"Illusion" is a beautiful 87' Johnson that has been updated throughout her life, and is now standing tall with a refit in 2018/2019 and many impressive upgrades. This yacht has never looked so good; if you are in the market for a great value with one of the biggest 87' yachts, feel free to make an appointment and get onboard as she is easy to see in Ft. Lauderdale.
For starters, she boasts a very generous beam of almost 24' which is wide for vessels of this length and maximizes square footage. She has a spacious interior with a large salon, (4) staterooms, a luxury dining area, alfresco dining aft with enclosed sunshades, a large galley, on-deck day head, and an on deck, full beam master stateroom.
She provides comfortable walkways around the entire exterior from stern to bow. The larger-than-life sun pad will accommodate you and all your guests so you can soak up the sun while sipping cocktails and listening to your favorite island music together.
Key Features: 2019
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Audio and Visual Equipment 2019
Walking onto the swim platform, underfoot is teak decking with a swim ladder. The name was installed with custom, back lit acrylic "ILLUSION" lettering on three different locations.
The teak aft deck of "Illusion" is the second best entertaining space onboard. The layout was designed as a great spot for dining or lounging. There is a new flat screen TV above and two storage cabinets with wood counter tops, a sink, fridge, and ice maker flanking either side of the stainless steel sliding glass doors.
The high gloss wood table has two sections; open in the center so that guests can easily move in and out of the wrap around U-shaped bench seating plus two teak chairs without asking others to slide out of the way. The flybridge deck extends over the aft bench seat and has custom sun/rain curtains so there is more protection from the elements.
There are two stainless gates that protect guests from the accessing teak stairways to the swim platform. There is a molded fiberglass stairway with teak steps to the flybridge and forward access to the bow is easy with covered walk-around side decks. Warping winches at the aft cleats make line handling at the dock easier.
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The salon entrance is through wide stainless steel sliding glass doors from the aft deck, with even more glass windows above the aft deck cabinets to let in natural light. The room was designed to give a great feeling of space and with such a wide 23'6" beam, the room is massive for an 87 footer. There is a custom overhead design with LED lighting above.
Couches to both port and starboard plus two leather occasional chairs forward give seating for plenty of guests. The windows are large for a great view and to let in natural light, but with the covered side decks the drapes can be open more often, without the sun overheating the area. At the aft end of the salon to one side is a television entertainment center and to the other is a bar over fridge and ice maker.
The formal dining area is partially separated from the salon room to both sides going forward. The table is glass for easy care and there are chairs for eight which were recently redone. Storage cabinets to the forward side port and starboard gives plenty of room for dishes and tableware. New art work and soft goods were installed in 2019.
Walking forward through the salon on the starboard side, you will come into a foyer with granite flooring. To port is a day head with a granite counter top sink. Walking forward of the day head, past the raised pilothouse and the stairs to the lower deck, is the entrance to the on-deck master.
The galley is well appointed on the main deck port side, with its own door to the side deck to make serving meals on the aft deck, bow pad, or the flybridge more convenient. There is also a privacy door from galley to the Salon.
The floor of the galley is in black granite tiles and the counter tops are black and tan granite. The layout has ample counter space for meal preparations for guests and family.
The raised pilothouse has twin electric Stidd helm seats and great 3-way visibility. There is a table and an L-shaped bench seat for guests to view the ocean ahead while underway, or a place for a quiet lunch. To port is a raised berth for the captain.
The flybridge is an amazing space: the combination of her fiberglass hardtop and wide beam provide an excellent entertaining platform.
Access is from either the fiberglass molded teak covered steps from the aft deck, or from inside from the pilothouse.
To starboard is a high gloss burlwood table with wrap-around bench seating. Across is a full bar with three stainless bars tools. The bar has a sink, refrigerator and ice maker all redone in 2019.
All the soft goods were redone in 2019 along with four new teak custom sun lounge chairs. There are also two new Deluxe Wave Runners by Yamaha.
This four stateroom layout includes a stunning on deck master with a 270° forward view, 3 additional guest suites, plus crew quarters for a captain and two crew.
All staterooms are en suite with new bedding, carpet ,decor, and soft goods 2019, complete with flat screen TVs, separate SAT receivers, stereo systems, etc. The full beam VIP stateroom also has a king berth and is as large as most master staterooms on a yacht of this size, which is a great feature for family and guests plus a bonus for charter.
Port Side Guest Stateroom: two berths (both a double and a single for more versatility), custom cabinets and drawers, built-in flatscreen TV with separate satellite tuner, and private ensuite head with shower.
Stbd Side Guest Stateroom: full size double berth with built in desk and cabinets, flatscreen TV, surround sound and built in custom ceiling speakers., CD/DVD player, large cedar lined closet, full ensuite head and separate shower.
VIP Stateroom: (Second Master): This is a Full Beam VIP stateroom with a king-sized walk-around berth centerline, built in couch to starboard, sit-down vanity, plenty of storage with hanging locker, built in wine cooler in cabinet. This stateroom is the size of most master staterooms on comparable yachts.
“Illusion” has a master stateroom that’s 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 "42” high definition smart TV( 2019) that rises out of the dresser in front of its oversized king with all new soft goods 2019. 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 with custom design 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, and custom lockable closet holds a refrigerator, and coffee maker .
There is custom electric hatch on at the push of a button elevator to access storage and systems.
Walking forward through the safe, wide side decks, the first thing you’ll notice about the bow is the enormous sun pad. This area is amazing for entertaining and will definitely be the most popular spot for guests to gather while cruising.
Crew quarters can be entered through a port side on deck door, or from a door from the swim platform. The crew area has a crew mess with complete galley including microwave, two refrigerators with ice maker, glass counter top with sink, stove and a Samsung TV overlooking a booth style table and settee.
Two cabins; one for captain with double-size berth and private full head. The Second crew room has two bunks . Each room has their own head and shower.
There is also a Bosch washer and dryer and Captain's safe. Aft of the crew area are two storage spaces to port and starboard with :