The editors of the premier French motorboating magazine took a shine to the Mirage Pilot House Classic during this year’s Miami boatshow, as you can see from the spread below. To see what MoteurBoat wrote about it, click here, and be prepared to apply that high school French.

French magazine says:

Vive Miami, Vive Mirage

Motor Boating Magazine Has High Praise For The N37

Review Includes Performance, Decibel Data

Running beam to the waves produced a slight rock, but the tug-like chines that give this hull its distinctive shape quickly leveled it out.”

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

Yachting recounts Bermuda passage

To read about a Mirage N37’s voyage to St. George, published in November 2003Yachting magazine, click here.

Psssst! Another story in the same mag involves the N37’s voyage to Hawaii

The Mirage N37 trawler Ho’Okele staged its Hawaii passage from Ensenada, a lovely Mexican port in northern Baja.You may have read accounts from that trip elsewhere on this website, but Mirage Communications Director Peter Swanson wrote a story about Ensenada itself for Yachting. You can read the article in its entirety by clicking here.

To read the article, click anywhere on it

MoBo, too, loves the 32

The Mirage PH 32 is the quintessential utilitarian boat. It’s a capable sportfisherman for unpredictable weather, or a comfortable cruiser for exploring distant grounds.”                  --Captain Dave Lear

Review includes test data.

The N37 continues to
wow the boating press

To read what Chesapeake Bay magazine had to say, click on the picture below, showing Hull No. 4 under way in front of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Mirage looks at design and building a little differently. I walked away with the conclusion that there is no other 47-foot trawler like this. Sure, it may not appeal to the mass consumer market. And yes, she has a profile that is well, different. After getting around these initial impressions, however, I found myself gazing away in the ship-like pilothouse, scanning down the St. Johns River and planning my escape on this tough, voluminous trawler.”
--George Sass Jr.
       August 2004 Yachting
Read the review

High praise from Yachting editor

Soundings publishes Q&A with Mirage on fiberglass boat shopping

To read the full text of the September 2003 interview, headlined “Walk the Docks with Ken Fickett,” click here.

Imagine our
surprise when
a fan of our sportfish line in Boston emailed us to tell us that one of our boats was  on the cover of the January 2005 BoatUS magazine. We hadn’t received our copy yet when he gave us the news. Doesn’t that Mirage Center Console 32  look pretty with that azure water around her!

No it doesn’t stand for “boating while intoxicated.” Mirage President Ken Fickett, a regular contributor to Boat Digest magazine, is a members of the Boating Writers International, which awarded prizes for excellence in marine journalism at the 2006 Miami Boat Show. He won the Certificate of Merit for Technical Writing for an article entitled “Space-Age Core.” Click here to read it.

Mirage Chief wins BWI writing award

Power Cruising Editor Pierce Hoover praises the Great Harbour N37:

“Of more interest to most potential buyers is the level of comfort evident throughout the surprisingly large interior. The galley in particular is unexpected on boat of this size, as it offers full-sized, home-style appliances and as much counter and cabinet space as the average apartment kitchen. The staterooms and head offer similarly generous proportions and are tastefully finished in materials that are attractive yet sufficiently rugged to stand up to the realities of full-time cruising.”

GH37 makes the cover
of Latitudes & Attitudes

The November Seafaring edition of the quirky but beloved magazine Latitudes & Attitudes says this and more about the “venerable” Great Harbour 37:

 “The GH 37 is a true gunkholer and, as such, can find safety from storms in places deep trawlers can’t penetrate. The vast majority of trawler owners would prefer to find safe harbor rather than have to run offshore for “sea room.”

Mirage unveils
deckhouse N47
trawler yacht

Sufficient range, stability
for a Transatlantic crossing


“We slipped out of Back Creek into the placid mouth of the Severn River and headed out to the Chesapeake Bay. The little tiller worked well and the helm proved quite responsive as we threaded through the crab pot buoys off of Tolley Point. Running out in the open toward Thomas Point Light, where the tide chart on one of the center screens noted that the tide had just that moment turned slack, we found we were making 8.1 knots at 2300 rpm and 8.9 knots at 3000 rpm. On the way back, of course, we just let the auto-helm take us.”

--Jeff Holland
Chesapeake Bay Magazine

Owner Gene Koetitz shot this photo of Great Harbours all in a line at Portland, Maine.

GH owners association gives high
marks to Mirage Down East Cruise

“This August and September Mirage pulled out all the stops in their first foray into creating a boating journey for their trawler owners and friends. To be honest it was our first foray into a ‘planned’ cruising itinerary. Ted and I found it a wonderful experience and hope that Mirage will not be content with only a ‘first.’ In fact we are hoping that just like the organizers of the Rose Bowl Parade already kicking up ideas for the second one.”
Terry Woehr
Writing for the October 2006
 Great Harbour Trawler Association Newsletter

Here are Ken Fickett’s other articles for Boat Digest magazine:

To visit the Boat Digest website click on the magazine cover.

Mirage President Ken Fickett shows Great Harbour trawler owners how to troubleshoot their boats’ electrical systems using a voltmeter.

For three days in April, Mirage Manufacturing, builder of the Great Harbour trawlers, provided owners with intensive training on how to maintain and operate their vessels. The free event was another example of the company’s new emphasis on developing the skills that customers need to take their boats to remote and unspoiled islands of the Caribbean and beyond. Read the rest of the news release.

The Human Factor

Great Harbour training readies trawler customers for island adventures

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