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Delivered: Largest Asian superyacht sets course for Monaco

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Charl van Rooy

The 88.5-metre superyacht Illusion Plus was delivered by Pride Mega Yachts over the weekend following the completion of her sea trials in June out on China’s Yellow Sea. According to local news source, China Daily, Illusion Plus is heading to Monaco via Shenzhen, as is confirmed by her AIS information.

The largest yacht built in Asia was started on speculation by Pride Mega Yachts several years ago and built by Yantai Raffles Offshore Limited. News surrounding the project was relatively quiet following the 2014 announcement of her sale with Fraser and Bluewater. This changed earlier this year when brokerage company Y.CO announced their appointment as the central agent for the sale of the yacht. Since the brokerage company was appointed by the shipyard, this suggests that the project is back in the ownership of the yard.

The 3,603-GT Illusion Plus is designed by Rainsford Saunders Design from the UK, while Dutch offices Azure Naval Architects and Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design were appointed as naval architects and interior designers of the project respectively.Illusion Plus on sea trials Photo: Pride Mega Yachts

Her large volume of 3,603 GT is spread over six decks and accommodates 12 guests across six staterooms. With power provided by a Rolls Royce diesel-electric propulsion package, Illusion Plus can reach a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.Illusion Plus on sea trials Photo: Pride Mega Yachts

The yacht will attend the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show where she will be one of the largest yachts on display.  She is listed at an asking price of $145,000,000. 

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