Manufacturers Comments - (abridged from original data sheet)
Characteristically, Mirages are excellent to windward. The Mirage
2700 is no
The wide-bodied hull has clean lines, a fine entry with a low centre of gravity
and a high ballast ratio.
Efficient long luff genoas, mainsail with slab reefing and deck led halyards to
winches make the modern sail plan easy to work.
On deck the working space is clear and uncluttered and the deck is anti-slip
throughout. There's a foothold by the mast and good sized pulpit plus lifelines
A high coaming surrounds the cockpit, which has plenty of room to encompass the
average family with shelter and safety.
Bold styling and a generous beam amidships allowed us to push the use of
space in the interior to new limits in this wide- bodied new performance
Wide side decks and a low profile cabin on a hull of good freeboard contribute
to excellent headroom and a feeling of airy spaciousness in the six berth
The forward cabin offers a double berth, with shelves and plenty of stowage under
the bunks. To starboard, the separate toilet has a vanity unit with wash
basin and pump. Whilst to port, there's a good sized hanging locker.
In the main saloon, the berths are separated by a solidly mounted table with
folding leaves, which give you that option of leaving one leaf up, with the
other down for access to the fore cabin.
The galley includes gimballed cooker; stainless steel sink; an ice box and
chopping board with stowage under.
To starboard is a large chart table which folds neatly away under the side deck.
Aft the quarter berth is a cosy double.
Both cabins are lines with condensation resistant material and the cabin floor
is ply-decked. The layout is designed to give good access to the engine from
within the cabin with engine controls in the cockpit.
We have sailed her extensively over weekends and holidays during Summer 2001 and 2002, and have always enjoyed safe fast sailing. This summer we enjoyed an excellent summer cruise with our family (three weeks with all of the trappings and stores for a family of four). "DV" showed us how much fun sailing could be.
We are now moving on to a much bigger boat as the kids and their friends are growing fast and we would also like to be able to take our two dogs!
It is a delight to have Double Vision back with us to
sell. The current owner bought her through us in
2001, has upgraded her considerably, by replacing the
standing and running rigging, VHF aerial, tricolour, mast electrics,
lights and deck sockets. All sea cocks have been
replaced, new battery boxes fitted. Heads overhauled and all
seals replaced, new gas pipe to cooker, etc. etc..