They are being launched at Düsseldorf Boot in January: Frauscher 1414 Demon Air and Frauscher 1017 Air are the two big news from the Austrian boatyard.
The flagship of the Frauscher range will debut in the fully-open variant: the fore cabin of the 1414 Demon has gone and now there’s a fully-open cockpit, which we can also deem a bow rider, 13.90 meters long. The manufacturer has not released any images yet, so stick to what they tell us (very little indeed).
We know more, on the other hand, about Frauscher 1017 GT Air. In 10 meters (actually 9.99) it boasts a large bow area, with walking space and two L sofas with their table. Worth a mention is the bow ladder, which makes stepping in and out easier and moving the anchor safer. Both the couches and the tables can connect and form a large sun bed.
The whole deck is perfectly recessed in order to make moving on board safer even at high speeds, even more so as we all know how Frauscher boats can be performing.
While waiting to test the latest models and see how fast they really are, we can give you the numbers of the closed cabin versions: Frauscher 1414 Demon, powered by two Volvo Penta D6 400 hp and sterndrives, went just shy of 40 knots, while 1017 with MerCruiser 350 Mag 2 (300 hp each) touched 46.
The brothers Stefan and Michael Frauscher have then announced a new important project. It is about electric propulsion, segment in which Frauscher strongly believes, and it comes from a cooperation with Torqeedo and BMW.
The partnership will see the introduction on the Austrian boats of more powerful and efficient systems, thanks to the implementation of a 150 hp electric motor and of the modern battery technology used in the automotive industry by the BMW i3. This will result in an increase in efficiency of 30% and more, according to the players involved, hence longer cruising range and higher peak speeds.