Yacthing World - October 2009
Great fun and easy handling - accommodating 5 people. The Dragonfly 28 is for the modern sailor, who requires multiple possibilities from his vessel. This boat is all about possibilities, fun - and above all, excellent sailing abilities. The Dragonfly 28 comes in three versions - the Touring version represents the trailable family cruiser, whereas the Sport version is the trailable In- and Offshore Racer. The new 2016 Performance version with new wavepiercing float design calls for the ultimate performance.
The Dragonfly 28 sets new standards for leisure and flexibiility on the water and on wheels. The Dragonfly 28 has been a lifelong dream of Jens Quorning, who designed and developed this complex boat with his co-designer Steen Olsen. The development took almost 2 years and is the ultimate combination of design and function.
The Dragonfly 28 is a 28' foldable and trailable trimaran, which means that you have all the benefits and features from a trimaran on the water - allowing speeds up to 22+ knots, shallow draft of only 0.4 m and super comfort while sailing, as the boat is hardly heeling.
Going below, the boat is surprising, as there is volume everywhere thanks to the impressive "steps" in the hull, on which the saloon seating is placed. In the middle, the table has folding leaves. The companionway ladder can be folded away, which allows it to be positioned either port or starboard - depending on whether the galley or the chart table is being used. Or, it can be removed completely to give access to the bigh double berth right underneath the cockpit. Forward of the the salon, there is access to the forward V-berh. Further, the main cabin offers two easily set-up foldable berths - offering accommodation for five adults in total. All five berths are full size comfortable berths of each 2 m+ long. The boat has standing headroom of 1.85 m in the main cabin as well as a generous galley space on each side. The spacious dinette offers a a nice view outside, similar to a deck saloon yacht. A fridge box is available in the right position of the galley work space.
Stowage space is of course limited in a boat of this size, but ideal to avoid overloading. On the other hand, light, bulky objects like fenders, empty jerrycans or similar can be stowed away in the floats, each of which has an access hatch.
The Dragonfly 28 appeals to both family sailing and racing alike - just hit the cruising speed that makes you all smile. Compared to monohulls, the trimaran is so much more comfortable to sail. Further, you have a much longer range on the water, or you get to your destination in a shorter time.
With a draft of 45 cm only, you can anchor into any bay or even beach the boat on a sandy beach - jump into the water to your knees. You can ask your kids for their approval - they will love it! The big double trampolines offer the perfect sun deck - like on a super yacht.
On the trailer you can average 45 knots - launch and rig the boat yourself with a set-up time of 40 minutes. This boat offers you independence. You can launch and rig the boat without paying for lifts and you can cruise for a weekend, a week or even a season wherever you like, delivering and collecting the boat by road.
The boat is easy to sail even for one person - all in all a multifunctional multihull and a ultimate versatile performer.
Biggest Slovenian nautical magazin Val navtika awarded our Dragonfly 28 Sport as a Boat of the Year 2016, winner in the multihull category.
|SPECIFICATIONS DRAGONFLY 28||TOURING||SPORT||PERFORMANCE|
|Length sailing||8.75 m||8.75 m||8.75 m|
|Length folded||9.99 m||9.99 m||10.40 m|
|Beam sailing||6.50 m||6.50 m||6.50 m|
|Beam folded||2.54 m||2.54 m||2.54 m|
|Draft, board up||0.40 m||0.40 m||0.40 m|
|Draft, board down||1.70 m||1.70 m||1.70 m|
|Weight of standard boat, sails and engine||1,950 kgs||1,950 kgs||2,000 kgs|
|Payload max., incl. crew||725 kgs||725 kgs||725 kgs|
|Water tank||90 l||90 l||90 l|
|Holding tank (optional)||60 l||60 l||60 l|
|Engine, outboard||10-15 Hp||10-15 Hp||10-15 Hp|
|Mast section total, excl. antennas||12.10 m||13.60 m||13.60 m|
|Mainsail||37 m2||43 m2||43 m2|
|Jib furling||19 m2||21 m2||21 m2|
|Code 0 furling||37 m2||45 m2||45 m2|
|Asymmetric spinnaker||67 m2||83 m2||83 m2|
|Bowsprit length||1.60 m||1.90 m||1.90 m|
|Trailer weight||3,000 kgs||3,000 kgs||3,000 kgs|
|Max. No of persons, CE-Category B||5||5||5|
|Max. No of persons, CE-Category C||7||7||7|