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.