The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht where people from 45 countries live and work all year round, moored in Dublin quays..
Behold: the LY 650 – a 20m yacht from Toyota’s luxury division, echoing the curves and styling cues of various Lexus models.
The vessels – powered by twin marine versions of the 5.0l V8 Lexus engine – will be built, sold and serviced by Marquis-Larson Group from 2019
Pricing and full specs to be announced.
Behold the Numarine 26XP – the GTi of expedition yachts or, perhaps, the Z4 of recreational trawlers: it’s hard to say. 26 meters long and powered by two 1550hp diesel engines, it can reach a top speed of 28 knots (cruising at 18) and is designed to berth at harbours too small to accommodate the bulkier barques of fellow plutocrats.
A luxurious interior includes 4 guest cabins (2 VIP), a master suite, various lounging and dining areas and a ‘wet bar’ beneath the enormous flying bridge.
Cruise the Rivieras of the future at 25 knots, surveying all from the droplet shaped wheelhouse of a ribbed aluminium ship which, according to the designer:
captures the reminiscent qualities of the water itself.
All right then.
The main hull is ballasted and submersible, allowing for underwater viewing areas. The propulsion system is biomimetic, with twin foils on either side of the main hull pushing back water like a whale’s flukes.
The dreamboat also features ‘a dozen villas and two landing pads specially designed for personal flying drones’.
As soon as someone invents personal flying drones, we’re heading out to sea.
Resplendent tricolour at the Royal Dartmouth Yacht Club