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Paragon 94

Ever listened to a captain complain about his yacht?

By no means uncommon, this phenomenon seems to reinforce the old axiom: if you want a job done right, do it yourself. But many captains don’t have the ability, the perspicacity, or the sheer gumption to build a yacht themselves.

That isn’t the case with Scott Robinson, an experienced captain with thousands of sea miles, several projects, and four Paragons to his build credit. And while he didn’t go so far as to name the line of boats after himself in the tradition of builders such as trumpy or Burger, each is a reflection of his restlessly exacting mind.

Delivering boats and being a private yacht captain for 25-plus years, I saw a lot of my customers and owners that wanted to move up, says Robinson. So we’d go shop the market around the world, looking for the right yard to build their next boat, and we’d come up short. I had enough horsepower from the guys who wanted to move up, and I said ‘Let me do it for you, I know what you want.’

Watch Robinson aboard one of his creations, and you can almost see the wheels turning in his mind as he looks at every facet and considers how it might have been done better. And that’s exactly the case with the Paragon 94 that I visited one warm afternoon in Southern California: She is the latest iteration (she’s the fourth Paragon) but she bore the same basic DNA as Endless Summer . the 92-foot Paragon I’d been aboard two years ago in Mexico.

This new Paragon was stretched two feet, but there’s a lot more to the story. The earlier Paragon that I’d tested for Yachting was actually their 86-footer with a stretch to 92 feet with a fishing cockpit.

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The current 94-footer gets an extra eight feet in the superstructure, which Robinson divvied up into several areas.

As a result, the salon is, well, it’s simply immense. It stretches 26 feet from the twin sliding doors on the afterdeck to the forward bulkhead that hides the galley. If you consider for a moment, you’ll realize that far larger yachts don’t have 26-foot salons.

Step through the husky Freeman doors and there is a casually elegant sitting area and, off in the distance, the dining table allows eight guests to slide their chairs back for brandies and stretch their legs without worrying about whacking the cabinetry. This is a salon made for entertaining dozens of your closest friends-without having to get too close.

If you want to settle in with a movie, a touch of a switch raises the large popup television and converts the after sitting area into a media room with a large couch and a pair of bucket chairs. There are even built-in side tables to hold your popcorn. The interior wood is at the discretion of the owner and, on our test boat, it was a warm Brazilian cherry with epi inlays.

Just forward of the salon bulkhead is the galley and, while I don’t think Scott Robinson is a gourmet chef, he’s going to make one very happy with this layout, which has several clever features. No amenity has been overlooked, from the four-burner Viking stove with oven to the Sub-Zero fridges to the marble counters complete with a popup appliance hangar. What I particularly liked was the Freeman door to the side deck that had been customized as a Dutch door, allowing fresh air in good conditions as well as direct access to the galley for bringing supplies aboard.

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