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Canadian builder set to debut boat with carbon-fiber hull

Canadian tender builder Carbon Marine will launch the Paragon Super Sport 28 in Miami.
A 16-foot prototype of the Paragon Super Sport 28 is shown during testing in St. Lucia last year.

A 16-foot prototype of the Paragon Super Sport 28 is shown during testing in St. Lucia last year.

Canadian tender builder Carbon Marine will launch the Paragon Super Sport 28, featuring the world's first fully exposed carbon fiber production hull, Feb. 11-15 at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show.

Bringing to the water characteristics of supercars, the use of carbon fiber has created an offshore hull that is lighter, faster and stronger than a conventional fiberglass hull, resulting in higher top speeds and better fuel efficiency, the company said in a statement.

Partnered with a Seven Marine 627-hp supercharged V8 outboard capable of producing a top speed approaching 90 mph and a cruising speed of 50 mph, and with a range of more than 200 miles, the Paragon 28 Super Sport also handles in rough water in a way atypical for boats under 30 feet, the company says.

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