DROMEAS YACHTS 28CC
Motor Boat & Yachting|June 2021
This young Turkish brand has big ambitions to challenge the likes of Axopar and Saxdor with its stylish range of fast, affordable outboard-powered craft. We take its 28ft centre console model for a spin
Hugo Andreae

Ever since Axopar lit up the sports boat scene with its range of fast, funky and affordable outboard-powered sports boats, it was only a matter of time before the rest of the world caught on. Nimbus was first to follow suit with its W/T/C models and last year Saxdor jumped on the bandwagon with its exhilarating 200 Sport and 320 GTO. Now there’s a new kid in town, Dromeas Yachts.

They all share the same basic recipe of strikingly modern looks, efficient stepped hulls, practical walkaround decks and punchy but refined outboard engines. But whereas Axopar, Nimbus and Saxdor are all designed in Scandinavia and built-in Poland, Dromeas Yachts designs and builds its boats in Turkey, albeit with a helping hand from British performance boat designer Adam Younger.

Established in 2017 by naval engineer and former member of the Turkish national sailing squad Efe Kuyumcu, Dromeas Yachts’ mission is to build “the ultimate boats for exploring the Mediterranean come rain or shine.” Those last three words are crucial because it also explains why its boats are just as well suited to Northern European climes. The range now consists of three 28ft models and two 33-footers with a further three 38ft boats currently in development.

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