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The Highs and Lows From 2012: John Cosker

Currently in the paint booth after an accident last summer, My Way could be the Top Gun favorite for the 2013 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. Photo by Robert Brown

To say Mystic Powerboats owner John Cosker has been busy in 2012 would be an understatement. Not only did his company finish its first 50-foot catamaran with twin Mercury Racing 1350 engines and build the Qatar Team’s new turbine-powered offshore race boat that will debut this season, Cosker and crew designed boats for many companies and manufactured boats for Powerboat P1, Powerplay and GTMM.

While running through his highs and lows, Cosker said that 2012 marked the first uptick in business he’s seen in a while and that 2013 looks like it should be even stronger.

High: I’d have to say building the new boat for the Qatar Team (read the story). Working with Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani and Steve Curtis has been an absolute pleasure. I can’t wait for that boat to hit the water.

Low: My lows are definitely the Miss GEICO fire (read the story) and the My Way wreck (read the story). Luckily nobody was hurt, but you still hate to see your customers—and your friends—go through something like that.

Mystic Powerboats owner John Cosker

Mystic Powerboats owner John Cosker

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