More than a year in the making, the first Mystic M3800 luxury center console aced its first test session yesterday. Photo courtesy/copyright Mystic Powerboats Sales.
Fresh from the factory and without its interior niceties such as cushions and side panels installed, the first Mystic Powerboats M3800 luxury center console hit the water yesterday with John Cosker, the owner and founder of the DeLand, Fla., center console and catamaran company, and Scott Sjogren of Mystic Powerboats Sales on board. And though both men said they’re looking forward to showcasing the finished product later this year, they also said they were delighted with the performance of the 38-footer, which is powered by triple Mercury Marine Verado 350 outboard engines off New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
“The boat actually exceeded my expectations,” said Sjogren, who collaborated with Cosker on Mystic’s first luxury center console model—the M4200—which was released at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show. “It did things I didn’t dream it would do. It feels heavier than it is (approximately 12,000 pounds, dry) than it is in the water. The stability is unbelievable. And it has a lot of nice, really deep freeboard.
“With triple 350s, it feels like an M4200 with quad 400-hp Mercury Racing Verado outboards—acceleration is great,” he continued. “It’s just sporty.”