This R2 billion superyacht just won a major award for its ultra-luxurious interior – here's a look inside

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The 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 88 metre superyacht complete with gymnasium, 2 Jacuzzis, a helipad, a spa, and a beauty salon.
  • The yacht is for sale for R2 billion and features ultra-efficient and quiet Rolls Royce engines.

A $145 million (R2 billion) 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, and be exhibited by the ship builder at the Monaco Yacht Show.

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 superyacht cruises at an average speed of about 27km per hour.

Source: The Yacht Company

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

Source: The Yacht Company,Boat International

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

Source: The Yacht Company,Pride Mega Yachts

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

Source: Robb Report

The Illusion Plus was listed for sale in February with the Yacht Company for R2 billion.

Source: The Yacht Company

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

Source: Robb Report

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

Source: The Yacht Company

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

Source: The Yacht Company

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.

Source: Robb Report

The yacht has four interior lounges and two dining rooms.

Source: Robb Report

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

Source: Boat International

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.

Source: Business Insider

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