First sail on new Dragonfly 40
As soon as UK quarantine restrictions were lifted, I drove over to Denmark to spend the week handing over the latest new UK-bound Dragonfly 28 and sail the stunning new Dragonfly 40 with Jens Quorning.
The weather wasn’t quite playing ball with showery and light conditions, but it was fantastic to get out on the water on this exciting new flagship. Even in light winds up to F3, the boat was quick and responsive as expected, with good feel at the helm.
Jens has done a great job to make this large and powerful trimaran so easy to handle solo, so friends and family can relax in the forward seating area. The deck layout works really well, with twin electric winches each side and an impressive array of jammers plus large rope bins. Visibility is superb too, thanks to the twin helms being set so far outboard – the floats fold in below the helm seats.
Although a large boat in their local marina, manoeuvring in tight spaces was effortless with the retractable bow thruster, and the optional engine upgrade on this boat offered 9.5kt+ cruising speed.
While gliding under Code 0, Jens told me about his last sail with guests who relaxed drinking coffee while he handled the boat solo at a steady 17-19 knots – I plan to be back for that experience soon!