Did Lexus Just Build a Sexy Yacht?


If you live in a major city you know two things about getting around: there’s always traffic and someone will always have a cooler car than you. But what about cooler boats? While famous designer Frank Gehry created the ultimate in yachting style, Lexus car manufactures took a different, more modern turn with the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept.

Lexus design was applied to this luxurious sloop, a sexy schooner powered by two Lexus V8 engines. If produced, this would be a “a stylish premium performance yacht to complement the Lexus lifestyle,” and fuses their land-mobiles’ sharp, smart road functionality with water navigation. At 42-feet long, this glorious beast could accommodate up to eight people in comfort. Break out the champagne!

“This concept for a Lexus Sport Yacht allowed us to explore how Lexus design language could be applied to a maritime lifestyle,” said Yoshihiro Sawa, executive vice president of Lexus International.

With color touchscreens for monitoring navigation data, sonar, and an endless array of charts, this could be what finally brings the masses to the love of boating.

Sadly, there are no firm plans to produce the yacht, but who knows what the future may bring.

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