As one of the newest superyachts from the Benetti Shipyard, the hull was first unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show 2014. Due to the custom nature of this build, more attention was paid to its design with the impeccable works handled by the well-known Italian shipyard - a subsidiary of Azimut Yachts.
Designed by the Benetti team and Green & Mingarelli, the Illusion V was built to bespoke requests from the new owner.
The interior is arguably one of the best of the current charter yachts out there, boasting spacious saloons and unrivaled entertainment.
The vessel can accommodate up to 12 guests in complete comfort, with the main saloon housing a bar and an impressive dining table that can sit 10 people in complete luxury. The walls of the main saloon are made of glass allowing plenty of natural light in for a pleasant dining experience.
With natural light being a major factor of the owner’s wishes, the walls of the main saloon have been made of glass, and the gunwales in front of her windows have also been lowered, allowing for better viewing of the sea from the decks.
The VIP cabin is found on the lower deck, while the other three twin cabins are evenly distributed throughout the vessel. The interior has been designed so that the crew quarters have separate access to the decks, affording the maximum privacy of the guests on board.
All bathrooms on board have a central shower, two toilets and a bathtub, and have been finished in onyx décor while sinks feature carved marble.
At the owner’s request, noise reduction measures were pushed to the importance of the design, handled by a company from Denmark that specialise in such engineering.
These measures must take into account the Illusion V’s two CAT 3512C motors, rated at 1,380kw each, and it’s maximum cruising speed of 12 - 15 knots, the former achieving a nautical range of 5,000nm.