From the day the v6 Dragon hit the water in January 2017 the results were impressive – with v6 Dragons winning several early season regattas.
Team Provezza (Andy Beadsworth, Simon Fry and Ali Tezdiker) went on to dominate the World Championship in Cascais in their v6 with Lawrie Smith finishing 3rd and Dmitry Samokhin in 5th
One year on we have built and have orders for 30 x v6 Dragons
The story behind the success
In January 2017 Petticrows launched the new v6 model Petticrows Dragon. It is the 6th model Dragon since Petticrows started producing in the late ‘80s.
We decided to go back to first principles and studied a number of historically fast Dragons, using photogrammetric scanning and overlaying the results from various boats, this coupled with our own practical experience on and off the water and the eye of our experienced small boat designer Phil Morrison - we came up with our new design and created our new hull moulds from scratch using CNC machining.
The deck and internal mouldings remain largely the same as boats produced from 2012 onward with 2700 litres of buoyancy as required by the class rules.
As always we have evolved the fit out to incorporate new fittings and ideas to ensure our boats use up to date and great to race.
Options and new features
Our standard colours are white and light grey however sailors can select their own colour scheme design – we can build to any RAL colour match.
We can provide boats with an antifoul finish if required.
In the last few years it has become more popular to sail without a spinnaker chute particularly on the windward/leeward championship courses. The v6 can therefore be ordered with cockpit launch or a traditional spinnaker chute.
The cockpit launch spinnaker boat has no cleat beam under the cuddy and has a fairing piece to assist the spinnaker launch and retrieval.
The early boats with chutes still had the cleat beam but due to the success of the bulkhead mounted cleats we will remove the cleat beam from all boats.
The traveller or Barney post options are available, with standard or custom fit out.
Crew seats are an option and helm seat is in GRP as standard
Boats come with standard genoa sheeting, the quick release system is also available as an option.
Mooring cleats have been replaced by Tyetec rope loops.
Spinnaker turning blocks are now anchored using the Tyetec system and in a forward position as standard (just aft of rear coamings)
The position of the runners entering the deck has been moved aft and more central. This allows better rig control.
Shrouds pass through adjustable plates on the deck.
The shroud nut adjuster configuration has been changed to allow one crew member to more easily to adjust and calibrate the rig from below deck.
The adjustable diamond mechanism has been removed from the mast (due to change in mast weight rules) and is now positioned beneath the floor hatch aft of the mast.
Aluminium mast step is standard
All boats come with the 1 pull furling system.
Most sailors are now choosing to have the pole up/down controls on the cuddy roof so it can be adjusted from either in the cockpit or from the foredeck.
Option for leeward control of Barber haulers.
Runners and backstay use the latest Dyneema products when they become available.
Carbon fibre tiller extension.
Custom fit out (largely Harken).
All boats have standard inventory of mooring lines, anchor and warp, rig tension gauge, Windex, lifting strop, digital compass, solar powered electric pump with charger and battery tester, spare drain bung.
Terms of Trading
1/3rd deposit with order. 1/3rd when hull and deck are moulded.
Balance upon completion.
All prices quoted are ex-works and exclude V.A.T which is
payable in the country of destination.
Once a deposit has been accepted, the price will not be
altered unless there is a specification change by the client
in which case any additional cost will be notified to the
client in writing before work proceeds.
Once a boat has been paid for in full, it is the owners
responsibility to insure it, even if it is still on our
This offer is subject to the BMIF standard conditions of
contract, version August 1999. Copy available on request.