new Dragon came out of the mould and work started with the layout
The deck ,
ready for installation on the hull
of the inner liner. The hull is finished but is still in the mould.
Ward, builder of a number of 12m yachts (with Australia II being the
most famous as it won the America's cup in 1983), has started with
the first Maalee Dragon. Steve is a boat builder by background and has
experience with different materials. The first Dragon will be
complete in polyester, using the current moulds. We made the decision
however to change the hull moulds and extend this with the keel such
that the iron cast will be positioned in the polyester. This will
make it a stronger and more durable yacht.
This website contains details
of the Yacht building initiative in Perth. MAALEE (Black Swan in
Aboriginal) has been set up in Perth Western Australia to build new
Dragon yachts. The mould is the Endeavour Mould from Børresen, that
was located in Sydney. We have bought the mould, which is on it's
way to Perth.
Seajoy built in 1992 from the Endeavour moulds
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