Yokohama, Japan – Toyota is to put into production a version of the Lexus Sport Yacht that was introduced as a concept in 2017. It features polyurethane resin as a major construction material.
The hull, inner structure and superstructure of the concept 42-foot open sport cruiser are made from hand-laid carbon fibre fabric. This is vacuum-infused with two-part polyurethane resin.
The Toyota Marine Division and Marquis-Larson Boat Group of Wisconsin, US engineered the boat.
‘Based on our amazing experiences in engineering, building, testing and showing the Lexus Sport Yacht concept last year, we’ve decided to take the next bold step of producing an all-new larger yacht that builds on the advanced nature of the concept while adding more comfort and living space,’ Toyota executive vice president Shigeki Tomoyama said.
‘We plan to start sales in the US in the latter half of 2019, with sales in Japan following in the spring of 2020.’
The production model will be larger than the concept boat, at 65 feet. The sport fly-bridge cruiser will have luxury staterooms below deck, and entertaining space for 15 people.