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Toyota Motor Corp unveils its newly developed leisure boat, the Ponam-35. Toyota says the boat, which offers comfortable accommodation for 12 people, is ideal for pleasure cruising and fishing. It features a rigid hull of a high-strength aluminum alloy, a new 4.5-liter engine derived from the Toyota Land Cruiser SUV, as well as excellent operability achieved with technology adapted from Toyota automotive technology. It will sell for about 59 million yen.

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Glad it's under 60 mil, cuz that's my absolute limit.

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The cost of fuel makes a motorboat an expensive ride! I have a 41 foot sailboat that uses about 4 liters an hour, my neighbor across the dock uses 100 liters an hour in his 35 foot Cabo Rico sport fisherman. Yeah that's right 100 litres an hour! The pictured Toyota is a single engine boat and should use around 60 litres per hour. Having any kind of maintenance done on a boat here in Japan is astronomical, providing you can even find a mechanic. But once you get past all these hurdles, I enjoy sailing in this part of the world.

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My husband loves sailing, and it has always been my dream (after I have finally got my s$#% together and earned some decent money for myself) to surprise him with a boat.......but it looks like I am going to have to do a lot more than simply get my s$$% together if the prices are along those lines!

Does anyone have any numbers for NZ brothels???!

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Come on, Nessie, live a little, take out a loan!

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Nicky you dont need to go to NZ to do that honey lol

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Acrowe, there is no way that boat could cost as much as their SUVs as ur suggesting. I guess u missed the point of it accommodating 12 people. Thats double what my house can and its on sea! But ya, at first instinct it feels steep, but when one thinks about it, its worth every yen. Hopefully in 10 years i can retire early on that boat.

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35ft is a small boat and they want to put 12 people on it? I find that a bit dangerous.

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None of the article I saw gave a length or the number of provided Berth.

One did say that I can hold 12 people for cruising(no mention of sleep accomodation).

http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109060375.html

Some interior pics: http://response.jp/article/2011/09/06/161881.html

Looks like but sleeps 12 only if they stack them like sardines in the lounge, IMO.

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An old saying goes: "The two best days for a boater are the day they buy and the day they sell."

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I looked at bigger boats then this in Florida this past summer and none were that pricey at all. Total rip off and a sucker punch price. Boating is terrible in Japan anyway. Few marinas and very costly...and fuel...ouch.

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Agree with JapanGal. This boat has the same chintzy look as a SeaRay, and while I don't know the boat's details as well as I should before saying this, it seems way overpriced. If you want to get into boating, it's a buyer's market right now so go out and get a used Bertram, Hatteras, Albemarle, Tiara, etc. Refined, built to last and classically beautiful.And boating in Japan absolutely sucks in my opinion. I've done it a bit here and considerably in the US.

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Having a boat in Japan is just good to stay in your marina. There aren't enough here, so you are stuck in yours. Yanmar makes really good boat engines. Just look inside this kitchen, there is no protection to cook whilst at sea. The interior looks very old fashioned. I can't understand why Japan doesn't manage to make decent boats. Prefer sailing yachts myself, it is quieter. This boat is just good to brag for new-riches at a party in the marina and go fishing on Lake Hamanako.

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Nicky, just buy a second hand boat. You can find plenty for less than 5 million Yen in Europe.

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It's motor that will keep Toyota in motion. Awesome pic !

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Well, finally Toyota produced something that looks dayum good. That's a great looking boat. Perhaps they are in the wrong industry. This is a really nice picture. It's not for the 9 to 5ers unfortunately. Bit of a tease isn't it.

These are gonna sell like hotcakes though.

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I wish i was sitting on the deck on that boat right now! Far far far away from everything. Can someone lend me 59 million yen?

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I'd like to have a fleet of those.

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See, if Japan taps into its inner self, they CAN do wonders, great looking boat! Wow!!!! Now, let's see Japan really going for it all again, as in everything else where they're so seriously lacking.

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Sleek looking. ACrowe: Does sound pricey but I think this boat is larger than you think.

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That is the right price....the advertising blurb for it online says

 価格は5901万円で

eh!? Still doesn't seem right....I assume the '35' means it's a 35-footer? That's a pretty high price for a boat that size.

http://sankei.jp.msn.com/economy/news/110906/biz11090613150007-n1.htm

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Sorry, LOA is 11.95m, still a small boat

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Looks nice

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Forgot one:

http://www.toyota.co.jp/marine/lineup/35/interior/index.html

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I'd love to rent that one (maybe with a skipper?) and take the family out. Great photo!

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The hull length is 35ft. 12 people won't be able to sleep in there.

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None of the article I saw gave a length or the number of provided Berth.

The number after the boat name is the length. The Ponam 45 is 45 ft. etc.

The 12 is undoubtedly for cruising, not sleeping. It might sleep 4 (can't find that info though). In many of these boats, you can lower the dining table to bench height and then use cushions on it to sleep.

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59 million? Half a million dollars for a boat? I need to get into the boat business

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Don`t forget people - for boat owners you have to put aside about 10% of the purchase price for maintenance, per year. For this one, perhaps 5% as it is smaller and you do not need a crew. Anything larger than this and 10% it is.

Great buy though... one day.

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I have been good , Santa. Really, I have.

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http://www.toyota.co.jp/marine/lineup/35/interior/index.html

This is a good page.

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Owning a boat like this is a keeping many mistresses happy. Very expensive to maintain.LOL

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@foxie - Hayama Marina in Kanagawa charges about 2,000,000/ year for a waterside berth for a 35 foot boat, and around double for the deposit!

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The boat's length is 11.95 meters.

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do the brakes work?

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Why doesn't it have a hybrid engine or some kind of turbine setup in the rear that would provide free motion?

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love it is it four wheel drive?

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"59 million? Half a million dollars for a boat? I need to get into the boat business"

.....well Honda went into the small jet business so maybe they got one up on Toyota in terms of yen returns in this diversification/applied tech business.

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59 million yen for THAT? Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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That's about $780,000 for that boat. It's nice but 99% of people couldn't pay cash for it or even afford to make payments on it.

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Don't forget the mooring fees for when you're not motoring on the the high seas, berths at marinas are not cheap...

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Is Nicky Washida thinking of boating in New Zealand?? and making a few rounds at the Mustang Ranch there in NZ?? to help her husband one day have this boat of his dreams?? What a gal! My kind of woman! So sensitive and caring!

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wanderlust, it depends which marina you put your boat in. In Hakodate it is Yen 20,000 per year in the water.

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The price of the yacht is quite reasonable. An Egg Harbor or Hatteras of the same size cost over $1,000.000. Only a covered well in the marina would suit this little charmer..

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5900 man yen it is big money I can buy a House ( Yamnote line) for that in Tokyo... I want to see the inside of the Yacht...

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The boys at Top Gear already made something similar out of a Hilux which they dubbed as a 'Toyboata'.

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And this is not to be mistaken with the Toyota Land Crusier

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Great to see a photo of just a boat and note Bikini Girls plus boat.

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That price can't be correct. $764,000 for a boat? Are you sure it isn't 5.9 million yen?

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