Unveiled in late 2017, the first Mystic Powerboats M3800 center console has found a home at the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri. Todd Flowers, a St. Louis-based business executive who has a home on the shores of the lake, took delivery of the triple Mercury Marine Verado 350 outboard engine-powered 38-footer last weekend, just in time for the annual Harbor Hop Saturday. Flowers was joined by his wife, Cindy, and their three children.
Just in time for the annual Lake of the Ozarks Harbor Hop event, Todd Flowers and his family took delivery of their Mystic M3800 center console last weekend. Photo courtesy/copyright Lake Shots Photography.
“I looked high and low at every center console out there and the Mystic was a nice as anything,” said Flowers, whose previous ride was a 33-foot Chapparel Signature model. “I bought Mystic’s demo boat—it had everything I wanted on it—before the end of the boat show season.
“I think the 42 is too much boat for the lake—maneuvering around all the restaurants and bars,” he continued. “Saturday was Harbor Hop day and the water was really rough. It took the waves tremendously. But it’s also very nimble. It’s like driving a luxury sports sedan compared to driving an SUV.
Flowers said his M3800, the only model of its kind currently on the water though others have been sold and are under construction, captured nonstop attention last weekend.
“I’m a low-profile guy—I don’t try to flaunt stuff,” he said. “But you can’t be low profile in this boat. I was having to shoo people away on Saturday. We were at Coconuts, and a guy came by and asked if he could come on board and look around. I said sure. Then he left and I went up to the restaurant to be with my wife and kids. But I was wearing a long sleeve shirt and it was hot, so I went back to the boat to change. And he was back on my boat. I said, ‘Hey, you can’t be on board without me.’”
Flower paused to chuckle. “I’m guess I’m going to have to get used to it,” he said.