Classic Luxury Design: Frauscher 858 Fantom Air

In its 90th anniversary year the exclusive Frauscher Shipyard is expanding its product spectrum by launching another day cruiser that is loaded with features: the Frauscher 858 Fantom Air.

The 8.6 metre motor yacht combines the premium design and top-class handling characteristics of the previous closed model – the legendary Frauscher 858 Fantom – with an even more spacious design and additional first-class details. The 858 Fantom Air welcomes its guests with an exquisite teak bathing deck in the stern, which is adjoined by a spacious, comfortably upholstered lounge area for two. A teak gangway connects the aft area of the yacht with the main cockpit and its centred exposed helm, from which the Frauscher 858 Fantom Air gets its name. Two padded seats in the bow provide for additional comfort.

Under the seats and under the cockpit floor – in addition to the stowage space in the bow and two additional shelf areas in the wall of the yacht – there is plenty of room for stowing luggage, life vests, etc. Two Bimini awnings can be opened within seconds to protect the passengers from the sun. Alternatively, a spray hood is available for protection against rain while driving. When not in use, the awnings disappear into the yacht’s frame – just one convenient feature of the innovative design concept. The three-dimensional look, the characteristic hull design with its high prow and the striking LED-accented centre helm that offers ample space for two helmsmen make the day cruiser an absolute eye-catcher on any water. Michael Frauscher explains: “With the Frauscher 858 Fantom Air we hope to continue the success of the 686 Lido, the 747 Mirage Air and the 1017 Lido – all yachts with a centred exposed helm – of which we have sold more then 200 in recent years. The 858 Fantom Air is yet another model that is ideal for a quiet picnic in the bay or for an adventurous sprint through the waves.”

The Air variant was developed by the successful trio that designed the Frauscher 858 Fantom consisting of Thomas Gerzer, the long-time head of development at Frauscher Shipyard, the yacht design engineer Harry Miesbauer, who is responsible for the hull design, and the renowned design partner KISKA. The Frauscher 858 Fantom Air is available with three different motor configurations and a power spectrum from 300 HP to 430 HP. The fuel tank with a capacity of 370 litres makes the yacht suitable also for longer excursions. The motor yacht is available with optional features such as a lounge package and a refrigerated drawer. As with all its boats, Frauscher offers the choice of individual colours and designs. The Frauscher 858 Fantom Air will make its world première on 12th September 2017 at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Before the official launch, the company has already received the first orders for the day cruiser, which will leave the shipyard in Ohlsdorf in the spring of 2018.

Report by frauscherboats.com