Size / Year Built / Builder
46.0 Ft / 2019 / Nautitech
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)
|Winter 2019 to 2020|
|Winter 2020 to 2021|
|Winter 2021 to 2022|
|2 Pax||4 Pax||6 Pax||8 Pax|
Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however some yachts reserve the right to make last minute changes to their availability and rates. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may be attached to certain destinations and dates, such as Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. Kindly contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s final rate and availability.
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.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability, individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party and particular dates, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This yacht offers an “All Inclusive” Rate:
Typically this includes all your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. Standard Ship's Bar which includes your alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Fuel for the yacht and its tender, and the necessary water for the onboard facilities. Use of the Yacht’s onboard equipment and the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any food or beverages purchased ashore. Although optional, crew gratuity is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability and individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This Yacht offers a “Plus Expenses” Rate:
Included are the Yacht and its onboard equipment as well as the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are food and beverages, fuel for the yacht and its tender, any dockage, airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any cruising permits, licenses and other charter related expenses. Crew gratuity, although optional is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Advanced Provisioning Allowance:
For "Plus Expenses" charters, yachts request an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is generally estimated at 20% - 25% of the base charter fee for sailing yachts (catamarans and monohulls) and at 30%-35% for motor yachts. The APA essentially creates a bank account for the Captain to purchase provisions, fuel, dockage, food, beverages, bar, and other consumables on the charterer's behalf. The Captain will keep all receipts and manage a running balance of the account, so that expenditures can be checked at any time. Any amount not used will be refunded at the end of the charter. If during the charter the costs have exceeded the collected APA, then additional funds will be required for the outstanding bills. All purchases are transparent and nothing is marked up. The APA is used purely for the charterer's provisions and charter-related expenses.