Countdown to Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2022: Mystic M5200

The new 80mph Mystic M5200 rocketship, a veritable Lamborghini of powerboats, looks set to steal the show at FLIBS 2022…

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Miami to funky Nassau in the Bahamas is a straight-shot 180 miles. At the new Mystic M5200 rocketship’s top speed of 80mph – that’s 70 knots – you’d be there in just over a couple of hours. Arrive there for lunch, be home for dinner.

Fuel bill? What fuel bill? The tank holds 650 gallons – over 2,400 litres – though most pilots will likely run more efficiently at the boat’s 40-knot cruise speed.

This is the latest speed demon from Florida’s Mystic Powerboats, a needle-nosed 52-foot center console with a quartet of 600hp Mercury Verado V12s hanging off the transom. Yep, that’s 2,400 horsies in total.

It’s Mystic’s biggest center console to date, and joins the go-fast boat builder’s smaller M4200 and M3800 models. While this one is built for speed, it’s also built for comfort.

Here there’s more diamond-quilted, contrast-stitch upholstery than a Bentley Continental, individual seating for 24, a roomy cabin for overnighting, and more cupholders than a Dodge minivan. Yes, it would make a great fishing boat, but who’d want all that blood and guts messing-up the cushy, faux-teak flooring?

Best seat, make that seats, in the house? That would be on the forward deck where you’ll find three, stretch-out loungers, with armrests, headrests, and bolstered sides. A surprising omission? Seatbelts. At 80mph across the Gulfstream, you might need them.

Protected by that swoopy-looking carbon fibre hardtop and tall, wrap-around windscreen are three rows of racecar-like seats – three by the helm, and two rows of four. Then on the back deck there’s a stand-alone unit with eight more pews. That’s a lot of life jackets to carry.

And the quality and craftsmanship throughout is remarkable. This is the new Lamborghini of go-very-fast powerboats.

Mystic M5200 specification

LOA: 52ft 6ins (15.8m)
Beam: 14ft (4.3m)
Engines: 4 x 600hp Mercury Verado V12s
Top speed: 70 knots
Starting price: Available on request

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