The Paragon (28′ LOA, 8’4″ beam) is the first fully exposed carbon fiber center console delivered by Carbon Marine Inc., a Canadian boatbuilder based in Stouffville, Ontario. Its 4,500-pound weight (with engine), makes the power-to-weight ratio excellent for speed and efficiency. Powered by a 627-hp Seven Marine outboard, the Paragon hits a top speed of 81 mph with a cruising speed of 51 mph. With her 25-degree entry deep-V hull, the Paragon runs well in rough water, and its architecture sculpts an unforgettably sleek silhouette. The dash is modern and uncluttered with two large MFDs.
The helm features LED illuminated switches and an Italian-designed tilt steering wheel with paddle shifters for the tilt and trim of the engine. An angled radar arch with a Bimini top provides shelter from the sun. The spacious bow converts from comfortable bench seating with storage space to a full sunpad, and the console houses a porcelain head. Anglers will appreciate the three large in-deck coolers (a livewell, baitwell and cooler) and the flush-mount rod holders and rod locker. Other details include ample storage, LED lighting throughout, retractable boarding steps, Armstrong engine bracket with swim platform, and integrated 3-step swim ladder as well as a freshwater transom shower.
carbonmarine.ca; (416) 432-6300
By Doug Thompson, Southern Boating Magazine July 2016