US motoryacht maker Paragon Yachts has announced the construction of a custom 100-footer Bahama SkyMaster for a repeat client. The contract follows a lead made at the Taiwan International Boat Show, and is a result of a close collaboration between Paragon yacht owners and the West Palm Beach-based boatbuilder.
The new 100-foot SkyMaster has been designed specifically to tow a large centre console. In addition, the yacht features vertical windows that enhance the interior space while at the same time diminishing heat and A/C load. Another unique feature is the dedicated, USCG-compliant and RINA-certified, 300-gallon gasoline tank and pump designated for fuelling the centre console and/or tender on extended excursions.
The builder says the SkyMaster incorporates the latest in vibration attenuation technology. From the engine room through the main salon, to the carbon fibre radar arch and the all-carbon flybridge furniture, the SkyMaster has been designed and engineered to ensure the utmost in silence, stability and performance.
With interiors by Marty Lowe, the SkyMaster accommodates eight guests in three king staterooms, a fourth queen-size stateroom and an additional bunk. It also includes accommodations for a captain and three additional crew members.
“We are very proud of the new SkyMaster,” says company founder and president Scott Robinson. “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 SkyMaster is currently in build in Kaohsiung at American Pacific Boatworks, Paragon’s Taiwan-based shipyard.
The yard is the only American-owned and operated shipyard in Taiwan.
The 100-foot SkyMaster will conduct sea trials in August and will debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October 2014.