Despite that Dry Tortugas National Park is just 67 miles west of Key West, Fla., most Florida Powerboat Club members who participant in the outfit’s annual early November poker run to the city at the end of the road will never see it. The park cannot accommodate large fleets—beaching is forbidden and dock space is limited—so it’s not the right day-trip destination for the club. But if you happen to be in Key West with your seaworthy (key word) boat and you have the time and inclination, the breathtaking and historic destination is worth your time.
Called Joe Jacked, Wayland Joe’s Mystic M4200 center console looked stunning off Dry Tortugas National Park in early November. Photo courtesy/copyright Mystic Powerboats.
That’s exactly what Mystic Powerboats principal John Cosker, director of dealer development Greg Weber, production manager Ryan Zvitski and a few of their customers a couple of weekends ago in Key West. Among three-boat Mystic fleet that made the day trip was a new M4200 luxury center console owned by Wayland Joe of Chicago. Joe was joined by his son, Stefan, and his friend Jorge Reza in the Mercury Racing 450R outboard engine-powered 42-footer.
Weber captured a photo Joe’s M4200 sitting pretty in the waters off Fort Jefferson, which was built in the 19th century and is Dry Tortugas’ signature feature. But the real attraction of the park are the waters surrounding it.
Just ask the Mystic crew who experienced them last weekend.