Burgess has announced its appointment as central agent for the sale of the classic 55.5 metre superyacht Illusion. A classic Feadship with timeless lines by De Voogt Naval Architects, this proven world cruiser benefited from a comprehensive, multi-million dollar refit at Pendennis, UK in 2009 and 2010 and is now offered to the market for sale.
Pendennis approached the project with a keenness to facilitate changes, incorporating client vision throughout, adopting a flexible approach to new design challenges or emerging works. The objective was to be responsive without affecting the successful and timely re-delivery of the yacht.
During the refit project, which engaged the original naval architects, De Voogt, all three aft decks of Illusion were restyled in order to accommodate a 5 metre stern extension, with a new garage and beach club aft and fabulous deck spaces on every level for entertaining, sunbathing and lounging. The engine room was completely overhauled, while other major items included a new hydraulic passerelle and deck equipment, replacement of much of the teak decking, upgrades to the electronic and a/v equipment and a revamp of the crew accommodation. The interior was completely restyled and refurbished by Bannenberg and Rowell to provide light areas of contemporary design, influenced by the graphics and style of modern art.
Accommodation is provided for 12 guests. The full beam master suite forward on the main deck includes a separate dressing room, a lounge area and an ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi. The full beam VIP cabin on the lower deck offers another spacious and spectacular cabin for guests, while two further double cabins and two twin cabins complete the arrangement.
This is a highly desirable Feadship that has been refitted and refurbished with absolutely no expense spared to achieve the very highest standards. Powered by twin Caterpillar engines she has a cruising speed of 13 knots. Additional features include Quantum zero speed stabilisers, two Nautica deluxe tenders plus a full inventory of watersoprts equipment. Illusion has an asking price of $ 19,500,000 USD.
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