A famous designer put his hands on one of the most elegant cruisers around. Frauscher 1017 Lido Thomas Rath is enriched with a number of little extras for a total retro-chic feel.
When thinking of how to develop Frauscher 1017 Lido Thomas Rath, the German fashion designer and entrepreneur decided to remain faithful to the iconic design of the boat, adding his touch in the details with a mix of timeless elegance and modern accents.
Frauscher 1017 Lido Thomas Rath, seven is enough
There will be only seven units modified by the German designer, the first of which was presented at 2017 Boot Düsseldorf (in the photo from left Thomas Rath and Stephan Frauscher). As well as the original model (tested by Boatmag at her launch), Frauscher 1017 Lido Thomas Rath is a successful combination of comfort and performance. With two V8 engines for a total of 700 HP, the boat can easily reach up to 50 knots. The sober and elegant look is further enhanced by the easy handling and the high degree of comfort and space on the deck, as well as by the shaded relax areas both astern and forward. Color-wise, Thomas Rath has chosen a sophisticated dove-gray hue, recalled by the slightly darker upholstery with Aqua quilted stitching to highlight the refined skills of the Austrian yard’s craftsmen. Frauscher 1017 Lido Thomas Rath has also been carefully designed from a functional point of view, in every detail: the designer’s signature is clear in operational elements, accessories and the mahogany helmswheel. Other peculiar traits are found on the silver strip with TR logo running down the sides and in the small compartment for smartphones with charging plug and leather cover, but also in the plate with the individual number of the boat carrying Thomas Rath’s own signature.
The attention to detail is also evident in the individually designed handrail with leather inserts. The wet bar has been redesigned and now features two refrigerated drawers for champagne and the like, a sink, and two picnic baskets. There’s also two additional storage compartments containing champagne flutes signed Thomas Rath skin-couture. Below deck, the potty is hidden by a sofa and the features are completed by a sink with new, retro-style tap. Rath expressed his personal vision even about colors also in the outside awning which shades the sun bed, up to the interior design, declining the theme in many ways: in the fender covers, the towels and even the key-ring.
The functionalities of Frauscher 1017 Lido Thomas Rath are tailored to the requirements of the most demanding boat owners, so here’s a list of the distinctive, classy options:
- Electric anchor winch with designer stainless steel anchor and stainless steel chain
- BOSE sound system with cable-free Bluetooth connection, CD drive as well as USB connection for iPhone etc.
- Raymarine 9” navigation system chart-plotter and glass touchscreen
- Bow thruster
- Bathing ladder and teak platform, with transom shower
- Stainless steel drink holders for bespoke Thomas Rath glasses
- Two cooling drawers with a total volume of 70 liters
- LED cockpit lighting and LED navigation light