ILLUSION IV is now in Nova Scotia, where we have been cruising her after a trip up the east coast stopping in Brunswick (GA), Newport (RI), Nantucket (MA) and various ports and anchorages in Maine.
We just wanted to report back to you that we have never had a new boat that has had absolutely a minimum of “startup issues” and has handled as well as ILLUSION IV. All at Outer Reef Yachts should be proud of your product and we wanted to thank you for producing such a truly excellent yacht. She is a joy to handle both underway, docking and maneuvering in some very tight quarters.
In addition, she is beautiful to look at and a very seaworthy vessel. Coming from diehard sailors, these compliments are sincere and based on many years of cruising in vessels we liked. In all the sea conditions we have experienced to date, she has tracked well and been extremely stable. Due to the current high price of fuel, I was pleased with the fuel burn at 1100 RPMs and averaged approximately 5.5 GPH on each engine while cruising at an average speed of 9 knots (and this has been with less the a clean bottom since she sat in Georgia for about a month and a half before starting north).
Everyone who has been aboard gave nothing, but rave reviews, and she attracts many admirers both at dock and at anchor. Thank you!
- Jeff and Eileen S., Owners of Outer Reef 800 Motoryacht "ILLISION IV"Back to All Testimonials