Cruising Area of Illusion

Pref. Pick-upSt Vincent, FWI
Other Pick-upGuadeloupe or ANU
Summer PortMartinique, Windward Islands
Winter PortFWI or Windwards

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
King2
Queen1
Showers3
Wash Basins3
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
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)

Illusion has just installed AC on the starboard side of Illusion for 2 cabins.
The aft port cabin has a good electric fan and overhead hatch for fresh sea breezes!

Illusion Specification

Length46 Feet
Beam27 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2019
A/CPartial
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
HairdryerYes
Num Hatchseveral
Guest Smokeoutside only at designated are
Children AllowedYes
InverterYes
Voltages220v
Water Capacity800 litres
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Max Speed12 knots
Cruising Speed8 knots
Fuel Consumption5 Litres/Hr Litres/Hr
Turnaround3 days
Engines2 x 50 Volvo engines

Water Sports

Snorkel GearYes
2-Man Kayak1
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding Ladder2 drop downs
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeRod and reel

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Entertainment

iPod/Device HookupsYes

Cuisine

Din-inYes
Special DietsInq
KosherInq
BBQYes

Illusion Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainBruno
NationalityFrench
SpeaksFrench, English
Chef
ChefChrystelle Larroque
NationalityFrench


Captain Bruno Franceschi

Bruno has four wonderful children and has had a long and distinguished career as a journalist with French newspapers. He retired as the CEO of the second-largest French newspaper, Sud Ouest, as 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 Hotelier in Toulouse; Pierre Gagnaire Paris and with Michel Guerrard at Eugeny les bains/Les pras dâ Eugeny. She also attended Lenatre (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!

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Illusion Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Feb 18, 2024Feb 27, 2024Booked: Guadelope, FWI to Guadelope, FWI
Mar 02, 2024Mar 09, 2024Booked: Guadelope, FWI to Guadelope, FWI
Mar 10, 2024Mar 23, 2024Booked: Guadelope, FWI to Martinique, West Indies*
Apr 05, 2024Apr 13, 2024Booked: Martinique, West Indies* to Martinique, West Indies*
Aug 03, 2024Oct 19, 2024Unavailable: Martinique, West Indies* to Martinique, West Indies*

Illusion Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $15,000

High price: $18,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2023/24 Winter$15,000$16,000$17,000$17,500$18,000
2024 Summer$15,000$16,000$17,000$17,500$18,000
2024/25 Winter$15,000$16,000$17,000$17,500$18,000

Yacht terms: All Inclusive
An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS


ILLUSION is available for charter in the Caribbean out of Martinique, (St Martin only up to July 2024) or Grenadines - delivery fees apply depending on bookings and location. Please inquire for delivery fees to other islands. To give you an idea, delivery fees - return trips are:

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

Please add 8.5% VAT for any charters in Martinique or Guadeloupe

Christmas and New Year rates - $20,700 all inclusive

Illusion Guest Reviews

2-7 December 2023 - Martinique and Grenadines

We have spent 5 days in the boat and it was amazing! The food made by the Chef Chrystelle was 5 stars!!! Everything was delicious!
The many views, beaches and islands were true paradise!
It was a smooth sailing, thanks to Captain Bruno. Our sons will practice to be able to pull the dinghy!
Thank you for the unique experience!
Pedro, Maria and family.

Broker´s feedback

You will be dazzled by the beauty of the Nautitech 46 ILLUSION and the knowledge of Captain Bruno. Our previous charter feedback has always been exceptional, so there is no better catamaran to cruise the Grenadines.

November 2021


It was a very good experience !
Tim

January 2021

2 couples and a 6 month old baby, we spent 5 perfect days around the islands of Guadeloupe. A Professional captain, who maintained a quality boat. Everything you need to spend those wonderful moments.

Jean-Christophe

Michel

Everything was perfect, from the skipper to the boat to the provisioning. As for the itinerary, it certainly met our expectations

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