ILLUSION Yacht – Incredible $65M Superyacht

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The ILLUSION yacht is a multi-award-winning yacht built by Heesen Yachts, a Dutch shipyard that has prided itself on its exceptional standards of engineering for over 40 years.

Renowned for technology, innovation, and modern cutting-edge designs, they are considered the equivalent of Aston Martin when compared to car manufacturers. 

She won various awards like The World Superyacht Awards 2014, World Yachts Trophies 2014, International Superyacht Society, Robb Report 2014, and Asia Boating Award 2014. 

ILLUSION belongs to the top 5% of LOA in the world and is one of 183 motor yachts in the 60-70m size range. She has a top speed that is 10.06 knots above the average compared to similarly-sized motor yachts.

She is currently sailing under the Cayman Islands flag, the 2nd most popular flagship for superyachts, with 1251 yachts registered.

Name:Illusion
Length:65m (213ft)
Guests:16
Crew:20
Builder:Heesen Yachts
Designer:Omega Architects
Interior Designer:Bannenberg & Rowell Design
Year:2013
Speed:27 knots
Engines:MTU
Volume:961 tons
IMO:9679830
Price:US$ 65 million
Annual Running:US$ 6.5 million
Owner:Kola Aluko (ex Owner)

ILLUSION yacht interior

The Illusion yacht’s interior design was penned by the supremely talented Bannenberg & Rowell design team. The studio is based in London and works with all major shipyards but also accepts real estate projects. 

She has a modern design that incorporates an abundance of glass for an airy and bright ambiance. Her grand polished steel and leather staircase links the main deck’s bar and dining room with the bridge deck’s intimate sky lounge and bar. 

But what makes it unique is the spacious air-conditioned beach club with a fully equipped bar, sauna, day head, and shower. The guests can enjoy the 22sqm (237sqft) fold-out swimming platform and drop-down sea terrace to port.

With its stunning glass-bottomed pool on the main deck aft and additional lounging, sunbathing, and nine other dining areas on the foredeck, bridge deck, and main deck, there is no shortage of fun and entertainment. 

Exterior

ILLUSION yacht’s sleek and timeless exterior is designed by Omega Yachts, a design studio that aims to deliver refined and exclusive luxury yacht interiors for clients worldwide.

Her exterior lines are drawn in a way that it resembles the muscular appearance of a racing car, while her expansive deck space provides ample space where guests can create an unforgettable experience.

Specifications

Thanks to her FDHF and design, she is fuel-efficient, which guarantees up to 30% less power required to reach certain speeds compared to other yachts of the same size.

ILLUSION is built with a Van Oosannen-designed hull for maximum efficiency, and because it is a full-displacement hull, she is more stable when at anchor. 

She is propelled by twin MTU engines that enable her to comfortably cruise at 14 knots and reach a maximum speed of 28 knots. She has a range of up to 4,200 nautical miles from her 90,000-liter fuel tanks when cruising at 14 knots. 


Additionally, she is equipped with an advanced stabilization system on board that reduces the side-to-side roll of the yacht for exceptional comfort.

Accommodation

She can welcome 12 guests in six elegant cabins and has a crew of 13

Her impressive full-beam master suite features a study and full-height glass sliding doors that open to a private breakfast balcony. She also comprises a VIP suite on the bridge deck and four lower deck double cabins.

She also boasts a beautiful, sun-drenched beach club that sets this luxury yacht apart from the crowd. 

With her incredible selection of water toys and accessories, such as wakeboards, bikes, paddleboards, snorkeling equipment, and surfboards, she truly promises a highly memorable yacht charter experience.

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