Painting a powerboat is a process in the truest sense of the word. As most go-fast boat enthusiasts know, it happens in stages. Mask and apply color. Mask again and apply another color. Bottom line: High-quality paintwork takes time, talent and attention to detail. Rush the process and the finished product looks rushed.
Want to see an almost-finished performance-boat paint job come to life in less than 45 seconds? Check out the slideshow above.
Of course, watching a paint job come to life in real time is about as interesting as—pardon the cliché—watching paint dry. So thanks to John Cosker of Mystic Powerboats and Scott Sjogren of Pier 57, we’ve provided a condensed, slideshow view of the process as it happened during the past two weeks on Mystic’s new C4400 catamaran, the second model finished and the first to be powered by Mercury Racing 1100 engines.
Several details remain before this paint job can be considered a finished product, but as you can see from the slideshow it’s well on its way.
“They still have to do the clear coat, buff it out and paint the Mystic logo on the deck,” said Sjogren. “There’s also a little paint work to do on the back of the boat. Hopefully, it will all be done by the end of the week.”
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Mystic Catamaran Tops 130 MPH
Mystic M3900 Center Console Update: Interior Detail Progress
Mystic C4400 Catamaran Update: 128 Mph On Day One
Mystic C4400 and M3900 Update: Production In ‘High Gear’
Mystic Center Console Update: Hardtop Taking Shape
Mystic 4400 Cat to Ride on Saltwater-Submersible MYCO Tilt Trailer
Mystic C4400 Catamaran Update: Shooting for 130 on 700s
Mystic 40 Catamaran Update: Cosker Making Power Plans
Mystic Center Console Update: ‘All-Inclusive’ Pricing Targeted
Mystic Center Console Update: Miami Boat Show Debut Set
Mystic Center Console Sea Trials Begin
Hull No. 1 for Mystic Center Console in Rigging
Deck Tooling Taking Shape For Mystic Center Console
Mystic Completes Hull No. 1 For New 39-Foot Center Console
Mystic Building Deck For First 40-foot Catamaran
Mystic Powerboats Adding V-Bottom
Mystic 40 Catamaran Update: Infusion Lay-Up Underway
Mystic 40 Cat Update: Hull Mold Complete
Mystic Building New 40-foot Catamaran Series