Designed by Sparkman & Stephens, Mystic Muse is a high-performance, blue water yacht hand made in Taiwan under the direction of Bill Stevens. Following a complete restoration and modernization from 2012 to 2013, she blends the best of classic custom build quality with the best of modern equipment, creating the ultimate short-handed fast-passage yacht. Comfortable, fast, strong, manageable.
Completely refit from 2012 to 2013. This is a partial list of upgrades. Please view the full specifications for more information.
•Cape Horn Extreme 12v watermaker 2013
•Eclectic Energy D400 windmill 2012
•75 HP Yanmar turbo-diesel 4JH4-TE (200 hours) 2013
•Yanmar Maspower 9kw generator with 552 hours 2011
•Raymarine suite (widescreen plotter, digital radar, remote autopilot, AIS, speed depth temp wind, 70-series color instruments) 2012-2013
•Custom ultra-leather interior by IK Yacht Design 2012
•Flush LED lighting throughout interior 2012
•Custom solid teak folding cockpit dining table for six 2012
•Non-skid deck segments refinished in light gray 2012
•Hull awlgripped in Whisper Gray, with 2 coats of clear 2013
•Main and 120 genoa from Doyle Offshore 2012
•Maxwell RC12-10 windlass 2013
•Custom aluminum boom from JSI, 240mm x150mm cross section with 4mm sidewalls 2013
•AB ultra-light aluminum RIB with Nissan 9.8hp 2-stroke 2012
•Complete canvas replacement – bimini, dodger, sail cover 2012
Mystic Muse is at ease and easily handled in heavy weather, having delivered her single-handed skipper nicely through squalls in excess of 50 knots. On one recent passage, she averaged 10+knots for over 15 hours in 30+ knots of breeze, with wind and 3 meter swells at 60 degrees. Her displacement and shape allow her to carry speed through heavy swells in ways that lighter modern production boats cannot, giving her "real world" passage-making performance even to windward.
At the same time, her gentle motion makes her easy on guests unaccustomed to life at sea. Her fully skeg-hung rudder and solid coreless GRP construction provide peace of mind. And, her reliable Yanmar turbo diesel allows her to make 8.5 knots under power when needed.