IT IS CLEAR THAT YOU ARE FACING A FRAUSCHER from the very first glance. The style is unmistakable, but there is something more, something that goes beyond the boat and completes the path started by the Austrian shipyard many years ago.
The new Frauscher 1212 Ghost is the missing link between the Demon 1414 and the Frauscher 1017 GT which is part of the hard-fought 12-meter market segment. The large side air intakes that were already introduced on the 747 Mirage and the 1414 Demon recall the two cult models of the shipyard and characterize the design of the boat. Within just 12 meters, the shipyard wanted to create a pure day cruiser capable of offering the possibility to spend even a night or a weekend at sea. This was an important challenge for the shipyard presenting this model with the primary aim of enhancing performance and comfort.
The experience of designer Harry Miesbauer, who took care of the hull and hull lines, with a background also in the world of sailing, had an important impact, for example, in the weight distribution work that was carried out with great attention. The result is a stable and balanced boat at all speeds, capable of reaching 46 knots in complete safety. But before talking about sailing performance, let’s focus for a while on its structure.
DECK Elegance is one of the key elements of this boat. Once again, Frauscher turned to Stephan Everwin, an Austrian designer who had previously worked on the 1017 GT Air. It is no coincidence that the references to the automotive sector are evident aboard 1212 Ghost. A minimal, no-frills design for an owner who doesn’t need a boat with special effects. Yet rest assured that a Frauscher like the Ghost will certainly not go unnoticed.
In tune with the current market trend to prefer motorboats with easy contact with the water, the stern part is characterized by a generous private beach club, all covered in teak with “open” profiling of the sides. This sporty touch perfectly blends with the overall profile of the boat. Between the two sundecks, there is a walkway to get to the cockpit without stepping on the cushions. The central area of the boat is characterized by a large C-shaped sofa that hides several storage compartment, all easy to reach during navigation. In the middle, two modular tables transform the cockpit into a dining area, covered by a retractable electrically-operated bimini top.
The latter is easy and fast to open. The helm station has the wheelhouse in a central position and various analog indicators, such as the tachometer, tank, and engine temperature ones. The large plotter placed immediately under the helm allows the captain to keep maps, data, and the status of the boat under control during navigation in a simple and comfortable way. Seen from the bow, the mix of the vertical bow, frameless windshield, and the teak bow deck makes the 1212 Ghost a true instant classic boat. A 12-meter cruiser, which also offers the possibility of spending a night or more onboard. In fact, under the foredeck, there is a high cabin which, thanks to the foldable electric table, can transform from a dinette into an elegant master cabin if necessary. The same proportions have also been preserved for the toilet, distinguished by a high ceiling.
ENGINES AND NAVIGATION Until now we have described the aesthetic and practical characteristics of this boat. Now let’s move on to the salient part: how the new 1212 Ghost navigates. Two Volvo Penta D6, 440 HP each, make the boat reach a speed of 40 knots in just 16 seconds. In a few others, the maximum speed of 46 knots is reached, at 3,750 rpm. Even when running fast, however, you can chat in the cockpit or behind the windshield, while sitting at the controls. A second seat is, in fact, positioned next to the pilot seat.
When turning at high speed, the boat is always perfectly safe, stable, and under control. Much of the credit for this result goes to the hull designer Harry Miesbauer, of the homonymous design studio. As an alternative to the two Volvo Penta engines, the boat can be fitted with two 430 hp Mercruiser sterndrive petrol 460HP engines.
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