AUSTRIA, Ohlsdorf. The 7.47m Mirage is the latest luxury day cruiser to come from Frauscher, designed by Salzburg-based studio Kiska together with hydrodynamics
 expert Harry Miesbauer. The design approach used is the same as that used to create the 858 Fantom, embracing a number of styling features from the automotive sector. Mirage also takes into account Frauscher’s racing heritage.

“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,” says Gerald Kiska, CEO at Kiska. “In terms of performance and styling, there is nothing like the 747 Mirage in its class.”

Kiska goes on to explain how classic Frauscher design features such as the Z-shaped split line have been incorporated into the exterior. Exaggerated lines help to create a masculine aesthetic common in supercars, while a low bow and pronounced side air intakes towards the aft imitate features found on cars such as the Lamborghini Aventador.

The interior, which can carry six guests, includes an L-shaped bench aft of two foldable backrest seats forward of the cockpit, with a gangway along the starboard side, which leads to a swim platform at the stern. Sunpads have been fitted onto the engine hatch with additional sunbathing space provided on the foredeck with the inclusion of removable cushions. Other optional features of the interior include a Bluetooth audio system, fridge and a bimini top.

Clients can choose one of three different Mercruiser petrol engines or a Volvo Penta D4 diesel engine, ranging from 220hp to 430hp. The latter power option will achieve a top speed of 56 knots.

“The hull lines of the 747 Mirage feature a vertical bow with deep V front sections for a smooth ride in waves,” says CEO of studio /h/arry Miesbauer Yacht Design, Harry Miesbauer. “The aft sections feature a slightly deeper V for a more sporty response when turning. A lot of attention was paid to elongating the waterline as much as possible to reduce resistance and increase straight-line speed. Two additional spray rails were added behind the step to push the bow down a little at higher speeds, to give the boat a safer feeling at the helm.”

Frauscher is set to officially present the 747 Mirage at the 2014 Cannes Boat Show in September, with the first set of deliveries scheduled for early 2015.

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