Lexus has unveiled its latest project the LS Sedan yacht, and while the company is known for luxury vehicles, it’s now getting into the yacht game. Well, the Lexus Sport Yacht may be a bit small to be called a ship, but it’s as close as many automakers will get.
The Lexus Sport Yacht was constructed from carbon fiber by Marquis-Carver Yacht Group in Wisconsin, and has a pair of V8 engines shared with the Lexus RC F. You can even see through the clear engine compartment cover that they share the same bright blue-painted intake manifolds.
Compared with the automotive applications, each engine makes a bit less power at 440 horsepower. When you have two of them, though, that becomes less important. Together the engines’ roughly 880 horsepower can propel the boat to a top speed of 49 mph.
According to Toyota, 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 use a Toyota engine).
Toyoda wanted to create a sporty, luxurious yacht much like its Lexus sub-label. The result is this boat, now just a project.
Of course, this luxury yacht comes equipped with plenty of luxurious amenities. It features 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.
While the LS Sedan is not for sale yet and is just a project, luxury automakers have been delving into the yacht market for awhile now, with companies like Mercedes both joining in.
We hope that someday we will see this beauty setting its way to Monaco.
What do you think about this boat? Looks expensive enough to own this as long as you have a Lexus in your garage.