The Speed You Need
The quicker you can get to and from the fishing grounds, the more time you can spend with lines in the water. In recent years, that thinking has led builders to hang three and sometimes even four large outboards on the transom of a center console to push top speeds past the 60 mph mark. We think that's taking things a bit too far. Those extra few mph may be good for bragging rights, but they can cost you dearly, not only at the showroom, but also at the fuel dock. Not to mention the fact that running at those elevated speeds in big seas is often either unsafe or at the very least uncomfortable.
At Mirage, we take a more sensible approach to speed, and focus on designs that combine ample, sustainable performance with cost-effective operation. That's the speed you really need. Depending on your choice of power, our boats will top out anywhere from the mid 40s to more than 50 mph. More important than those numbers are the speeds you can maintain when running into a short, nasty chop or a confused cross swell, and that's where we really stand apart from the fleet. When seas build, our hulls continue to run level and deliver the same dry, wave-taming ride. Long after the skippers of those go-fast fishing machines are forced to throttle down, Mirage owners keep going the distance.