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ILLUSION Yacht Description

ILLUSION is a brand new, Nautitech 46 Open sailing catamaran. It’s easy to see why the highly experienced, owner-operator chose this build above all others. She is sophisticated, high-tech, ultra-modern and designed with an enormous amount of indoor-outdoor living space, equivalent to a respectably sized apartment. To put it simply, ILLUSION is perfect for charter.

The open architectural layout is a unique stroke of genius. Everything is on one level without steps: galley, lounge and dining areas. The vast main deck level seamlessly fuses indoor/outdoor living spaces, enhanced by all-round views through huge windows. In the evening, indirect lighting provides
an exquisite ambience.

Wide patio doors open onto the alfresco dining and lounging areas beneath the protection of the rigid bimini. Comfortable seating around the large table is ideal for anyone who loves alfresco living protected from the sun. Those who want to bask in the sun, cooled by the tropical wind, can sprawl across the sunbathing area between the hulls.

From the three guest cabins, the sea is always in sight. They are spacious and airy, with bright furniture finishes and lots of indirect light. Two are equipped with king beds and one has a queen bed. Each is ensuite, with toilet and shower, iPod dock and electric fan. There’s ample natural light and ventilation thanks to hull windows and plenty of overhead hatches.

Whether you and your guests are inside or on deck, everywhere there’s ample room to move around safely and without getting in the way of other people. In fact, the cockpit lounge boasts ample space for up to 12 people. Overall, if you’re charter requirements include performance sailing and luxury living, ILLUSION will delight you.

Some images courtesy of the builder, Bavaria Yachts: www.bavariayachts.com

Offered by DMA Yachting, the breathtaking charter yacht ILLUSION is a 46 ft sailing catamaran. The key elements of ILLUSION are her well-chosen interiors and experienced crew. ILLUSION spends the summer and winter season in St Vincent & Grenadines. She was completed by the ship builder Nautitech in 2019. The well-planned yacht layout features 3 generous cabins and comfortably accommodates up to 6 guests.

ILLUSION is presented primarily as a sailing catamaran. The yacht layout radiates from the main saloon, which connects to the aft deck. The aft deck is expansive, with a comfortable dining and seating area and that's where most of the meals are served. The tasteful cabins are located in the 2 massive hulls. The cabins offer designer mattrace beds and feature ensuite bathrooms. Multiple portholes offer desirable views, while providing privacy if needed.

The sailboat features 2 x 50 Volvo engines engines .

Accommodation

3 cabins with ensuite toilet and shower, all with ipod dock and electric fans.
2 beds 6'6" (L) x 5'10" (W) (nearly King size)
1 bed 6'6" (L) x 5' (W) (queen)

What is the cabin arrangement of ILLUSION?

  • 2 king cabins
  • 1 queen cabin

ILLUSION

Salon seating area
Salon seating area
  • Weekly price:
    $14,000 - $17,000

    Low Season | High Season

  • Length: 46'
  • # of Guests: 6
  • # of Cabins: 3
  • # of Crew: 2
  • Builder: Nautitech
  • Consumption: 5 Litres/Hr
  • Cruising Speed: 8 knots
  • Max. Speed: 12 knots
  • Built Year: 2019
Aft deck and cockpit
Aft deck and cockpit

ILLUSION Charter Price Details

Season Name 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests 7 guests 8 guests 9 guests 10 guests 11 guests 12 guests
Winter 2022 to 2023 $14,000 $15,000 $16,000 $16,500 $17,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Summer 2023 $14,000 $15,000 $16,000 $16,500 $17,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Winter 2023 to 2024 $14,000 $15,000 $16,000 $16,500 $17,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Summer 2024 $14,000 $15,000 $16,000 $16,500 $17,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

ILLUSION Yacht Charter Price

# of charter days Base Price APA (deposit for provisioning, fuel, docking fees, etc) Total Note
14 day charter 28,000$ to 34,000$ 5,600$ to 10,200$ 33,600$ to 44,200$ Discounts outside the main season are common.
7 day charter 14,000$ to 17,000$ 2,800$ to 5,100$ 16,800$ to 22,100$ Standard charter rate, base for all calculations.
3 day charter 7,000$ to 8,500$ 1,400$ to 2,550$ 8,400$ to 11,050$ The usual formula is the 7 day charter rate divided by 6, times the number of days (3).
Boat policy might differ.
14,000$ / 6 * 3 days = 7,000$

All prices are generated by a calculator and serve as a guide for new charterers. Any additional information of the Price Details section has priority over above. Availability is always subject to confirmation. Gratuity not included for it's discretionary character, usually 5%-25% of the Base Price.

Price Details

Price from: $14,000

High season rate: $17,000

For charters in the French Islands of Guadeloupe or Martinique please add 8.5% VAT to the charter rate
The VAT is payable only in French waters. If Illusion starts from Guadeloupe or Martinique and then heads to another island, such as Antigua VAT only applies for the time spent in French waters - and if only one day this will be complimentary.

Christmas Week: $19,800
New Years week: $20,700

Cruising Taxes are included in the charter rate for 2 islands.
i.e. SXM and ST Barths will be included. Or Antigua and then St Kitts/Nevis.
Any additional islands will be at the Charterer's expense.

Day charters for $2500 all inclusive of lunch and standard bar for up to 8 pax.

SUMMER DELIVERY FEES FROM MARTINIQUE
Delivery fees - return trips - or half the rate quoted if Illusion does a one way trip and remains in the next location :
Martinique to SXM - $1500
Martinique to Antigua - $1,000
Martinique to Grenada - $1,000
Martinique to St Lucia - $500
Martinique to St Vincent - $500
SXM to Antigua - $1,000
SXM to BVI - $1,500
SXM to Grenadines - $2,500
St Vincent / Union to St Lucia - $250
Grenada to St Vincent / Union - $500
Grenada to St Lucia - $750
Grenada to Martinique - $1,000
(The boat is more likely to be starting from Martinique)
Please inquire about delivery fees to other islandsFor charters in the French Islands of Guadeloupe or Martinique please add 8.5% VAT to the charter rate
The VAT is payable only in French waters. If Illusion starts from Guadeloupe or Martinique and then heads to another island, such as Antigua VAT only applies for the time spent in French waters - and if only one day this will be complimentary.

Christmas Week: $19,800
New Years week: $20,700

Cruising Taxes are included in the charter rate for 2 islands.
i.e. SXM and ST Barths will be included. Or Antigua and then St Kitts/Nevis.
Any additional islands will be at the Charterer's expense.

Day charters for $2500 all inclusive of lunch and standard bar for up to 8 pax.

SUMMER DELIVERY FEES FROM MARTINIQUE
Delivery fees - return trips - or half the rate quoted if Illusion does a one way trip and remains in the next location :
Martinique to SXM - $1500
Martinique to Antigua - $1,000
Martinique to Grenada - $1,000
Martinique to St Lucia - $500
Martinique to St Vincent - $500
SXM to Antigua - $1,000
SXM to BVI - $1,500
SXM to Grenadines - $2,500
St Vincent / Union to St Lucia - $250
Grenada to St Vincent / Union - $500
Grenada to St Lucia - $750
Grenada to Martinique - $1,000
(The boat is more likely to be starting from Martinique)
Please inquire about delivery fees to other islands

Price Terms

Inclusive

ILLUSION Yacht Charter Locations

Summer Season

Winter Season

Amenities

Salon Stereo: No
Salon Tv: No
Sat Tv: No
Multimedia System: Yes
Nude: Yes
Books: no
Crew Pets: No
Guest Pets: No
Camcorder: No
Number Dine In: Yes
Water Capacity: 800 litres
Ice Maker: No
Number Of Dvds: No
Number Of Cds: No
Board Games: No
Sun Awning: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Special Diets: Inq
Kosher: Inq
Bbq: Yes
Gay Charters: Inq
YachtNudeCharters: Yes
Hairdryers: Yes
Number Of Port Hatches: several
Smoking: outside only at designated are
Crew Smokes: No
Children Ok: Yes
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 220v
Hammock: No
Windscoops: No

Specifications

Tube: No
Guests: 6
Maxspeed: 12 knots
Draft: 5
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Helipad: No
Ac: At Dock
Ac Night:
Built: 2019
Turnaround: 3 days
Cabins: 3
King: 2
Queen: 1
Double:
Single:
Twin:
Pullman:
Showers: 3
Basins: 3
Heads: 3
Electric Heads:
Jacuzzi: No

Features

BBQ: Yes
AC: At Dock
Internet: Onboard WIFI
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Max Speed: 12 knots

Layout

Layout of ILLUSION

More Specifications

Flag: France
Homeport: Martinique
Resort Course:
Yacht Permit: 1
Yacht License: 1
Yacht Mca: 0
Yacht Insurance: April Marine / Lloyds

Diving Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Air Compressor: Not Onboard
Scuba On Board: Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Fishing

Fishing Gear:
Fishing Gear Type: Rod and reel
Rods:
Deep Sea Fishing: No

Green Initiatives

Green Initiative:
Reusable Bottles:
Other Green Efforts:

Water Sports

Dinghy Size: Highfield
Kayaks 1 Pax:
Kayaks 2 Pax: 1
Dinghy Hp: 15 hp Yamaha
Floating Mats: No
Dinghy Pax: 8
Swim Platform:
Water Skis Adult: No
Boarding Ladder: 2 drop downs
Water Skis Kids: No
Sailing Dinghy: No
Jet Skis: No
Beach Games: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear:
Underwater Camera: No
Scurfer: No
Underwater Video: No
Wake Board: No
Paddleboard: 2

Crew

Crew Information

Crew of ILLUSION|Captain Captain

Crew of ILLUSION|Chef / Hostess Chef / Hostess

Crew of ILLUSION|Chef/Hostess Chef/Hostess

Crew of ILLUSION|Captain Captain

Captain: Bruno Franceschi

Captain Bruno Franceschi
Bruno has four wonderful children and has had a long distinguished career as a journalist with French newspapers. He recently retired as the CEO of the second-largest French newspaper, Sud Ouest. After spending 30 years in the world of the Press he decided to return to his first passion of yachting and sailing.

Bruno has been at one with the sea for as long as he can remember. At the age of 10, he joined the Marine Scouts in his hometown of Marseille. He was an avid member of the Scouts for nine years. Following Scouts membership, he joined local yacht clubs and was well known for his superb skills in many sailing regattas. Naturally, he was thrilled to own his first boat. He has owned, sailed, and thoroughly enjoyed seven more boats prior to purchasing ILLUSION. On all of his boats, he labors diligently to prepare all equipment and rigging for speed, safety, and the utmost in comfortable cruising.

Bruno graduated with his Captain 200-ton license, and STCW 95 French qualification. He is intimately familiar with the Leeward and Windward Islands of the Caribbean, where he lived and worked for many years as the CEO of the French newspaper France Antilles. Bruno has sailed extensively in France and throughout the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. He has sailed from Grenada through to Puerto Rico and is especially fond and familiar with the French West Indies. He loves nothing greater than showing his charter guests the beauty of the different islands aboard sailing catamaran ILLUSION.

Chef/Mate Chrystelle Larroque
Chrystelle is originally from Metz, France. Her father worked for an oil services company, so Chrystelle was able to live an international life in her youth. Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and Scotland are some of her homes plus other French cities such as Nice and Marseille.  

As a student, she pursued many sports such as cross country, horseback riding, and swimming. On board, she enjoys helping guests discover underwater and nature around the boat. Chrystelle is an avid snorkeler, paddleboarder, and reader.

Chrystelle studied at Ecole Hôtelière in Toulouse; Pierre Gagnaire Paris and with Michel Guerrard at Eugeny les bains/Les près d’Eugeny. She also attended Lenôtre (a culinary school in Paris), and worked with Bruno Delorme (Terre de Truffes). She learned the Michelin way of service in those 3 macaroon (star) places. After her interesting education, and before joining up with Bruno on Illusion in 2020, Chrystelle worked for 6 years as director of a luxury senior's house, complete with a lovely in-house restaurant.

With such a background, Chrystelle's foremost cuisine is admittedly French. A favorite among guests is her fresh fish cooked "Al Forno" in a tasty Mediterranean style. Chrystelle is quietly available and her discreet style of service works well with Captain Bruno's friendly and entertaining presence. Her friends describe her as honest, kind, and dynamic and her motto is to always Enjoy Life!

Menu

Breakfast:


Fresh fruit juice


Croissants and Pain au Chocolate (French style)


Scrambled eggs - bacon – toast


Pancakes


Appetizers:


A variety will be offered according to guest's tastes


Main Courses:


Fish tartare and mixed salad with available fresh produce


Marinated chicken with spices and rice


Grilled fish with sautéed vegetables 


Indian lamb with vegetable curry  


Salad of the sea: shrimp, avocado, lettuce, parmesan, tomatoes 


Tuna steak, sautéed potatoes and vegetable stir-fry


Confit of duck and gratin dauphinois with mixed salad


Desserts:

Chocolate fondant with caramel drizzle


Muffins: chocolate, milk, almond, white chocolate, pecan, caramel


Island fresh fruit salad


Baklava


Panacotta with red berries


Cheesecake


Fruit tart (apple, pear and caramel)

Reviews

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Delicious meals on board Illuision of Chrystelle's fine quisine
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Guest Comments
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Enjoy Illusion's Beauty!
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Enjoy Illusion's Beauty!
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20-27 March 2019
Very happy first guests on Illusion
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Illusion in Europe 2018
Showing Guest Bathroom and interior Dark grey furnishings.
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Leaving Europe
Getting ready to set sail to cross the Atlantic to the Caribbean islands.
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Comments from Capt. Bruno's previous charter yacht Harmony
July 15-22, 2017 St Vincent-St Vincent charter – Spectacular!
We are a family of 4, 2 daughters and we sailed with Bruno and Jessica (his lovely daughter) for a week.
Nothing can measure their open hearts and the homey feeling we had throughout our entire stay.
Their knowledge of Caribbean Sea is not short of spectacular, and so was our trip!
Bruno is like a dad, a friend and great captain to anyone coming aboard and your comfort will be his top priority.
Not only will I recommend Bruno and his boats, but his lovely daughter Jessica as well, whom spoiled us with delicious food every day, baked for my kids and made fresh dishes always.
Thank you for an awesome trip in Paradise Islands.
Bella & Robert
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    High season $17,000/week

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