Although Mystic Powerboats’ John Cosker and the rest of his crew—including Scott Sjogren and Greg Weber of Mystic Powerboat Sales—wanted to have the first M3800 luxury center console on the water by now, they’re still delighted that the hull and deck for model No. 1 are complete. Like its larger M4200 sibling, the M3800 is laminated using the resin infusion process and reinforced with carbon fiber.
Compare and contrast—Mystic’s M4200 and brand-new M3800 luxury center consoles. (Click image to enlarge.)
With delays beyond their control behind them, everyone at the DeLand, Fla., company is dedicating themselves to completing the 38-footer, which will be powered by triple Mercury Marine Verado 350 outboard engines, while continuing to fill orders for the 42-footer. That’s the word from Sjogren, who currently is traveling from Nashville to DeLand with Chad and Heather Collier for the delivery of their unique Mystic C4400 catamaran.
“My first impression seeing the 38 is that’s what I thought the 42 would look like—that boat originally started out as a 39,” Sjogren said, then chuckled. “Where the 42 is very Range Rover- and Audi-like, the 38 has very sporty, very sleek lines. But it will have the biggest cabin, the biggest helm and most freeboard in its class.
“The 38 positions us to compete with some of the other good manufacturers in the industry at another price point,” he continued. “A well-equipped triple Verado 350 boat will be in the upper $300,000 range, while still being built to the same standards as our 42.”
The M3800 will make its official debut later this year at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Nov. 1-5).
Editor’s note: Look for a story on the Collier’s Mystic C4400 catamaran on speedonthewater.com tomorrow.