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SOLD – 29ft. International Dragon – No. 453 – built in 1969 by Borresen, Denmark – Lying: South-Coast



Boat Details

Overall Length: 29ft 2ins
Waterline: 20ft
Beam: 6ft 5ins
Draught: 3ft 9ins
Engine: n/a
Berths: n/a
Sail: Fractional Rig 298 sq.ft
Designer: Johann Anker
Builder: Borresen, Denmark
Year Built: 1969
Location: South Coast


The International Dragon One-Design needs little introduction as one of the most successful racing designs of the twentieth century.

The Norwegian design, by Johann Anker dates from 1929. In 1948 the Dragon was accepted as an Olympic class and the rest, as they say, is history. The Dragon Class has since been established throughout Europe and is still a competitively raced class.

DRAGONFLY – Dragon number GBR 453, SSR 15100 Part Three registered is one of the later Borresen built boats which are noted for their speed and craftsmanship build.

Varnished mahogany hull, splined below the waterline on steam bent oak timbers, pine, canvas-covered decks with spinnaker hatch, teak cuddy. Oak backbone.

Elvstrom and North sails, two suits of three sails. Furling genoa. Fractional rig. Sail area 298 square feet. Black anodised mast and boom.

Overall canvas cover (2010)


DRAGONFLY is one of the sought-after Borresen built Dragons with a particularly good racing record. Laid-up these past two seasons and requiring some re-commissioning work. A good original example of this ever-popular racing class. Seriously for sale.

GUIDE: SOLD – January 2020

LYING: North Cornwall