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Sylvan 8522 Mirage Signature (2007-)
(w/ 1 x 150-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboard))

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Brief Summary

Sylvan tossed out the common design thinking with the new log design on the Mirage Signature 8522. This new design will have you scratching your head and wondering where the catamaran came from and where your grandfather’s toons went. This new design has cornering and lift more like a catamaran than any pontoon, and, does it with only two logs!

Key Features

  • All aluminum transom with lifetime warranty
  • Full fiberglass console
  • JBL CD player with 4 speakers
  • Posi-lock gate latches
  • Rotocast furniture bases
  • L-group seating with lounge arm
  • Helm chair with swivel, slide and arm rests
  • Soft collapsible cooler
  • Rear entry boarding ladder
  • Sundeck
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 22' 3''
    Beam 8' 6''
    Dry Weight 2,100 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom Open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 24 gal.
    Water Capacity N/A
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power 1 x 150-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboard)
    Opt. Power 1 x 150-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboard)

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    720 2.9 2.5 0.5 5.7 5.0 123 107 59
    1000 3.8 3.3 0.7 5.8 5.0 125 108 62
    1500 5.7 4.9 0.9 6.3 4.6 136 118 63
    2000 7.6 6.6 1.3 5.9 5.1 126 110 62
    2500 9.7 8.4 1.9 5.1 4.4 110 95 67
    3000 14.6 12.7 2.6 5.7 5.0 124 108 72
    3500 17.8 15.4 3.3 5.4 4.7 116 101 72
    4000 21.7 18.9 4.7 4.6 4.0 100 87 73
    4500 25.9 25.5 6.0 4.3 3.8 94 82 76
    5000 29.3 25.4 7.7 3.8 3.3 82 71 78
    5500 32.5 28.3 10.3 3.2 2.8 68 60 80
    6070 37.2 32.3 14.3 2.6 2.3 56 49 82
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    720 107 198 4.70 1.89 2.42 59
    1000 108 201 6.10 2.65 2.45 62
    1500 118 219 9.20 3.41 2.67 63
    2000 110 203 12.20 4.92 2.49 62
    2500 95 177 15.60 7.19 2.16 67
    3000 108 200 23.50 9.84 2.44 72
    3500 101 187 28.60 12.49 2.29 72
    4000 87 161 34.90 17.79 1.96 73
    4500 82 151 41.70 22.71 1.85 76
    5000 71 132 47.20 29.15 1.62 78
    5500 60 109 52.30 38.99 1.35 80
    6070 49 90 59.90 54.13 1.11 82

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 4.7 sec.
    0 to 30 9.3 sec.
    Ratio 2.14 : 1
    Props PowerTech OFS 15 14 X 15 X 3 Stainless Steel
    Load 2 persons, 3/4 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 78 deg.; 52% humid.; wind: 10 MPH; seas; calm

    Captain's Report

    Improved Handling with Sylvan's New Tube DesignBy Capt. Bob SmithSylvan’s 8522 Mirage Signature Pontoon brings a radical new design to the sport of family entertainment on a pontoon boat. AdditionsIn addition to a new tube design, the Mirage Signature offers five new panel colors. Powder-coated rails give a nice look and feel to what often is an overlooked feature. Seat bases, tubes, deck and transom all carry a limited Lifetime Warranty and the plush marine grade upholstery also has a generous warranty. This model is offered with or without a handy changing room at the stern for the family.Perfect Place to RelaxWith plenty of seating and standing room, the front lounge is where family and friends will hangout for snacks and meals underway. Entry to the 8522 is through large walk-through gates at the bow and side. The plush benches are mounted on roto-cast seat bases and have exceptional storage below for boat covers, life jackets, and water toys. Portable drinkholders make it easy to set down your drink.Helm FeaturesThe fiberglass helm is ergonomic design for comfort and usability. On the left side is a courtesy light to cast soft light onto the deck for safer movement at night. The raised dash design provides more leg room and also set the gauges higher and above the wheel. Faria instruments are set in a simulated brushed aluminum panel. The optional tilt hydraulic steering on our test model really made the drive effortless. The stereo is concealed under a smoke-colored protective plexiglass which is also located to the left of the wheel.More FeaturesThe aft bench seat offers plenty of room for the crew to join you at the helm. More storage is under these plush seats and the standard bimini cover overhead protects you from the elements or provides a shady place to relax when the sun gets a little to warm. Behind the aft bench is a small sun platform with a section that can be outfitted with the changing room. Off the stern is another entry gate and access to the swim ladder.SpecificationsThe 8522 Mirage Signature measures 22’3” length overall and has with a beam of 8’6”. She weighs 1890 lbs dry and carries 24 gallons of fuel for a long relaxing day on the water.PerformanceThe waters were great for testing the Mirage and the new tube design really did seem to deliver a catamaran style handling and ride. This design doesn’t feel anything like a pontoon from behind the wheel. Our test model was outfitted with a Honda 150-hp four-stroke outboard. This model was on plane in 4.7 seconds and up to 30 mph in 9.3 seconds. The 8522 Mirage cruised at 3000 rpm doing 14.6 mph and topped out at 37.2 mph. At cruise, the Mirage Signature can travel 124 miles on a full tank of fuel.If you are looking for a family pontoon boat with good speed and handling, the 8522 Mirage Signature delivers room for the family and handling for fun.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Sylvan 8522 Mirage Signature (2007-) is 37.2 mph (59.9 kph), burning 14.3 gallons per hour (gph) or 54.13 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Sylvan 8522 Mirage Signature (2007-) is 14.6 mph (23.5 kph), and the boat gets 5.73 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.44 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 124 miles (199.56 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 150-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboard).

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Portable Optional

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard

    Canvas

    Bimini Top Standard

    Warranty

    Certifications
    NMMA Certification Yes
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