Austria’s Frauscher Boats has announced the launch of 747 Mirage Air, a new centre console model that derives from the closed bow 747 Mirage.

The new model will debut at the 2015 Austrian Boat Show in Tulln, which runs from 5-8 March 2015. The boatbuilder says first customer deliveries are scheduled for summer 2015.

With the 747 Mirage Air Frauscher is extending its range to another centre console variation. The boatbuilder defines its 747 Mirage Air as “an all-purpose day cruiser regardless if you want a quiet picnic in the bay or a thrilling drive through the waves”.

This model is conceived by long-term Frauscher head of R&D development Thomas Gerzer and is based on the same hull design by hydrodynamic expert Harry Miesbauer and carries many of the design features of the closed bow sister, which was designed by KISKA design. In detail, the Frauscher 747 Mirage Air augments the supercar inspired design and driving capabilities for customers who need more space for friends and family.

Key features

The Frauscher 747 Mirage Air features a generous bathing platform at the stern where guests can reach the main cockpit area through a pathway without walking over the cushions.

The main area features a custom designed centre console with two-bucket seats for the driver and co-driver while guests can sit on the bench behind them. The sunbed in the back can be enlarged further by flipping down the main backrest. In the bow area the Frauscher 747 Mirage Air features two big cushions with backrests for sunbathing or seating.

Easy-to-use bimini hides in the bow area, and can be fitted in seconds

Easy-to-use bimini hides in the bow area, and can be fitted in seconds

Another highlight is the easy-to-use bimini. It hides in the bow area, can be fitted in seconds and also doubles as a sprayhood if customers need to drive through bad weather or safe a freshly done coiffure.

The 747 Mirage Air is available with three different Mercruiser petrol engines and a Volvo Penta Diesel option, ranging from 220 HP up to 430 HP, putting the possible top speed at 56 knots. With a 240-litre fuel tank, customers also have enough range for longer trips as well.

As with all Frauscher boats, the 747 Mirage Air is produced at the Frauscher shipyard in Ohlsdorf, Austria, which was newly opened in 2012.