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Superyacht Mirage undergoing refit


American shipyard, Derecktor, have undertaken a major refit to the 40.2 metre Heesen jet boat, Mirage. The high speed design of Frank Mulder, timeless exterior styling of the late Gerhardt Gilgenast and her Art-Line interior combine to create a high performance boat that offers thrilling performance, along with spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to 10 guests.

This vessel is undergoing a complete interior and mechanical renovation, including an 8' hull extension to accommodate a Transformer swim step, the incorporation of major structural glass elements into the superstructure, and the addition of a Seakeeper gyro-scopic stabilisation system, together with full paint and the replacement of the vessel's MTU main engines. The existing Kamewa water jets are being overhauled, but almost every other major system in the vessel is being replaced with the latest technology.

The interior design intent also includes major glass elements, and the shipyard have stated their excitement to take part in what is, essentially, creating a new vessel. Every effort is being made to maintain performance without sacrificing the quality and comfort of the original construction.

By Gemma Fottles

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