We tracked down the inside scoop on what boatbuilders are up to next.
If Frauscher’s 747 Mirage looks like she’d be more at home on the Autobahn than the ICW well, there’s a reason for that. The boat was developed with cooperation from renowned Austrian automotive designer Gerald Kiska, who has worked with car companies such as Bugatti. Her fast lines will be matched by fast speeds, according to Frauscher CEO Stefan Frauscher, who told me the boat should do about 45 knots with a pair of 300-horsepower Mercruisers, and will top out at a blistering 56 knots with the twin 430-horsepower Mercruiser option. “Forty-five knots is perfect for a boat this size,” he says with a chuckle, “but of course, more speed is always possible.” The Mirage will debut at the 2014 Cannes show.
Launch Date Sept. 2014
- Builder: Frauscher
- Model: Frauscher 747 Mirage
- Year: 2014