Work has begun on the hull plug for the new C4000 “Baby Mystic” catamaran from Mystic Powerboats in Deland, Fla. While the cat is being dubbed a “40,” its overall length will be 42 feet and its running surface length will be 38 feet. Maximum beam will be 11 feet.
According to John Cosker, the owner and founder of Mystic, the cat will have the same six-seat cockpit as the 50-foot Mystic but in a “more manageable size” boat.
“We’ve been playing around with the 40 for a few years, but at the Miami Show in Februrary we came back and started working on it in earnest,” said Cosker. “We have three or four clients we’re working with to put together deals on it now.”
Although Cosker said the most likely power package of choice for the cat will be twin turbocharged Mercury Racing 1350s, he has priced out one with twin naturally aspirated 725-hp engines from Ilmor Marine.
“That was for a potential buyer in Norway,” said Cosker.
The Mystic 40 actually began its conceptual life as a 36-footer a few years ago.
“It’s grown some since then,” said Cosker.