Film producer David McKenzie is owner of the yacht Illusions. NRA director LaPierre borrowed the yacht for shelter.

Los Angeles – April 7, 2021
by SuperYachtFan

yacht Illusions

yacht Illusions – Versilcraft – 1991- David McKenzie

Length:32m (104 ft)
Guests:10 in 5 cabins
Crew:4 in 2 cabins
Designer:Antonio Maggini Design
Interior Designer:Antonio Maggini Design
Speed:25 knots
Engines:Detroit Diesel
Volume:143 ton
Price:$4 million
Annual Running Cost:$ 0.4 million
Owner:David and Laura McKenzie

Film producer David McKenzie is the owner of the yacht Illusions.


McKenzie heads the Associated Television International, which is known for productions as Laura McKenzie’s Traveler and Masters of Illusion.


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.

Illusions yacht

yacht Illusions – Versilcraft – 1991- David McKenzie
yacht Illusions – Versilcraft – 1991- David McKenzie

Inside the yacht Illusions

yacht Illusions interior
yacht Illusions – Versilcraft – 1991- David McKenzie
yacht Illusions interior

David McKenzie

David McKenzie


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