Lexus just unveiled a gorgeous yacht concept that’s perfect for tech tycoons

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Lexus is trying its hand at designing more than just cars.

The Japanese-based automaker unveiled its proof of concept for a high-tech yacht on Thursday. Lexus said the yacht highlights the carmaker’s interest in expanding into “new areas of lifestyle and recreation.”

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Lexus’ yacht concept is powered by twin V8 engines that together produce 440 hp and a top speed of 49 mph (43 knots.)

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It’s made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic, reducing the weight by nearly 2,200 pounds compared to similar-sized yachts made of fiberglass reinforced plastic.

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Lexus said its carbon fiber exterior is also used on the LFA, which can reach 202 mph.

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The concept fits six to eight guests on board…

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… And comes with a sofa and table.

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The captain controls come with a color touchscreen that shows GPS navigation, surface radar, underwater sonar, and entertainment systems.

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The galley comes with a two-burner stove, sink, under counter refrigerator, and shower.

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There’s even air conditioning!

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The yacht also comes with an audio-video entertainment system developed by Revolution Acoustics.

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But Lexus isn’t the only automaker interested in the yacht business. In September, Aston Martin unveiled a luxury boat, pictured here, that ranges between $1.6 million to $2.1 million.

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You can take a closer look at Aston Martin’s yacht here.


Mercedes also created a $1.7 million yacht that only 10 people were able to buy.

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You can take a closer look at the Mercedes yacht here.


While the yacht enabled Lexus to experiment with new design techniques, the company said that the concept is purely a “bespoke one-off project” and that it has no intentions of a production model at present.

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