Come the third quarter of this year, you could start cruising aboard the largest project from Pride Mega Yachts. Illusion Plus not only measures 290 feet (88.5 meters), she has six decks and an interior volume exceeding 3,600 gross tons.
If the name is familiar, you may remember the builder announcing Illusion a few years ago. She’s the same project, now for sale by the shipyard. (The central listing is with Y.CO.) With the number of super-size superyachts having risen in recent years, she suits the trend. Besides the above-mentioned spatial amenities, she further has a 50’5” (15.39-meter) beam and some striking use of the overall interior space.
For example, Illusion Plus features a two-deck-high atrium from the formal dining area up to the upper saloon (left). Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design created a light, bright atmosphere with stones, woods, and glass to complement sunshine spilling in through the large ports. In addition, the guest staterooms—two VIPs, two doubles, and one twin—sit on the main and upper decks. Naturally, the owners’ suite occupies prime space, too. Enjoy 861 square feet (80 square meters) of privacy and a view as shown below. Surely you’ll want to step outside to your private deck area as well. Guests can enjoy plentiful alfresco areas, of course, and indulge in a main-deck hot tub with a waterfall.
With naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects, Illusion Plus should be an efficient cruiser. Diesel-electric propulsion additionally incorporates Azipull pods, for example. Best range should be around the expected cruising speed of 14 knots, 5,000 nautical miles. Further noteworthy, the anchor won’t be necessary for enjoying quiet coves. Illusion Plus has a true dynamic-positioning system. (Some yachts claim to have dynamic positioning but actually have a less-complex arrangement for station keeping.)
Also offering a lower-deck lounge with a bar, plus a spa with a sauna, steam room, and massage area, Illusion Plus comes with numerous turnkey amenities. They include Baccarat crystal and Hermes dinnerware. They further include three tenders designed to match her.
The asking price for Illusion Plus, made for operating with 25 crew: $145 million.