Hosted at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama, the sold out 2021 Florida Powerboat Club Orange Beach Poker Run was a great success for our members and crews. After the disappointment of 2020’s canceled event, a combination of beautiful weather and awesome boats allowed FPC to return this with yet another great event. Continue reading the article below from speedonthewater.com as they captured comments from Mystic Powerboats owner and boating enthusiast, John Cosker, along with FPC’s Stu Jones.
When it comes to boating environments, it takes a lot to impress John Cosker. That’s not to say the owner and founder of Mystic Powerboats in DeLand, Fla., has snooty tastes in where he spends his time on the water for work, but when it comes to his personal boating time he can afford to be picky. He does not want opportunities.
How much did Mystic’s John and Robin Cosker enjoy the Orange Beach, Ala., area during last weekend’s Florida Powerboat Club Poker Run? They’re staying an extra day to do some boating on their own.
So it’s safe to say he and his wife, Robin, we’re impressed with the Gulf Coast waters and more—including The Wharf Marina and its accompanying resort—during last weekend’s Florida Powerboat Club Orange Beach Powerboat Week Poker Run in Alabama. They ran the company’s new M4200 luxury center console demo boat at the event.
“The event was fantastic,” he said. “The weather was beautiful and the area is beautiful.” And then Cosker paid his highest compliment to the locale. “Robin and I are staying another day to do some more boating,” he said.
Mystic was one of several marine industry sponsors behind the Orange Beach happening. So, too, was Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats. The Fort Myers, Fla.-based company had 10 of the 54 boats in the event—including Steve and Kelly Marino’s new 390 Sport center console and the first 452 SuperFish, which owner Robert Senglemann purchased through Bent Marine in Metairie, La. Nor-Tech’s newly promoted chief operating officer Henrik Margård and dealer manager Geoff Tomlinson were on hand to support their customers during the event.
“The Florida Powerboat Club delivered another quality, well-organized and professional event—as always,” said Margård. “And Robert Senglemann got his brand-new 452 SuperFish powered by quad Mercury Racing 450R engines just the time the for a run, which earned him the FPC’s ‘Most Outrageous Boat’ award. That boat is a beast.”
As for FPC head Stu Jones, he could not have been happier with the results of the weekend. Not only was it a successful second-year return to Orange Beach after the disappointment of 2020’s COVID-19-forced cancellation, but it also attracted members from across the country and beyond—a team from France even participated.