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Inside SOTW Mag: Making Mystic Magic


With two new models released this year, Mystic Powerboats tripled its offerings—and reinvented itself. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

Sipping a drink at a small private party held to celebrate the release of C4400 catamaran and M3900 center console during the 2015 Miami International Boat Show, John Cosker of Mystic Powerboats looked down and laughed softly as he reflected on his career path. For Cosker, who founded the DeLand, Fla.-based, it was one of those Talking Heads, “This is not my beautiful house/This is not my beautiful life” moments.

“All I ever really wanted to was build and design boats,” he said. “But there are only so many people in the market for a 50-foot offshore racing catamaran.”

Don’t blame John Cosker, the owner and founder Mystic Powerboats in DeLand, Fla., if you’ve fallen in love with his creations. Instead, blame Peter Hledin, the founder owner of Douglas Marine/Skater Powerboats in Douglas, Mich. Yes, blame Peter Hldein.

To enjoy the complete feature on Mystic Powerboats, download the May/June 2015 issue issue of Speed On The Water Digital Magazine at no charge by clicking here.