Mirage Releases Cheinz 2

Oct 3, 2019

After the success of the original Cheinz design in 2011, Mirage Radio Yachts has recently released the new Cheinz 2.

\images\cheinz2-2Cheinz 2

Australian designed & built by Jeff Byerley of Mirage Radio Yachts, the IOM ‘Cheinz 2’ is a modification of the original Cheinz that was launched for the IOM Worlds in West Kirby in 2011, a design that performed incredibly well at the championship having been sailed only twice before the event, and never with the small rigs.


When asked the differences between the two designs Jeff commented that he has reduced the sheerline to take away the bulk of the original and reduce windage. The Cheinz 2 has a new fin and rudder with reduced drag. The winch is now under the deck in a new 3D produced mount under a new deck hatch, this has resulted in a centralizing of the weight at the pitching moment. A beneficial result. This has led to there being no need for a deck opening on the foredeck.

The original Cheinz was one of the most popular designs in Australia in the years after its launch and demand for the new Cheinz 2 is strong with five boats already built with the first headed to a new owner in Perth while others will head overseas to the USA, New Zealand & China.

\images\pandaJeff Byerley has over 20 years experience in radio sailing discovering the sport in the mid 90’s and over this time has accumulated many hours of sailing, supporting his design development. When not sailing or building boats Jeff has contributed to the sport supporting race management at club, state, national & international levels.

Mirage now offers a number of IOM designs alongside the Cheinz 2 which include the popular Panda (pictured right) which made its debut in China last year and the Nitro design which was recently first & second at the 2019 Nordic Championships sailed by Soren Andresen & Torvald Klem.

Category: Australia
Posted by: ARYA Publicity