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  Dragonfly 40 debut at Boot Düsseldorf, January 2020

Latest update - 23 April 2020

 

Dragonfly 40 excels on first sea trials

Jens Quorning and his team took the new Dragonfly 40 for its first trials in mid-April, and reports on a very successful test:

"The boat meets our expectations in full. The boat balances superbly on the helm and can easily be controlled with one hand – it responds promptly.
The carbon fiber rig and the large sail area provide incredible power that allows the boat to sail 18.5 knots at 18 knots true wind.

"What a great day"

 

South Coast Boat Show show 3-5 July 2019

The South Coast Boat Show has been postponed to 3-5 July due to COVID-19.


This great new event returns to Ocean Village in Southampton, with around 60 boats from major sail and power brands on display. Some exhibitors will offer opportunities to test sail in the late afternoon.

Entry is free, but guests are asked to pre-register to ensure swift access on the day. Full details on the new show website www.southcoastboatshow.com

 

Dragonfly 40 debuts at Düsseldorf

The all-new Dragonfly 40 made a spectacular debut at the huge Boot Düsseldorf show in Germany, displayed alongside the popular Dragonfly 32 & 28 models.

This new offshore performance cruiser introduces many new features, and a beautiful new interior design.

Production of this new model is already sold out for 2020, so please contact us to discuss 2021 deliveries.

 

Scottish Isands Peaks Race - Dragonfly 32 wins

Congratulations to Gordon and Iain Baird, who won a nail-biting finish to the 2019 Scottish Islands Peaks Race to take line-honours on their Dragonfly 32 Supreme 'Tri Mhor'. What a great performance by both their sailing and running teams.

 

Multihull of the Year 2019 - Dragonfly 32 Evolution

We are proud to announce that the new Dragonfly 32 Evolution has been voted 'Multihull of the Year 2019' - up to 40ft at the International Multihull Show in the south of France.

Thank you to everyone who voted for it, and this trophy will join the DF 32's other awards:

• Y&Y Awards 2013 - Best Performance Boat over 30ft

• SAIL magazine - Best Boat 2015

 

South Coast Boat Show show 17-19 May 2019

We hope you will join us at the exciting NEW South Coast Boat Show, from 17-19 May in Southampton.
This new event will host around 60 boats from major sail and power brands, with opportunities to test sail selected boats in the late afternoon.

Entry is free, but guests are asked to pre-register to ensure swift access on the day. Full details on the new show website www.southcoastboatshow.com

 

Unfortunately, due to a clash of dates, this has resulted in the cancellation of the annual Portsmouth Harbour Multihull Show, which we hope will return for next year.

 

Düsseldorf Boot show 21-29 January 2019

The Dragonfly 25, Dragonfly 28 and the NEW Dragonfly 32 Evolution had a great reception at BOOT Düsseldorf 2019 and it was great to see more UK visitors there too.

Look out for the show reports in the UK media, as everyone I spoke to agreed this enormous show is a must-see event for any keen sailors and it's so easy to access with the airport almost next door.

 

Dragonfly 32 Evolution launched November 2018

The new Dragonfly 32 Evolution was launched briefly for sea trials before the Danish winter sets in, so I took the opportunity for a quick sail with Jens Quorning.

With temperatures in low single figures and a strong breeze, it was chilly but what a fantastic day! The changes are even greater than I'd expected, with enhanced agility thanks to the larger volume yet lower height of the new wave-piercing floats. Tacking is even faster now too, further aided by a new rudder profile with reater response.
This boat also has the first of the new elm wood interiors, which replaces the previous teak option. It has a really nice contemporary feel, being a little lighter and softer in appearance than the teak.

 

Dragonfly Days 19 22-25 August 2019

All Dragonfly owners worldwide are invited to our annual global DRAGONFLY DAYS at the yard in Denmark - offering training sessions onboard your own Dragonfly, seminars and social activities in the evenings. Do not miss the opportunity to sail, network, and socialise with other Dragonfly enthusiasts.
The Dragonfly team have put together an amazing program for this event. For further information, please contact us by email

 

Dragonfly Open Yard - 15 June 2019

Once again the Dragonfly yard in Denmark opens its doors for interested parties to visit and see how these stunning yachts are built. The demonstrator Dragonfly trimarans are also available for trial sails by prior appointment, but these are usually popular so please book soon.
For further information including travel advice, please contact us by email

 

50 years of Dragonfly 1967-2017

Same family, same yard, same concept and same vision as 50 years ago.

Congratulations to Jens Quorning and his father Børge for reaching this huge milestone, with the yard once again reaching record levels of production.

 

NEW Dragonfly 28 'Performance version for 2016

Following the great success of the Dragonfly 25 with its innovative wave-piercing outrigger design, Jens Quorning has now applied a similar concept to the popular Dragonfly 28 to create a new more powerful 'Performance' version with 20% greater outrigger volume for those seeking ultimate performance.

The 1st Dragonfly 28 Performance arrives in the UK this summer, and we can't wait to try it!

 

Dragonfly 25 - European Yacht of the Year 2016

What a great start to the year! On the opening evening of Europe's largest boat show in Düsseldorf, the new Dragonfly 25 was awarded the prestigious title of 'European Yacht of the Year' in the Multihull category.

Remarkably, this is the third time Jens Quorning has received this award, and every new Dragonfly lanched sine the inception of these awards has been nominated by the jury of leading marine journalists.

 

Dragonfly 25 tested in PBO Nov 2015

Our Dragonfly 25 Sport features in a 4-page test report by David Harding in the latest November 2015 issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine, out now.

"Downwind at 18-20 knots and upwind at 10 knots... that's what the Dragonfly is capable of".

 

Dragonfly 25 - Round the Island race 2015

On Saturday we enjoyed our first race on the new Dragonfly 25 Sport in the annual Round the Island Race. An early F3 beat to the Needles was followed by a fantastic spinnaker run all the way across the south of the island in perfect summer weather with F4-5, then upwind to the finish. In its first trip offshore, the boat performed beautifully and we were delighted to be the 5th fastest of 26 MOCRA Racing class finishers (including 11 Dragonfly trimarans) and 1st production boat, behind 3 racing multihulls and a huge Gunboat 66 cat. Our elapsed time of 6hr 21 min was the 23rd fastest out of all 1,400+ finishers.

 

Dragonfly 32 announced as Sail Mag 'Best Boat 2015'

Every year Sail Magazine announces their Best Boats award in their December issue, and we’re delighted that they have chosen the Dragonfly 32 as the Best Boat 2015 in the Multihull 31-40ft category. The judges were particularly impressed by the design and engineering of the Swing Wing system, the volume and spaciousness of the centre hull, and the new design of the floats.

They summarised the Dragonfly 32 as: “A refined, swift trimaran that reminds us how elegant a performance multihull can be, this boat has it all: beauty, speed, shoal draft, comfort and quality construction.

 

Dragonfly 28 wins solo race

The Danish equivalent of our own Round the Island Race is the annual sprint around the island of Fyn, a challenging 134NM course including navigating two narrow and winding channels.

There is also a solo version, and this year 200 solo skippers entered, including 17 multihulls of which 10 were built by Quorning Boats. One of those was our Service manager Anders Bastiansen, entering his first solo race aboard the Dragonfly 28 Sport. Despite starting several hours after the monohulls which ranged to 50ft+, Anders sailed a fantastic race to take line honours in a time of 26 hours 11 minutes.

Dragonfly 28 Indian Ocean crossing by Hilary Lister

On 19 March, British quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister again entered the record books by completing the first ocean crossing by a severely disabled woman, from Mumbai in India to Muscat in Oman aboard a Dragonfly 28 trimaran together with Omani sailor Nashwa Al Kindi.

For this trip, an otherwise standard Dragonfly 28 had electric winches added with a specially developed control system, which allows Hilary, who is paralysed from the neck down, to control winches and steering by a 'sip and puff' system of 3 straws. The Dragonfly team are very proud to have built the trimaran which helped Hilary fulfil her ambition, and offer our congratulations and great respect to her and her team for completing this very ambitious and brave trip.

 

Dragonfly 32 wins Yachts & Yachting Award 2013

What a great start to the year!
The new Dragonfly 32 has beaten strong monohull competition from Grand Soleil, X-Yachts and others to win the Y&Y Award 2013 in the category of 'Performance Boat over 30ft'. We are all very proud of this award as it was voted by the readership of the magazine as well as the judges, and it's fantastic to receive such support from the UK yachting community.

Please see the Yachts & Yachting website for further details.

 

Southampton hosts Dragonfly 32 World debut

We're delighted to report that the stunning new Dragonfly 32 will appear as one of the stars of the 2012 Southampton Boat Show from 14 to 23rd September.

In addition, Jens Quorning plans to join us for the second weekend, giving visitors a chance to meet the designer of these amazing yachts.

We'll be in Berth 539 at the northwest (upriver) corner of the marina, but it will be hard to miss a bright yellow trimaran with a black rig! We look forward to seeing you there

 

First Dragonfly 32 arrives in UK

The yard completed the first customer Dragonfly 32 just before their summer break, after a Herculean effort of late nights and weekend shifts. When I was last at the yard only 3 weeks before we collected it, this boat was just a bare painted hull!

It has now been delivered by road, reassembled and launched in Poole. After initial sail trials, the owner is delighted with this boat which replaces his previous DF 1000.

I'm delighted to report that the owner has kindly offered his new boat to us for the Southampton boat show, where it will make its World Premiere, for which we are very grateful. We hope to see you there

 

How long does it take to fold a Dragonfly?

This is one of the most common questions we're asked at shows, and most people are understandably surprised when we answer 'about a minute each side'.

To demonstrate how easy it is, we've filmed the process on our Dragonfly 28 demonstrator (please click lower right button to enlarge):

 

 

Yachting Monthly Dragonfly 28 boat test in July issue.

The Dragonfly 28 Sport stars on the front cover of the July 2010 issue of Yachting Monthly under the title of "Multihull magic" with a full test report inside. Further superb photos by Joe McCarthy are available on the YM website here

Yachts & Yachting boat test in April 2010 issue.

The popular dinghy and keel boat magazine publish a test report on the Dragonfly 28 by Jeremy Evans, who reports "there’s no doubt this 28ft cruiser will hit 20-plus knots" while it will also "point as high as a performance monohull while footing faster".

 

Yachting World tests Dragonfly 28

In an entertaining 6-page test report, Yachting World confirmed this new Dragonfly delivers the expected "astonishing performance". They were equally impressed by the refinements and ease of handling, describing it as "the ultimate versatile performer"

 

DF920 on BBC2 TV with Richard Hammond

Our Dragonfly 920 demo boat featured on Richard Hammond's new show 'Engineering Connections', originally shown on the National Geographic TV channel, and repeated on BBC2 in February 2009.

The star of BBC's 'Top Gear' clearly enjoyed the DF920, saying"I can't believe the speed of this thing" - from a man used to driving the world's fastest cars!

 

DF1200 completes circumnavigation

We congratulate Bethsy and Andre Thiry, who have recently finished a sailing around the world onboard their DF1200 "Llevame". Their final destination was Palma de Mallorca.

 

Dragonfly 35 awarded European Yacht of the Year 2008

For the second time, Quorning Boats has been awarded the prestigious title of European Yacht of the Year, this time for the Dragonfly 35 in the inaugural Multihull class. These awards are presented at the Düsseldorf Boat Show by a jury comprising of the 11 most respected yachting journals in Europe.

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2020

 

Düsseldorf Boot

18-26 January 2020

 

International Multihull Show

cancelled

 

South Coast Boat Show

3-5 July 2020

 

Dragonfly Open Yard

13 June 2020

 

Round the Island race

26 September 2020

 

Dragonfly Days 20

20-23 August 2020

 

Southampton Show

11-20 September 2020

 

 

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