The Draco 2900 Star is a high quality Scandinavian sports cruiser combining excellent build quality, sparkling performance and handling capabilities with impressive space both above and below decks. Featuring a fuller windscreen design than most boats of the era they offer sports cruiser abilities with an easily managed soft top design which could lend itself to adaptation to a permanent forward hard top if desired. Twin diesel engines give good performance and useful economic cruising whilst her layout allows up to ten adults to relax in the cockpit and sleeps five with ease. As such they make a great alternative to the more commonly seen Fairline Targa 27 or 28, Falcon 27 or Sealine 285!
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Draco A/S
Designer: John H Lindlom
Hull Shape: Planing
LOA: 30 ft 1 in
Beam: 10 ft 3 in
Minimum Draft: 2 ft 10 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 6 in
Displacement: 3500 kgs
The layout offers up to 5 berths in 3 cabins with approx. 6'2" max. headroom. Saloon with large wrap-around seating area forward and central table which drops to form a double berth with storage areas beneath. U-shaped galley to starboard with 2-burner Origo spirit hob, microwave (in side cabin), fridge, sink and good storage in various cupboards and lockers. Heads compartment to port with marine toilet (new 2014), washbasin and shower. Separate aft cabin to starboard with double berth, seating area, hanging locker, lighting and stowage areas. Second smaller aft cabin to port with single berth, hanging locker and further storage.
Hot and cold pressurised water throughout via calorifier with immersion coil. Blue cabin upholstery with contrasting burgundy carpets and cream linings. High quality light wood cabinetry throughout. Additional storage for wine, beer and other provisions beneath saloon sole.
Spacious cockpit which comfortably seats up to 10 adults consisting of a helm position to starboard, navigators seat to port and a large U shaped aft seating area with two cockpit tables which can be adapted for sunbathing.
Located under cockpit sole, twin Volvo Penta AQAD41 200hp 6-cylinder turbo diesel engines. Freshwater cooled via heat exchangers. Volvo Penta Duo-Prop sterndrives with two recently reconditioned propellers. Wheel steering. Dual single lever controls with outdrive trim adjusters. Full engine instrumentation for both engines including revcounter, engine temperature, oil pressure, tilt indicator, fuel and battery gauges. Bennetts remote controlled trim tabs.
The AQAD41 was an early version of the highly successful Volvo Penta range that became the KAD42/43/44 and finally the KAD300. As such, parts are readily available and the 200hp AQAD41 is relatively unstressed and highly regarded. Modern high quality lead sound proofing was professionally installed in 2014 to the engine compartment which has significantly improved noise levels when underway.
2 x 12v Batteries (new September 2013) charged via engine alternators. Shorepower system with battery charger, ring mains and immersion coil for water heating. Full cabin lighting.
Anchor with chain
Manual anchor windlass
Stainless steel pulpit, grab rails and fender baskets
Full cockpit canopy with in white (perspex windows replaced 2014)
2 x Windscreen washers with screenwash system
Transom mounted davits for dinghy
Stainless steel and teak bathing ladder
Cockpit storage areas
Warps and fenders
ICOM M323 DSC VHF radio (new 2014)
Autohelm ST50 combined depth sounder and speed/log
EchoPilot analogue echo sounder
Alpine stereo CD/radio with bluetooth connectivity and Alpine speakers
2 x Fire extinguishers
Electric bilge pumps
Draco 2900 Star built to a John H Lindblom (also known for his work with Storebro Royal and Vindo) design by Draco A/S in 1989. White GRP planing hull design with deep V forward profile for improved handling and sea keeping. White GRP superstructure and decks with grey styling sections and moulded non-slip surfaces. GRP bathing platform with boarding ladder.
Although Draco boats are relatively rare to the UK market they are highly regarded throughout Scandinavia due to their sparkling performance, great sea keeping and excellent build quality. They are considered very comparable to similar period Windy, Nimbus, Scand and Storebro Royal boats and should be thought of as a higher quality, more exclusive alternative to many of the better known sports cruiser manufacturers.
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