Paragon 31 Flybridge 2010, the actual vessel which was tested by Motorboat & Yachting, Motorboat Monthly and Powerboat & Rib magazines. This same vessel was also voted ‘Boat of the Year’ in 2010 for its dynamics, innovations and build quality.
It has been thoughtfully modified and improved over the last decade for long distance cruising, including a Solent to Western Isles passage in June 2013 which became the subject of a 6-page article in Motorboat & Yachting magazine. Since then, annual cruising to North & South Brittany, Ireland, Normandy, up the River Seine to Paris, the West Country have overlaid regular seasonal use in the Solent and Channel.
This vessel has been stored ashore from October/November to Easter every year, and has been maintained in a fastidious manner by qualified, factory trained marine and electrical engineers in Cowes.
The owner writes: - “Paragon 31s were fundamentally designed as the fast-Scandinavian offshore rescue vessel, with a sea worthy hull capable of high speeds in rough conditions - where crew and equipment are well protected. Like the classic Nelson hull, the Paragon has equal capabilities in marginal sea conditions but with the added benefit of greater speed, stability and volume. One crew observed ‘…this is one tough little boat’. I cannot disagree”.
Offshore Powerboats Limited
Lymington Yacht Haven, King's Saltern Road,
Lymington, Hampshire SO41 3QD
Telephone: 01590 677955
Engine: Volvo Penta D6 370hp with all latest factory upgrades and software patches. Regular annual servicing.
Stern-drives: DPH Duo-Prop with a standard hydraulic trim for DPH leg - and separate Bennetts hydraulic trim tabs. New leg in 2017 due to fishing line cutting rubber seals.
Propellers: standard bronze-alloy twin propellers plus spare set in bespoke box in bows.
Transmission: cone-clutch gearbox -F/N/R with duplicate on flybridge.
Steering: hydraulic - with stainless steel/leather wheel in pilothouse and on flybridge.
Fuel-polishing: standard V-P filters plus twin switchable Racal high-capability filters with glass bowls.
System: 12V and 220V with 5 x 13A sockets [engine room, aft cabin, navigation table, galley and forward cabin] and 4 x cigar lighter 12V power points.
Shore-power: socket on transom plus with 12m cable.
Inverter: Victron MultiPlus enabling 13A circuits to be employed in dock or with engine running.
Lighting: all external and internal LED. Additional lighting includes 2 x LED radar arch-mounted spot lights, 2 x LED deck down-lighters, pilot-house skirting low lighting; navigation station/helm - additional red night lighting with flexible spot light over chart table. Forward starboard bunk flexible reading light. Engine room lighting.
Hot water: standard calorifier from engine matrix, plus additional electrical immersion heater to H/W tank.
Raymarine e-series 12” colour chart plotter at helm
Raymarine e-series 9” above helm
Raymarine 12” repeater on flybridge
Raymarine HD colour 18” radome on arch
iCOM DSC set with Command Mike - helm
iCOM DSC set with Command Mike - flybridge
Pioneer VHF/DAB radio, CD player - wired to 4 x internal speakers; and 2 x external speakers - flybridge
Chart table: bespoke demountable teak chart table and drinks tray.
Anchor stowage: additional reinforced mounts and restraints to 10kg Bruce anchor.
Pulpit: additional s/s cable tie across bow roller.
Additional high-volume bilge pump system for aft cabin and engine room: new float sensors x 2, new bilge alarms x 2, new over-ride switches x 2.
Electric anchor windlass for chain or rope.
30m leaded anchor rope.
10Kg stainless steel Bruce-type anchor.
Boat hook and holder.
All key stainless-steel rails are roped with marine twine [for safety and better grip] and have Turks’ heads.
Flybridge tonneau cover: bespoke canvas items and strops.
Dodgers: bespoke canvas dodgers for port and seaboard; across transom seat over lazaretto [padded for back rest comfort]; and stern gates to swim platform.
Flybridge seat covers and restraining chords.
Flybridge: mug holders x 3 and addition helm teak mug holder.
Radar arch holds: 2 x LED spot lights, 2 x LED deck downlighter, 2 x airhorns with own canvas cover.
Raymarine HD colour digital radar.
Adapted cross trees to carry 6 x additional signal flags/burgees - each with separate cleat on flybridge decking.
Extended burgee staff above white navigation light.
Stern lazarette seat contains engine air intake and filter, plus 2 x gas bottles and swim platform shower hose.
Starboard lazarette holds teak table and legs, carbon water filter and hydraulic reservoirs for trim and steering.
Propellers: bespoke box in bows to carry spare pair of DPH propellers.
Flybridge screen: s/s padded reinforcement to tinted polycarbonate screen.
Fender baskets: 2 x pair s/s baskets - on stern rail and bow cockpit.
Hull: the hull was gel-shielded in 2016.
Outboard bracket: demountable in teak and s/s.
Bunks: stern and forward cabins bunk with marine mattress toppers.
Warps: full set of soft feel mooring warps plus bespoke heavy-duty towing harness and yoke.