Dragonfly 1000 | Dragonfly

Dragonfly 1000

Preceded by 40 years of design and production experience, Quorning Boats turned out a totally unique, high performance luxury cruiser. The exquisite live-onboard accommodation surpass the highest degrees of quality.

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.

Unique, High Performance Luxury Cruiser
10.00 m
Beam folded
3.80 m
Max. crew
Max. speed
22 knots

Dragonfly 1000 Videos

Design & Performance

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.

Reviews, articles & awards

Dragonfly 1000

Text and photos: Andre Cocquyt

Dragonfly 1000

Segeln - October 1995

Text and photos: Claus Reissig

(Test in German)

Dragonfly 1000 Swing Wing

Cruising World - May 1994

Text and photos: Quentin Warren

Tro det eller ej: Vi sejler 6 knob!

Bådnyt - June 1992

Text and photos: Knut Iversen and Henrik Hansen

(Test in Danish)


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
2,700 kgs
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
Mainsail 40.50 m2
Standard genoa 22.60 m2
Spinnaker symmetric 92 m2
Spinnaker asymmetric 75 m2
Bowsprit length 0.70 m

Designed by Børge Quorning


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