ILLUSION is truly an exceptional boat. Designed by Bob Perry and custom-built by Marine Metals Inc. of Virginia (Howdy Bailey), she is a powerful, first-class, offshore pilothouse sailing vessel. Further, she is close to a class of her own, thanks to her thoughtful and knowledgeable owners and long-time professional captain.
ILLUSION has not only been maintained like few others, she has been updated and improved like almost no other. Improvements such as HALL SPARS carbon spars with in-mast furling, (new in 2015), plus all new rod rigging (also new 2015), new engine and generator seven years earlier, are indicative of the standard by which ILLUSION has been cared for. Bottom line, ILLUSION is one those rare boats that needs to be seen as she is all the more impressive in person. If anything, photos fail to convey the detail and condition of this special vessel.