Fraser Yachts continues to add to its impressive fleet of yachts for sale with the arrival of the imposing 88m Illusion, by far the largest yacht ever to be built in China. Her wide beam of 15.6m will create huge volume over the six decks and create a gross tonnage of 3,500GRT. Illusion is scheduled for delivery mid-2015 and will be represented for sale by Jan Jaap Minnema, from Fraser Yachts Monaco.
Illusion is currently under construction at Raffles shipyard in Shandong province. The naval architecture was drawn up by Azure Naval Architects, responsible for the naval architecture of some of the largest yachts in the world, including Seven Seas, Alfa Nero, Cakewalk and Anastasia to name but a few. While the exterior styling was designed by RSD which has designed a variety of yachts up to 170m in length.
The modern, elegant and Asian-inspired interior has been conceived by the renowned Sander Sinot, whose design skills also created the sumptuous interiors of the 87.78 metre Feadships Musashi and Fountainhead. Powered by Rolls Royce diesel electric propulsion engines, Illusion will have an impressive cruising speed of 14 knots and a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.
Due to her construction in China, Illusion will not be subject to any import duties if she were to be purchased by a Chinese client wanting to use her in home waters.
A model of Illusion will be on display at the Fraser Yachts stand (E17) at the forthcoming Hainan Rendez-Vous taking place from the 30th March – 2nd April 2013 in Sanya. The Director of Raffles shipyard Itay Simhony and Jan Jaap Minnema will also be on hand at the show to answer any questions about the yacht.
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