Frauscher was one of the first upmarket boat builders to offer a performance electric cruiser in 2015 when it released the 740 Mirage Air. It is now showing a revision of the Mirage Air with 67 percent more power and 113 percent more power storage, completely transforming the $240,000 day boat.
With designs like the 858 Fantom, Austrian shipyard Frauscher has helped make its name by reinterpreting the form of exotic sports cars into fast, beautiful boats. The all-new 1414 Demon is the largest example of its handiwork yet.
It can be difficult for boats to stand out at an expo center segmented into row after row of seafaring vessels and marine hardware. One that did grab our attention at the 2014 Boot Dusseldorf show is the new Frauscher 858 Fantom, a V8-powered craft inspired by German and Italian sports cars.