The Mirage 5.5 is a fiberglass, monohull sailboat built by Mirage Manufacturing in Gainesville, Florida. The boat is 20 feet (6.1 meters) in length and displaces 1200 pounds with a swing keel and kick-up rudder. Designed to MORC racing rules, the Mirage 5.5 is an affordable keelboat for those new to sailing.
The Mirage 5.5 can be towed by midsized vehicles with a class 1 hitch (2000 pounds). Both the hull and deck are solid fiberglass (no wood laminates and no soft spots anywhere). The Mirage 5.5 has a minimum draft of 16 inches and can be launched from any boat ramp. The boat has been lightly used as a weekend/vacation cruiser and has been stored indoors between sails. The boat is currently in covered storage in Stockton, Missouri.
All maintenance is current and ready to go sailing, racing, or cruising.
Hull coated with Interlux Topsides Polyurethane
Magic Tilt Trailer with newer wheels, tires, bearing buddies, LED lights
Honda 2.2 outboard
Electrical upgrades: Dakota Lithium LIPO batteries, LED navigation and cabin lighting
Sturdy, tunable rig (three shrouds per side and backstay) can be rigged by one person in under 30 minutes. A second person speeds this considerably.
Large sail area (190 sq ft.) makes the Mirage 5.5 fast in light air and competitive in PHRF.
Adjustable Genoa leads and mainsheet traveller.
Sail inventory: laminate racing main and genoa from Joe Waters Sails (good to very good condition), Dacron Mainsails (1 very good, 1 fair), Various Dacron Jibs and Genoas (good to very good, multi-colored light air drifter (fair to good). Mainsail cover and jib bag included.
Open cockpit with all lines leading aft for easy sail handling. New halyards in 2018. Silva bulkhead compass in 2019. Bimini and transom swim ladder included.
Upgraded rudder in 2018
Open cabin with large and comfortable bunks. Cabin cushions have been replaced and are in excellent condition. Cedar cabin sole, centerboard trunk, and cockpit sole. Cabin fan over V-berth. Lewmar foredeck hatch in 2018.
We have sailed this Mirage 5.5 in freshwater lakes all over the Midwest for 16 years. There is an active online group dedicated to the Mirage 5.5 that provides a wealth of information and support to new owners.