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Mirage 5.5, 1978

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.
  • $2950 for boat, trailer, motor, and accessories


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