Quarken 27, good value in a competitive Nordic market

Quarken 27, good value in a competitive Nordic market

Axopar 28

A newcomer to the market, Quarken faces stiff competition in the Nordic boat market, with its sharp lines and narrow silhouette. In this final instalment of our test, we take a close look at the Quarken 27’s options, pricing and competition.

Good value for money
The standard price for the Quarken 27 T-Top, including the 300 hp Yamaha engine, is ?97,000 plus VAT. This standard equipment includes front and rear bench seating, a rear cockpit table and a double berth cabin with electric toilet. To optimize the Quarken 27, the shipyard offers four packages: Convenience, Premium, Weekend and Mooring.

The first, which is also the most expensive – ?9,500 – also includes a wireless phone charger, bow thruster, trim, a second 12″ Garmin screen and a Fusion audio system with 4 speakers. The Weekend package, which focuses more on the interior – 30 L refrigerator, curtain divider for the toilet, more efficient electric toilet… is priced at ?6,500.

Other options are also available à la carte, such as the forward cockpit table and sunbathing cushions at ?1,365. Electronics can also be upgraded, such as the Yamaha autopilot at ?3,105. The ski mast costs ?768.

Bow bench seat included as standard

The Quarken 27 Cabin, with the same Yamaha engine, is priced at ?109,500, and includes more or less the same equipment, with the exception of a double rear bench seat. Packages are the same as for the Quarken 27 T-Top.

Tough competition and a sector leader
There are many players in the Nordic boat market. Starting with the industry leader Axopar. Others include Saxdor, Nimbus and Ryck.

L’ Axopar 28 T-Top at 9.18 m in length, it is slightly longer, but offers the same deck configuration, with double berths. The price is ?53,500 ex VAT, without engine, and with less standard equipment. For example, on this model, the toilet is not included, so you’ll have to add an option at ?2,600. In Brabus trim, with numerous options and powered by a 300 hp Mercury, the price is around ?145,000 incl. VAT.

Axopar 28 T-Top

Visit Saxdor 270 GTO also features the same configuration in an 8.45 m long hull. The layout is a little more refined, both inside and out, more focused on family cruising. The base price is ?84,900 with a 225 hp Mercury.

The Saxdor 270 GTO

Visit Nimbus T8 with a length of 8.16 m and a 300 hp Mercury Verado engine is priced at ?155,000 incl. VAT. Finally, in the same style, the Ryck 280 is priced at around ?140,000 without engine.

The Nimbus T8
Le Ryck 280