Text and photos: Andre Cocquyt
Light weight and strength mark the characteristics of the Dragonfly 1000's superb construction. The high performance fractional rig and high bouyancy amas combine to produce ultra responsive control and power, while providing exemplary stability and speed. Cruising speeds climb as high as 20 knots while maintaining a maximum heealing angle of 10° only. The boat is originally equipped with full-battened mainsail and roller-furling Mylar jib by Elvström Sails. The centerboard and kick-up rudder reduces the draft to 0.55 m only - making shallow ports easily accessible.
Ingeniously laid out for single-handed sailing, an elegant Whitlok steering wheel graces the roomy teak-trimmed cockpit with all halyards, control lines and reefing pendants led aft.
Originally, the boat is equipped with the best quality Danish deck gearl, including Andersen winches, a custom-designed mainsheet and battencar systems by Frederiksen. All lines across the cabin roof top are enclosed, giving the Dragonfly 1000 a sleek elegant appeal.
In two minutes, the Swing Wing system reduces the beam from 7.60 m to 3.80 m - making the boat easy to dock and manouver.
Dragonfly 1000 Swing Wing was built between 1991 - 2002. In total 42 boats built.
There are no false luxury onboard the Dragonfly 1000 - only perfect combination of space, light and an exceptional talent for texture and materials. Every aspect of your comfort is taken into consideration with a generous spacious interior that foremost provides a livable boat - functional and creative.
The Dragonfly 1000 offers 1.85 m standing headroom. A large forward cabin complimented with Danish quality furnishing and separate head withe pressurized hot and cold water contribute to spending long periods of time onboard the Dragonfly 1000. A fully equipped galley graced with exquisite teak cabinetry is high-lighted by a wide and clear companionway. Ingenious little nooks are used to give extra stowage, whereas efficient halogen lamps are positioned for soft reflective lightning. A teak salon table offers dining for eight good appetisers. The table also folds down to allow easy passage.
The sleak designed windshield offers goo2 protection, and, combined wikth the easily set up sprayhood, it offers a totally dry forward part of the cockpit - against the sun as well, like a bimini top.
The trampolines offer a huge extra deck space, providing plenty of room for the dinghy while sailing as well as plenty of room for comfortable relaxation.
|Specifications Dragonfly 1000 Swing Wing|
|Length overall center hull, excl rudder||9.95 m|
|Length waterline center hull||9.30 m|
|Length folded||11.50 m|
|Beam, max||7.60 m|
|Beam folded||3.90 m|
|Draft, incl centerboard||1.75 m|
|Draft, excl centerboard||0.55 m|
|Draft folded, excl centerboard||0.50 m|
|Weight of basic boat, incl sails, batteries and in-board engine,
but excl. fuel, water, anchor equipment, personal gear and other extra options
|Payload, incl crew||1,000 kgs|
|Max total weight, excl crew||3,100 kgs|
|Water tank||100 l|
|Fuel tank||55 l|
|Holding tank (optional)||50 l|
|Engine inboard||20 hp|
|Max No of persons||6|
|Mast section in total, excl antennas||14.10 m|
|Mast height over water level, excl antennas||15.80 m|
|Standard genoa||22.60 m2|
|Spinnaker symmetric||92 m2|
|Spinnaker asymmetric||75 m2|
|Bowsprit length||0.70 m|