Paragon Motor Yachts to build new 100 Bahamas SkyMaster superyacht
by Risa Merl
Paragon Motor Yachts has announced it is building a custom 100-footer (30m) for a repeat client.
The new model will be known as the Bahamas SkyMaster, due to its towering superstructure and wraparound windows that will doubtless offer superb all-round views from the top deck. The design is a collaboration between owners and Florida-headquartered Paragon, and also features something the yard is calling a ‘Bahamas cockpit’, a large tiered area aft of the main saloon that will act as a ‘grand entertainment platform’. Servicing the lower cockpit will be a Viking gas bbq, wet bar, ice chipper and built-in cooler.
‘We are very proud of the new SkyMaster,’ says Scott Robinson, founder and president of Paragon Motor Yachts. ‘To say we are meticulous in our design process may be an understatement, but this collaboration with owners who are experienced boaters and who are familiar with our process is proving to yield a fantastic result.’
The motor yacht has been designed to tow a large centre console, with integrated tow line stowage in the cockpit. The mothership also contains a 300 gallon petrol tank to fuel the smaller runabout. Paragon’s reputation for quiet running will also be maintained on this latest effort, with the latest in vibration attenuation technology incorporated into the boat’s design.
With an interior penned by US designer Marty Lowe, the SkyMaster accommodates eight guests in three king staterooms, a fourth queen-sized stateroom and an additional bunk. The first SkyMaster is now in build at Paragon’s Taiwan shipyard, and she is expected to undergo sea trials in August with a debut planned for Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October this year.