What a difference a little color can make. While the lines of the first Mystic Powerboats C3800 sport catamaran were clean and attractive, it’s predominantly white paintjob visually muted them. The 38-footer, which is powered by Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard engines pretty much begged the question: How much better would it look with some color?
Doug Harrell designed and is executing the paintjob on the second Mystic C3800 catamaran (click image to enlarge).
The answer can be found in C3800 hull No. 2, which currently is being by painted by Doug Harrell of Doug Harrell Designs in Longwood, Fla., and was ordered by well-known performance-boating community member Ron Szolack. And Harrell isn’t just applying the boat’s graphics—he designed them.
“This is the first 100-percent Doug Harrell design and application on a Mystic catamaran,” said Greg Weber, the Deland, Fla., high-luxury center console and high-performance catamaran builder’s director of sales and dealer development, who currently is representing Mystic at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “It’s a really beautiful boat.”
Not only was Szolack’s boat, which of course is for sale through Mystic, built with a lighter lamination schedule than the first C3800—and seven currently are under contract—the builder cut down the boat’s deck. While it won’t be ready in time for next week’s Florida Powerboat Club and Super Boat International action in Key West, the first C3800, owned Missouri’s Slug Hefner, will be there.