News & Opinion | October 2, 2018 9:00 am

Take to the High Seas in a Gleaming, Speedy … Lexus?

The Japanese marque's fourth flagship is a 66' seafarer

Back in 2017, Lexus decided it would be funny to tease us with an immaculately imagined Sport Yacht.

It reportedly churned out 950 ponies. It had a 7-inch touchscreen that controlled all on-board systems. It was pewter. And, torturously, it was a one-off.

Here to right that wrong (sort of) is the LY 650, Lexus’s all-new luxury watercraft, and the marque’s fourth “flagship” product (joining the LC coupe, LS sedan and LX luxury SUV). 

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While the original Sport Yacht stretched 42 feet, the LY 650 measures 65.5 tip-to-tail. Designed by the Marquis-Larson Boat Group, it’ll sleep six, with access to three staterooms and three heads. While its double-decker setup relatively dwarfs the Sport, it retains that sense of gleaming, full-bodied cool that only a luxury automaker can produce. 

As for how many they’re making? Drumroll … six to eight. But of course, all you (and your hanger-on pals) need is one. 

Find more information on purchasing one here. They launch in the latter half of 2019.

All images from Lexus