The Danish shipyard Quorning Boats has just launched in 2020, the largest model of its current range: the Dragonfly 40. This 12.10 m long trimaran with a modern design retains the manufacturer's trademark folding float system, reducing the midship beam from 8.40 m to 4.00 m. While it does not meet the width requirements of the road gauge, it nevertheless saves precious centimetres at the port. When unfolded, these floats provide a beautiful trampoline surface where you can enjoy relaxing. Cockpit steps provide easy access without having to climb over the cockpit seats.
The transom is open, but also receives a bulkhead that will both secure the cockpit and extend it with a bathing platform.
Two steering wheels are installed at the rear of the cockpit, this double helm station is a first on these trimarans. All manoeuvres are performed at the helm stations, on the four electric winches (standard), allowing sailing with a reduced crew or even single-handed. The helm stations are comfortable and spacious, with all navigation instruments, throttle and footrests.
The Dragonfly 40 is available in two versions. The Touring version - the basic one - provides a self-tacking jib while the Ultimate (performance) version offers a larger rig with a larger furling headsail. In both versions, the mast is made of carbon and the bowsprit is fixed.
The front of the cockpit is reserved for the crew members who will sit on the large benches around a removable table. For storage, you can store all your equipment (bike, kayak, paddle...) in the large lockers at the back of the floats.
Inside the central hull, the Dragonfly style with traditional varnished wood and beautifully finished. In order to make the most of the volume of the hull's step, the saloon is raised, characteristic of the brand. We find this central saloon with screw benches and a very large folding table. To compensate for the height of the layout, footrests provide comfortable seating. The saloon converts to a double berth on the port side and the starboard bench seat can be used as a single berth.
The L-shaped galley is positioned aft of the saloon on the port side with a double sink, hob, fridge and microwave.
Two double cabins complete the layout of the Dragonfly 40, one aft under the cockpit and one in the forepeak, with a V-shaped berth. There is a washroom on the starboard side aft. Roof glazing brings light into the interior, as well as providing an unobstructed view of the sea.
The front cabin
The aft cabin
Touring version: 559,000 euros HT
Ultimate Version: 585,000 euros HT