Built in 1993 under Hood supervision by Grand Banks in Singapore, she was commissioned in Portsmouth, Rhode Island for delivery in 1994. She was been owned as Winds of Time from 1994 to 2008 by Dodge Morgan in Harpswell, Maine and became Dragon in 2008 to her new owners, Bill and Maureen Torgerson of Annapolis, Maryland of which she hails from.
Extensively refitted from 2008 to 2010 at Great Island Boat Yard in Harpswell, Maine. Dragon has been actively cruised by her former and current owners coastwise in East Coast waters and maritime Canada. She has also sailed offshore frequently to and throughout the Caribbean.
Dragon is a beautiful example of Ted Hood’s popular Little Harbor 52 series. Her unique hull design features a generous beam and “delta form” hull shape, providing exceptional living and storage space below decks, as well as remarkable stability and sea kindliness offshore. Her low-wetted surface hull is also easily driven in light wind by a high-aspect sail plan, which was extended two feet beyond standard mast height. Upwind performance is enhanced by a deep, efficient centerboard that increases draft to 11’-9” when lowered. With the centerboard and rudder board raised, her shoal draft of only 4’-10” allows access to cruising grounds normally “off limits” for sailboats anywhere near her size.