Mirage 26/27


L.O.A.: 26' 2" (7.98 m)
L.W.L.: 21' 8" (6.60 m)
Beam: 9' 3" (2.82 m)
Draft: 4' 6" (1.38 m)

Displacement: 4770 lbs. (2166 kg.)
Ballast: 2050 lbs. (931 kg.)
Sail area: 314 sq. ft. (29.20 m²)

Motor: gasoline inboard.
Headroom: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Berths: 4 to 5
Rating  (PHRF-LO) : 219

Price range: $14,000 to $16,000

    There is a good supply of the Robert Perry designed Mirage 26s and 27s on the used market, and these are good looking boats with a sensible and comfortable interior. The Mirage 26 was the first of these two models to be built. It had a quasi transom mounted rudder (there is small cutout in the transom to accommodate the rudder). The Mirage 26 was replaced by the 27 foot model, which has a reverse transom and an inboard rudder. Except for the addition of the reverse transom on the Mirage 27, the line drawings for these two boats are almost identical in every other respect. The 26 foot model tends to be powered by the gasoline OMC saildrive, while some of the 27s come with a small diesel. Because of its longer waterline, the Mirage 27 is the faster of the two boats. It has a PHRF rating of 198 versus 219 for the 26 foot model. There are more 27 foot models on the used market. ( Note that this Mirage 27 should not be confused with the Schmitt designed 27 footer which Mirage briefly built in the 1970s. )

    by Michael McGoldrick.
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