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Half-Hull Dragon 1929

Half-Hull Dragon 1929
Half-Hull Dragon 1929
Product Code: Half-Hull Dragon 1929
Availability: In Stock
Price: $189.00
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Description

This Dragon half-hull yacht hangs on the wall and takes up little space. This collectible nautical works of art will be an ideal gift for your friends or a timeless decorative piece in your home. 

The model was hand crafted from tropical hardwood and used the traditional plank on bulkhead method. After the bulkheads are laid and the hull lines trued, the hull is planked with individual wooden strips to form a smooth silhouette.

The model is then sanded, hand painted and varnished to a mirror-like finish. The half hull is then mounted on a ready to hang black wooden plaque, with an engraved brass nameplate. The half hull model is built exactly to scale as the original one. The task required skillful craftsmen hundreds of hours to accomplish.

Highlights about this half-hull yacht:

  • Entirely hand built by using individual wooden planks in hull construction
  • We use the high quality wood in constructing and ensuring the model will withstand climate change.
  • Hull features on deck include helm wheel and cleats
  • This half-hull yacht is attached on a sturdy wooden base with metal nameplate

Dimensions:  92cm Length, 12cm Width, 30cm Height.

History

Classic yacht has been built in 1930's but still very famous until today.

The Dragon embodies all the qualities that have made day-racing keelboats the preferred form of competition for many of the best helmsmen from dinghy sailors to America's Cup competitors.

The crew of three makes for a tightly knit unit without the need for hired heavyweights, One Design rules ensure level racing and the ease of trailing makes international competition attractive to all budgets. Yet the Dragon's greatest strength is its depth of support and the strength of its international following.

The Dragon's philosophy of gradual evolution within one-design principles has produced a boat with state of the art rig and boat handling controls, reducing the learning curve for sailors transferring from other classes and making the boat flexible enough to cater for every level of ability. It remains one of the few top level racing classes where sailing skills still predominate over crew weight and fitness.

These are just some of the reasons why yachtsmen of every age and every standard are attracted to the Dragon. One sail is enough to make Dragon ownership the goal of many sailors' racing careers, while for others the class provides a lifetime of challenges. The International Dragon is a truly thoroughbred racing yacht.

 

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