First Look at a Boat Show Beauty

Benetti’s 190-foot_ Illusion I_ to debut at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Benetti Illusion I

Illusion I has launched and is on schedule for delivery this fall.Courtesy Benetti Yachts

Benetti Yachts has launched the 190-foot_ Illusion I_, which is scheduled to premiere at this fall’s Monaco Yacht Show.

Illusion I has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. She was designed by Green & Mingarelli and built at Benetti's shipyard in Livorno, Italy. Noteworthy design choices include a water-level beach club separate from the tender garage, a formal dining space on the main deck aft plus a table that seats 14 on the upper deck, a main-deck owner's suite with rose gold bathroom faucets, a sundeck with mosaic hot tub and an interior décor with a pink theme and accents of travertine, wood, marble, ray skin, coco and mother-of-pearl.

Top speed is expected to be 15.5 knots, thanks to twin 1,850-horsepower Caterpillar 3512C engines. At a cruising speed of 12 knots, her range is 5,000 nautical miles.

Accommodations are for 12 guests, and Illusion I is expected to become available for charter this winter in the Caribbean and Bahamas. The lowest weekly base rate will be $350,000, with bookings available through Camper and Nicholsons International.

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