Eeach factory will
produce boats with slight differences in specification,
especially those made with traditional Chinese craftsmanship
(Traditonally masters should do without a black and white plan).
Thus boats from different regional events will differ. The
following specification for standard "medium size"
boats is merely for your reference and reprinted from
publications of the HKDBA for local and international
championships. Boats in Stanley Races are medium ones. It is not
uncommon to see "big size" (50 people) dragon boats for
fishermen races in other districts or "small dragons"
(8 paddlers+1 steerer, mostly made of fibreglass) for ladies.
(Foreign teams usually call it "baby dragon boat") .
Occasionally in Mainland China may even see bigger boats for
* Material: Teak wood
* Length: 11.66 m (38'10")
* Width: 1.06 m (3'6")
* Depth: 43.18 cm (17")
Dragon Boat Head & Tail
* Material: Camphor wood
Length: between 105-130cm
Blade width ¡G<18cm
Handle width (T grip)¡G10cm
in South Africa Dragon Boat Assn site
|| read description of the Taiwanese
boats (heavier, bigger, different rules )
comparing with hk boats
in editor's note #3 in origin of the Festival