Boat Details

Designer: Johan Anker 

Builder: Borresen

Model: International Dragon

Year: 1971

Boat Location: Hampshire, UK

Price: £35,000

Length: 29 ft 2 in  

Beam: 6 ft 6 in

Displacement: 1,700 KG

Hull Material: Wood


Tschüss is one of the last wooden dragons built by Borresen in 1971, she is with her third owner and has just been the subject of large refit (done by a professional yard) which included strengthening bulk head around mast area, new frames replaced, new cabin top and paint work. 

She comes complete with lot of new or refurbished equipment, Petticrows mast/boom and set of 2012 North Sails. Currently lying on her own custom trailer and ready for the final fit out. 

Her asking price does not even come close to what has been spent on this extremely pretty dragon ! 

Open to part exchanges. 

History - Dragon Class

The Dragon one design keelboat was first designed in 1929 by Johan Anker of Norway. By 1948 the Dragon class had become an Olympic class and remained so until the 1972 Munich Olympics. Without question, the Dragon has elegant metre boat lines with a long keel and, for the first 43 years, they were built from a wood construction. 

The class has continued to grow and in early 1973 they started building GRP Dragons, with the same beautiful line as the wooden sisterships. Dragon fleets are represented in 26 countries on 5 continents with some of the best sailors in the world taking part in world class sailing. 

It was recorded that in 2004 some 1,444 Dragon boats were registered around the world, with the International Dragon Association managing class rules carefully to ensure the continued high quality of both boats and crew taking part in major events.

Restoration Work List 2021/22

Varnish topsides with Epiphanies 

Varnish inside hull with Epiphanies 

Repaint bilge with grey bilge paint 

5 new frames where needed 

Cut down cockpit coaming and put a new teak caping 

Rebuild cabin top 

Strip antifoul, fare and apply A4 

Mast ring frame 


Deck Equipment/Rigging

Up to date shroud positions

Through deck spinnaker blocks 

x 2 winches 

2021 runners/backstay 

2021 tappered spinnaker lines 

2021 mainsheet  

Lots of new harken blocks 

20 rebuilt harken cam cleats 


2007 Petticrows mast 

2021 Petticrows boom 

Spinaker pole


Original 70's trailer which was repainted with 2 pack epoxy paint in 2021 and bearings replaced

Additional Information 

Two paddles 

Anchor, chain and warp 

Full overall cover 

Cockpit cover 


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.