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Al Grover's High & Dry Marina, Inc - AL GROVER'S
Stunning & Special. You Arrived. For the Cruiser, not for the Racer.
Make your mark both literally and figuratively. Your achievement rewards you with this smartly customized, loaded young Mystic. Highly engineered construction with advanced materials to prevent noise, deterioration and failure over time. Knowledgeable owner designed this Mystic for optimal cruising with family and friends in complete safety, comfort and style. Triple Mercury 350 Verado Four Stroke XXL, 200 hours, the early 250 hour service was completed by Al Grover's September 2021, with Mercury PLATINUM WARRANTY to March 1, 2026. Cruise 52 MPH, Top 72 MPH. Truly dry, quiet and comfortable ride. The 5' wide helm, windshield and smart side console wing doors prevent water and reduce wind exposure to the helm and aft guests. Enjoy boating with the weather around you, not pounded into you. Deep freeboard all around with 38" in the bow provide the safe seating for the thrilling ride which guests want. Seating foam materials and contoured design truly conform to body comfort, superior to other craft builders.
Lift kept, professionally serviced. Bow thruster, Side dive door with ladder, transom doorway for easy entry & exit, Mercury Vessel View, Vacuflush head, windlass, shore power, dedicated fender and line storage, forward and aft fresh water washdowns, fenders with pins, anchor windlass plus many more standards. Valuable options: Custom full paint of hull and engines in Azule blue and Silver, custom exterior seating upholstery, 2 tables for fore and aft [removeable], cabin air conditioning/heat, 2 refrigerators in cabin, bow sun shade, custom aft facing seat behind helm with insulated cooler [this provides expanded deck space vs. 2nd row of helm seats], front bolster seat with rear facing seating, 4 rod holders [boat never fished], console & seat covers, SeaDek THICKER flooring in 10 mm thickness, dual Garmin touch screens fully interfaced with all systems including Virb camera, Garmin 24 xHD radar, GHP 20 auto pilot, GXM52 Garmin XM radio & weather, FLIR Pan & Tilt thermal night vision camera, vhf, Spot GPS tracker, Virb camera interfaced to screens, Lighting Package includes upgraded 4 full RGB underwater lights plus LED speaker and engine cowl lighting. Schedule your appointment for the private dock viewing.
Our Experience Improves Your Experience. Get it Right at Al Grover's.
The MYSTIC M4200 Center Console was built for a safe and dry ride in mind. The infused epoxy, carbon reinforced is the first of its kind. With a deep freeboard of up to 38”, the boat is very dry in rough conditions and gives the owner and guest a great feeling of security. With our reverse chine, our center console is proven to be dry on typically wet days. With wind reduction being important to all consumers, we have addressed that with a 60” wide helm with comfortable and secure seating for three adults. Our gunnel wind doors protect wind and spray from going to the rear cockpit areas of the boat on windy, wet and cool days. All seating material and heights are configured for comfort while using 45-70 pound density foams conformed for the body. Safety systems are top notch and the luxurious cabin welcomes passengers with warm finishes and well-designed lighting.
Mystic M4200: Speed Chic
The Mystic M4200 is no average center console speed boat—it’s an honest to goodness fun-machine.
By Lenny Rudow May 19, 2016
My right hand is sliding the twin DTS throttles forward, feeding 1,050 horses their high-octane grain. My left hand grips the leather-wrapped steering wheel. My eyes dart back and forth between the water ahead, the gauges, and despite my best efforts to fight it, the three beautiful gals in the bow. Long hair is flying wildly in the wind, huge smiles and laughs fill the air, and—OMG Rudow, shut the heck up! One of those ladies is your boss’s boss, and another is her boss! The third one? I’m not too sure who she is, but it’s a fair bet that as far as the corporate totem pole goes, she’s standing squarely on your bald spot. Eyes forward!
Performance is one thing, style is another. The Mystic M4200 has both.
We pass by 60 MPH, then 70, and our speed continues to increase as a pair of sunglasses pops off someone’s head and goes flying by. Oh well, I warned them. More laughing. More smiles. And that’s what’s so impossible to ignore—the monstrous grins and unrestrained happiness displayed by a bunch of people who don’t often get out on speed boats. I can’t help soaking in the joy created by blasting across Biscayne Bay at eye-watering speeds. The exuberance felt while catching air as 42 feet of infused E-glass and carbon fiber skips from wave to wave. The adrenaline-pumping thrill of a 15,000-pound fun-machine called the Mystic M4200, doing its thing.
What gives the M4200 its awe-inspiring ability to generate joy? In a nutshell, speed and agility. The boat we ran in Miami had plenty of power, sure, but the triple 350s weren’t even close to the maximum for this model. It can take quad 400 HP outboards and easily blast past 80 MPH. Sheer power doesn’t always translate into speeds like this, however. Look at a similar-sized boat that’s more oriented to fishing than speed, like the Boston Whaler 420 Outrage, and you’ll note that with quad 300s—150 more horses than our test boat had—it doesn’t quite hit 50. Or consider a Hydra-Sports 4200, which is also a center console fishing boat but one that’s more performance-oriented than the Whaler. Powered by triple 350s, it tops out at around 55 MPH, and with quads at 67.
Whether you opt for three outboards or quads, the M4200 out-performs the competition—even with fewer horses.
Part of the speed capability comes from hull design, part comes from weight, and part comes from the collusion of Scott Shogren (Shogren Performance Marine) and Bob Cosker (Mystic Powerboats). Both are veterans of from the racing community, and both know how to design boats that go fast. In this case, the hull is a twin-stepped CAD-modeled design. The steps reduce the hull’s wetted surface area, which decreases drag (watch our Stepped Hulls video to see exactly how steps in a hull work). Meanwhile, the entire boat is vacuum-infused. That means it’s wrapped in air-tight plastic and the resin is drawn through the fiberglass via a vacuum, instead of merely being slapped on. This process controls the fiberglass-to-resin ratio and ensures maximum strength at minimum weight. The boat is also foam-cored (watch Understanding Foam Cored Boat Construction to learn more), which further reduces weight while gaining stiffness. And carbon fiber is used to beef up high stress areas instead of layering fiberglass, which again helps keep down weight. Net result: The M4200 weighs about 13,000 pounds dry. Compare that to 23,200 pounds for the Whaler fishing boat, and just under 20,000 pounds for the Hydra-Sports.
Along with the higher speeds, the boat’s hull design and light weight contribute to responsiveness. Twitch the wheel, and the bow instantly begins carving a turn. Crank it over, and the boat digs into a hair-pin. Whip it back and forth, and listen to the laughter generated by your high-speed zig-zags. Mystic makes no guarantees, but I will: sitting at this helm, you will NOT be able to wipe the grin off your face.
Day Tripping, Not Fishing
Though the M4200 is a center console, few would dare taint its two-tone vinyl upholstery and SeaDek faux-teak decks with chum. Even though many boaters think of center consoles as fishing machines, none that have extensive experience with this design will be confused. It functions quite well as day boat with gobs of space open for seating—there are a dozen comfy places to kick back on the M4200, including a huge bow lounge extending forward from the console—yet thanks to the over-sized console, there’s still room to incorporate a cabin.
Down below you’ll find a mini-galley with a microwave, sink, and refrigerator, plus a berth and a head. While there’s nothing specifically wrong with the cabin, there is room for improvement. Since the M4200 is so spectacular when experienced from above decks, it’s something of a let-down to go below and find a cabin lacking any real pizzazz. Covering up the commode with something more visually appealing—it sits exposed at the bottom of the stairs—would be a good start.
The exterior of the console is the diametric opposite. At the helm you’ll find the electronic engine data displays and MFDs of a high-tech production speed boat, along with a number of custom touches like carbon fiber accents, a stitched dash top, and lighted burnished push-button switches. Kick a foot up onto the two-tiered footrest, wedge your butt into the flip-down helm bolsters, and you’re ready to rock. The whole affair is protected by a unique and curvaceous hard top held aloft by arch-style supports. And for those high-speed runs, a pair of wind dams fold out from the sides of the console. Working in concert with the flared sides of the vented glass windshield, these dams virtually eliminate wind-blast at the helm. Take a look at the helm (as well as the bow and cabin of the M4200) for yourself, in this First Look Video we shot of this boat during our test.
As you’d expect to find on a half-million-dollar high-performance day-boat, there are also plenty of details that help keep the luxury and entertainment levels high. Cup holders are within reach of virtually every seat; there’s colored LED lighting inset everywhere from the gunwales to the hard top to the hull itself, including below the waterline; there’s a door in the starboard gunwale for easy exit and entry whether you’re stepping to the dock or swimming away in full scuba gear; and the cabin is air conditioned. Naturally, the Garmin Meteor 300 stereo system is ridiculously potent. Speakers—14 in total—are integrated throughout the bow and stern cockpits plus in the hardtop. There are four sub-woofers, three amps, and two remote controls. We cranked it up during our test run in Miami’s Biscayne Bay, and people were complaining all the way from Fort Lauderdale.
Cool LED lighting? Yeah, we’ve got that.
Is the Mystic M4200 the right ride for you? That depends on what you’re looking for in a boat. But if generating fun is anywhere near the top of your list, this one’s going to be tough to beat. Even if it does end up getting you in trouble with your boss’s boss.
he MYSTIC M4200 Center Console was built for a safe and dry ride in mind. The infused epoxy, carbon reinforced is the first of its kind. With a deep freeboard of up to 38”, the boat is very dry in rough conditions and gives the owner and guest a great feeling of security. With our reverse chine, our center console is proven to be dry on typically wet days. With wind reduction being important to all consumers, we have addressed that with a 60” wide helm with comfortable and secure seating for three adults. Our gunnel wind doors protect wind and spray from going to the rear cockpit areas of the boat on windy, wet and cool days. All seating material and heights are configured for comfort while using 45-70 pound density foams conformed for the body. Safety systems are top notch and the luxurious cabin welcomes passengers with warm finishes and well-designed lighting.
Our boat boasts a 10’11” beam and comes standard with the luxuries of a yacht including:
When Mystic Powerboats’ M4200 luxury center console commands the stage, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
Forgiving. That was the word that came to mind while I piloted a Mystic Powerboats M4200 luxury center console during last summer’s Old Hickory Fun Run in Tennessee and crossed some big cruiser wakes at a soft and frankly less-than-ideal angle. I expected the 43-foot-long, almost 11-foot-wide stepped-hull to at least roll from side to side courtesy of my inept angle of attack. But that didn’t happen. In fact, the quad 400-hp Mercury Racing Verado outboard engine-powered beauty didn’t even budge.
Other words such as quiet, solid, elegant and even nimble—at least for its considerable size—came to mind during the 45 fruitless minutes I spent trying to find water on the Cumberland River that would challenge the M4200 owned by Vinnie Foglia of Chicago. But here’s the thing: All of those words were mine and were based on a fine and fun day in the water that involved less than an hour of personal seat time.
So to learn more I turned to three of the 12 folks who have purchased the M4200 from the DeLand, Fla., luxury center console and catamaran company so far as well as university-trained naval architect and Mystic Powerboats founder John Cosker and his business partner Scott Sjogren of Shogren Performance Marine, the company’s global dealer in Gurnee, Ill.
The cool thing? All confirmed—and expanded on—the impressions I formed in 45 minutes.