The long-awaited “Illusion Plus” superyacht from Pride Mega Yachts has finally seen the light of day. After being in build for a while, the 88.5-meter superyacht has been rolled out from her build facilities at the Yantai Yard in China. She is now the largest superyacht [by volume] built in China at 3,603 GT but at 88.5-meters in length she comes in just behind the “Nero” which measures 90-meters. She was built by Corsair Yachts at the Yantai Raffles yard back in 2007.
The exterior design of the Illusion Plus is by Rainsford Saunders Design while the exterior is by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design. This yacht has endured a long history without be launched. Her keel was laid nearly eight years ago in 2010 with the build started on speculation. Still to this day, she doesn’t have an owner at her launch stage. You can pick her up for $145,000,000 as she is available for sale. On the inside, the arrangement permits for twelve guests to be slept across six cabins.
Five decks make up the overall guest arrangement onboard and with no owner solidified as yet the final outfitting may take a while. She is penned to be completed for the third quarter of the year, we will have to wait and see if that materializes. Onboard below decks there is a diesel-electric propulsion powerplant by Rolls Royce. Her top speed is anticipated to be in the region of 16-knots and cruise at 14-knots or slower. Azure Naval Architects undertook the naval architecture aspects of the design.
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