106 Views |  Like

Frauscher 1414 Demon Air

World Debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival for the new Frauscher 1414 Demon Air.

The silhouette of the Frauscher 1414 Demon Air combines the typical design notes of the Frauscher shipyard – especially the flat bow with its vertical stem, the Z-shaped sideline and the frameless windscreen.

Due to a freestanding centre helm the Air variant offers more space and comfort than any other Frauscher yacht before. On deck, the 14-metre-long offshore has a welcoming lounge area with a bar and a spacious bathing platform.

Inside the yacht there is a large seating area with a kitchenette, a bathroom and a cabin in which up to four people can stay overnight. These features turn the 1414 Demon Air into a highly functional Gentlemen´s Racer for both, day and weekend trips. 

The Frauscher 1414 Demon Air differs in two main features not only from other Frauscher models, but also from its competitors. The most striking feature is the dynamic all-carbon sunroof, which can be withdrawn sideways out of the hull and shadows the rear cockpit surface.

Made of visible carbon fiber and a weight of only 150 kilo, the sunshade becomes a design object. Together with the side air intakes and the hinged pillars for the sunroof in the front seating area, which are also designed in carbon fiber, Frauscher impressively underlines the competence in dealing with this particularly light and stable material.

In addition to sun protection, the sunroof also integrates speakers for even better hi-fi sound onboard and dimmable LED lighting.

Another highlight is the automatically retractable table in the front lounge area. Unlike other boats, the 4-square-metre teak table not only lowers at the seat cushion level to create a huge sun and visually protected sunbed, but also disappears completely into the cockpit floor to maximize the sense of freedom on the 1414 Demon Air.

With the 1414 Demon Air, the Frauscher Bootswerft demonstrates once again the expertise it has built up over the past 90 years of company history. This is reflected not only in the design of the yacht, but also in the quality of the craftmanship and the materials used.

It was only in February that Michael Frauscher, managing director responsible for production and development, received the German Design Award 2018 for the closed model – the 1414 Demon. 

The 1414 Demon Air 1414 Demon Air comes as standard with two engines for a total power of 800 hp, as well as all other Frauscher boats, it is carefully handcrafted in the shipyard in Ohlsdorf, Austria.

This enables the shipyard to offer its customers a maximum of individualisation – starting with the colour of the hull and the engine, through the materials used and the high-end audio system. Frauscher boats are distributed in Italy, exclusively by the Cantiere Nautico Feltrinelli, located in Gargnano on the shores of Lake Garda.

Stefan Frauscher, managing director in the third generation, explains the success of the yacht: “With the 1414 Demon Air we have created an offshore boat that combines the lively driving characteristics of a powerboat with the luxury of a yacht. 

Whether an after-work trip with friends, a family trip for a swim, a long weekend on the water or a quick transfer between two islands – there is not a situation in which the 1414 Demon does not cut a good figure. And there is almost no wish we cannot realize in the individual design.”