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.
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.
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.
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 32 on film
Early this season, we took Yachting Monthly and What Digital Camera magazines out on the Dragonfly 32, to act as a test bed for the latest digital 'action cameras'. In addition to the test reports in the magazines, this produced a short film which is available here on YouTube
Dragonfly 28, hull number 100 delivered
We're very proud to announce that hull number 100 of the Dragonfly 28 series was delivered in March 2014.
Since its launch in 2009 this trailerable trimaran has proved a great success, not only with experienced sailors but due to its unique and unrivalled comfort in this class, it has also introduced a new audience to the joys of high-performance multihull sailing. We are very proud that this production milestone has been achieved so quickly through difficult economic times.
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.
More information about this incredible achievement is here on the Oman Sail website and below is a video interview with Hilary and Nashwa soon after arriving, plus some famous faces adding their thoughts.
BOTH Dragonfly 32 and 28 at London Boat Show!
Great news, we will now be exhibiting both Dragonfly 32 and Dragonfly 28 at the London Boat Show from 4-12 January, and if that wasn't enough, Dragonfly MD and designer Jens Quorning will also be coming over to meet visitors and answer questions about his boats.
We're on stands G108 & 116, towards the far right corner of the show as you enter and you can view the show guide here. We look forward to meeting you there!
Dragonfly 32 Touring
At the beginning of October we launched the first Dragonfly 32 Touring version for a UK client and had a great weekend sailing and testing her near the yard in Denmark. She'll remain cruising the Baltic until next summer when she'll head to her home waters of Scotland.
Order NOW for summer 2014!
Following a very successful Autumn boat show season, we have already sold all the scheduled build slots until the yard's summer break in late July '14.
In response Quorning Boats are now hiring more staff, but even with this raised capacity, we only have a couple of boats left available for next summer, so please don't delay.
If you're planning for Spring 2015 we are already being asked to reserve slots then too...!
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.
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
Dragonfly 32 nominated for European Yacht of the Year
We are delighted to announce that our latest model has been nominated for the prestigious title of 'European Yacht of the Year', which was previously won by both Dragonfly 35 in 2008 and the Dragonfly 920 Extreme in 2003.
The jury consists of editors of most major European yachting magazines including Yachting World for the UK, with the awards due to be announced at the Düsseldorf Boot fair in January 2013
Dragonfly dominate Round the Island race 2012
Congratulations to the Dragonfly owners who dominated another breezy Round the Island race on Saturday, with John Beech's Dragonfly 920 Extreme 'Humdinger' winning the MOCRA Multihull class overall, leading a clean sweep of the podium for Dragonfly trimarans.
Remarkably, the first 5 boats home and 70% of the finishers in the MOCRA class were all Dragonfly trimarans, on a day the race committee cancelled racing for the smallest boats due to the forecast for strong winds.
Dragonfly 32 launched
The spectacular new Dragonfly 32 was launched yesterday at the yard in Denmark. This stunning new Dragonfly represents a new standard in production multihull design, with many new features and an incredible level of detail and sophistication. Please see the DF 32 page for more info via the link above
Portsmouth Multihull Show - 25-27 May
Please come and visit us at The Portsmouth Multihull Show in Gosport. This annual event has been moved to Haslar Marina at the entrance of Portsmouth Harbour this year, to cater for probably the largest display of new multihulls yet seen in the UK.
Haslar's famous Lightship will be open for meals and drinks, and just across the Gosport Ferry you'll find the Gunwharf Quays Outlet centre and mainline rail links.
We are offering trial sails by appointment, so please contact us for further information, including parking passes.
Social Media - Dragonfly pages on Facebook & LinkedIn
We would be delighted to converse with you via our new Facebook or LinkedIn pages, which we hope will grow to become a valuable resource for both existing owners and new clients alike.
However, they will only reach their full potential with your help, so please visit our pages via the links on the left and share your thoughts, questions and experiences. We look forward to hearing from you!
Dragonfly 28 charter available in 2012
We are delighted to now offer Dragonfly charter, on a specially built Dragonfly 28.
This new service is run by the factory in Denmark, to allow newcomers to multihulls to experience the thrill of Dragonfly sailing and the comfort of living aboard for a week. The first day involves detailed instruction on the boat, leading to a Dragonfly Sailing Certificate, and then you are free to explore the beautiful coats of Funen, in the heart of Denmark.
Please contact us for further details.
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"
Practical Boat Owner tests Dragonfly 28
The August issue of PBO contains the first UK test report of the new Dragonfly 28 Sport. On a stunning summer's day, we recorded 15kts of boat speed in just 12-13 knots of breeze, leaving many racing dinghies trailing in our wake
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.
Dragonfly 920 voted amongst the all-time greats
Yachting Monthly have placed the DF920 at 45 in their
list of the 100 Best Boats of the Century (June 06). It was the only production trimaran listed.
They said: "If you could set adrenalin and build a boat out of it the result would be something like this high-performance trimaran. Haul in the sheets, hold tight and enjoy."