Cruising Area of Illusion

Pref. Pick-upSaint Martin, Leeward Islands
Other Pick-upGuadeloupe
Summer PortMartinique, Windward Islands
Winter PortSaint Martin, Leeward Islands

Illusion Specification

Length46 Feet
Beam27 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2019
A/CAt Dock
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
Turnaround3 days
Engines2 x 50 Volvo engines

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
King2
Queen1
Showers3
Wash Basins3
Heads3
TP in Heads-
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)

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)Highfield
Dinghy Hp15 hp Yamaha
Dinghy Pax8
Snorkel GearYes
2-Man Kayak1
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding Ladder2 drop downs
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeRod and reel
Other Toys
Cinema screen in the cockpit with a projector for films and TV programs (Molotov)

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 Franceschi
NationalityFrench
Born1962
SpeaksFrench and English
LicenseCaptain 200 ton, STWC 95
Chef/Mate
Chef/MateChrystelle Larroque
NationalityFrench
Born1969


Captain Bruno Franceschi
Bruno has four wonderful children and has had a long distinguished career as a 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 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 Hôtelière in Toulouse; Pierre Gagnaire Paris and with Michel Guerrard at Eugeny les bains/Les près d´Eugeny. She also attended Lenôtre (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 03, 2023Feb 13, 2023Booked: Martinique, West Indies* to Union Island, Grenadines*
Feb 26, 2023Mar 06, 2023Booked: Martinique, West Indies* to Martinique, West Indies*
Mar 11, 2023Mar 18, 2023Booked: Martinique, West Indies* to Martinique, West Indies*
Mar 21, 2023Mar 28, 2023Booked: Saint Vincent to Saint Vincent

Illusion Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $14,000

High price: $17,000


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2022/23 Winter$14,000$15,000$16,000$16,500$17,000
2023 Summer$14,000$15,000$16,000$16,500$17,000
2023/24 Winter$14,000$15,000$16,000$16,500$17,000
2024 Summer$14,000$15,000$16,000$16,500$17,000

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.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Illusion.

Illusion Guest Reviews

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