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Petticrows build International Racing One Design Yachts for the World.

The Petticrows company was established in 1896, in Burnham-on-Crouch, the traditional home of long established Royal Yacht Clubs, and is the second largest yachting centre in the South East of England. 
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 over 775 Dragons have been produced in the yard. Dragon production was originally masterminded by double Olympic gold medallist Poul Richard Hoj-Jensen but now is 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 produces 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”

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2017 & 2019 Dragon World Champions. Cascais (PRO) & Fremantle (AUS).
Congratulations to Andy Beadsworth, Simon Fry and Ali Tezdiker sailing their Petticrows v6 Dragon

2015 Dragon World Champions
Congratulations to Yevgeny BRASLAVETS, Aleksander MIRCHUK and Sergiy TIMOKHOV sailing their Petticrows Dragon UAE8

2015 Dragon World Champions

2013 Dragon World Champions
Congratulations to Klaus Diederichs, Andy Beadsworth and Jamie Lea sailing a Petticrows Dragon.

2013 Dragon World Champions

2011/12 World Champions
Lawrie Smith (right), Ossie Stewart (left) and Tim Tavinor (centre) Read more >>>

Lawrie Smith (right), Ossie Stewart (left) and Tim Tavinor (centre)