Lexus Introduces its First-Ever Luxury Yacht, the LY 650

The carmaker's debut boat is sporty, elegant and opulent

Based on the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept from 2017, the LY 650 (which debuted last week in Florida) marks the production-scale debut for the brand’s boating category. The 65-foot vessel is the result of a collaboration between Lexus (the luxury vehicle division of the Toyota), Wisconsin-based Marquis Yachts and studio Nuvolari Lenard. At $3+ million, the boat is high-tech and sporty, yet stylish and sophisticated—embodying the …

Oru Kayak’s Inlet Makes Kayaking More Accessible

Available on Kickstarter now, a 10 foot kayak that folds down to the size of a suitcase

Many desire time out on the water, but few have the space to store a boat or full-length kayak. Oru Kayak, on the other hand, aims to make kayaking more accessible. Their offerings, which fold down to manageable sizes, are inspired by origami and work the same as any other vessel. While they launched their first product on Kickstarter seven years ago, they return to …

How Hacker-Craft Sport Boats Inspire Buick’s New Avenir Cars

Our factory visit digs in to the essence of boat-building and how it informs auto design

In a warehouse at the northernmost end of Lake George in upstate New York, Jeff Brown walks the length of what will become a 27-foot Hacker-Craft sport boat. Although it’s only a skeleton right now, the mahogany ribs will soon be planked, varnished, and fitted with a motor and interior before being delivered to a proud new owner. Brown is the director of special projects …