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Trending Yachts: Stylish Seafaring

Trending Yachts: Stylish Seafaring

  • Big, bold and beautiful, these yachts are destined to deliver superb experiences.
Lexus LY 650

Wheels Off
Lexus makes the leap from automobiles to yachts, partnering with Wisconsin-based Marquis Yachts to build its first vessel, the Lexus LY 650. Like its cars, Lexus’ yacht is sporty and sophisticated, with features such as a coupe-like superstructure, as well as metallic accents highlighting the bow, side ports and L-shape air intakes. These details, along with the welcoming interior, stem from a collaboration with famed yacht design studio Nuvolari-Lenard. Yet the interior is still distinctively Lexus, sporting picture windows and a white color scheme that keep things bright and enhance the sense of openness. 

Length: 65 ft., 5 in. | Beam: 18 ft., 11 in. Draft: 5 ft., 6 in. | Staterooms: 3 | Top Speed: N/A | Engine: Various twin Volvo Penta IPS options 

Benetti Oasis 40M

A Dazzling Oasis
Italian-based builder Benetti’s new semi-custom Oasis 40M series taps into yacht owners’ growing desire to have more versatile spaces inside and out, yielding a stronger connection to the surrounding seas. That’s why you’ll find large fold-down platforms on each side fully aft that expand the beach club feel. New York design studio Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture offers two decor packages: One is classic, with rich tones, while the other is more modern, with lighter tones. Owners can select woods, stones, leathers and more within each package. 

Length: 133 ft., 11 in. | Beam: 27 ft., 11 in. | Draft: 7 ft. | Staterooms: 5 | Top Speed: N/A | Engine: Twin 2,600-hp MTU 6V 2000 M94 diesels 

Zeelander Z72 – Photo by Jeff Brown

As You Wish
The Zeelander Z72 evolved out of a client’s requests. “One of our closest customers loves a good party,” says Floris Koopmans, Zeelander’s marketing coordinator. “In order to accommodate more of his guests, we looked at the designs of the yacht and developed something that fulfilled all of his wishes.” And if you want a fun, fast, family-friendly vessel, then the Z72 should fulfill your wishes, too. There’s an extending swim platform, an open floor plan from the helm to the mezzanine-like bar area and a stylish exterior that draws inspiration from Porsche designs with plentiful curves. 

Length: 72 ft., 4 in. | Beam: 19 ft., 7 in. | Draft: 4 ft., 9 in. | Staterooms: 3 | Top Speed: 40 knots | Engine: Triple Volvo Penta IPS 950 diesels 

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