After huge success in the 1970s and 1980s, the Draco marque from Norway has been resurrected by fellow Norwegian designers Windy boats. The new Draco 27RS is expertly described by reviewer, Alex Smith, as "a very Scandinavian take on the bow-rider concept." Take a look for yourself in this Draco 27RS video.




Nominated as European Powerboat of the year, the Draco 27RS is built by Norwegian company, Windy boats in its Polish factory. The helm station receives due praise with its fully adjustable seat, nice ergonomics and plenty of storage beneath the dash board.

The aft bench, which seats two facing forward and two facing the rear, also collapses to form a sun bed. Access to the bow is through the windscreen in between the helm and the toilet compartment to port.

It may be worth comparing the Draco 27RS with some of the other open day-boat and bow-rider videos and reviews on, although most are much shorter and more sporty, such as the Sea Ray 19 SPX: First Look Video or the Salcombe Flyer 530 Sport review.

Two separate ladders are built in to the Draco 27RS: one at the bow folds neatly into the anchor locker and the swim ladder at the stern is also cleverly stowed inside the hull and releases at the touch of a button.

With engine options up to 300hp, a range of six exterior colours and two interior shades to choose from, there is plenty to like on this new Draco. Or, as Alex puts it: "just the kind of bow rider you'd want Windy to build."

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is a journalist, copywriter and magazine editor with a long history in boating and a happy addiction to the water. He’s worked on boats, lived on boats, bought boats, sold boats and – when he’s not actually on board a boat – he can generally be found in his Folkestone office, tapping away at the computer and gazing out to sea.