This $US145 million superyacht just won a major award for its ultra-luxurious interior at the Monaco Yacht Show – here's a look inside

Courtesy of The Yacht CompanyThe Illusion Plus is nearly 300 feet long.
  • The Monaco Yacht Show is one of the major events in the yachting industry, where the world’s top yachts are displayed and given awards based on their design and other factors.
  • This year’s top interior design award went to the Illusion Plus, a 290-foot superyacht complete with gymnasium, 2 Jacuzzis, a helipad, a spa, and a beauty salon.
  • The yacht is for sale for $US145 million and features ultra-efficient and quiet Rolls Royce engines.

A $US145 million ultra-luxurious superyacht won one of the yachting industry’s top awards for interior design at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show.

The Illusion Plus yacht by Pride Mega Yachts was awarded the interior design award to recognise the “beauty, comfort and functionality of the exceptional interior,” according to the Monaco Yacht Show’s official website.

“All winning superyachts were chosen by an eclectic jury of expert journalists in superyachting (journalists from UAE, UK, Germany, The Netherlands), which combines the different tastes of a worldwide environment,” Johan Pizzardini, a representative for the Monaco Yacht Show, told Business Insider.

To be considered for the award, the yacht must have been delivered in 2018, be at least 40 meters, or about 131 feet long, and be exhibited by the ship builder at the Monaco Yacht Show.

At nearly 300 feet long, the Illusion Plus met all those requirements. Here’s a look inside the ultra-luxurious superyacht.


Built in 2018 by China company Pride Mega Yachts, the 290-foot superyacht cruises at an average speed of about 17 miles per hour.

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Amongst the onboard amenities are a gymnasium, two Jacuzzi pools, a helipad, a wellness spa, and a beauty salon.

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The six-deck yacht, comprised of a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, has eight passenger rooms and two VIP rooms.

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It’s propelled by Rolls Royce diesel-electric propulsion engines designed to be ultra-efficient and quiet without sacrificing speed.

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The Illusion Plus was listed for sale in February with the Yacht Company for $US145 million.

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An elevator connects four of the yacht’s six decks.

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The yacht’s luxury interior, created by Rainsford Saunders Design, features a spacious double-height atrium illuminated by floor-to-ceiling windows.

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The main salon can seat a crowd on its sumptuous sofas and chairs.

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The owner’s suite offers panoramic views of the surrounding waters and includes a separate office, his-and-her bathrooms, and a walk-in dressing room.

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The yacht has four interior lounges and two dining rooms.

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The yacht can accommodate 12 guests. Each guest cabin has a television and en suite bathroom.

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Apart from the stunning interior, the Illusion Plus is also the Monaco Yacht Show’s biggest debut ever — and the biggest yacht ever built in Asia.

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