Graphics Evolution: Seeing Blue On New Mystic C4400

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Predominantly blue, the Collier's Mystic C4400 catamaran, which debuted last weekend at the Lake Cumberland Thunder Run, started its conceptual graphic life as a red boat. Photo courtesy/copyright Jacob Davis/Lake Life Fotos.

Participants and onlookers got their first look at Chad and Heather Collier’s new low-profile Mystic Powerboats C4400 catamaran called Habitual and powered by twin Mercury Racing 1350 engines boiling the water during last weekend’s Lake Cumberland Thunder Run in Kentucky. The much-awaited cat made its public debut at the event and reportedly stole the show. And its owners couldn’t have been happier with the performance of their striking 44-footer.

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Smart Marine Phoenix 32XPR Catamaran Hits 122 MPH

During testing on Lake Tohopekaliga—or “Lake Toho” in local shorthand—in Kissimmee, Fla., Smart Marine principal Chris Schoenbohm piloted his company’s first 32 Phoenix Poker Run Edition (XPR) catamaran to a top speed of 122 mph. The epoxy-infused, post-cured and “completely engineered from the start” 32-footer is powered by twin Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard engines and was completed a little more than a week ago, according to Schoenbohm.

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Said Schoenbohm of the Phoenix 32XPR, “The boat ran with a perfect flight attitude and accelerated like nothing I’ve been in before."

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First Pontoon Boat Tackles NJPPC Atlantic City Rally

Of all the rides I could have snagged while covering yesterday’s New Jersey Performance Powerboat Club 20th Annual Atlantic City Rally for speedonthewater.com, I ended up on a pontoon boat. And it turned out to be an absolute blast—maybe even a bit of a revelation.

A 30-foot Bennington Tri-Toon Triple D powered by twin 300-hp Yamaha 300 outboard engines, my ride is owned by longtime go-fast boat enthusiasts Doug and Sherry Falcone of Brick, N.J., who do most of their boating in the Morris Town, N.J., area. And it wasn’t just my first ride in a state-of-the-art pontoon boat—it was the first time a pontoon boat has entered an NJPPC event.

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Thanks to this Bennington 30-footer, the author learned that today's pontoon boats are serious fun. Photo courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.

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Greek Builder Offering 43-Foot High-Performance Center Console RIB

Powered by triple Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard engines, Technohull’s Omega 41 rigid inflatable boat can reach 80 mph and cruise at 50 mph, according to a press release from the Athens, Greece-based boat company. With its standard ORCA 866 1670 tube, the overall length of the RIB is 43’3” (13.2 meters). Overall width is 11’1” inches (4.3 meters).

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The Omega 41 is offered with triple and twin outboard setups.

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Sunsation ‘Gotham Edition’ 32 CCX Delivered to Bay Harbor Owner

Sunsation Boats' Joe Schaldenbrand and Jeff Riehl of UnRiehl Sunsation, the high-performance center console builder’s dealer in Chesterfield, Mich., delivered a 32 CCX model today to a client in Bay Harbor, a residential and resort community on the shores of Lake Michigan. Powered by twin Mercury Marine Verado 350 outboard engines, the 32-footer is dressed in a sparkling silver, lemon-lime and granite color scheme.

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One of two Sunsation center consoles going to owners with homes in Bay Harbor, this Sunsation 32 CCX was delivered earlier today (click image to enlarge).

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Riding the Bluave

To say Justin Wagner of Waves and Wheels has been busy lately would be an understatement. Not only has his company, which he founded in 2001, continued to crank out stereo installs and complete interior updates during an expansion that more than tripled the size of its current Osage Beach, Mo., facility, Wagner also has been pushing—and pushing hard—his new Bluave Marine Audio line of pro audio equipment engineered exclusively for the marine industry.

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For now, the new Bluave marine-specific products include 7- and 9-inch coaxial speakers and 10- and 15-inch subwoofers.

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Mystic M4200 Center Console Finds Home At Grand Lake

A hotbed for high-performance V-bottoms and catamarans, Oklahoma’s Grand Lake ‘O The Cherokees now has a Mystic Powerboats M4200 luxury center console ready to ply its extensive waters. Owners Chris and Kris Helt brought their new 42-footer powered by four Mercury Racing 400R outboard engines to their home close to the lake today.

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This Mystic M4200 is the company’s first Oklahoma-based luxury center console.

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