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The first production vessel under the Lexus brand, launched in 2019, is ripe for an update. LY680 was the next evolutionary stage in the development of a superyacht, which became more comfortable by lengthening the open area on the “second floor” (flybridge) and expanding the bathing platform. In Japan, orders for the new product are already being accepted, but deliveries will begin only in the spring of 2027.

The design of the yacht, made in the spirit of the Lexus L-finesse philosophy, remains the same. But the manufacturer has changed: the place of the American Marquis-Larson Boat Group, which produced the LY650, was taken by the Horizon Group from Taiwan.

The flybridge, extended by 1.4 meters, now has a spacious sofa for relaxing, and for an additional fee you can add a grill. The lower swimming platform was expanded by 0.7 meters.

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The total length of LY680 has grown to 20.66 meters, the width is 5.67 meters. She still has three cabins with six berths. 15 passengers can fit on board. The fuel tank volume is slightly larger than its predecessor – 4012 liters instead of 3785, and the fresh water capacity remains 852 liters.

The vessel is propelled by two Volvo IPS 1050 or 1350 diesel engines. Their volume is 12.8 liters. The younger one develops 800 horsepower, the older one – 1000 (both figures are obtained at the crankshaft).

It’s unclear whether the LY680 will be sold outside of Japan, depending on demand. You can see the new product in 1:20 scale at the Japan International Boat Show, which will be held from March 21 to 24, 2024 at the Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Center in Yokohama.

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