SWS sailing yacht Illusion of the Isles for sale

22 February 2018• Written by Malcolm Maclean

The 30.48 metre sailing yacht Illusion of the Isles has been listed for sale by Jochen Brill at Northrop & Johnson in Spain.

Naval architecture for Illusion of the Isles is by Farr Yacht Design while exterior styling and interior design is by Nauta Design, and she was built in carbon fibre by South African yard Southern Wind Shipyard with delivery in 2006 as the second hull in the SWS 100DS series. Accommodation is for up to eight guests in four cabins comprising a master suite, VIP suite and two twins, all with en suite facilities. A further two cabins sleep four crew aboard this yacht for sale.

Illusion of the Isles is asking €3,975,000. Photo: Stuart Pearce

The panoramic deck saloon features unobstructed views of the outside and has a raised U-shaped settee in cream coloured upholstery  and a coffee table to starboard, and a large dining area to port for up to 10 guests. Large windows and overhead hatches provide plenty of light.

Recessed twin helm positions free up space on deck and there are ample seating areas in the large cockpit for all the guests to enjoy an exhilarating sailing experience.

On the technical side, the impressive sail plan is 424 square metres, promising stunning performance, helped by the carbon rig with swept spreaders and a furling boom, allowing smooth manoeuvring, even when sailing short-handed. Under power, a 305hp Cummins diesel engine allows a maximum speed of ten knots and a range of 3,900 nautical miles at eight knots.

Lying in Spain, Illusion of the Isles is asking €3,975,000 with VAT paid.