Built for Australian businessman Frank Lowy, an experienced yachtsman who has circumnavigated the world four times, Ilona set new standards for elegance, technology and innovation when launched in 2003. Within her stylish mahogany-lined interior, designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon, a lift connects her five decks, which incorporate a large owner’s suite, accommodation for up to 18 guests in six cabins, and a 14-seat cinema.
The yacht has four active-fin stabilisers and a battery of 65 underwater lights, but perhaps her most notable feature is the full support that she can provide for her permanently embarked helicopter. Stowed within the protection of a fully enclosed hangar located beneath her aft deck, the aircraft is raised to the aft deck helicopter pad by a lift. Lloyd’s classified and fully MCA compliant, Ilona is manned by 28 crew and staff.