Petticrows Build International Dragons & Other Performance Craft


The Petticrows company was established in 1896, in Burnham-on-Crouch, the traditional home of long established Royal Yacht Clubs.
In January 2016 Petticrows move to new premises about 2km from the River Crouch, which enables the more efficient production of our high quality boats.

For over 30 years Petticrows have built and developed International Dragon class keelboats. To date almost 800 Dragons have been produced in the yard. Petticrows Dragon production was originally masterminded by double Olympic gold medallist Poul Richard Hoj-Jensen but since 2005 it has been under the guidance of expert boat builder and former Dragon World Champion and Gold Cup winner, Tim Tavinor

The Petticrows total performance concept means everything is built-in-house. This ensures consistent quality and attention to detail by our highly skilled and dedicated team.

It is the unique blend of craftsmanship, and cutting-edge technology in design and construction, which has kept Petticrows at the front of the fleet.
As well as our world beating Dragon, Petticrows also produce fantastic Finn dinghies, and constructs Ocean rowing boats for our neighbouring company Rannoch Adventure.

We are also able to build beautiful bespoke boats, a stunning example is the “Magic Dragon”