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The International Dragon has to be one of the most iconic classic sailing yachts ever designed. "Fenrir" is a great example that could be raced or would make a superb dayboat. One thing is certain, she will draw envious glances wherever she goes! She is currently lying under cover in a barn near Itchenor. She has an excellent survey dated August 2017 - see Surveyor's Comments in the details.
LOA: 8.9 metres
LWL: 5.79 metres
Beam: 1.95 metres
Draft: 1.2 metres
Displacement: 1.7 Tons
Hull is constructed of 15mm close-seamed carvel mahogany planking on steam-bent oak frames fastened with plugged silicon bronze screws
Sawn Oak floors and Douglas Fir beam shelves
Deck is a marine plywood sub-deck bonded to Douglas Fir deck beams with a caulked laid teak deck bonded to the sub-deck with a varnished mahogany king-plank
Cast Iron long keel
Rudder with stainless steel stock
Mariner 3.3hp Outboard short shaft, two stroke engine on removable stainless steel bracket.
The Owner comments that this size engine is more than adequate to push her along but that he rarely used it as the boat was so easy to sail on to a swinging mooring.
Simple 12 volt battery arrangement
Keel stepped anodised alloy mast, boom and spinnaker pole (Petticrow) (new in 2015)
Stainless Steel Standing Rigging (new in 2015)
Furling headsail system (new in 2015)
Mainsail and Jib (serviceable)
4 Lewmar sheet winches
Anchor, chain and warp
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
4 Wheel Road Trailer (likely to need servicing to ensure road-worthiness, never been immersed in current ownership).
My reason for selling "Fenrir" is that my main crew was ill at the beginning of last year and is no longer able to sail.
She is a delightful yacht and the Dragon class has a major following throughout the world. Dragons can be seen at many of the major venues in Europe especially the Classic events. I have had major works completed on the hull which both repaired and strengthened by triangulation at the mast foot and in the bow. These works were professionally carried out by N. Gates & Co of Emsworth.
The sails are serviceable and would be good for training. There are always good sets of second-hand sails available often only having been used for a couple of regattas.
The spars are on loan from Petticrow (one of the sets used by them on the competition circuit as loan spars) and will fit the modern sail design. These spars will be purchased by me before the sale completes and will be included with the boat.
People often ask what "Fenrir" means, the answer is "Wolf who bit off the hand of the god who tried to chain him" - very fitting!
Summary from August 2017 survey"We have surveyed and raced many Dragons ourselves over the years and "Fenrir" stands out as an exceptional racing yacht which is due in no small part to the owner who has spared no cost in maintaining her in concours condition".
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