The unique Lexus Sport Yacht concept was recently recognized with a special award by Japan’s Boat of the Year committee at the Japan International Boat Show in Yokohama.
The one-of-a-kind Lexus Sport Yacht rocked the automotive and yachting worlds when it was revealed in January 2017 at an exclusive media event in Miami by Toyota Motor Corp. The Lexus Sport Yacht concept was conceived by Lexus Design to explore new areas of luxury and active lifestyles.
It was engineered by the Toyota Marine Division and a single running proof-of-concept was built in partnership with Marquis-Larson Boat Group of Pulaski (Green Bay) Wisconsin, USA
While accepting the award today at the Japan International Boat Show, Shigeki Tomoyama also announced plans to produce a future Lexus premium yacht for sale worldwide.
The new yacht builds on the partnership with Marquis-Larson, leveraging their renowned boat manufacturing expertise.
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The hull, inner structure and superstructure of the bespoke 42-foot open sport cruiser were made of hand-laid carbon-fibre fabric, vacuum-infused with two-part polyurethane resin.
The Lexus Sport Yacht concept was powered by two “marinized” versions of the Lexus 2UR-GSE 5.0-litre performance V8 engines as used in the high-performance Lexus RC F coupe
, GS F sedan
and new LC 500 grand tourer
The Lexus Sport Yacht concept carries up to eight guests on board in high-speed luxury with a high-tech multi-media entertainment system hand-made woods and leather.