VIDEO: Four new sportsboats in head-to-head group test

We gather 4 of the finest sportsboats on the market for a group test – who will come out on top, the Axopar 28, XO 250, Draco 27RS or Paragon Ranger 25?

Sportsboats from Scandinavia have been flooding the UK market lately, with plenty of speedy imports leaving buyers spoilt for choice.

We originally set out just to test the new Axopar 28OC on its own, but when the chance up came to pit it against three of its rivals, we simply couldn’t resist.

So cue the Draco 27RS, XO 250 and Paragon Ranger 25, which were on hand to give the sporty newcomer a serious run for her money.

In this video, boat test editor Jack Haines guides us through the fleet of sportsboats before we take to the water for a four-way shootout on the Solent.

Dave Marsh delivers his verdict on the agile XO, while Hugo Andreae gets to grips with the versatile Draco.

Finally, Jack explains how these four rivals stack up against one another and what they would be most useful for in the real world.

To watch our ultimate sportsboat group test, click on the video above, and for our full 13-page report, pick up the May edition of Motor Boat & Yachting, which is out now.

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