Mirage took a fairly bold leap into advanced technology by using a new fiberglass product called 3-tex (www.3tex.com). This three-dimensional material takes the place of multiple layers of fiberglass with chopped strand between the layers, providing significant weight savings without sacrificing strength. Mirage also bonds hulls, decks, stringers, bulkheads and partitions. In addition, all interior elements such as furniture, cabinetry, floors, bulkheads, etc. consist of honeycomb composite materials that also get bonded into the boat where it all becomes a monocoque, or one-piece structure. And of course, for longevity's sake, Mirage uses only vinylester resin to prevent any water intrusion in the laminate and subsequent osmotic blistering.