Sailing yacht ILLUSION OF THE ISLES is a Southern Wind SW 100 DS superyacht launched in Cape Town in 2006. She is the second hull built in a successful series of performance orientated yachts which were designed by Farr Yacht Design with a powerful sail plan and comfortable yet high performance hull lines.
She combines styling and performance with reliability and safety. She was constructed with advanced composite construction techniques plus traditional carpentry of the Southern Wind Shipyard.
The deck plan is designed to allow easy sailing and comfort for both the crew and guests with her two-wheel pedestals which grant an excellent visibility to the helmsman providing a spacius aft cockpit area. The large sun-bathing area next to the central cockpit allows plenty of room for relaxing and socializing on deck. Major functions on board are all hydraulic.
The Italian style interior creates an elegant, functional and comfortable living space, with the crew quarters strategically placed apart from the guests and owner's areas.
Advanced composite sandwich construction of Kevlar, carbon fibre, epoxy resin and Corecell/Klegecell
The hull, deck and structures were built using the latest infusion techniques and the result is a displacement of merely 59 tons. The considerable weight saving, along with the impressive sail plan of 424 sq.m. contributes to stunning performances.
The open and spacious teak deck layout features a modern sweeping deck house which protects the central cockpit from the weather and creates a spacious upper and sheltered all-around sight saloon without obstructing visibility from the aft cockpit.
Large lazarette for storage in the foredeck.
Recessed twin helm positions free up space on deck
Ample seating areas in the large cockpit.
Single Cummins QSB 5.9 MCD 305 hp Common Rail (Engine Hours 5,806 November 2019)
Diesel 6V 220kW
Cruising Speed – 8 knots 1700 RPM
Maximum Speed – 10 knots 2100 RPM
Range approx 3900nm
4 blade Bruntons varifold single screw propeller
The engine room onboard Illusion of the Isles is larger than normal for this size of cruising yacht. The Cummins Diesel engine is quiet and at 2600 rpm Common Rail
Fuel 4800 litres in Inox tanks
Water 2500 litres in Inox tanks
Holding 720 litres in Inox tanks
Onan 22.5Kw (hours 2,539 November 2019)
Onan 19 Kw 50hp New 2010 (hours 6,099 November 2019)
Max Power Bowthruster R321/4 32,5hp hydraulically driven by PTO New 2010
Max Power Powerpack 2 x 13kw 24v DC and hydraulic pump linked to PTO of the main generator (winches, windlass etc.) 2PTO pumps
Frigomar Air-conditioning x 2 Reverse Cycle
2 x Watermakers 1x Tecnicomar 220v 300 litres per hour
1x Spectra 24v 150 litres per hour
Communications Fax Satellite Mimm Audio Visual Equipment
B&G Hydra 2000 Nmer display, 2006
2 VHF sets ICOM DSC, 2006
1 HF/M set DSC
Furuno GPS DGPS GP 37, 2006
Furuno plotter Navnet 3D, 2014
Hydro System Autopilot PowerPack, 2 independent
Furuno Weatherfax, Navnet 3D, 2014
Sistema Mare Hailer
EPIRB 406 MHS Ocean Signas
Nauta Design uses their beknown Italian styling to create an interior that is both elegant, functional and comfortable.
The layout features a clear separation between the crew quarters and the guests and owners’ area.
On sailing yacht ILLUSION OF THE ISLES there is accommodation for 8 guests in 4 cabins in a 2 Double and 2 Twin cabin layout.
The panoramic Deck Saloon features unobstructed views of the outside provides an ample raised U-shaped settee in cream coloured upholstery and coffee table to starboard, and a large dining area to port for 8/10 people. Large windows and overhead hatches provide plenty of light.
The owner's Cabin located forward is in the quietest area of the yacht and allows privacy and comfort. The king size bed sits nicely in the center but does not dominate the entire space. Other features are a corner vanity unit and a double - seated couch. Private en suite with shower stall, Phillip 40´TV, DVD and DC player
The two port and starboard guest cabins amidships are forward of the crew area and are twin ensuite cabins. They have windows for natural light and plenty of storage in hanging lockers overhead.
The third ensuite VIP guest cabin forward of the saloon on portside consists of a double berth.
Alongside this cabin is an owner studio which can be an enclosed area adjacent to his cabin, or when opened up is an extension of the upper saloon.
The independent crew quarters are located aft in the stern and include the crew mess, crew cabins, two crew heads and one day head.
Nordic carbon fibre mast
Marten Spars in carbon fibre
Carbon rig with swept spreaders and furling boom
Discontinuos rod rigging in Nitronic 50
Kevlar/Spectra running rigging
Frederiksen / Spinlock deck gear
Quantum Sails Carbon Spectra, 2011 :
Victron Energy Inverter 70amp/24v
220v single Shore power
220 Amp Alternator 24v
20 x 2.5v
6 x 12v
PLUMBING / SANITARY
Main, bilge, fire, fresh and salt water pumps
2 x water heaters
6 x heads TECMA
Tenders & Toys –
Novamarine RH 430 tender 4,30m with Yamaha 40 Hp outboard engine.
3 Zodiac Liferafts x 6 person each, 2006
2 Jonbuoy Port & Starboard
Halon Fire protection system
6 x 17kg fire extinguishers
Refits and RECENT IMPROVEMENTS
2014 - Small re-fit and changed all FURUNO navigation and installed AIS