Supercar of the sea! This yacht can carve through waves at 78km/h

Published on May 30, 2022 at 2:09 PM (UTC+4)
by Brandon Livesay

Last updated on Jul 04, 2022 at 10:19 AM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

Supercar of the sea! This yacht can carve through waves at 78km/h

This menacing LXT 88 orange superyacht looks like a mad scientist was let loose in the Lamborghini factory and told to make a boat.

It’s a concept from Naval Yachts, a Turkish-based boat builder who had two priorities with the design.

Luxury and speed.

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The folks at Navy Yachts said the LXT 88 was “inspired by the aerodynamics of supersport cars”.

The angular black wedges on the roof and the rear of the yacht remind us of a Lamborghini Aventador.

And even the orange color of the yacht looks like it’s from the showroom floor of Lamborghini.

The LXT 88 is not just designed to look like a supercar, it’s got some serious speed as well.

A ‘normal’ superyacht might cruise around at speeds of 17 knots (31km/h, 19mph).

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But the LXT 88 has a cruising speed of 27 knots (50km/h, 31mph).

And if you want to push the limits it’ll reportedly top out at 42 knots (78km/h, 48mph).

Inside the LXT 88 yacht

The driving seat of the LXT 88 superyacht.
The entertainment area inside the LXT 88.
The yacht's interior is black and orange.
The rear deck of the LXT 88 superyacht.
The rear of the LXT 88 concept yacht.
The LXT 88 concept yacht roof details.
Details on the roof of the concept yacht
The cockpit of the superyacht.
The entertaining area is in the same orange and black color scheme.
Inside, the yacht is surprisingly spacious.
The rear deck is minimalist.
The rear details of the yacht.
The roof is in matte black.
The design is inspired by the angular lines of a supercar.
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The cockpit of the superyacht.
The entertaining area is in the same orange and black color scheme.
Inside, the yacht is surprisingly spacious.
The rear deck is minimalist.
The rear details of the yacht.
The roof is in matte black.
The design is inspired by the angular lines of a supercar.
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What strikes you straight away is the cockpit. You sit in the center with a steering wheel and glowing dashboard that looks part-supercar, part-spaceship.

The concept art shows a surprisingly roomy interior.

But we do question how useful that record player would be while you bounce around on choppy seas at 50km/h.

Another top tier touch is the jacuzzi at the front of the yacht.

It’s the perfect spot to relax if you can ever afford to buy one of these supercars of the sea.

There are no prices listed yet, but you can expect to drop a few million.

Conor McGregor’s Lamborghini superyacht

The LXT 88 is not the first yacht to take design queues from the world of supercars.

Infact, former UFC champion Conor McGregor has a Lamborghini superyacht.

Built in Italy by Tecnomar, the Lamborghini Tecnomar 63 starts at $3.5 million.

It’s able to hit a top speed of 111km/h (69mph, 60 knots).

McGregor’s yacht also features a dashboard inspired by the Lamborghini Sian (also limited to 63 units) complete with a Lambo steering wheel.

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Specs of the LXT 88 concept yacht

  • MTU 1600 V12 engine
  • cruising speed – 27 knots (50km/h, 31mph)
  • full speed diesel model – 42 knots (78km/h, 48mph)
  • Length – 27m (88ft)

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Brandon Livesay

Brandon Livesay covers the latest headlines and news across automotive, technology, gaming, watches, movies and lifestyle. Brandon is an experienced editor and journalist, and has worked across multiple publishers in Australia. Awards and recognition: Winner - Outstanding Online News - Breaking Issued by Kennedy Awards for Excellence in Journalism | Nov 2021 Winner - Outstanding Online News - Breaking Issued by Kennedy Awards for Excellence in Journalism | Nov 2020 Winner - 2014 Queensland Country Press Association, Journalistic Excellence 'Individual' Winner - 2014 Queensland Country Press Association, Best News Picture