Film producer David McKenzie is owner of the yacht Illusions. NRA director LaPierre borrowed the yacht for shelter.
Los Angeles – April 7, 2021
|Length:||32m (104 ft)|
|Guests:||10 in 5 cabins|
|Crew:||4 in 2 cabins|
|Designer:||Antonio Maggini Design|
|Interior Designer:||Antonio Maggini Design|
|Annual Running Cost:||$ 0.4 million|
|Owner:||David and Laura McKenzie|
Film producer David McKenzie is the owner of the yacht Illusions.
He is married to American author, television personality Laura McKenzie.
His yacht Illusions was built by Versilcraft in 1991 and is listed for sale.
McKenzie and his yacht are making headlines, as US media report that National Rifle Association (NRA) leader Wayne LaPierre borrowed the yacht to shelter for threats.
During an NRA bankruptcy deposition, the head of the powerful gun-rights group acknowledged sailing in the Bahamas with his family as a “security retreat” in the summers following a 2012 school shooting in Connecticut and a 2018 massacre in Florida..
There is some controversy as McKenzie’s company has done business with the NRA, but LaPierre did not mention the trips on financial disclosures.
LaPierre states that he did not think using the vessel violated the NRA’s conflict-of-interest policy because the summer sailing trips with his family were for security.