Sail Magazine/New Boats & Gear 2016 - December 2015
Text: Adam Cort
The Dragonfly 32 fills in the gap between the Dragonfly 28 and the Dragonfly 35. The Dragonfly 32 is more like a scaled down Dragonfly 35 though, as the Dragonfly 32 is not trailable like the Dragonfly 28. The Dragonfly 32 appears in two versions, like the other Dragonfly models - the Dragonfly 32 Touring with standard rig and the more powerful version with a taller rig, the Dragonfly 32 Supreme. The Dragonfly 32 accommodates a crew of 5 to 7 persons.
The Dragonfly 32 comes in a modern and dynamic design setting new standards in both function and design.
The Dragonfly 32 offers fun and safe family sailing - and, has potential for serious racing and safe fast sailing at the same time. The floats of the Dragonfly 32 are designed even bigger - compared to our previous designs. This makes the boat more powerfull and faster. It is undoubtly on of the fastest boats in our fleet.
Like the other Dragonfly models, the Dragonfly 32 is offered in two versions - the Touring version with a shorter rig and the more powerful version Supreme with the taller rig. The Dragonfly 32 comes standard with a 30 Hp outboard - both a 3-cylinder diesel or electric drive engine is optional. The boat is equipped with a tiller as standard, but the cockpit has been designed and developed for wheel steering as well.
The impression of space below deck is striking. There is an abundance of working surfaces and the saloon is transformed by the recessing of the centreboard case. This is, among others, the fruit of the intelligent and thorough 3D design of the central module and the structural interiour moulding. The Dragonfly 32 comes with 6 full-size berths, all of 2 m length. Up front, there is a double V-berth, whereas the aft cabin offers a comfortable double berth. You get access to the aft cabin by sliding the companionway steps. In the main cabin, two bigger size easy-foldable single berths offer accommodation for two. The interior layout is standard fitted out in maple wood, whereas the luxurious teakwood interior is optional. The main dinette table can seat 6 to 8 people comfortably. The galley is located central by the companionway and is highly-functional with good ergonomics. There are numerous cupboards; the lockers are equipped with clever guilotine fastenings which rationalise the stowage solutions and contribute to the overall clarity when sailing.
The boat offers full standing headroom of 1.93 m in the main cabin - 1.87 m in the toilet section.
The Dragonfly 32 has a nice big cockpit, which offers plenty of space and conviviality for the whole crew. All halyards and lines are led to the cockpit for easy and safe handling - perfect also for shorthanded sailing. The optional canvas "cabriolet" turns the cockpit into a genuine exterior saloon - an articulated bimini is also available for the hot regions. In harbour, a monohull's berth is sufficient to accommodate this decidedly atypical multihull thanks to the famous Swing Wing system, which Quorning Boats introduced more than 25 years ago.
The floats are designed even bigger - compared to our previous designs - which makes the boat more powerful and fast. It will undoubtely be the fastest boat in our fleet. The Dragonfly 32 Supreme offers intense excitement in moderate breezes, but the Touring version should not be too far behind in most conditions.
The Dragonfly 32 offers fun and safe family sailing, it is a pleasure in use - and has potential for serious racing and safe fast sailing at the same time.
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|SPECIFICATIONS DRAGONFLY 32||TOURING||SUPREME|
|Length, sailing||9.80 m||9.80 m|
|Length, folded||11.99 m||11.99 m|
|Beam, sailing||8.00 m||8.00 m|
|Beam, folded||3.60 m||3.60 m|
|Draft, board up||0.50 m||0.50 m|
|Draft, board down||1.90 m||1.90 m|
|Weight of standard boat, ready to sail||3,400 kgs||3,400 kgs|
|Payload max., incl. crew||1,200 kgs||1,200 kgs|
|Max. total weight, excl. crew||5,110 kgs||5,110 kgs|
|Water tank||120 l||120 l|
|Fuel tank, gasoline (outboard)||25 l||25 l|
|Fuel tank, diesel (optional inboard)||75 l||75 l|
|Holding tank||60 l||60 l|
|Max. outboard engine||30 Hp||30 Hp|
|Max. inboard engine||21 Hp||21 Hp|
|Mast section, over deck level||14.70 m||16.70 m|
|Mainsail||48 m2||58 m2|
|Standard genoa||26 m2||29 m2|
|Asymmetric spinnaker||95 m2||110 m2|
|Code 0||57 m2||66 m2|
|Bowsprit length||1.80 m||2.00 m|
|Max. No of persons, CE-Category A||5||5|
|Max. No of persons, CE-Category B||7||7|