Lexus just announced it will launch its new LY 650 luxury yacht, which will be built in Wisconsin, in 2019. The LY 650 is the fourth in the brand’s new fleet, a 65-footer that Lexus says will be designed with the “L-finesse” language and aesthetic.
The company, part of Toyota, unveiled its Lexus Sport Yacht Concept at the Miami boat show in 2017. That design won the “Boat of the Year” award at the Japan International Boat Show, where Shigeki Tomoyama, the executive vice president of Toyota, announced the company’s partnership with the Marquis-Larson Boat Group in Pulaski, Wisconsin. Marquis-Larson will build, sell and service the Lexus yachts. Lexus previously announced it was building a LS sedan, LX SUV and LC coupe.
Tomoyama said Lexus wants to “present a dream-like vision of the luxury lifestyle; one where the Lexus Yacht expands the potential of Lexus mobility to the ocean.”
Lexus plans to complete the first LY 650 in the second half of 2019, with a global debut before the end of the year. We don’t know what the new yacht will cost, but Lexus said it’s now taking orders. Read more: