The v6 was a newly designed hull and keel shape which incorporated our existing (2012) deck and internal structures.
With many v6 regatta and championship victories under our belt, we decided to use digital design to re-model the deck and internal mouldings to complement the v6 hull creating the new Petticrows v6.1 model.
During the winter months new deck and internal moulds have been made, with the first v6.1 leaving the workshop for the 2019 season.
Look closely at the new v6.1 and you will notice that there are a host of new and improved feature to keep Petticrows up to date with the most modern ideas and innovations. Constant review and input from some of the world’s top sailors allow us to continually refine our Dragons.
New features include:
Cockpit “side tanks” to reduce loose water moving around the cockpit with improved drainage systems
Increased cockpit size – by shortening the cabin roof
Double high-speed electric pump with solar charging and Bluetooth battery checkers
New deck non slip design – with great grip for the crew!
Option of traditional backstay/runner position or the new “aft cassette” which improves the angle of pull on the rigging- reducing mast compression for given load
Option of pump outlet on deck or topsides of boat (keeps the crews bum drier)
New cleat arrangement on cuddy top with visible cleating arrangement
1 pull furler standard
Improved shroud adjustment and calibration at deck level and below deck
Fittings selected from Harken and Allen ranges as well as many custom designed and engineered fittings
New style low stretch, lightweight sheets
Option of traveller/barney post and chute/cockpit launch
New Evolution mast with modernised, light, low drag, easy serviceable fittings and improved mast bend characteristics. Used by winners of the 2018 Gold Cup and 2019 World Championship
Option for fixed or rotating gooseneck
Option for rigid or hydraulic boom lifter
Redesigned deck chocking system for the mast and breakwater feature
Improved detailing and simplification of fit out
Rope loops for mooring as standard
Crew hiking wedges as standard and ergonomic cockpit coamings
New improved construction methods for accurate alignment of hull, deck, keel and mast step/gate
We welcome sailors at our workshop to see Dragons under construction and we are always happy to show off our new boats at many regattas.
The approximate date of completion for an order placed now (March 2019) is late September 2019
Below are a series of images of the new v6.1 layouts.
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.