Focus of SWFL - - Beauty & Style - 78 FO­CUS of SWFL 2014 By Glo­ria Belloni

Frauscher is once more re­defin­ing the lux­ury day cruiser seg­ment with the in­tro­duc­tion of the 747 Mirage. The name “Mirage” refers to an op­ti­cal phe­nom­e­non, as well as high-per­for­mance air­craft, giv­ing the boat an aura of mys­tery. The 747 Mirage con­tin­ues the ap­proach Frauscher ini­ti­ated with the pre­vi­ously launched 858 Fan­tom, both de­signed by stu­dio KISKA, along­side hy­dro­dy­namic ex­pert Harry Mies­bauer. The fea­tures of the 747 Mirage are more rad­i­cal how­ever. Not only are they sug­ges­tive of su­per­car de­sign, they also em­pha­size Frauscher’s rac­ing her­itage. Ger­ald Kiska, CEO KISKA: “The 747 Mirage fur­ther dif­fer­en­ti­ates the Frauscher brand with a strong de­sign lan­guage that is dis­tinct both in its so­phis­ti­ca­tion and its clear link to au­to­mo­tive de­sign. Clas­sic Frauscher de­sign fea­tures like the “Z” shaped split line are car­ried over, while the low nose, ex­ag­ger­ated fea­ture lines and im­pres­sive side air in­takes re­sult in a de­sign that is so­phis­ti­cated, strong and su­per­car-in­spired. In terms of per­for­mance and styling, there is noth­ing like the 747 Mirage in its class.” Harry Mies­bauer, CEO the stu­dio /h/arry mies­bauer yacht de­sign: “The hull lines of the Frauscher 747 Mirage fea­ture a ver­ti­cal bow with deep V front sec­tions for a smooth ride in waves. The aft sec­tions fea­ture a slightly deeper V for a more sporty re­sponse in the curves. A lot of at­ten­tion was paid to elon­gate the wa­ter­lines as much as pos­si­ble to re­duce re­sis­tance and in­crease straight line speed. Two ad­di­tional spray rails were added right after the step to push the bow a lit­tle down in the high speed range, just to give it a safer feel­ing on the helm when push­ing hard.“While the ex­te­rior shows an un­com­pro­mis­ing fo­cus on dy­nam­ics, the cock­pit is a rev­e­la­tion of di­ver­sity. Sev­eral very prac­ti­cal in­no­va­tions pro­foundly in­crease the us­abil­ity to a pre­vi­ously un­known level for small, high per­for­mance day cruis­ers. Start­ing from the gen­er­ous bathing plat­form at the stern, guests can reach the main cock­pit area through the gang­way with­out walk­ing over the cush­ions. The main cock­pit area fea­tures an L-shaped bench with two fold­able back­rests. The co-driver’s back­rest can be folded to cre­ate a shel­tered chaise longue and by flip­ping down the main back­rest the sunbed can be en­larged as well. The big cush­ion in the cabin can also be fas­tened on the front out­side deck of the 747 Mirage to cre­ate an ad­di­tional sun­bathing area. Nu­mer­ous shelf spa­ces com­bined with op­tional equip­ment, in­clud­ing a blue­tooth equipped audio sys­tem, fridge and bi­mini top, cre­ate a boat that is much more ver­sa­tile than the breathtaking, min­i­mal de­sign ini­tially sug­gests. Ad­di­tion­ally, cus­tomers can se­lect from a wide range of ex­te­rior and in­te­rior col­ors and the char­ac­ter­is­tic low nose de­sign gives the driver a great front view re­gard­less of speed. Avail­able with three dif­fer­ent Mer­cruiser petrol en­gines and a Volvo Penta D4 Diesel op­tion, rang­ing from 220 HP up to 430 HP, the 747 Mirage‘s per­for­mance matches its looks, putting the pos­si­ble top speed at 56 knots. With a gen­er­ous 250 liter fuel tank, cus­tomers also have enough range for longer trips as well. As with all Frauscher boats, the 747 Mirage is pro­duced at the Frauscher ship­yard in Ohls­dorf, Aus­tria, which was newly opened in 2012. The boat­ing world will ex­pe­ri­ence the 747 Mirage at the of­fi­cial world premiere in Cannes, at the 2014 boat show.

First cus­tomer de­liv­er­ies are sched­uled for early 2015.

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