Luxury motor yacht Illusion (ex Clarity) is a Johnson motor yacht based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and available for charters throughout the Caribbean/South Florida. She is a luxurious and impeccable Johnson yacht, with a total refit of the exterior and interior in 2019, which accommodates up to 9 guests (4 couples and 1 single) and 4 crew.
Illusion is an 87’ motor yacht with an extraordinary 24’ beam that makes it appear and feel like a 110’ yacht. She offers a smooth and level ride with built in hydraulic stabilizers resulting in a perfect complement to your lifestyle on the water. Illusion is complete with more features, upgrades, luxuries and amenities than her competition in size.
Captain Gray was raised on Harker’s Island NC. It’s a maritime community known for its boat building expertise. Cap. Gray has worked in just about every aspect of the marine industry from building and service to sales and delivery. Gray holds a 100-ton USCG Masters License. He has 200,000 NMs of Bluewater sailing over the last 25 years. His experience ranges from Buenos Aries to Halifax, Nova Scotia and Europe to San Francisco. He has navigated the entire Intra-coastal water way from Florida to New Jersey the Gulf coast waterway from Florida to Brownsville, TX and the inland waterway from Mobile, AL to Chicago, IL. He operated a contract boat for the USCG 7th district aviation maintaining their helicopter search and rescue operations. Captain Gray is a decorated Army paratrooper having served with the 82nd Airborne Division. In 2011 he completed a yearlong Department of Defense contract flying cargo in Eastern Afghanistan.
He is always eager to share a story and wants guests to enjoy ILLUSION as much as he enjoys being the captain.
Yacht Charter Overview
Luxury motor yacht Illusion (ex Clarity) is a Johnson motor yacht based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and available for charters throughout the Caribbean/South Florida. She is a luxurious and impeccable Johnson yacht, with a total refit of the exterior and interior in 2019, which accommodates up to 9 guests in 4 large staterooms (4 couples and 1 single) and 4 crew. Illusion is an 87’ motor yacht with an extraordinary 24’ beam that makes it appear and feel like a 110’ yacht. She offers a smooth and level ride with built in hydraulic stabilizers resulting in a perfect complement to your lifestyle on the water. Illusion is complete with more features, upgrades, luxuries and amenities than her competition in size.
Yacht Charter Accommodation
Motor yacht Illusion boasts a very generous 24-foot beam; this means that she is a wide yacht for her length. She has an extra spacious interior with a large salon, (4) state rooms, luxury dining area, alfresco dining aft with enclosed sunshades, large galley, on deck day head, and an on deck, full beam master bedroom. She provides comfortable walkways around the entire exterior from stern to bow. Illusion’s larger than life sun pad will house you and all your guests so you can soak up the sun as you sip cocktails and listen to your favorite island music together.
Her owner’s master stateroom is a designer’s work of art as it takes up the whole forward section of the motor yacht’s main deck from starboard to port. Not only is the master stateroom large, it also boasts a 270 degree panoramic view on port, bow and starboard sides to be viewed by a push of a button for the automated drapes to open and take in the magnificent surrounding vistas. The master also offers a 52” high definition smart TV that rises out of the dresser in front of its oversized king bed. Everything is operated from a touch screen keypad inclusive of surround sound audio which can be switched on by another press of the button on your tablet to play your favorite Pandora station, Sirius satellite radio or perhaps you desire streaming your recorded music from your smartphone or iPad via the yacht’s onboard Bluetooth connection. The master suite also supplies a hidden in-wall safe, cedar lined walk in closets, illuminated makeup table, settee bench, desk and a bed with a custom full height white leather headboard with intricate leather ceiling appliqué. The master bedroom leads down two short, curved stairways to an Italian marble luxury bathroom that boasts his and hers custom sinks and vanities, flanking a large all glass radius shower with a bench. The master bath also houses a separate privacy toilet room with a Toto bidet with heated seat.
Motor yacht Illusion’s three other staterooms are situated on the lower deck winding down a luxury custom cherry staircase into a lower vestibule. Her first VIP stateroom houses another king size bed, an on suite full Italian marble bathroom, LCD satellite smart TV with built in DVD player, cedar lined closet, settee, and a built in wine refrigerator; all surrounded by custom cherry high gloss woodwork with white custom leather full height ceiling panels. This VIP stateroom also has a built-in lighted makeup table and stool with plenty of storage. Exiting the VIP stateroom into the vestibule leads you into two more staterooms of equally impressive high gloss cherrywood interior with leather paneled, full height ceilings and will accommodate sleeping for two or three, featuring a twin and a full bed in one stateroom, and two twins in the other. Both guestrooms boast on-suite Italian marble baths, LCD smart televisions, satellite TV, DVD players and individual climate controls.
Charter Amenities and Extras
Johnson motor yacht Illusion was totally refitted with a half-million-dollar upgrade in the interior as well as on the exterior in 2019. From new cushions and carpet to upgraded electronics, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth sound and viewing systems throughout, she looks and feels better than new.
Motor yacht Illusion offers an expansive and partially enclosed fly-bridge, with hard top shading, plenty of comfortable seating, a full wet bar, as well as exterior sound system with (4) sunbathing lounge chairs at aft. The flybridge also offers comfortable alfresco dining for 8 guests. The yacht has a very complete selection of fun water toys and there is easy access to them with her ample swimming platform at the yacht’s transom. Motor yacht Illusion is perfectly suited to luxurious yacht charters around Florida and the Caribbean. She is very well crewed by an experienced captain and professional team.
Motor yacht Illusion’s yacht charter amenities and extras include the following: Two brand new Yamaha EX Deluxe 2-3-seater wave runners, floating wave runner dock, snorkeling gear, scuba compressor onboard, fishing gear, floating tubes, and paddleboards. The fly bridge features a hard top with an acrylic glass enclosure for shade and wind protection if needed. There is a large seating area for covered or alfresco dining as well as barbeque grills. The sit-down wet bar is fully equipped. The aft deck can be accessed by stairs at the stern of the fly bridge. Motor yacht Illusion features a teak walk around deck, and this makes the aft deck a comfortable lounging area complete with tables for outdoor dining for 8 with outdoor smart TV, refrigerator, sink and bartop with stairs that lead to the railed swim platform. Direct TV satellite extends into each high definition smart TV located in every stateroom, the salon, flybridge, and the aft deck. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth can be connected by your devices anywhere on the yacht.
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