Though it’s definitely a temporary ride between now and the time Ron Szolack takes delivery of his new Skater Powerboats 388 catamaran with 1,100-hp Mercury Racing engines in June, the first Mystic Powerboats C4400 catamaran with a Mitcher-T Custom Painting and Design paint job has been purchased by the well-known performance-boat enthusiast and Skaterfest organizer.
Said Szolack of his 44-foot Mystic catamaran: ““It turned out beautifully—what a great painter Mitcher T is.”
Szolack said he plans to keep his second new Mystic this year—his first was an M4200 luxury center console that he sold not long after he received it—at his winter home in Pompano Beach, Fla. (Szolack has a summer home in Michigan.) His C4400 cat currently is at the Mystic facility in DeLand, Fla. Stephen Miles of Stephen Miles Design of Owensboro, Ky., the outfit that currently handles all graphic design and application for Mystic, designed the graphics for the boat.
“It turned out beautifully—what a great painter Mitcher T is,” said Szolack. “I haven’t driven it yet, so I’m going to fly down there a run it with (Mystic principal) John Cosker a bit.
“I won’t use it for the (Florida Powerboat Club) Key West Poker Run next month, but if nobody buys it from me between now and the Miami Boat Show Poker Run I’ll run it in that,” he added.
The 2017 model-year Mystic 44-footer is powered by Mercury Racing 1100s. Szolack, who recently announced he’s out of the top-speed shootout game, said he will set up both catamarans conservatively. “I’m propping them both to run 150 mph—I’m very comfortable at that speed,” he said.
Unless it sells before February, performance-boat enthusiasts can catch the boat in action at the Florida Powerboat Club’s Miami Boat Show Poker Run.