With a few more feet to play with, does this 31-footer outshine Paragon's excellent debut model?

Product Overview

Overall rating:

90%
Overall score:90%

Pros:

  • Great looks and handling

Cons:

  • You're paying for the style

Product:

Paragon Yachts 31

Manufacturers:

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Price as reviewed:

£220,150.00

For the most part wheelhouse boats have a sensible disposition and a conservative countenance.

However, this painfully cool and very exciting Scandinavian stunner is clearly set on redefining that image.

The Paragon 31 looks awesome and rides even better with a beefy singe turbodiesel hitting 35 knots while also delivering above average fuel efficiency and range.

The flying bridge position aft of the wheelhouse is the perfect spot to take advantage of the boat’s sporting capabilities, with room for three to enjoy the ride.

Inside the finish is both elegant and sharp with cabins forward and aft creating privacy for the boat’s occupants. The forward cabin also incorporates the galley and toilet compartment, making this a very useable cruiser.

The wheelhouse is very bright and still extols some of that classic wheelhouse charm with its teak fitout.

There are plenty of other old-school practical features around the boat, too, with superbly safe walkaround decks, lots of stowage and a heated screen for when things get steamy in the wheelhouse.

Tested March 2010.
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Verdict

The 31 has all the right ingredients to take you cruising in comfort, safety and style

Details

Displacement:4.9 tonnes
Top Speed:35.5 knots
Cabins:2
Fuel Capacity:99gal (450lt)
Beam:10ft 10in (3.3m)
Cruising Speed:25 knots
Water Capacity:44gal (200lt)
RCD Category:B
Length Overall:32ft 4in (9.8m)
Engines:single Volvo D6-370hp diesel
Range:256 miles
Reprints:Not yet available
Contact:Paragon Yachts