Illusion: Biggest Yacht Ever Built in China

The 288-foot, six-deck superyacht Illusion is scheduled for delivery in mid-2015. Asking price is $89.5 million.

The Raffles shipyard in Shandong province, China, is currently building a 288-foot megayacht under the project name Illusion. When completed in mid-2015, Illusion will be the biggest-volume yacht ever built in that country, totaling six decks and 3,500 gross tons.Courtesy Fraser Yachts Worldwide
Raffles, which is building Illusion, is known for having built the 295-foot Nero as well as the 288-foot Asean Lady, which come in at 1,400 gross tons and 2,385 gross tons, respectively. The in-house Raffles team is handling exterior design on Illusion, while naval architecture is being done by Azure Naval Architects in The Netherlands. You may recognize Azure Naval as the team behind the 282-foot Oceanco Seven Seas (owned by Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg) and the 269-fooot Oceanco Alfa Nero.Courtesy Fraser Yachts Worldwide
Interior décor aboard Illusion is by Sinot Yacht Design in The Netherlands. The onboard vibe is being pitched as modern, elegant and Asian-inspired. This is the rendering of the main salon.Courtesy Fraser Yachts Worldwide
Interior décor aboard Illusion is by Sinot Yacht Design in The Netherlands. The onboard vibe is being pitched as modern, elegant and Asian-inspired. This is a rendering of a guest space on the main deck.Courtesy Fraser Yachts Worldwide
Interior décor aboard Illusion is by Sinot Yacht Design in The Netherlands. The onboard vibe is being pitched as modern, elegant and Asian-inspired. This is a rendering of a guest seating area on the main deck.Courtesy Fraser Yachts Worldwide
Interior décor aboard Illusion is by Sinot Yacht Design in The Netherlands. The onboard vibe is being pitched as modern, elegant and Asian-inspired. This rendering is of the formal dining room.Courtesy Fraser Yachts Worldwide
Interior décor aboard Illusion is by Sinot Yacht Design in The Netherlands. The onboard vibe is being pitched as modern, elegant and Asian-inspired. This is a rendering of the owner's stateroom.Courtesy Fraser Yachts Worldwide
Interior décor aboard Illusion is by Sinot Yacht Design in The Netherlands. The onboard vibe is being pitched as modern, elegant and Asian-inspired. This is a rendering of the sundeck.Courtesy Fraser Yachts Worldwide
This is a rendering of the hot tub area on the sundeck of Illusion.Courtesy Fraser Yachts Worldwide
This is a rendering of how guest seating will be on the sundeck aboard Illusion.Courtesy Fraser Yachts Worldwide