North Carolina-based Mystique Boatworks will hit the market this fall with its first model—the Mystique 48 CC—a custom outboard-powered luxury sportfisher. Hull No. 1 will incorporate cold-molded wood-boat techniques, with each subsequent model featuring composite materials and technology.
Designed by Jim Luxton, a co-founder of Jarrett Bay Boatworks, the 48 CC will feature 19 degrees of deadrise at the transom and progress to 24 degrees forward to help smooth the ride. The 48-footer will boast a 15-foot beam and a gyro-stabilizer for roll stability in rough seas.
Renderings depict handsome Carolina styling with a broken sweeping shear, wide bow flare, classic tumblehome in the aft quarters and a sculpted integral outboard bracket. Power will take the form of quadruple Mercury 600 hp Verado V-12 outboards with contra-rotating propellers. The company lists standard fuel capacity at 600 gallons with 750-gallon capacity available as an option. There’s also a 75-gallon diesel fuel tank for powering a marine generator. Mystique estimates that the 30,0000-pound boat will achieve a top speed in excess of 60 mph.
Mystique plans to offer the 48 CC on a bespoke basis, with each boat customized to the buyer’s wishes. Concept rendering shows doors on both sides of the aft cockpit, a pair of 40-gallon transom livewells, and elevated mezzanine seating abaft the helm chairs. A lounge for two adorns the forward console. The center console merges seamlessly with the hardtop, and a three-sided tempered-glass windshield protects the helm area. Within the center console lies ample room for incorporating custom overnighting amenities such as a berth, galley, head and shower. Pricing was unavailable at press time.
In this video from Mystique Boatworks, the company’s design and engineering team members describe the concept of the 48 CC and the thinking that went behind it. Courtesy Mystique Boatworks