The Toyota division debuted the LY 650 on Thursday, its first yacht. The 65-foot beast is the realisation of a concept boat Lexus first showed in January 2017.
The yacht is a floating amalgam of Japanese craftsmanship, Italian design and American manufacturing.
It’s being built in collaboration with Marquis Yachts in Pulaski, Wisconsin, which adopted the famed Toyota Production System. Italian yacht-design studio Nuvolari Lenard worked with Lexus on the living-space layout, including three bedrooms each with their own showers.
"The LY 650 symbolises the challenge taken by Lexus, which aspires to be a true luxury lifestyle brand, to venture beyond the automobile,” Toyota president Akio Toyoda said in a statement.
"I am truly looking forward to seeing the advanced, high quality LY 650 display its beauty on the oceans across the globe.”
Sales start Oct 30. While Lexus hasn’t yet released a price, an executive said last year the boat will be comparable to others in its class. Sunseeker’s 66-foot Manhattan goes for about US$3 million (RM12.5mil).