These images are just a glimpse at what awaits aboard the superyacht Illusion Plus, making her way to the Monaco Yacht Show. She just departed Pride Mega Yachts in China on her maiden voyage. She received quite the send-off, in fact, complete with a band and colorful Chinese dragons.
Coming in at 290 feet (88.5 meters), the megayacht is the largest private yacht to come from Asian soil. Illusion Plus is the result of a multi-year construction process, comprising six decks and with a massive volume exceeding 3,600 gross tons. (On a related side note, in the video below, you’ll see “CIMC” and “CIMC Raffles” on gear and clothing. Pride Mega Yachts is CIMC Raffles’ formerly self-branded yacht division.)
Just as multiple years stand behind her, so, too, do multiple design teams. Styling, for instance, is by Rainsford Mann Design, with Azure Naval Architects providing naval architecture. For performance, long-range, efficient cruising was important. Sea trials in June confirmed a cruising speed of 14 knots under diesel-electric propulsion. Illusion Plus should have abundant range as well at that speed, 5,000 nautical miles.
Besides having a large size, the superyacht Illusion Plus has highly anticipated interior features. These include a two-deck-high atrium, part of which we’re revealing at the top of this page. Pride Mega Yachts shared the photo (as well as the other images here) on its Facebook page this week. The atrium unites the formal dining area with the upper saloon. Note also the backlit stone, natural-looking wood, and complementary leather panels, all selected by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design.
Nearly full-height windows help enhance the already spacious feel. Guests will get to enjoy that feeling, and the views, when waking up. It’s because their staterooms—two VIPs, two doubles, and one twin—occupy prime real estate on the main and upper decks. Of course, the owners’ suite occupies prime space, too, 861 square feet (80 square meters) to be exact. It includes a private alfresco deck area.
A large pool, plus a spa with a sauna, a steam room, as well as a massage room, all await a buyer for the superyacht Illusion Plus. Listed with with Y.CO, she’s asking $145 million.