Dave Marsh gets behind the helm of the new dayboat from Norwegian manufacturer Draco

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Given some of the seas that they have to contend with locally, it’s hardly surprising that the boatbuilders at Norwegian manufacturer Draco know a thing or two about deflecting spray.

So much so that MBY’s Dave Marsh barely managed to get the windscreen wet in two hours of high-speed madness on board the new Draco 27 RS.

This dayboat sports a Hans Jørgen Johnson-designed deep-vee hull, which keeps the helm position well protected, even at its top speed of 42 knots.

In this video, Dave drives a 300hp version of the new Draco from Lymington to Southampton for the 2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show.

Once moored up, we get a closer look at the clever layout, which includes a fold-out bow pulpit in the bow and a convertible sundeck in the rear.

Watch the video below to see for yourself, and to read Dave’s full report, pick up the November edition of MBY, which is out 2 October.

MBY’s boat tests are sponsored by Pantaenius.

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