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Lexus Join the Motor Boating World

January 20, 2017

In competition with the Aston Martin’s £1.6million yacht, luxury car making Lexus have announced a twin V8 powered sports yacht. It is said to be able to carry up to eight people. Marquis-Carver Yacht Group from Wisconsin USA built the boat, surrounding the boat with carbon fibre reinforced plastic surrounding. Lexus have claimed this will save almost a tonne of weight compared to fibreglass reinforced plastic that could have been used. Ultimately improving the top speed and mobility of the boat. Carbon fibre has been previously used in the Lexus LFA race car along with many racing yachts, performance aircraft and bicycles.Lexus

Each engines produces a staggering 440bhp, creating an estimated top speed of 43 knots. It is powered by twin 5-litre petrol engines, the same ones used in the Lexus RC F Coupe.

Of course this is a Lexus we are talking about and they have not held back on the technology.  Helmsman monitors and controls create an on-board touchscreen system with GPS navigations, surface radar, underwater sonar and digital charts.

Entertaining guest isn’t a problem either with Videoworks of Italy installing an integrated video and audio entertainment system, including 4G, Wi-Fi and WAN.

Finished in luxury Lexus leather, there is plenty of seating for six people along with a table and standing height forward cabin. The gallery includes a two-burner stove, sink and under-counter fridge.  There are no sleeping cabins on board, however there is a shower in the head of the boat.

The new sports yacht debuted last Thursday in Miami, Florida. However don’t get too excited. This is only a concept and with no plans to be put into production just yet we won’t be seeing a final price tag anytime soon.

But stay tuned, you never know, with all the competition from Mercedes and Aston Martin. Lexus may put the yacht into production after all!

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