December 14, 2009

Projects: Mirage 32 Flybridge, Mirage 32 Sedan

While maintaining that same incredible running surface that has built the Mirage brand over the last twenty years, a project of a new 32 is underway in Florida. The new Mirage 32 Flybridge will have a noticeably different look and many improved features like Volvo IPS, dual station, open express style design, lots of protected seating, no need of tower, and a comfortable upper driving station. The 32 Flybridge while coming from Southern US coast Florida will also have a generous Carolina style bow flare, and a classic tumble home at the stern. Other noticeable improvements will be a lowered cockpit floor, providing for more gunwale height, rear entry into an expanded cabin, molded transom live-well, and power options to suit just about everyone. Accommodation is a double vee shaped berth to fore complimented by a separate shower head, and a galley. Power options are various and can be from twin diesel with in line shaft propulsion or Volvo IPS. Standard power is Volvo IPS400 D4 300hp engines with Mirage estimating a speed of 40 knots max with this version, and a 28 knots cruise to the 22 degrees deadrise hull. Just after presenting the Flybridge project US Florida based builder Mirage shows a new version with the 32 Sedan. This new Sedan version is all identical to the Flybridge but as the title says misses the second helm station flybridge option. Apart this the 32 Sedan has the same interior, options and speed and also shares the deep vee hull with a 56 degrees entrance bow and 22 deadrise aft. For those dedicated Sportfishers a full tower with second station up top can be fitted to this version. The tower increases the height to the Fly Bridge version by about one metre. The Mirage 32 Flybridge should be splashed and ready in time for the coming Miami show in February.