yacht.
According to Toyota (Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of the company), the idea to create a yacht came about when CEO Akio Toyoda was trying out one of the company’s marine division’s yachts that uses a Toyota engine. Toyoda wanted to create a sporty, luxurious yacht much like its Lexus sub-label.
The result of this concept is actually a fully-functioning vehicle, and is constructed from carbon fiber by the Marquis-Carver Yacht Group in Wisconsin. It boasts a pair of V8 engines capable of 440 horsepower each.
Of course, a luxury yacht comes equipped with plenty of luxurious amenities. For instance it features very homely seating for eight with fold-out seats by the captain’s chair. The control panel is a pair of touchscreens, one in the wheel and one for instruments and other information. Underneath, the passenger cabin is filled with leather, wood, air conditioning, and comfortable seating complete with a shower, and even goes as far as to including an integrated audio-video entertainment system complete with premium acoustic drivers.
And whilst the Lexus Sport Yacht won’t be on sale anytime soon, the luxury yacht market does look like a route automobile companies are looking to explore with Aston Martin and Mercedes both releasing concepts in recent months.
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