With Frauscher 1414 Demon the Austrian boatbuilder has won a double bet: maintain their tradition, and innovate fast cruisers.
Frauscher 1414 Demon’s look definitely catches your eye. In the cosy harbor of Port Adriano, a few kilometers from Palma de Mallorca, her white hull stands out…despite being white, or maybe also because of that. Undoubtedly, 1414 Demon knows how to be a Frauscher.
Frauscher 1414 Demon: the deck
The deck has always been the strong point of Frauscher boats. But how will it work with so much space available? In the best way: she succeeds in being rational and unique altogether, in a cockpit where everything is where you expect it to be still according to an innovative layout. Quality and processing of the materials are the cherries on the cake.
Frauscher 1414 Demon is side-moored, so I step on board through the passageways. For the sake of the aesthetics they don’t feature any guard-rail, but at least the size is fair. The foredeck is more articulated than her smaller sisters, as the cabin below needs enough headroom. The anchor locker boasts a complex mechanism which allows the anchor itself to totally disappear during navigation.
The center pilothouse looks elegant and perfectly combines analogue and digital gauges, with a rational and ergonomic layout. The double settee houses a grill in the back which serves the large dinette, developed with three sofas around a tea table, triangular when closed and square when fully extended.
Access to the bathing platform is granted by two passageways around the solarium. Below this there’s a garage for the tender, and underneath the engine bay, which hosts two Volvo Penta D6 400 HP. Shouldn’t you want diesels, you can opt for two Mercruisers delivering 520 HP each.
Frauscher 1414 Demon: interiors
First time belwodecks gets you truly amazed. The cabin lighting creates a surprising light pattern, despite the horrible painting hanging on the forward bulkhead. The simplicity of the design, the good balance of various elements, but especially the choice of materials create a set of rare charm. The dinette to bow can turn into a second double berth, but for once I feel against this practicality: Frauscher 1414 Demon is and has to be a super-luxury cruiser for two!
The galley is located to starboard, and there’s absolutely no need to conceal it as the clean design fits perfectly in the set. On the opposite side, a satin semi-transparent surface hides the large heads and the owner’s cabin which can sport large volumes and – as mentioned – an excellent headroom of over 190 cm.
Frauscher 1414 Demon: the test
The weather conditions of our test, with showering rain and rough sea, are not ideal for a stroll out of the port. So, let’s just say that at 21 knots, reckoned to be the cruising speed, the fuel consumption is 62 liters per hour; and that the time to get to plane is 9 seconds. For the rest, waiting for a longer test, we publish the numbers measured by the yard.
But there’s other tests to check…here’s Frauscher 1017 and here Frauscher 717 GT
The numbers of Frauscher 1414 Demon
Length overall 13.90 m (45ft 7in)
Beam 3.80 m (12ft 6in)
Displacement from 10,000 Kg
Draft 0.80/1.20 m (32 / 47 in)
Engines Volvo D6 2×400 HP
Fuel reserve 1200 l (317 US gal)
Designer Thomas Gerzer
rpm knots mph lph nm/l range*
600 1,1 1,3 1,2 0,92 880
1000 6,1 7,0 6,4 0,95 915
1500 9,2 10,6 24 0,38 368
2000 15,0 17,3 60 0,25 240
2500 22,6 26,0 78 0,29 278
3000 31,1 35,8 112 0,28 267
3300 35,7 41,1 154 0,23 223
Calm sea, clean hull, fuel 100 l (26 US gal), fresh water 100% 4 passengers.
Indicative price, VAT not included
From € 624,000