2020 Lexus LY 650 Backgrounder

“2020 Lexus LY 650 Luxury Yacht”
Unprecedented Lexus 65 Foot Luxury Flagship


It has long been a past common practice for automotive designers to draw styling inspiration from other sources such as luxury yachts, personal luxury light jet aircraft, custom luxury furniture and appliances as well as uniquely designed home interiors, but it’s not so common however, for those and other product sources to draw inspiration from luxury automobiles. Lexus’ Marine Business Department of the Toyota Motor Corporation, which was formed in 1977, has changed that through a partnership with Marquis Yachts, who builds Marquis and Carver brand yachts. The advanced technology and quality control practices of Lexus aided in the development DNA of the newly launched eye-catching LY 650 luxury cruising yacht.

Incorporating the expression of the Lexus’ design language, automotive detailing has entered the midrange yachting field. The LY 650 flybridge model was penned by Nuvolari Lenard, an Italian design studio credited for its development of other noteworthy superyachts. The Marquis plant is based in Wisconsin and employs Toyota’s world famous Production System in the building of the LY 650.


The LY 650 exhibits an aerodynamic exterior form (that should probably be “aquadynamic” form) consisting of curvaceous flowing lines, accented by bright chrome trim elements that highlight the bow, window and functional air intakes, which are artfully repeated in the salon. Twin metallic ribs are implemented in the galley furnishings and aft of the twln helm seats. There are five distinctive exterior colors available: White, Silver, Stealth Gray, Silver and Stealth Gray and Copper and Stealth Gray with complementing interior choices to be made by the owner.

There are three deck levels – the Flybridge, Main Deck and Lower Deck.

There are three staterooms and three heads. Headroom in the main cabin is six feet eight inches, while the lower cabin’s headroom is six feet six inches.

As with their automotive Lexus LS 500 and LC 500 models, the LY 650 provides a readily available link to their watercraft via mobile devices through the advanced mobile application called LY-LINK.. Valuable on-board visibility data for voltage, fuel and water levels is provided along with control over lighting, stereo and climate – another example of “omotenashi”. Premium sound is provided by Fusion for the exterior and Harman for the interior with a salon upgrade to a Mark Levinson system available with 7.1 channel architecture.

Volvo Penta’s Glass Cockpit System fully integrates the LY 650’s controls, instrumentation, navigation and alerts into a single digitized interface, which is customizable in controls and layout.

There are options such as: a central vacuum system, dual quick 1000 tumbler stern capstans, a thermal camera, video monitor system, satellite TV and more.

Freshen up following a swim with LY 650’s easy-to-access, 7′ transom shower.


 Motive force for the LY 650 comes from twin Volvo Penta IPS 3, D13 turbocharged diesels (900 hp1200 or 1000 hp 1,350) – both with joystick.

Dynamic and zero speed stabilization: Mitsubishi/Tohmei 375T Gyro Stabilizer. Zero Speed. Volvo Humphree interceptor ride control and cruise speed.


Carbon fiber comprises over 75 percent of LY 650’s hull and deck, providing a 20-percent increase in rigidity and a weight reduction of 30 percent compared to yachts having standard fiberglass construction. The low profile flybridge utilizes an optional hardtop made entirely of carbon fiber.

The sportfish-like architecture of the LY 650’s hull design incorporates cruiser attributes and the hybrid form is capable of delivering exceptional stability and handling characteristics regardless of boat speed or water condition.


In keeping with Iconic Lexus LC and LS 500 luxury automobiles, the waterborne LY 650 delivers sumptuous style and appointments. It’s composition is designed to provide quiet luxury, exhilarating power along with effortless handling characteristics for optimum cruising enjoyment.

It goes almost without saying, that all of the features of the LY 650 do not come inexpensively. The base cost is set at $3,700, 000. Which can escalate measurably depending upon chosen added optional fare. It is truly a yacht worthy of the Lexus name.

SPECIFICATIONS “2020 LY 650 Luxury Yacht”

Base Price:                $3,700,000.
Price as Tested:           $3,750,000. Est.- varies depending upon selected options.

Engine Type and Size:     Volvo Penta IPS 3,, D13 twin turbocharged diesels (900 hp1200 or 1,350, 1000 hp- both with joystick).

Horsepower (mhp):        1,050 to 1,350

Drive Train:            Dynamic and Zero Speed Volvo Humphree interceptor ride control and cruise speed.

Length Overall:          65 ft 5 inches
Beam:                    18 ft 11 inches
Draft:                    5 ft 6 inches
Weight:              73,500 lbs.
Top Speed:            42 knots est.

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