Frauscher and German styllist Thomas Rath presented the new 1017 Lido limited edition

Frauscher 1017 Lido - Edition Thomas Rath



As the candid sister of the multi-award-winning Frauscher 1017 GT, the 1017 Lido has been astounding keen boat owners for almost five years. And now the Frauscher 1017 Lido Edition Thomas Rath has come onto the market.


A new boat from the successful Frauscher 1017 series is ready for launch. The famous German designer Thomas Rath has furnished the 1017 Lido with a whole host of little extras. Mr Rath, a man who comes from Rhineland and sprouts creativity, has remained true to form here, creating a mix of timeless elegance coupled with modern accents. Nobility and refinement is embodied in the impressive design of the new Frauscher model.


Seven boats are being built in the Thomas Rath design, the first of which can be seen at boot 2017 in Düsseldorf in January. As with the original design, this edition is also a marvellous combination of comfort and performance. With two V8 motors producing a total of 700 horsepower, the boat is nothing if not quick, and can accelerate to 50 knots.


The 1017 Lido is quietly impressive and stylish thanks to its unique handling, great power and high degree of comfort and space in the cockpit, as well as carefully thought-out shaded areas in the front and rear lounges.

In terms of colour, Rath decided on a sophisticated Taupe, which is picked up on the boat by the slightly darker upholstery where an elegant diamond stitch in Aqua shows the fine craftsmanship of the artisans at Frauscher. This contrasts with the modern, linear Frauscher design, giving rise to a timelessly beautiful product.


Rath has also adapted the Frauscher 1017 Lido from a functional point of view, clearly going into greater detail. The unmistakeable signature of the designer is apparent in the operating elements, fittings and steering wheel, which is made of mahogany.

As well as the individual colour concept, the highlights include a strip of silver with the logo TR on the body and a small compartment for smartphones including charging connection and leather cover, as well as a plaque with the individual number of the boat with the signature of Thomas Rath. His love of detail is also evident in the individually designed rail with leather applications.


The bar has been redesigned and now has two cooling drawers for champagne and the like, a sink and two picnic baskets. There are also two additional storage compartments with original Thomas Rath glasses and Thomas Rath sun cosmetics. The WC can be found in the changing room under the bench and the new sink with its new fittings comes in retro style.


Rath extends his colour concept from outside over the Bimini sunshade deck in taupe to the interior design, allowing his boat to radiate in its many fine details.

In this way, “designed by Thomas Rath” applies, for example, to the fender cover, the towels as well as the keyring.


The functionalities are completely tailored to the requirements of demanding boat owners and make the time on board a comfortable, enjoyable experience:

  • Electric anchor winch with designer stainless steel anchor and stainless steel chain
  • BOSE sound system with cable-free Bluetooth connection, CD drive as well as USB connection for iPhone etc.
  • Raymarine 9“ navigation system chart plotter and glass touchscreen
  • Bow thruster, the water parking aid
  • Bathing ladder and platform made of teak with shower
  • Ample stainless steel drink holders for Thomas Rath glasses
  • Two cooling drawers with a total volume of 70 litres for cool drinks on board
  • LED cockpit lighting and LED navigation light