Windy Scandinavia AB, a well-known builder of runabouts in Sweden, is presenting its two latest models in the Draco range, the 27 and 22, to the U.S. market this year. Draco has been manufacturing boats since the 1960s and the new models are built with a modern look due to the snub-nosed bow with vertical stem yet with a couple of retro details to her styling that makes her unmistakably Northern European.
The Draco 27 has an open concept in the stern with a centrally positioned back-to-back lounge that spreads out into a sunlounge. She also has one of the largest boat seating areas in her size range. The driver and a companion travel in bucket seats that swivel to face a table that installs between them and the aft lounge. A cockpit canopy provides shade when docked or underway. A heavy-duty rubrail protects the boat around the docks and a foldout boarding step makes it easier to embark. Available options include a sink, refrigerator, a toilet and a shower.
The Draco 22 is designed with similar lines and a deep cockpit and bow seating area. A fold-down bench converts to a sunpad. The smaller boat also has a canopy and bimini system and a 12-volt refrigerator is among the options available to customize the boat.
“For decades, the Draco name was synonymous with high-quality, high-performance retro-styled dual-console boats,” Fredrik Delic, sales operations director for Windy Scandinavia AB/Draco Boats, said in a statement. “We like to think of our new models as ‘small superyachts,’ bringing extraordinary fit and finish to the under 30’ (9.14 m), outboard-driven, powerboat market. We have re-envisioned our product line by employing the latest methods in marine engineering and design for a finished product that is sure to turn heads.”
Added Cuyler Morris, principal of Navic LLC and East Coast Draco dealer, “Draco strives to embody the very pinnacle of bespoke craftsmanship and cutting-edge design in its category. They are built for the way people actually boat, and our team is truly excited to offer these designs in the U.S.”