ILLUSION

$14,000 - $18,000 / WEEK
Salon and Galley
Aft dining area
Salon seating area
Aft deck and cockpit
Guest cabin aft starboard side
Guest cabin aft port side
Guest Bathroom
Guest Bathroom
Resting in Calm Waters
Illusion sailing in the Caribbean
Starboard to port view
Open galley
Aft deck steering
Spacious aft deck dining
Guest cabin fwd starboard side
Guest cabin fwd port side
Full sails to catch the wind
Enjoy sailing in the Caribbean!

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 four 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 two have queen beds. 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

4 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)
2 beds 6'6" (L) x 5' (W) (queen)

BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2019
YACHT
LENGTH
46 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
4
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
8
TOTAL
CREW
2
CHARGES
FROM
$14,000
Accommodations
Cabins: 4
Queen: 2
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 4
Electric Heads: -
Engine Details
2 x 50 Volvo engines
Fuel Consumption: 5
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Max Speed: 12 knotsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 27 Feet
Draft: 5 Feet
Pax: 8
YearBuilt: 2019
Builder: Nautitech
Engines: 2 x 50 Volvo engines
JetSkis: No
Flag: France
SatTv: No
RegNum: FF F80016Z
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: At Dock
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer Area: Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: No
Salon Stereo: No
Sat Tv: -
Camcorder: No
Books: no
Board Games: No
Deck Shower: -
Water Maker: -
Special Diets: Inq
Kosher: Inq
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: -
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 220v
Water Maker: -
Ice Maker: No
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: outside only at designated are
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: Highfield
Dinghy hp: 10
Water Skis Adult: No
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: No
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: No
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: No
Swim Platform: yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): 2 drop downs
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: No
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Rod and reel
Rods: -
Captain
Bruno Franceschi
Nation: French
Born: 1962
License: Captain 200 ton, STWC 95
Languages: French, and English
Chef/Mate
Sarah Franceschi
Nation: French
Captain Bruno Franceschi
Bruno is married with four children and has had a long, distinguished career as 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 home town 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 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, STWC 95 French qualification. He is intimately familiar with the Leeward and Windward Islands of the Caribbean, where he has lived and worked for many years as the CEO of the French newspaper France Antilles. Bruno has sailed extensively in France and throughout 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 Sarah Franceschi
Sarah is Bruno's beautiful and talented eldest daughter. She has previous experience aboard sailing catamaran Harmony and sailing yacht Point 02. While she excels at French and Mediterranean cuisine, she can easily adapt her menu to suit any guest preferences. She is also an accomplished sailor, having sailed with her family since she was a toddler. Sarah has spent the last 5 years working in a restaurant in Bordeaux, but the yearn to be sailing in the warm Caribbean waters has tempted her to return to yacht charters. Guests will be delighted by both her marvelous meals and her thoughtful and gracious countenance.

 

Breakfast:

Fresh fruit juice

Croissants and Pain au Chocolate (French style)

Scrambled eggs - bacon – toast

Pancakes

 

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)

Leaving Europe
Getting ready to set sail to cross the Atlantic to the Caribbean islands.
Illusion in Europe 2018
Showing Guest Bathroom and interior Dark grey furnishings.
20-27 March 2019
Very happy first guests on Illusion
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $14,000 $15,000 $16,000 $16,500 $17,000 $17,500 $18,000
Summer 2021 $14,000 $15,000 $16,000 $16,500 $17,000 $17,500 $18,000
Winter 2021 to 2022 $14,000 $15,000 $16,000 $16,500 $17,000 $17,500 $18,000

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
Christmas Week: $19,800
New Years week: $20,700

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

WINTER DELIVERY FEES OUT OF SINT MAARTEN 2021
No repo fee to Antigua or Guadeloupe


SUMMER DELIVERY FEES FROM MARTINIQUE
Delivery fees - return trips:
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 Martinque)
Please inquire for delivery fees to other islands

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  • : Cat
  • : 27 Feet
  • : 5 Feet
  • : 8
  • : 2019
  • : Nautitech
  • : 8 knots
  • : 12 knots
  • : 2 x 50 Volvo engines
  • : No
  • : No
  • : Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
  • : Bruno Franceschi
  • : France
  • : No
  • : FF F80016Z
Accommodations
Cabins: 4
Queen: 2
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 4
Wash Basins: 4
Heads: 4
Electric Heads: -
Engine Details
2 x 50 Volvo engines
Fuel Consumption: 5
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Max Speed: 12 knotsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Refit: -
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: At Dock
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer Area: Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: No
Salon Stereo: No
Sat Tv: -
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: No
# CD's: No
Camcorder: No
Books: no
Board Games: No
Sun Awning: Yes
Deck Shower: -
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: -
Special Diets: Inq
Kosher: Inq
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: Yes
Minimum Age: -
Generator: -
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 220v
Water Maker: -
Water Cap: 800 litres
Ice Maker: No
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: Inq
Nude: Inq
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: several
Guests Smokes: outside only at designated are
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: -
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: No
Windscoops: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: Highfield
Dinghy hp: 10
Dinghy # pax: 8
Water Skis Adult: No
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: No
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: No
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: No
Swim Platform: yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): 2 drop downs
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: No
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Rod and reel
Rods: -
Captain
Bruno Franceschi
Nation: French
Born: 1962
License: Captain 200 ton, STWC 95
Languages: French, and English
Chef/Mate
Sarah Franceschi
Nation: French
Captain Bruno Franceschi
Bruno is married with four children and has had a long, distinguished career as 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 home town 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 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, STWC 95 French qualification. He is intimately familiar with the Leeward and Windward Islands of the Caribbean, where he has lived and worked for many years as the CEO of the French newspaper France Antilles. Bruno has sailed extensively in France and throughout 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 Sarah Franceschi
Sarah is Bruno's beautiful and talented eldest daughter. She has previous experience aboard sailing catamaran Harmony and sailing yacht Point 02. While she excels at French and Mediterranean cuisine, she can easily adapt her menu to suit any guest preferences. She is also an accomplished sailor, having sailed with her family since she was a toddler. Sarah has spent the last 5 years working in a restaurant in Bordeaux, but the yearn to be sailing in the warm Caribbean waters has tempted her to return to yacht charters. Guests will be delighted by both her marvelous meals and her thoughtful and gracious countenance.

 

Breakfast:

Fresh fruit juice

Croissants and Pain au Chocolate (French style)

Scrambled eggs - bacon – toast

Pancakes

 

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)

Leaving Europe
Getting ready to set sail to cross the Atlantic to the Caribbean islands.
Illusion in Europe 2018
Showing Guest Bathroom and interior Dark grey furnishings.
20-27 March 2019
Very happy first guests on Illusion
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $14,000 $15,000 $16,000 $16,500 $17,000 $17,500 $18,000
Summer 2021 $14,000 $15,000 $16,000 $16,500 $17,000 $17,500 $18,000
Winter 2021 to 2022 $14,000 $15,000 $16,000 $16,500 $17,000 $17,500 $18,000

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
Christmas Week: $19,800
New Years week: $20,700

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

WINTER DELIVERY FEES OUT OF SINT MAARTEN 2021
No repo fee to Antigua or Guadeloupe


SUMMER DELIVERY FEES FROM MARTINIQUE
Delivery fees - return trips:
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 Martinque)
Please inquire for delivery fees to other islands
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