VIDEO: Take a Tour of A$123.8 Million Illusion Plus, the Largest Superyacht Ever Built in Asia

Modern, contemporary and sophisticated, stepping onboard superyacht Illusion Plus is comparable to escaping in a boutique luxury hotel on water.

Originally built to showcase the expertise of Pride Mega Yachts, 88.5 metre Illusion Plus is the largest yacht by volume ever built in Asia, at 3,642 gross tonnes. Hailing from the Yantai Peninsula in China, the shipyard had a specific goal in mind when creating Illusion Plus – to construct a new generation of unique luxury yacht, or a floating paradise for some.

Illusion Plus is currently listed for sale for A$123.8 million with Jan Jaap Minnema at Fraser Yachts Monaco.

Illusion Plus has a striking exterior and breathtaking interior. Source: Fraser Yachts

Not only is this yacht distinctive from the outside, with its striking lines and vertical bow, the interior is one of a kind. Some of the standout features include a four-deck elevator, double level atrium, touch-and-go helipad, cinema-capable lounge, wellness spa, four guest lounges, a lower deck ocean lounge with a bar, and a large garage housing three tenders. There are a total of four bars throughout and not one, but two jacuzzis.

Traditionally Europe is the epicentre for superyacht builds while Asia was a relatively unknown market for new builds at the time Illusion Plus was conceived. To ensure they were recognised as a world-class builder, the team behind this yacht made the decision to employ big name designers to add prestige to their project.

The creation of Illusion Plus was a collaboration between the renowned Sinot Yacht Architecture and Design, with Azure and Rainsford Saunders for the exterior.

Sinot is an award-winning designer and now a household name in the yachting industry, founded in the late 1990s by Dutch designer Sander Sinot. They have a reputation for helping to create some of the most iconic Feadship superyachts around including 87 metre Musashi, owned by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, Fountainhead, 60 metreROCK.IT and F45 Harle.

The eye-catching interior of Illusion Plus. Source: Fraser Yachts

Pride Mega Yachts is an evolution of the Yantai Raffles Shipyard and built 88 metre Asean Lady in 2004. The shipyard has over 25 years experience in the luxury yacht industry and specialise in building 80-120m superyachts, with a strong focus on sustainable technology.

They have also developed three other large superyacht concepts which potential owners can choose from: 92 metre Ninetytwo, 108 metre Tomorrow and 115 metre Estatement, the later two also designed by Sinot.

The Asia-Pacific region is, in fact, one of the fastest growing markets for luxury yachts.

Taking a look inside, this luxury vessel extends over six decks has an expansive interior, including an 80 square metre owner’s suite. Enjoyed spontaneously by its current owner and their family for the past five years, Illusion Plus has had relatively low usage which attests to its near-new condition.

This diesel-electric powered world cruiser can host 16 guests in 8 rooms and utilises some of the best stabilisation technology, like the Rolls-Royce aquarius retractable fin stabilisers, to focus on creating smooth and quiet cruising for guests.

As you step on board the interior takes you to another place. Fraser broker Jan Jaap Minnema likens the interiors to that of a New York penthouse – luxurious finishings combined with a vast sense of space.

Sun Deck

Here you can find both interior and exterior lounges as well as one of the two jacuzzis which has 180-degree views. This deck has spectacular views.

The Sun Deck comes complete with a jacuzzi and indoor-outdoor lounging areas. Source: Fraser Yachts

Bridge Deck

Wide deck spaces are something this yacht is well known for and they have been ulitised well. The bridge deck includes an expansive bar, indoor lounge and the vast aft deck has plenty of space for alfresco dining and lounging. The bridge and captain’s quarters are also found on this level.

The view from the Bridge Deck interior. Source: Fraser Yachts

Upper Deck

The upper deck is where you’ll find the 80sqm full-beam master suite, complete with panoramic views, and his and her bathrooms. Sinot’s signature touch is very evident here to create a beautiful space.

There’s also a twin guest suite and interior dining for 10. On the aft you realise the incredible sense of space onboard. In fact, compared to similarly sized yachts, Illusion Plus has a volume over 1000 Gross tonnes above average. There’s also a large lounge area on this deck, a bar and exterior dining for 16.

Main Deck

To ensure maximum natural light, the other six guest suites and the gym are on the main deck forward connected by a stunning corridor that looks like a piece of artwork itself.

The double-height atrium in the main salon is spectacular and a clever design choice. Sinot have made excellent use of the volume and 15 metre beam, with a vast open plan layout that gives you a great sense of the sheer volume of the yacht.

The enormous salon leads out to the aft social area, with yet another bar and the second larger jacuzzi of 5m x 4m.

On the Main Deck aft there is a 5m x 4m jacuzzi. Source: Fraser Yachts

Lower Deck

There are definitely no shortage of social areas on Illusion Plus. The lower deck beach club offers a unique social area at water level where you can get as close the surroundings as possible while still onboard. It features the fourth bar over the six decks and a number of day beds and lounges.

The glamorous hammam is a few steps away in the dedicated spa, complete with steam room, sauna and massage room. The garage on this level houses three large tenders.

The Lower Deck has a fantastic social area and Beach Club at water level. Source: Fraser Yachts

The design of Illusion Plus is so modern, contemporary and sophisticated that it’s almost like being in a boutique luxury hotel on water.

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