The Japanese automaker unveiled on September 6 a 35-foot leisure boat ideal for cruising and fishing.
Known as the “Ponam-35,” the new 12-passenger ship is powered by two 4.5-litre diesel engines derived from Toyota’s “Land Cruiser” SUV. It’s also equipped with highly-reliable control technology similar to equipment found in Toyota automobiles.
On the outside, the Ponam-35 features a mix of elegant curves, and is made of rigid aluminum alloy. One of the most distinctive features of the ship is its gunwale, which flows back from the bow and meets with the cabin windows, providing breathtaking views from nearly every angle of the boat.
Inside, the cabin has a layout created to facilitate easy movement and comfort. With a five-seat sofa and spacious owner’s room, the Ponam-35 has been strategically designed so the sink, storage shelves, refrigerator, microwave oven and work surfaces are quickly accessible.
As the first model in Toyota’s Ponam line of water crafts, which will consist of boats adept at both pleasure cruising and light fishing duty, the ‘35’ is characterized by an overall theme of white and black with deep blue and silver accents to create a relaxing atmosphere.
Priced around $800,000, the Ponam-35 and other Toyota vessels are meant to operated in inshore waters. It is currently for sale in Japan only.
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