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Keeping Up With Cosker

There’s no doubt he’s one of the busiest people I know in the industry—he’s also one of the most accomplished individuals I’ve come across in my 15 years in the business. Better still, John Cosker, the designer and builder behind the fastest catamarans in the world, is easily one of the coolest and calmest guys I’ve met—ever, not just in the performance boat world.

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The American Ethanol Mystic owned by Don Onken could be the first boat to win five consecutive overall Top Gun trophies at next week’s Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. Photo by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix

That’s exactly why I’m looking forward to spending some time with the founder of Mystic Powerboats—the man who has logged more 200-plus-mph seat time than anyone I know of—during next week’s Lake of the Ozarks Shootout and Super Cat Fest gatherings on the popular Central Missouri waterway.

Between new go-fast catamarans and luxury performance center console builds, Cosker and crew have been extremely busy at the company’s DeLand, Fla., headquarters as of late. Next week is likely to be just as hectic as the member of the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Bob Morgan Memorial Hall of Fame has deliveries, demo rides and plenty of Shootout obligations ahead of him. I’m hopeful he finds a little time to relax while he’s in Missouri, as the agenda he shared with me last week is pretty demanding—but then again, Cosker’s schedule usually is.

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