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55 hour SN Paragon for sale!

swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,979 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
Paragon

This is one heck of a find!! Somebody buy this before I risk divorce over it!
Scott Calderwood

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  • Orlando76Orlando76 Posts: 668 Crazy Baller
    A ‘97 Paragon?? Well that’s new to me. Didn’t know it was offered in 97.
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,979 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Manufactured in '97 too. This is a one-of-a-kind gem, wow.
    Scott Calderwood
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 2,681 Mega Baller
    I guess one was?

    Que the cheap ski tug thread, guess atleast some people will pony up for the $$$ boats.
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,032 Mega Baller
    Pretty boat, but for 55K someone is going to have to be a major nautique fan.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • MuskokaKyMuskokaKy Posts: 275 Baller
    $55K?? are they on glue?
  • MuskokaKyMuskokaKy Posts: 275 Baller
    @swc5150 its just a mid-life crisis...don't risk it you already have all the good toys!!!haha
  • Orlando76Orlando76 Posts: 668 Crazy Baller
    55k is the average price for a Paragon. Last one I saw was listed for $60k. About as crazy as guys buying 196’s new in ~06 and such for ~$25-30k then 20 years later asking $25k.
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,032 Mega Baller
    I think I'd take that 55K and buy a much nicer looking ChrisCraft
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • andjulesandjules Posts: 741 Crazy Baller
    Beautiful boat, although I always felt it needed more of antique split-style or a european-style windshield to really capture the wooden-boat vibe.
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,979 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I'd pay $55k for this boat, if my wife didn't just hang up on me after asking.

    @oldjeep We have a '56 Chris Craft Capri in the family, and it's a PITA. Over $75k in the latest restoration alone...not my money going into that pit fortunately. The Paragon's hull is fiberglass, so the only real wood is what you see.
    Scott Calderwood
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,979 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited February 16
    But the Paragon was never intended for the person buying a used promo boat either.
    Scott Calderwood
  • WishWish Posts: 7,262 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    How much was that thing new??
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,979 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    $50k
    Scott Calderwood
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,979 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    This one may have been more, being '97 single run? I noticed it even has a '97 motor box, which no other Paragon obviously had. I want this boat bad, if it isn't obvious:(
    Scott Calderwood
  • Dacon62Dacon62 Posts: 535 Crazy Baller
    97 hull with 96 top? Or 96 hull and top built in 97??
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,150 Mega Baller
    The first Paragon made is on Lake Placid, NY. I rarely see it out and never pulling a skier. Come to think of it, I’ve never seen it on plane.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,979 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Dacon62 '96 hull and deck built in '97
    Scott Calderwood
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,979 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited February 16
    @lpskier Exactly what I'd expect. That's what I'd do with one. The King of Jordan bought 2 of them back in the day, and I'm guessing he was not a baller (interesting nugget).
    Scott Calderwood
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,032 Mega Baller
    edited February 16
    Well that accounts for 4 of the 11 ;)
    Makes me wonder if the first 10 have plaques that say 1 of 1, 2 of 2, 3 of 3, etc
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,314 Administrator
    @swc5150 The King Of Jordan was into skiing of some sort.... My Dad and Brother went to some semi-pro jump event for his birthday around 1980

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  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,979 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Ah another interesting nugget. One Paragon for a tug, and one for the collection? ;)
    Scott Calderwood
  • Orlando76Orlando76 Posts: 668 Crazy Baller
    Definitely a 90-93 deck and hull. One Paragon is in a living room in Tampa. One is in Chicago/Midwest area, it’s the only wineberry colored one it’s probably the only Paragon ever used for any significant skiing. Always heard 2 went overseas to Dubai area. I’m wanting to say 12 were built, not 11. Maybe 11 green and the red makes 12. They were also offered in blue and white but never built. And there’s also a green imitation Paragon in Arizona area built on a 94 Hull. The fella did a great job but not sure if he ever got wood on the windshield squared away.
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,979 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    My buddy owned the one in Chicago, the only wine colored boat. I think he kicks himself for selling it.
    Scott Calderwood
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