Petticrows Relocation

Last March the Petticrows Boatyard was relocated to Cascais, Portugal.

The relocation ensures Petticrows is very well placed to service the fleet efficiently now that we are able to get back on the water, this season and beyond.
After more than 30 years based in Burnham on Crouch in the UK, it is without doubt a big change, but presents a very positive opportunity for the company and will integrate some new personnel, ideas and enthusiasm with our existing quality and reliability.
Tim Tavinor will continue to be involved overseeing the production and will be continuing to race the Dragon on the regatta circuit.
Petticrows Portugal team will count with the familiar face of Pedro Rebelo de Andrade and with his extensive experience in Dragon sailing.
Pedro is joined by Henrique who will take care of the operation in Cascais.
The existing UK contact details will still be in operation for some time so please call or e-mail with any questions or concerns over this move. Please note Petticrows Portugal sales office new contact details are in this website contact details.
Several of the key production workers from UK will also be involved in Portugal making sure of a seamless transition so you can be sure of some familiar faces when you are next able to visit us in Portugal!
Petticrows Portugal is located in Cascais, a village that has been a big and popular part of the recent history in the world of Dragon sailing.
Portugal has a long and successful Maritime heritage and we very much look forward to a new chapter for Petticrows in this friendly environment.


The Petticrows company was established in 1896, in Burnham-on-Crouch, the traditional home of long established Royal Yacht Clubs.

For over 30 years Petticrows have built and developed International Dragon class keelboats. To date over 800 Dragons have been produced in the yard. Petticrows Dragon production was originally masterminded by double Olympic gold medallist Poul Richard Hoj-Jensen but since 2005 it has been under the guidance of expert boat builder and former Dragon World Champion and Gold Cup winner, Tim Tavinor.

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.