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ILLUSION

   
Length: 46 ft
Builder: Nautitech
Year Built: 2019
Max Guests: 6
Cabins: 3
# Crew: 2
Max Speed: 12 knots
Cruising: 8 knots
Fuel Use: 5 Litres/Hr
Beam: 27 ft
Draft: 5 ft
Base Port: SXM
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
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Accomodations:

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)
Kings: 2
Queens: 1

Charter Yacht ILLUSION : 2019 46 ft Nautitech Catamaran

Scuba Diving

Scuba: Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Compressor: Not Onboard

Water Toys

Dinghy: Highfield
Dinghy HP: 15 hp Yamaha
Dinghy Pax: 8
Snorkel Gear: Yes
PaddleBoard: 2
2 Man Kayak: 1
Swim Platform: yes
Boarding Ladder: 2 drop downs
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Rod and reel
Sail Instruct.: Yes
Other Toys:  
Cinema screen in the cockpit with a projector for films and TV programs (Molotov)

Entertainment

Internet: Onboard WIFI
BBQ: Yes
Num Books: no
iPod: Yes
 

Amenities

Voltages: 220v
AC: At Dock
AC Night: Yes
Hair Dryer: Yes
Special Diets: Inq
Kosher Diets: Inq
Nude Charters: Yes
Guest Smoke: outside only at designated are
Crew Smokes: No
Guest Pet: No
Children?: Yes
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Crew Profile

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!

Rates

SEASON: 2 Guests 4 Guests 6 Guests
Winter 2022 to 2023$14,000 $16,000 $17,000
Summer 2023$14,000 $16,000 $17,000
Winter 2023 to 2024$14,000 $16,000 $17,000
Summer 2024$14,000 $16,000 $17,000
Terms: Inclusive
Turn Around: 3 days
Preferred Pickup: St Martin
Other Pickup: Guadeloupe


Price Details:

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.

For charters out of Martinique:
Boat base is Le Marin.. Clients can organize a transfer From Lamentin Airport at Fort de France to Marina du Marin. (about 29km)

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

Rate Terms:

All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by BoatLicenses: Paid by Boat


All rates are for the entire yacht and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation.
An additional premium maybe applied for Holiday Periods such as Christmas and New Year.

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Illusion at it's finest

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Delicious meals on board Illuision of Chrystelle's fine quisine

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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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Reviews

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