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In keeping with its intended role as a safe all-weather performer, the Paragon 25 has wide and secure ‘walk around’ side decks and sizeable fore and aft decks. Clever sliding rails and opening side gates aft make boarding easy. What’s more, a deep capped bulwark running round the boat means feet can not slip over the side and substantial stainless steel grab rails give one plenty to hang on to. In addition, carefully positioned hand rails on top of and on each side of the deck saloon mean that there’s always something to grab. A lot of thought has gone into making the Paragon 25 an easy and comfortable boat to move around on, and it shows.
Access to the deck saloon is via a glazed door aft and sliding side doors on each side of the boat further forward abeam the helm. And – given that the overall hull length is just over 26’ – there’s a surprising amount of space. What’s more the space is very adaptable; depending on whether you are at sea or relaxing in harbour. The forward facing helmsman’s and crew seats can both swivel inboard to create ample ‘social’ seating around the dining table. The table itself slides up (on a central pillar that doubles up as a grab rail) so that it stows flush with the underside of the roof when the boat is at sea. Very practical, clever and very functional. The finish is to a very high standard with neat mahogany joinery, up market and hard wearing Fortezza upholstery and well executed side and roof linings. There’s also a sizeable fridge (under the helmsman’s seat) and plenty of stowage in drawers and lockers beneath the saloon settees.
Driving this boat is a purely exhilarating and delightful experience. The Paragon 25 puts good old fashioned fun back into the boating equation. And driving the Paragon 25 really is a lot of fun. The helmsman’s seat is well positioned, with plenty of fresh air available if you open the side door or overhead hatch. The view along the sweeping foredeck through the windscreen (which is made from laminated glass with concealed integral heating filaments – a nice extra touch) is excellent – a bit like looking along the bonnet of a classic GT limmo. And – thanks to the deep V hull (26 degrees) and moderate beam of 2.90m – the Paragon’s handling lives up to the boat’s name. She accelerates smoothly and easily, runs on rails and can be chucked into full lock turns at high speed with impunity.
The Paragon 25 is not just a versatile boat – she is an accomplished and dramatic looking sports cruiser that will give her owners great pleasure and pride of ownership and turn heads where ever and when ever she goes.
Please quote stock number Par25 2011 when enquiring. Sven Magnusson Marine is the authorised Australasian dealer for Nimbus Boats, Storebro Cruisers & Paragon Yachts.
Sven Magnusson Marine is proud to be a Marine Queensland Accredited Brokerage.