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Dragonfly 25 – review and test

The dragonfly 25 trimaran weights a shade over 1,000kg and can sail at 17 knots, st’s verdict: an easily-handled daysailer..

Performance: 5/5 Accommodation: 3.5/5 Looks: 4/5

£65,000 ex VAT (as tested)

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The need for speed

The 25 is a pure daysailer/weekender with purpose-built roll-on roll-off trailer for easy launching and recovery. She weighs 1,050kg and, with her minimal wetted area, it's a recipe for speed. The swing wings are delicate but easy to operate.

Create your own apparent wind

With the gennaker up you can almost sail faster than the true windspeed by using your momentum to build apparent wind. On our test sge sailed at 30-32 degrees off the wind and clocked 7knots in 8knots of breeze.

It's not sailing, it's flying

With its floats providing 160 per cent buoyancy, the Dragonfly is capable of flying both leeward and main hull. It's turbo-charged sailing that opens up your horizons. You can beat a foul tide with ease and a cross-channel trip takes half the time.

So this is what a trimaran interior looks like...

There are two removable pods with a small cooker and basin, a lengthy forward berth with a Porta-Potti beneath and a light saloon with removable table. It's adequate for an occasional overnighter and there's substantial extra storage in the sponsons.

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2024 Boat of the Year Best Trimaran: Dragonfly 40 Ultimate

  • By Dave Reed
  • December 20, 2023

Dragonfly 40 BOTY testing

“Classy.” That was the first word that came to mind for Boat of the Year judge Mike Ingham when he stepped aboard the formidable 40-foot trimaran from Dragonfly, an unexpected and welcome late entry to the competition in Annapolis. “It almost feels as if the boat is intentionally understated but overdelivered because once you start looking closer at the details and craftsmanship, it just keeps getting more impressive.”

Builder and company owner Jens Quorning, whose family has been building trimarans in southern Denmark since 1967, says the Dragonfly 40 is the biggest boat they now build and a worthy holder of the flagship title. “Building a boat of this scale is complicated,” he says of the folding trimaran. “It takes three years to develop a new design, and this is for owners looking for a bigger boat, with better performance, capable of more long-distance sailing.”

The result is a powerful trimaran aimed at experienced owners who appreciate the sheer pleasure of racing and cruising on three hulls. This is not your average production multihull. It is a powerful and luxurious sailing machine capable of knocking off fast miles in comfort. Slip down below and you’re immediately immersed in a master class of woodwork and joinery. There are berths for four, including a giant master under the cockpit, plenty of standing headroom, and a comfortable salon and galley arrangement that’s monohull-cozy. “We do not offer a big house on the water,” Quorning tells the judges. “But if you really want a fine and elegant yacht with double-digit sailing, this is what we do.”

For our tests, Dragonfly presented its Ultimate edition, the midrange version. An upscaled Performance model is an all-carbon version with a taller mast. And in the lightest wind of the week, sub-10 knots, the trimaran teased the judges with its potential. Still, in the light stuff, the boat delivered a winning experience.

Dragonfly 40

“It was a dream to sail upwind and downwind, almost effortlessly,” Ingham says. “With the gennaker up, at about 100 degrees true, we were going faster than the wind, and with winch pods on each side of the steering wheel, everything was as ergonomic as you could possibly imagine. The electric winches made it a cinch to furl and unfurl the headsails through the tacks and jibes, and the sails trimmed in perfectly every time.”

The feather-light feel of the helm, Ingham adds, was as smooth as a balanced dinghy. “With tiny movements on the wheel, the boat would immediately respond, but I could also walk away from the helm for a few minutes and the boat would stay right on track. Crazy—I think it steered itself better than I did.”

That’s the trait of a good trimaran, Greg Stewart says. The Dragonfly 40 has a lot of buoyancy in the bows, and while the center hull is substantial, the tall trussed rig and square top mainsail provide plenty of power. “The biggest thing that struck me is how easily accessible everything is,” Stewart says. “Clearly, every detail is painstakingly thought out, and I can’t believe how beautifully built the interior is. It’s top-notch, from the glasswork to the paintwork inside and out. Down below, we were all blown away by the finish.”

There’s no denying the boat is expensive at upward of $1 million, but the test boat had quality race sails, a full electric-winch package, and a long list of high-spec extras. At nearly 15,000 pounds light, it’s a substantial boat—not trailerable, but foldable with Dragonfly’s trademark technique that Corning describes as mimicking parallel rules. The floats are 2 feet longer than the center hull, with buoyancy pushed well forward into the reversed bows, and the center hull is narrow at the waterline before sweeping upward to a high and hard chine. This pronounced hull shape allows for the generous amount of headroom, and high bench seats that flank a long centerline table, which can, of course, drop down to create a double-size berth.

Dragonfly 40 interior

Allen noted that the center hull’s wide side decks provide a secure pathway to the bow, rather than across the trampolines. He was also impressed with the ease of sailing the boat and the comfort belowdecks. “When we were doing 9 knots, I went below and there was silence. It’s comfortable and beautiful. It would be a blast to do some long point-to-point racing on it, doublehanded or with like a crew of four, max.”

Stewart agreed, adding that beyond its noteworthy gunkholing attributes, the engine is well aft on the center hull, allowing it to be motored safely into shallow anchorages. The daggerboard is mechanically raised into the trunk, and the rudder kicks up. “I also think it would be great for a distance race or rally type of event,” Stewart says. “Its performance and versatility are what appeal to me, but the build quality is what really sets it apart.”

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Dragonfly 40

Danish builder Quorning Boats was already producing the Dragonfly 12 M, a large confidential 40-foot model. After 16 units had been completed, production of this luxurious trimaran was interrupted for a complete redesign of the range. The DF40 is now becoming the flagship of the Skaerbek shipyard: its definition is very different to that of the 12 M, as is its ambition to sell in the same numbers (4 to 5 units per year). The silhouette and interior design are more modern, the performance has been increased and the sail handling ergonomics totally revised. We were able to try one out a few months after its only presentation so far, at the 2020 boot Düsseldorf.

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The DF40 is a very versatile trimaran: thanks to its folding arms, it can slip into a monohull dockspace, being just 13’1” (4m) in beam. For coastal cruising, it benefits from its centerboard configuration. For racing, the Ultimate version comes into its own. But despite all this, the 40 differs from the other models in the range by having a much greater focus on being a “blue water cruiser”. The same goes for its almost luxurious character. This high-performance trimaran adopts modern floats with inverted and voluminous bows. The crossbeams are well clear of the water, giving the DF40 remarkable elegance and a nimble passage through rough water. Particular attention has been paid to the styling of the coachroof and the side windows. The sleek rig -Touring or Ultimate with its additional 6’7” (2 m) mast - highlights the sporty character of this trimaran and reflects its performance ambitions.

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Post by Oscar » Sat 30 May 09, 3:57

Update model changes?

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Post by Steve B. » Sat 18 Sep 10, 3:26

Re: 1000 data

Post by EarthBM » Sat 18 Sep 10, 5:27

Steve B. wrote: What do you want to know? There are lots of 1000 owners here.

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Post by Double Horizon » Sat 18 Sep 10, 11:35

parkhouse wrote: The 2002 Df 1000 for sale in California may be the same boat that was put up for sale at an auction in 2008(?), asking price $29000, following a grounding during bad weather. The boat, "Flamboyant", was holed below the waterline - perhaps one of the other USA members will be able to give more details. The first 35 Df 1000s were built between 1994 and 1999. I'm not aware of many after 1999. The price difference between 920 and 1000 could be explained by the fact that the 1000 is not a current model, having been replaced by the 35. There are several posts concerning the performance of the Df 1000 and the gist of it is that the 920 is undoubtedly the star performer. On the other hand, the 1000 is capable of lengthy passages while the 920 is aimed at the day sailer, racer or short-spell cruiser. I have not had any difficulty in acquiring spares for the 1000. Mike Paterson Df 1000-34, Champus

Post by Double Horizon » Sat 18 Sep 10, 11:59

EarthBM wrote: Steve B. wrote: What do you want to know? There are lots of 1000 owners here.

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Post by Double Horizon » Sun 19 Sep 10, 3:23

EarthBM wrote: Thank you! 920 would be my first choice if it were available here and didn't cost the same as 1000. I may still make the effort and see if trucking across the one for sale on the East coast is an option, especially if the 1000 here turns out to be a lemon. If there is any advice you have that you wouldn't post in a public forum, I'd greatly appreciate it on email at [my forum name]@gmail.com

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Post by Mika Harju » Mon 20 Sep 10, 7:32

EarthBM wrote: If there is any advice you have that you would'n post in a public forum, I'd greatly appreciate it on email at [my forum name]@gmail.com

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Post by Mika Harju » Tue 21 Sep 10, 6:56

penryj wrote: Hi Larry, Could you elaborate on your reservations about using the folding system on a regular basis. Regards Penry

Post by Double Horizon » Tue 21 Sep 10, 15:40

penryj wrote: Hi Larry, Could you elaborate on your reservations about using the folding system on a regular basis. Certainly from a time perspective, it can be a pain, but are there concerns from a structural aspect. Is this more of an issue on older models like the 1000 rather than on the DF35? Regards Penry

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Quick Look: DragonFly 35

  • By Jeremy McGeary
  • Updated: September 12, 2007

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For four decades, Jens Quorning has been quietly infiltrating his folding Dragonfly trimarans into the world’s waterways. His latest offering is the Dragonfly 35, which fits nicely between the 9200 (30 feet) and the 1200 (39 feet) It weighs in less than 9,000 pounds, yet carries enough cruising amenities to make it a genuine express alternative to a monohull. It has sleeping quarters for six and the elevated dining area provides a view of the surroundings through the cabin windows, a sort of railway coach version of a raised saloon.

Cruising sailors will be content with the Touring model, but those in search of a rush will want the Ultimate, which, with its 1,100 square feet of sail, will test their nerves and their sailing skills.

For berthing, the Dragonfly 35’s amas fold aft alongside the hull, and the resulting package, about 41 feet long by 13 feet wide fits in a boat slip of normal proportions for a monohull. www.dragonfly.dk

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LOA: 35′ 0″ LWL: 34′ 5″ Beam: 26′ 11″ Draft: 1′ 10″/6′ 3″ Sail Area: 1076 Displacement: 8,600 Water: 37 gal Fuel: 21 gal Engine: Volvo 30 hp Designer: Jens Quorning Quorning Boats ApS www.dragonfly.dk

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  • Toby Hodges
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Dragonfly boss and designer Jens Quorning shows Toby over his new flagship, the Dragonfly 40

The Dragonfly 40 is bristling with neat touches and feels much larger than a 40ft trimaran might, both on deck and below.

The latter is the result of a combination of clever design features that encourage the brain to assume there’s more volume, combined with attention to detail and taking the trouble to build in accessible stowage wherever feasible.

I was initially sceptical about the Dragonfly 40’s twin wheels, as my preference is for tillers whenever possible, which shouldn’t be an issue on a multihull of this size.

However, the execution is extremely good – there’s enough cockpit width to have good separation between the pedestals, while there’s easy access to the electric winches and to the low-profile built-in pods for MFDs and instrument displays on each side of the boat.

Another nice touch is transom hatches for the floats that enable an inflated kayak to be easily stowed inside each one. Below decks there’s a two double cabin layout, with the aft one being the more spacious, with neat solutions to make use of corners that would otherwise be inaccessible.

While the Dragonfly 40 is far from the lightest trimaran of this size, it’s impressively civilised, with an air of quality throughout, and offers the very enticing prospect of passage making at speeds of 24 knots.

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LOA: 12.40m (40ft 7in) Length (amas folded): 13.99m (45ft 10in) Beam (sailing): 8.40m (27ft 6in) Draught (board up): 0.70m (2ft 3in) Displacement (light): 5,500kg (12,100lb) Starting price: €509,000 (ex. VAT)

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There is no single trimaran that is best for everyone. Where some prefer luxury cruisers for long trips with family and friends, others might opt for a high performance racing tri for thrilling rides at breakneck speeds. With the recent spike in trimaran popularity, these days there is a perfect tri for every sailor. So to help prospective trimaran owners decide which boat is just right for them, we here at WindRider have put together a comprehensive list of the best trimarans on the market today! Read through for simple at-a-glance trimaran comparisons of boats both big and small, exhilarating and relaxing, and for all price points.

Jump to a specific sailing trimaran: Neel Weta Corsair WindRider Dragonfly Catri Astus Hobie Sea Pearl Farrier Sea Cart Multi 23 Triak SeaRail Warren Lightcraft Diam Radikal Challenger

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Known for their award-winning luxury trimarans,   NEEL   is based in La Rochelle, the capital city of sailing in France. NEEL trimarans are built for fast cruising with an average cruising speed of about 10 knots, and are even configured to facilitate that sustained speed under motor propulsion. The NEEL 45 was notably named Cruising World’s Most Innovative Vessel in 2013, and by all accounts is an easy-to-sail, high performance boat that is just plain fun.

At a glance:

Models: NEEL 45, 65

Length: 45’ – 65’

Cost:   $$$$$

Use: Luxury cruiser

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A fan favorite,   Weta trimarans   are fast, stable, and remarkably easy to rig. This single-sailor tri has a capacity of up to three, and the ease with which it can be transported and stored makes this a great, versatile boat for beginners. The Weta was named Sailing World’s 2010 Boat of the Year, and one ride is enough to know why: simply put, the Weta is an absolute ton of fun to sail regardless of skill level.

Models: Weta

Length: 14’5”

Cost:   $$ $$$

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The high-end   Corsair trimaran   definitely holds its own in the categories of versatility, performance, and convenience. Boasting a rigging time of 30 minutes from trailer to sailor ,   the Corsair 42 – whose convenient folding amas makes trailering possible – is a simple option even for single sailors, though cabin space is suitable for two adults. These boats are wicked fast, capable of reaching speeds of 20+ knots, and were made for skilled sailors seeking solid construction and high performance vessels, not for beginners.

Models: Pulse 600, Sprint 750 MKII, Dash 750 MKII, Corsair 28, Cruze 970, Corsair 37, Corsair 42

Length: 19’8” – 37’

Cost:   $$$$ $

Use: Sports cruisers

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Built for the sailor who wants to maximize the joys of sailing while minimizing any hassle, WindRider trimarans are notoriously fast, very safe, and a blast to sail from start to finish. With several models that can hold between 1 and 6 riders, including adaptive designs to allow participation from sailors of all levels of mobility, there’s something to suit every sailor’s needs. The WindRider 17, an exhilarating ride perfect for families or camper sailors, has been known to reach speeds of up to 20mph. This easy day sailor goes from trailer to sailing in under 30 minutes and is sure to fit in perfectly with whatever adventures you have planned.

Models: WR 16, 17, Tango, Rave V

Length: 10’11” – 18’3”

Cost:   $ $$$$

Use: Day sailor

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The Danish-built   Dragonfly   trimarans come in a variety of models ranging from 25’ – 35’, all known for their spry performance, comfortable ride, and ease of use. Every model comes equipped with the unique “SwingWing” feature, a motorized system that can unfold the amas even while the boat is already underway – making it accessible to marinas and slips, and even makes trailering possible. Perfect for those who don’t want to sacrifice their comfort for high performance, the Dragonfly can breeze along at 13 knots while remaining one of the quietest compact cruisers out there.

Models: Dragonfly 25, 28, 32, 35, 1200

Length: 25’ – 39’

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Designed for both safe cruising as well as for high speed racing,   Catri trimarans   will make your day. Especially noteworthy is the Catri 25, a stable yet wildly fast foiling trimaran with accommodations for up to 6 people. With profiles optimized for speeds of 25+ knots when foiling, this is no beginner’s sailboat. The special attention paid to stability in the foil design allows the Catri to be a single sailor vessel, even at foiling speed, with no special physical abilities. Whether you’re taking a small crew for longer rides at shuddering speeds or bringing the whole family along for a shorter, but still thrilling sail, the Catri is truly one of a kind.

Models: Catri 25

Length: 25’

Use: Cruiser/racer

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A popular brand of trimaran in Europe,   Astus   has recently made its way to the US market to the delight of sailors on this side of the pond. Designed to offer maximum pleasure with minimum hassle, all models of Astus trimarans are fast to set up, quick on the water, inherently stable, and always a joy to sail. Their outriggers are mounted on telescopic tubes for easy stowage and towing, and can even be extended and retracted on the water for access to narrow passageways and monohull slips in marinas. With models in all sizes and price points, Astus trimarans are a great option for any sailor.

Models: Astus 16.5, 18.2, 20.2, 22, 24

Cabin: Some models

Length: 16’ – 24’

Use: Sport cruisers

HOBIE ADVENTURE ISLAND

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Great for beginners and adventurers alike, the   Hobie Mirage Adventure Island   series is nothing if not just plain fun. With the option to use as a kayak or as a very basic trimaran, the Hobie is transportable, versatile, unintimidating, lightweight, and wonderfully affordable. The pedal system known as “Mirage Drive” allows a person to pedal the kayak using their legs for an extra kick of movement in slow winds. Amas tuck close to the main hull for docking or car-topping, adding serious ease and convenience to the exhilarating experience of the Hobie.

Models: Hobie Mirage Adventure Island, Mirage Tandem Island

Length: 16’7” – 18’6”

Use: Convertible kayak/trimarans

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Best known for its use in camp cruising excursions, the   Sea Pearl   offers a roomy main hull and particular ability to sail in very shallow waters, making beaching and launching a breeze. The lightweight Sea Pearl trimaran is easy to tow, and the larger-than-expected cabin opens this vessel up for overnight adventures with plenty of storage space. The simple design makes the Sea Pearl notoriously low maintenance, and the ease it takes to rig and sail it add to the overall delight of owning this boat.

Models: Sea Pearl

Length: 21’

Use: Camper cruiser

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Quick, lightweight, roomy, and trailerable,   Farrier trimarans   are made for versatility to fit every sailor’s needs. Different Farrier models are available in plan or kit boat form for those who appreciate building their boat themselves, but of course, also as the full production sail-away boat for the rest of us. Single-handed rigging and launching takes under 10 minutes from start to finish, minimizing hassle and getting you on the water fast. All non-racing Farrier designs use a minimum wind capsize speed of 30 knots or more to ensure safety for all those aboard. Add the roomy cabin and high speed capabilities to the equation and you’ve got a boat that is great fun for everyone.

Models:   F-22, 24, 25, 82, 27, 28, 31, 9A, 9AX, 9R, 32, 33, 33R, 33ST, 36, 39, 41, 44R

Length: 23’ – 39’4”

Cost:   $$$ $$

Use: Sport cruisers/racers

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One of the biggest names in the game,   SeaCart   is internationally noted for its high performance trimarans that far exceed expectations for a production boat of its size. The SeaCart trimaran performs as brilliantly off the water as it does on with its super-light and efficient harbor folding system, making light work of trailering. Notoriously easy to manage and maintain, the SeaCart 26 One Design is the ultimate day racing trimaran, designed for both course and inshore/coastal distance racing. Absolutely worth the international buzz it has garnered, the SeaCart is a thrill from beginning to end.

Models:   SeaCart 26

Length: 26’

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A high performance racer class, the   Multi 23   is a lightweight, powerful trimaran known for its wicked speed of up to 25 knots. Multi trimarans of both available configurations were designed to give beach cat thrills and speed without any of the stability or seaworthy concerns. Open ocean sailing is no issue for the Multi’s big bows, which do their job to keep her stable. Built for sailors with a need for speed, the Multi makes a perfect weekend boat for racers, especially those with a taste for boat camping.

Models:   Multi 23

Length: 23’

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Another dual outrigger sailing kayak/canoe design,   the Triak trimaran   was designed to be effortless and fun, especially for beginners. Paddle the kayak with sails furled, use the foot pedals for an extra kick of momentum, or sail with just the mainsail – the only boat in its class to feature an asymmetrical spinnaker – for exhilarating speeds and a blast on the water. Car-top the Triak anywhere for a quick sail or plan for a week long expedition, but always count on having a great time on this easy little boat.

Models:   Triak

Length: 18’

Use: Convertible kayak/trimaran

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SeaRail trimarans   are known for being affordable, light weight, trailerable trimarans that offer the perfect combination of exciting and relaxing experiences to a wide range of sailors. Whether it’s day sailing with your family, resort or camper sailing, SeaRail trimarans are ideal leisure vessels. Leave the hassle to the other boats – the SeaRail takes you from trailer to sailor in 15 minutes. But don’t let its reputation as a leisure tri fool you: if speed is what you want, rest assured that the SeaRail can deliver that as well.

Models:   SeaRail 19

WARREN LIGHTCRAFT

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Warren Lightcraft trimarans , another example of a convertible kayak-to-sailboat option, are known for their aesthetically pleasing designs that are also, as the name implies, very light for simple transportation and ease of use. Convert the kayak into a fast, high performance sailboat in just minutes, fly around on the waves all day long, then simply car-top the 68lb Warren for a maximum enjoyment, low-hassle day on the water. Perfect for sailors and paddlers of all skill levels, the Warren Lightcraft is the best of both worlds and an absolute joy to sail.

Models:   Warren Lightcraft

Length: 15’6”

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Built strictly with racing in mind,   the Diam 24   is a light, powerful one-design class trimaran and a notoriously exceptional performer. Boasting blistering speeds of up to 30 knots, Diam trimarans are not intended for beginners. For racers who crave the very best in terms of intense speeds, smooth handling and impeccable performance, the Diam is the red-hot one-design racing tri for you.

Models:   Diam 24

Length: 24’

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For the sailor who prefers the finer things in life, the   Radikal 26   delivers. Perfect for bringing the whole family out for a day on the water, this high performance, trailerable sailing trimaran strikes the most luxurious balance between quicksilver speeds and a smooth, comfortable ride. The Radikal 26 trimaran is as convenient to transport and set up as it is pleasant to sail, with a folding system that minimizes rigging hassle and also makes this a trailerable tri. Built for a fast and comfortable sail rather than a hold-onto-your-seats thrill, one-the-water safety and overall pleasure makes the Radikal 26 what it is.

Models:   Radikal 26

Use: Sport cruiser

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A solidly-built, single-handed trimaran, the Challenger also doubles as an adaptive design – meaning it is made to accommodate sailors of all levels of physical mobility. Best suited to lakes, the Challenger is a very safe, seaworthy boat for sailors of all ages and experience levels. Add to this the ease of owning, transporting and maintaining the Challenger trimaran and what you get is a simple, fun sailboat perfect both for beginners and those seeking a cheap thrill alike.

Models:   Challenger

At a glance comparison:

Astus 16.5, 18.2, 20.2, 22, 24 16’ – 24’Sport cruiserSome models
Catri 25 25’Cruiser/racerY
Challenger -Day sailorN
Pulse 600, Sprint 750 MKII, Dash 750 MKII, Cruze 970, Corsair 28, 37, 42 19’8” – 37’Sport cruisersY
Diam 24 24’RacerN
Dragonfly 25, 28, 32, 35, 1200 25’ – 39’Luxury cruiserY
F-22, 24, 25, 82, 27, 28, 31, 9A, 9AX, 9R, 32, 33, 33R, 33ST, 36, 39, 41, 44R 23’ – 39’ 4”Sport cruisers/racersY
Mirage Island, Mirage Tandem Island 16’7” – 18’6”Convertible kayak/trimaransN
Multi 23 22’RacerY
NEEL 45, 65 44’ – 65’Luxury cruiserY
Radikal 26 26’Sport cruiserY
Sea Pearl 21’Camper cruiserY
SeaCart 26 26’RacerY
SeaRail 19 18’Day sailorN
Triak 18’Convertible kayak/trimaranN
Warren Lightcraft 15’6”Convertible kayak/trimaranN
Weta 14’5”RacerN
WR 16, 17, Tango, Rave V 10’11” – 18’3”Day sailorN

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The Dragonfly 25 is a easily trailerable trimaran for sailors looking for both performance and comfort.

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The Dragonfly 28 is an excellent trailerable trimaran built for performance and cruising comfort.

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The Dragonfly 32 is the perfect combination between family cruising, racing, and offshore adventures.

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The all-new Dragonfly 40 Performance Cruiser is a cutting edge design with a spacious cockpit and stylish interior.

Dragonfly 40, dragonfly trimarans for sale in the us.

Dragonfly Trimarans are built in Denmark to extremely high standards by Quorning Boats. The current Dragonfly range extends from the trailerable 25 and 28 footers, up to the larger 32 and 40 foot models. All Dragonfly Trimarans employ their hallmark “swing wing” system for retracting the floats for docking or in the case of the 25 and 28 for easy trailering. One feature of this system is that the floats remain in the vertical orientation, which is an advantage when keeping the boat in a slip because it eliminates the issue of fouling of the outside surfaces of the floats. Another hallmark of Dragonfly trimarans is their attention to detail in the interior design and finish, creating a beautiful comfortable place to spend time inside the boat. If you are looking for a Dragonfly Trimaran for sale, Windcraft Multihulls is a US dealer located in the Southeastern United States. Contact us for more information.

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Dragonfly Trimarans presents to you the first out of six chapters in the Dragonfly Sail Guide series. In this chapter we will show you how to trim and sail a Dragonfly when going upwind. Jens Quorning and his son Peter, will take you through the mainsail trim, headsail trim and how to tack with a Dragonfly Trimaran.

Dragonfly Trimarans presents to you the second out of six chapters in the Dragonfly Sail Guide Series. This time Jens and Peter wants to tell you how to trim and sail a Dragonfly while going downwind.

Dragonfly Trimarans presents to you the third out of six chapters in the Dragonfly Sail Guide series. This time Jens and Peter wants to demonstrate how to trim and sail a Dragonfly while reaching.

Dragonfly Trimarans presents to you the fourth out of six chapters in the Dragonfly Sail Guide series. This time Jens and Peter wants to demonstrate how to use the Code 0 on a Dragonfly.

We present to you the fifth out of six chapters in the Dragonfly Sail Guide series. This time Jens and Peter wants to take you through how to sail a Dragonfly in stronger wind conditions

We present to you the last chapter in the Dragonfly Sail Guide series. This time Jens and Peter wants to take you through the different functions you can expect and experience on a Dragonfly.

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  1. Dragonfly Trimarans

    Dragonfly Trimarans is a line of trimaran sailboats built by the Quorning Boats shipyard in Skærbæk, near Fredericia, Denmark. [1] 55°31′11.97″N 9°38′8.08″E. The trimarans produced by this shipyard are characterized by a folding technology denominated "SwingWing". [2] This allows them to use marina berths intended for monohulls and ...

  2. Dragonfly 25 review and test

    The Dragonfly 25 trimaran weights a shade over 1,000kg and can sail at 17 knots. ST's verdict: An easily-handled daysailer. Performance: 5/5 Accommodation: 3.5/5 Looks: 4/5. £65,000 ex VAT (as tested) multihullsolutions.co.uk. The need for speed

  3. 2024 Boat of the Year Best Trimaran: Dragonfly 40 Ultimate

    Sailing World Magazine's Best Multihull of 2024 is the Dragonfly 40 trimaran, a luxury and high-performance sailboat designed and built for experienced bluewater sailors and cruisers.

  4. Dragonfly 25

    The Dragonfly 25 is a high-performance trailer-sailer, easy handling for camping- and racing sailors looking for an exhilarating lightweight trimaran which retains comfortable accommodation for weekend cruising with family and friends. The Dragonfly 25 is available in two versions, a Touring version for family cruising and the more powerful and ...

  5. Boat Review: Dragonfly 32

    The brainchild of veteran multihull maven Jens Quorning, managing director of the Danish boatbuilder Quorning Boats, the Dragonfly 32 is the latest in a long list of trimarans providing a combination of exciting performance and more-than-adequate accommodation space for cruising as well.

  6. Dragonfly 920 Sailboat Review

    They were all talking about the new Borge Quorning-designed Dragonfly 920 Swing Wing trimaran. Quality and refinement are not strangers to Denmark's Quorning Boats where the 920 and three swing-wing siblings - the 1000, 800 and 600 - are built. Not too long ago the 33-foot Dragonfly 1000 took honors in the multihull categories of both ...

  7. The Legend of Dragonfly

    The original and first production trimaran named "Dragonfly" was the Dragonfly 25, designed and built by Børge and Jens, as the yard at this point had basically no orders and all employees had to go - it was very difficult times for Quorning Boats. But, this also started a new era for the company, where focus basically was on the ...

  8. DRAGONFLY 25

    Sailed by Eric Quorning, son of the designer, the DRAGONFLY 25 won the 1985 Round Britain and Ireland Race on corrected time. It is thought that several hundred have been built in Denmark, and a few more built under licence in Canada (PC Mould, Ontario, Canada.) Some later versions had a centerboard instead of a dagger board, as well as the ...

  9. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly 25. The all-NEW Dragonfly 25 is a high-performance trailer-sailer, easy handling for camping and racing sailors looking for an exhilarating lightweight trimaran which retains comfortable accommodation for weekend cruising with family and friends. 1. 2. 3.

  10. Boat Review by Multihulls World of: Trimaran Dragonfly 40

    Particular attention has been paid to the styling of the coachroof and the side windows. The sleek rig -Touring or Ultimate with its additional 6'7" (2 m) mast - highlights the sporty character of this trimaran and reflects its performance ambitions. The Dragonfly 40 produces averages above 10 knots from medium airs upwards.

  11. Trimaran

    A traditional paraw double-outrigger sailboat ( bangka) from the Philippines. A trimaran (or double-outrigger) is a multihull boat that comprises a main hull and two smaller outrigger hulls (or "floats") which are attached to the main hull with lateral beams. Most modern trimarans are sailing yachts designed for recreation or racing; others are ...

  12. Wikipedia

    2) You should contact Dragonfly USA to determine if you can still get parts for the 1000. I'm pretty sure you can get everything essential, because it's all just standard boat parts, and I know of one instance where new molded fiberglass hull parts for the 1000 were shipped from Quorning as recently as last year.

  13. Quick Look: DragonFly 35

    Aeroyacht. For four decades, Jens Quorning has been quietly infiltrating his folding Dragonfly trimarans into the world's waterways. His latest offering is the Dragonfly 35, which fits nicely between the 9200 (30 feet) and the 1200 (39 feet) It weighs in less than 9,000 pounds, yet carries enough cruising amenities to make it a genuine express alternative to a monohull.

  14. Review from Sailing Magazine on the Dragonfly 40

    We thought many of you would appreciate an outsider's point of view on the Dragonfly 40. Here is an article written by Robert H. Perry on March 1, 2024. This folding trimaran for fun cruising offers plenty of options. Holy cow! We have a 40-foot folding trimaran to review. This will be fun. My buddy Doug, who lived on the next beach, had one.

  15. Dragonfly 32

    The Dragonfly 32 fills in the gap between the Dragonfly 28 and the Dragonfly 40. The Dragonfly 32 appears in two versions, the Dragonfly 32 Touring with standard rig, and the more powerful version with a taller rig, the Dragonfly 32 Evolution. The Dragonfly 32 accommodates a crew of 5 to 7 persons. Length. 9.75 m. Beam folded. 3.60 m. Max. crew.

  16. Dragonfly 40 yacht tour: This cruising trimaran can do 24 knots

    The Dragonfly 40 is bristling with neat touches and feels much larger than a 40ft trimaran might, both on deck and below. The latter is the result of a combination of clever design features that ...

  17. Dragonfly 40: Prices, Specs, Reviews and Sales Information

    The flagship of the Danish shipyard Quorning trimaran Dragonfly 40 is presented in Düsseldorf in 2020.. Exterior and Interior Design. Dragonfly 40 is not just a scaled 32 model, but a completely new project. Designed by Jens Quorning and Steen Olsen, the trimaran looks like a single hull.The clean deck, extensive glazing, spacious cockpit is divided into control and relaxation areas with an ...

  18. The Complete List of Trimarans

    DRAGONFLY. The Danish-built Dragonfly trimarans come in a variety of models ranging from 25' - 35', all known for their spry performance, comfortable ride, and ease of use. Every model comes equipped with the unique "SwingWing" feature, a motorized system that can unfold the amas even while the boat is already underway - making it ...

  19. Dragonfly Trimaran for sale

    Dragonfly Trimarans are built in Denmark to extremely high standards by Quorning Boats. The current Dragonfly range extends from the trailerable 25 and 28 footers, up to the larger 32 and 40 foot models. All Dragonfly Trimarans employ their hallmark "swing wing" system for retracting the floats for docking or in the case of the 25 and 28 ...

  20. Category:Trimarans

    F-24 Sport Cruiser. F-27 Sport Cruiser. F-31 Sport Cruiser. Farrier F-22. Farrier F-24. Farrier Trailertri 18. Farrier Trailertri 720. Fleury Michon (yacht) Frolic (trimaran)

  21. Dragonfly Sail Guide

    Dragonfly Trimarans presents to you the first out of six chapters in the Dragonfly Sail Guide series.In this chapter we will show you how to trim and sail a Dragonfly when going upwind.Jens Quorning and his son Peter, will take you through the mainsail trim, headsail trim and how to tack with a Dragonfly Trimaran.Dragonfly Trimarans presents to you the second out of six chapters in the ...

  22. Dragonflytrimaraner

    Historik. Quorning Boats grundades 1967 av Børge Quorning. 1981 slutade företaget bygga enskrovsbåtar och började producera enbart Dragonflytrimaraner. Dessa tidiga trimaraner var inte vikbara. 1988-89 designades och utvecklades "Swing Wing" -systemet. Det introducerades först 1989 i Dragonfly 800 Swing Wing, och har använts i alla ...

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