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Dragonfly 25

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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 dynamic Sport version for racing in the fast lane. The boat is a multifunctional multihull and can easily be sailed and handled single-handed. You can keep the boat moored folded in a normal narrow marina slip or even drysail the boat. Set-up time for rigging up the boat on the trailer till you go sailing is 30 minutes for two persons.

Weekend Cruiser & Racer
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Length
7.65 m
Beam folded
2.30 m
Max. crew
4-6 people
Trailable
Yes
Max. speed
21+ knots
CE-Category
C

Dragonfly 25 Videos

Design & Performance

The Dragonfly 25 is available in two versions, a Touring version and the more powerful and dynamic Sport version. The Dragonfly 25 Touring comes as standard with a 10.5 m single-spreader rotating alloy mast, furling self-tacking jib for ease of single-handing, and a fully-battened mainsail with mainsheet traveller in the cockpit. The Sport version has a taller 11.8 m full carbon rotating rig and carbon spreaders with Ronstan battencar system, a larger sail area with central rudder combined with a longer tiller extension. Both the Touring and the Sport versions have the same size hulls - it is exactly the same boat - the difference lies in mast, rig and sails.

The powerful, high-volume outriggers extend forward of the centre hull for maximum diagonal stability when reaching, and feature new wave piercing bows as developed on the latest racing multihulls, while the computer-optimised structure ensures a rigid platform for dynamic and responsive handling.

The Dragonfly 25 is easy to trailer and can be handled by any medium sized car due to its light weight of 1,600 kgs in total, incl. trailer. Setting the mast, using the mast setting kit, and launching the boat from the trailer, you will be out sailing in less than 30 minutes - even one person.

The boat offers two smaller cabins, where three adults can sleep - or, two adults and two smaller children. The draft of the boat is 35 cm only, which allows you to sail the boat up on a sandy beach or dry out - offering great fun for the whole family.

The Dragonfly 25 comes with the famous Swing Wing system, which Quorning Boats introduced more than 25 years ago. The beam of the boat can easily be reduced from 5.80 m to 2.30 m in a matter of seconds, which allows the boat to fit into any normal marina berth and even into a 40 ft container. 

Designed by Jens Quorning and Steen Olsen

Reviews, articles & awards

The baby dragon that really flies

Practical Boat Owner - November 2015

Text and photos: David Harding

So what about a trailable trimaran?

Dragonfly 25 versus Astus 24: The match!

French Magazine

Text and photos: Emmanuel van Deth

Eilige dreifaltigkeit

Yacht Revue - June 2015

Text and photos: Roland Duller

(Test in German)

Essai 100 milles a bord

Voiles Magazine - July 2015

(Test in French) 

Vild Acceleration

Fræk lillesøster i Swing Wing familien

Bådmagasinet - June 2015

Text and photos: Henrik Hansen

(Test in Danish)

 

Best Boat "Small Cruiser"

Awarded by SAIL Magazine

European Yacht of the Year 2016

Winner. The European Yacht of the Year is a prize awarded and judged by 11 different European magazines, from 11 different nations.

Alles ausser gewöhnlich

Yacht des Jahres 2016 - Die Yacht 4/2016

Photos: Bertel Kolthof

(Article in German)

Parade der Besten

Yacht Revue - 2/2016

Text: Roland Duller / Photos: Bertel Kolthof

(Article in German)

Dragonfly 25 Fornuftig leketøy

Seilmagasinet - 1/2016

Text: Axel Nissen-Lie / Photos: Bertel Kolthof

(Article in Norwegian)

Three's Company

Australian Multihull World - Nov/Dec 2018
Text and photos: Kevin Green

BOAT of the Year 2018

Dragonfly 25 Sport was awarded Winner at the Warsaw Boat Show March 2018

Maintenance

To inform and illustrate recommended service, maintenance, and refitting on an older Dragonfly, we have drawn this general information sheet. Rough elements, like strong winds and wave conditions, strong saltwater and UV do have some impact on the boat after a long sailing life.

We strongly recommend servicing and changing vital parts on your boat according to our recommendations. This information overrules any other former information you may have, as the following is based on updated knowledge.

RIGGING
Visual check of all cables is still required when changing the rigging. When trailering the boat, we strongly recommend focusing on side stay cables, as these easily bend when stepping the mast. Bended side stay cables near the terminal may cause the side stay cable to break.

On all Dragonflys, please regularly check the forestay cable in the top by the terminal. When furling, the spinnaker halyard may block the forestay, which can cause failure of the forestay.

TRAMOLINES
On all Dragonflys, we recommend re-stitching (sewing) along the seems of the trampolines every 6-7 years (in climates with strong UV, every 5 years). Normally, our clients change their trampolines after 10-12 years use.

FLOAT DECK TEFLON PAD RINGS
On Dragonflys built after 1989, the white 5 mm Teflon pad rings on the float deck need to be changed every 13-15 years – this is neither critical nor structural. For easy change of these pads/rings, you just bolt off the floats from the wings.

QUICK-LINKS
Over the years, Quorning Boats has used the riggings links, so-called Quick-Links, in the Dragonfly production. When replacing these, it is of utmost importance to purchase links of same high quality or similar products carrying same strength (working load). Many products look the same, but do not carry the same strength.

ORDERING PARTS
Original parts can be ordered at Quorning Boats at aftersales@dragonfly.dk

Common spare parts can be shipped within two weeks, whereas special parts and/or custom-made parts usually are served within 6-8 weeks.

For orders below EUR 100.- excl. VAT, we charge a handling fee of EUR 15.-

IMPORTANT
Parts ordered at Quorning Boats Denmark, will be produced in originally designed materials. Should you choose to order from other suppliers, please check that the same kind of materials are used – especially on the waterstays and other rigging parts, where stronger Dyeform cables are needed.

DRAGONFLY 25 (built since 2015)
Waterstays – every 10 years (max), or by 15,000 NM
Side stays and forestay – every 10 years (max), or by 10,000 NM
Diamond spreader stays on the mast – every 15 years

Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS DRAGONFLY 25 TOURING SPORT 
Length sailing 7.65 m 7.65 m 
Length folded 8.95 m 8.95 m 
Beam sailing 5.80 m 5.80 m 
Beam folded 2.30 m 2.30 m 
Trailer beam 2.30 m 2.30 m 
Mast section Touring version, Aluminium 10.50 m
Mast section Sport version, Carbon - 11.80 m 
Draft, board up 0.35 m 0.35 m 
Draft, board down 1.50 m 1.50 m 
Bowsprit length 1.40 m 1.40 m 
Outboard 6 Hp 6 Hp
Mainsail 24  m2 29 m2
Jib 10 m2 12 m2
Code 0 furling 28 m2 31 m2
Asymmetric spinnaker 46 m2 56 m2
Weight of standard boat, excl. extras 1,150 kgs 1,150 kgs
Trailer steel. Total weight, incl. boat 1,800 kgs 1,800 kgs
Fun factor 100% 100%
No of berths 3.5 3.5
Max. No of persons for CE-Category C 4 4
Max. No of persons for CE-Category D 6 6
Unsinkable Yes Yes

Designed by Jens Quorning and Steen Olsen

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Videos

New Dragonfly 25 video (September 2016)
Dragonfly 25 second sail test
Dragonfly 25 test sailing
Dänische Spaßkiste Dragonfly 25
Dragonfly 25 mast raising
Dragonfly 25 Weltpremiere zur boot 2015
Dragonfly 25

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