Skip to main content

Lexus has long been known as the luxury automaker that marches to the beat of the tagline, “The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection.” Now, with the help of American boatbuilder Marquis Yachts, Lexus is turning its eye toward high-performance motoryachts with the launch of the 65-foot LY 650. The boat made its world debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last month.


The 65-foot flybridge yacht is powered by 1,050-, 1,200-, or 1,350-hp Volvo Penta diesels with IPS pod drives and features a three-stateroom layout capable of sleeping six. The open main salon (above) looks contemporary and has lounge seating, a lower helm and an aft galley that serves the cockpit.

The LY 650’s exterior is highlighted by muscular lines, a two-tone color scheme and metallic accents. Entertaining spaces include an expansive open bow with table and seating, a large, lounge-heavy aft cockpit and a sprawling flybridge with an L-shaped lounge and table and upper helm protected by a hard top.

Built in Pulaski, Wisconsin, at Marquis Yachts, the hull is crafted using a combination of carbon-reinforced and glass-reinforced plastic. Takumi-style details are evident in the stainless-steel deck fittings, custom-finished joinery and furniture components, and the hand-sewn seating materials. 


LOA: 65’5”

Beam: 18’11”

Fuel: 1,000 gals.

Water: 225 gals.

Power: (2) Volvo Penta IPS up to 1,350 hp

This article originally appeared in the December 2019 issue.



Grand Banks 54 Coming This Fall

The builder expands its revitalized model line


Chris-Craft Launch 35 GT

We take Chris-Craft’s second-largest dayboat for a spin off Sarasota, Florida, and discover its style, luxury and sweet performance.


Palm Beach GT50 Express

Palm Beach Yachts recently took the wraps off its GT50 Express, the first model in a lineup of performance-oriented sport yachts.


Riviera 4800 Sport Yacht

The Riviera 4800 Sport Yacht made its North American debut in April at the Newport Boat Show in Newport Beach, California, following its mid-2016 world debut in the builder’s home waters of Australia.


Vicem 58 Classic

The new edition of the Vicem 58 Classic is an evolution of a design that the Turkish builder introduced in 2010. Vicem took the wraps off the boat at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November.


Southport Launches Dual Console

Southport Boats has added a dual console to its lineup of center consoles. The Southport 33 DC rides the same hull, designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, as the Southport 33, 33 LX and 33 ST.


Burger 50 Cruiser

Burger Boat company executes a nearly flawless version of the modern motoryacht with its 50 cruiser