Weather or Not
The ocean is no place for compromises. That's why we invest in the best materials, design with adversity in mind and build to the highest standards. Our boats are made to withstand the elements, and to get you home safely in weather fair or foul. One owner described his Mirage fishing boat as “built like a tank.” That's flattering but not entirely accurate. Tanks are heavy and they don't float. Our boats may be battlefield-strong, but they are also light, and won't sink even when swamped. This legendary toughness is the result of the extra effort we invest in both lamination and assembly. Many builders feel glue is good enough, others rely on screws. On a Mirage fishing boat, things may be glued, bolted and screwed, then glassed over for good measure. Some might call this overkill, but we want our boats to hold together when things turn nasty.
Rugged and unsinkable are good starting points, but not the whole package. A well-designed fishing boat should provide the crew with a secure, stable platform on which they can move about easily and safety. Sharp edges, insubstantial or inappropriately placed hardware and cluttered or overly-complicated layouts are all accidents waiting to happen. At Mirage, we keep the focus on function rather than the latest styling trends, and we avoid gimmicks that might look good at the dock, but become potential failure points on the water. We also place a special emphasis on designing for crew comfort, because a tired crew isn't a safe crew.