I love this little boat and regret putting it up for sale, but, now it is time to pass it along to someone who can give it more use on the water. This boat is one sweet little lady begging to sail. It is a true head turner and I always get complements on it when sailing. I have kept it in pristine condition and have replaced all standing and running wrigging. In addition, I have made several rigging improvements to reduce set up time.
The Illusion Class Mini Yacht is a scaled down racing sloop. It is a fractional rig with roller reefing head sail and spinnaker sail. If you think this boat is a toy, think again. Google 2.4mR and Mini 12 on You Tube to see there gems in action. These boats are rush to sail and favored by handicapped sailors and full boied competitive sailors competing in national and international regrettas.
The Illusion is a one-design keelboat, based on a scaled version of Lionheart, the British 12 Metre Class yacht and designed by Jo Richards and Neil Graham in 1981. These peformance single-handed boats offer superb racing in nearly any conditions, by sailors of all weights and ages - with tested racing performance up to Force 6! Boats are equipped with a standard main, roller furling genoa and spinnaker, plus running rigging. In the United Kingdom , there are active fleets at Bembridge Sailing Club (Isle of Wight), West Kirby Sailing Club (Wirral) and Aldenham Sailing Club (Herts). The Illusions can also be found in Scotland, Canada and the United States.
The sailing package includes:
Illusion Class Yacht with blue boot stripe, custom stainless steel dolly with black power paint. 460 lb. of lead ballast, custom Shorline trailer with spare tire, metal load/unload ramps, full boat and trailer winter Sunbrella cover, Sumbrella summer cover, roller reefbing head sail, main sail with cover, spinnaker sail with cover, spinnaker sock, 14 ft. aluminum mast, mast fly, whisker pole, sail sheaths, paddle, bilge pump, alert horn, port and starboard storage pockets, compass, Tee bar foot steering, Ritchie sailing compass, and many other items.
If you love sailing and are tired of putting up with the screaming captain and crew this little gem will put a smile on your face. Just be prepared to put up with the crowd of people it draws. Ready to go "Just add water"!