1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer

£35,000
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1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
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1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer
1969 Fully Restored Classic Børresen Dragon Keelboat & Trailer

General Specification

Designer :
Johan Anker (1929, Norway)
Builder :
Børresens Bådebyggeri, Vjile, Denmark
LOA :
8.9m  (29ft 2in)
Beam :
1.95m  (6ft 5in)
Draft min:
1.2m (3ft 11in)
Displacement :
1700kg
Keel :
Long

Construction

  • Wood carvel construction
  • Mahogany on oak frames
  • Varnish topsides with black antifouling
    • A full and meticulous restoration job undertaken in 2023

She now looks incredible with gleaming varnished topsides, fared hull and fully repainted interior as well as being in excellent structural shape!

Completed works include:

    • New ring frames and new copper clinches
    • 4 new frames up forward of ring frames
    • 4 new frames back aft
    • 2 mid-ship frames
    • All new fastenings in the new frames
    • 15 new splines above and below waterline
    • New callings and half beams
    • New forward cockpit front and corners
    • New cuddy coach roof beams
    • New cuddy ply top and new teak on top
    • New forward deck beams
    • Smoothed out hull under water line
    • Long boarded the hull externally
    • New cover boards
    • Repair transom
    • New stem section
    • New marine ply deck
    • Glassed ply on deck
    • New mast step
    • New mast sole floor
    • Repaint forward and aft inside hull (lower) in white
    • Re-varnish inside hull (upper)
    • 15 x coats of Epiphanes varnish externally
    • 3 x coats of high quality non slip deck paint

Mechanical & Electrical

  • No Engine

Rigging & Sails

  • Bermudan Sloop rig

She retains her original mast, standing rigging, running rigging and sails from before her restoration which can be refitted, or upgraded at the buyers discretion.

Her before restoration inventory includes:

  • Black alloy Procter mast and boom
  • Standing rigging believed in good condition
  • Running rigging all in good condition
  • Mainsail and genoa (c.2015, by Petticrow, good condition, little used)
  • Older mainsail and genoa (reasonable condition)
  • 2 x spinakers (both by Petticrow)
  • Spinnaker pole

Dragonfly will still need to be “fitted out” with the rigging and internal running systems including sheets & tweakers etc to buyers specifications


Equipment

  • Twin axle road trailer also fully refurbished in 2023 and much structurally and visually improved. Works include:
    • New axles and bearings
    • New brakes and hitch
    • Shot blast and repaint
    • New mudguards

Remarks:

An impressive and full restoration by
a team of highly skilled and meticulous wooden boat builders has resulted in a gleaming classic that is now in structurally excellent condition and the envy all who sail with her.

This exquisite Dragon has a very successful racing record, having won local and national races (including Cowes week) when owned and helmed by Eric Williams during the 1990s and early 2000s. Then based in the Solent, she was always found in the front of the local fleet which numbered some 30 Dragons.

“Dragonfly” was built in 1969 by Børresens Bådebyggeri, Vjile, Denmark, build number K453 and launched as “Menace”.

Dragonfly still needs her rigging and internal running systems ‘fitting out’ which can be tailored to individual specifications and therefore at the buyers expense. Estimated complete fit out cost approx. £5,000 or can be customised to upgrade to any level of enhanced system as specified by the purchaser. Advice from some of the top Dragon racers is available on request for works to be planned and executed accordingly.

Photos:

  • 1-12 show her newly refurbished condition
  • 13 shows her trailer before paint
  • 14-26 show her undergoing restoration.

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