Hong Kong Tatler - - Boats -

De­signed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Tina Green— one of Bri­tain’s wealth­i­est women and the wife of re­tail ty­coon Philip Green—the Illusion V was com­mis­sioned by an ex­pe­ri­enced Euro­pean su­pery­acht owner and will largely be used for char­ter.

At 58 me­tres and ca­pa­ble of sleep­ing 12 guests as well as a crew of 10, this ves­sel is ideal for en­ter­tain­ing. Or for re­lax­ing, given the owner’s ob­ses­sive ef­forts to achieve the low­est level of noise and vi­bra­tion recorded on a su­pery­acht. There are four decks plus a sun­deck, which is per­fectly set up for cock­tails, loung­ing and bar­be­cues at sea. There’s also a large Jacuzzi, a 14-place din­ner ta­ble on the up­per deck and two cine­mas for when the sun gets too much.

The mas­ter suite in­cludes a study, full-width VIP state­room and a spec­tac­u­lar white onyx bath­room. Through­out the yacht, the rose bud is a re­cur­ring de­sign theme, found on cush­ions, car­pets, bed­heads and even at the bot­tom of the pool on the top deck, mak­ing one won­der whether the owner is Charles Foster Kane. Lib­eral use of traver­tine and house plants give the Illusion V a down-to-earth feel.

The yacht’s max­i­mum speed is 17 knots and it boasts a range of 5,000 nau­ti­cal miles. It’s avail­able to char­ter in the Caribbean and Ba­hamas through Camper & Nicholsons In­ter­na­tional, from US$350,000 a week.

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