New Dragon Boats



Champion Dragon Boats manufacture 10 different types of dragon boat ranging from the smallest dragon boat which is 7.8 meters long with a capacity for 5 people, to the largest boat which is 19 meters long and has a capacity for up to 42 people.

In China, the originating home of dragon boat racing where the history of the sport can be traced back over 2000 years, it is often quite common to see the larger boats raced on a frequent basis.

The Dragon boats which are used all around the world are designed to a specific international specification of which was devised and developed by the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF)

There are three different types of dragon boat which are all international dragon boat federation (IDBF) specification which are commonly used all around the world by clubs, teams, Watersports centres and sports organisations.

1222 - 12m / 22 people - The standard international racing boat for over 20 years used by, clubs and teams and also at all World and European championships as well as community festivals and events.

912 “festival” – 9m / 12 people The international small class boat, used at World and European championships up until 2012, this boat commonly used for community festivals and events and also leisure activities taking place around the world.

912 “race” – 9m / 12 person The world's newest dragon boat designed and manufactured by Champion in association with the IDBF (international dragon boat federation) and Champion’s global network of dragon boaters. The new 9m “race” boat has been designed especially for professional paddlers for sprint race situations. This boat was released July 2012, and presented to the world at the EDBF (European dragon boat federation) 10th European Nations Championships, Nottingham. England. It has now become the small class international racing standard used at all World and European Championships.

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