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GREAT YACHTS 2018 Reviews by Lisa Overing

M/Y Illusion Plus

Builder: Pride Yachts

Length: 88.5m

Beam: 15.4m

Power: Rolls-Royce Azipull

Guests: 12

Price: $145M

Photo courtesy of Pride Yachts

With a beam of 15.4 meters and a draft vering - not to mention a DP0 Dynamic a steel hull and aluminum superstructure swimming pool, touch and go helipad, of 4 meters, Illusion Plus has a unique Positioning System - all of which may arranged on ? ve decks. elevator to all decks, beach club, spa plumb bow, steel hull and aluminum be precisely controlled at the touch of a Benetti’s interior design is reminiscent and gym. Giorgio M. Cassetta designed superstructure with a six deck arrange- joystick” said Saunders. of a French, art deco theme. The sole in the ? owing, contemporary exterior con- ment. With an intended build time of 3.5 Some 11 years after developing her the main saloon resembles Liberty-style tours with a long bow and extended su- years, she was conceived in 2007 on the original lines, Saunders is pleased to see ? ooring in a Paris resort, with symmetri- perstructure. The lines of the Hi Speed precipice of the recession by Timothy his creation launched as an iconic, time- cal forms and clean-cut geometrical pat- Cruising Hull by Mulder Design deliver

Saunders and his team, then partner of less megayacht. Illusion Plus is listed for terns enriched with Armani fabrics and maximum navigational ef? ciency, with a

Rainsford Saunders Design. sale, asking $145 million. modern touches. Dark woodwork, side- range of 6,500 nautical miles at 12 knots

The interior design was ultimately boards and closets, with glass mirrors, and a top speed of 21.2 knots, 30-percent completed by Sinot Exclusive Yacht De- white marble and white leather matching more than a traditional displacement hull

M/Y Spectre: Ode to 007 sign. the deckheads for a strikingly, elegant with an anticipated 30-percent lower fuel

Saunders’ industrial and automotive Consummate yacht owners John and contrast. burn on crossings.

design background is evident in her ex- Jeannette Staluppi named their latest su- Featuring a swimming pool and a Mulder ? tted Spectre with the new terior styling and propulsion, ? tted with peryacht Spectre after yet another James touch and go helipad, Spectre accommo- Ride Control technology by Naiad Dy- a powerful, cutting edge Diesel Electric Bond spy ? lm, just as their 18 other su- dates 12 guests in unparalleled comfort. namics, signi? cantly increasing stability

Rolls Royce power plant and Azipull peryachts were monikered, including The layout features two owner’s cabins - during navigation and comfort on board

Pod Drives. Benetti’s Quantum of Solace and Dia- one with a private terrace, a sun lounging with the help of four stabilizing ? ns and “This hybrid vessel is capable of great monds Are Forever. M/Y Spectre exudes area and hydromassage tub. The epitome three vertically-adjustable blades. Spec- speed, ef? ciency and accurate maneu- sportiness as a 69-meter superyacht with of ultimate luxury, Spectre features a tre is listed for sale at $73.9m. 53

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