Lexus, a luxury brand of Toyota, went beyond making cars and crossovers when it unveiled its first ever watercraft early last year. It’s the bespoke Lexus Sport Yacht concept, and it recently was cited with a Boat of the Year title at the 2018 Japan International Boat Show.
In review, the Lexus Sport Yacht concept was made possible via the combined design and engineering efforts of Lexus Design, Toyota Marine (Toyota’s Japan-based watercraft division), and Marquis-Larson Boat Group (a USA-based yacht builder).
The watercraft boasts a 42 ft long, 13 ft wide body made of carbon-composite materials. It can accommodate up to 8 people and comes with an assortment of high-tech goodies, plus a huge helping of luxurious wood and leather amenities.
But the best part about the yacht is its 2 engines. It conquers the high seas with 2 V8 mills carried straight from the Lexus LC 500 sports car. The engines deliver a combined output of 885 hp, which enables the yacht to reach a maximum speed of 79 km/h, about 43 knots in marine terms.