Illusion Plus is the flagship build for Pride Mega Yachts, and is the latest of a long line of noteworthy superyachts taking advantage of the ALEXSEAL® Yacht Coatings’ system. Under construction for several years, Illusion Plus completed sea trials in summer 2018 and is expected to be delivered and available for sale immediately in quarter three.
Previously known as Pryde, as well as Raffles Shipyard through a series of ownership changes, Pride Mega Yachts is based on China’s Yantai Peninsula. Specializing in yacht construction in the 80- to 120-meter range, the shipyard currently has two other superyacht designs available, both of which are over 100 meters.
Illusion Plus weighs in at over 3,600 gross tons with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. These metal substrates were coated with ALEXSEAL’s industry-leading corrosion-resistant epoxy primers, CorSpec 135 and Protective Primer 161 before utilizing the entire ALEXSEAL system of primers, fairing and topcoat—providing the highest quality protection at every layer. ALEXSEAL’s Jeff Holland collaborated with the builder on each stage of the coatings process. “We are very excited to have been a part of this project with Pride and are thrilled to see this beautiful, skillfully constructed craft reach completion. She is a sight to behold,” said Holland. “Special thanks goes out to yacht paint and fairing specialist Mike ‘Turk’ Turk for making ALEXSEAL shine!”
This spaciously appointed six cabin, 88.5 meter (290 foot) luxury yacht features a striking bow inspired by the timeless Rolls Royce marque. Appointed with all of the modern tenders, toys, and amenities—such as a horizon-less pool, on-deck spas and a world-class gym—expected by the modern superyacht customer, Illusion Plus will undoubtedly fulfill the luxurious expectations of her owners and guests. The clean and modern lines of this yacht, finished in a beautiful and durable two-tone ALEXSEAL topcoat, will ensure she stays stylishly on the cutting edge for many years to come.