Visitors to the St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show in Southwest Florida, which opened today and runs through Sunday, will have plenty to ogle this week. But on the powerboat side, the in-water display at the event is primarily a showcase for fishing boats, yachts and tenders.
Visitors at the St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show will have the chance to explore the new Mystic M5200 center console (above), as well as the company’s M3800 model. Photo by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
Sure to stand out among them is the first Mystic Powerboats M5200 luxury performance center console. The 52-footer powered by four Mercury Marine Verado 600 outboard engines is one of the few luxury center consoles with legitimate high-performance credentials in the event—and it just so happens to be the cover model of the 2022 Year In Review magazine that started shipping from the printer on Tuesday.
The DeLand, Fla., company first exhibited at the show in 2022. According to national sales manager Greg Weber, he and Mystic principal John Cosker found enough value in it to return this year.
“It’s a small show but a very high-dollar show,” Weber explained. “There are some very nice boats here, but most are big, all-white boats with fishing gear on them and yachts. And it’s an excellent facility—easy to get to, easy in and easy out. It’s a lot like the Palm Beach Boat Show, where we also participate. So we decided to come back.”
Because of the show’s in-water display configuration, neither the M5200 nor its M3800 sibling will be available for demo rides. But both will be available for walk-throughs throughout the week.
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