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sheet ply or grp/foam sandwich hard chine hulls

Mirage Dimensions
LOA 11m 36ft
LWL 10.55m 34ft 7in
Beam OA 5.95m 19ft 6in
Weight empty 3.1T 7000lbs
Weight to WL 4.4T 9800lbs
Headroom hulls 2.0m 6ft6in
Draft 0.95m 3ft2in
Sail Area 55.9 sqm
Mast length 13.5m 45ft

This design is a development of the Mira. It has hard chine hulls and centreboards. LAR keels are an option as are several different rigs

The standard accommodation layout has been arranged so that a live-aboard couple can live entirely in one hull, leaving the other free for children, guests etc.


This Mirage (below) crossed the Atlantic, from Panama (Pacific coast) to UK in 2010, much of the voyage was singlehanded. You can read a report on the trip in the Useful Articles pages, see below

The Mirage hard chine hulls are similar to those on Romany. The photo below shows the second hull of a Mirage being turned over by the builder working alone.

Owners Comments

"We are loving life with Libe. We installed the screecher which turns out is absolutely necessary during the summer in Florida in light air. Libe is doing great, today we passed a Maine Cat 30 on a close reach in very light air, us with screecher and main, him with screecher, jib and main. We were on auto pilot and trolling two lures (we even caught a nice bonito and a small barracuda - eventually). In the gusts we were even faster."

A year later he wrote:

"Libe is fantastic! We are getting used to Port Everglades to Government Cut in 2 hours. Never passed yet by anything under sail. Production cats are left behind many miles regularly. Last Sunday we held 13.8 solid for a little while. We weren't surfing either since we passed several waves, just got the right downdraft I guess".

Mirage Building Photos HERE

Mirage Interior and Deck Photos HERE

Mirage Sailing Photos HERE

Mirage Owners Comments HERE

Mirage Across the Atlantic HERE

Mirage Videos HERE

More information about this design can be obtained by purchasing a Study Plan or Partial Plan set, see the "Then Buy A Design" link on the top menu bar