Just like many other auto manufacturers, the Japanese company has also decided to hit the water for a change with its new one-off Sport Yacht Concept – a sleek and fluid adaptation for the waves of the brand’s design language.
The 42-foot-long (12.7-meter) Sport Yacht Concept is actually on the water right now near Miami and comes with a rounded bow with copper-colored sections that stretch down each side of the hull. The smooth shape is very close to organic design and somehow seems inspired by dolphins. There’s even contoured seating for passengers and the captain/pilot gets all the tech goodies of the XXI century – color touchscreen for the GPS navigation, digital charts, surface radar, and underwater sonar. Below deck there’s a comfy leather sofa good for six people and a complete entertainment system – but mariners will also find a small galley and bathroom with a shower.
The yacht is a composite of two-part polyurethane epoxy resin reinforced with hand-laid woven carbon fiber cloth and according to the company the cutting-edge material drops the boat’s weight by almost 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilograms) over fiberglass reinforced plastic construction. Motivation comes from two 5.0-liter V8 engines – the same buyers would get with a RC F or a LC 500. Overall power sits at 885 horsepower (660 kilowatts) and the boat will travel at up to 49 miles per hour (79 kilometers per hour).