This Illusion is for Real

The 291-foot superyacht is being built at Pryde in China, the ex-Raffles shipyard.

291-foot Pryde Illusion

The 291-foot Pryde superyacht Illusion will be unveiled at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show.Courtesy Pryde

China's Pryde shipyard plans to unveil its 291-foot Illusion superyacht project at next month's Monaco Yacht Show.

Illusion will be the first project at Pryde, which was previously known as the Raffles shipyard. Pryde will specialize in building yachts 262 to 393 feet (80 to 120 meters) long.

Illusion will have a 3,600-gross ton displacement, which Pryde is marketing as "a unique spacial experience." Rare natural stones, exclusive metals and more are part of the interior design plan, which will accommodate 14 guests and 34 crew. Illusion is expected to have a top speed of 17.5 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.

She is being built on spec and is for sale through Jan Jaap Minnema at Fraser Yachts Worldwide. Learn more at