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Frauscher to launch supercar of the sea at Cannes

Published on July 9, 2014 by   ·   No Comments

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Austria’s Frauscher Boats has announced that it will be unveiling its new luxury day cruiser, the 747 Mirage, at the 2014 Cannes Boat Show. As has become expected of Frauscher, Mirage’s sleek lines are suggestive of an expensive Italian racing car and, with a possible maximum speed of 56 knots, this is a day boat that will definitely shoot to the top of the wish list for the discerning gentleman.

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Frauscher Boats was founded by Engelbert Frauscher in 1927 and is still owned and run by the family Frauscher – Michael, Stefan and Andrea. They are a family with a long history of sailing; in fact two of them, Hans and Stefan Frauscher, both won the H-Boat world championship – some 20 years apart.

3_2Their latest offering, the 747 Mirage (named as it is 747cm long) was designed by the same all-Austrian team that fashioned its slightly bigger brother the 858 Fantom in 2013.

Hydrodynamic expert Harry Miesbauer (of Luca Brenta and Maxi Dolphin fame) was in charge of underwater construction, while studio KISKA, famous for the exteriors of all KTM motorcycles and recent Audi interiors, took care of the design. “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,” says KISKA’s CEO Gerald Kiska.

 

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However the Mirage isn’t just a boat to be seen in, that Italian race car design also helps to get you to your destination quickly.

“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”, explains hydrodynamic expert Harry Miesbauer.

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The Mirage is available with the option of three different Mercruiser petrol engines and a Volvo Penta D4 Diesel option, ranging from 220hp up to 430hp, giving the Mirage a possible top speed of 56 knots. It is also equipped with a generous 250 litre fuel tank.

The Mirage may be built for speed but the designers certainly haven’t neglected the cockpit. It has been meticulously designed with comfort in mind and the innovative cabin layout means you can relax in style.

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If you want to get wet then there is a generous bathing platform that can be reached without clambering over cushions or, if horizontal bronzing is more your thing, then the big cabin cushion can be removed and used as a forward sunbathing area.

With a Bluetooth audio system, fridge, bimini and many more options, this is a minimally styled boat with maximum potential for enjoyment.

The first customer deliveries are scheduled for early 2015 so if you have 117,000 euros to spare then pop in and see Frauscher at Cannes to put your name on the waiting list.

http://www.frauscherboats.com/

 

 

 

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